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Archive - May 13, 2011

Berger MIA as Commission, School Board talk money

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video It was supposed to be a chance for New Hanover County Commissioners and School Board members to try and get on the same page about the school district's budget. Instead, a Friday morning meeting may show the continued problems among the County Commission. Full story...
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THE RANT: Someone please buy Brian Berger an alarm clock

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video It's going to be a very long three-and-a-half-year term if you keep this up, Mr. Berger. You're quickly losing any credibility you may have had as an outsider wanting to initiate reform. May we suggest showing some respect for your constituents? Buy an alarm clock, use it, and try to be on time from now on. If not, please step aside and let someone more professional, more capable and more punctual do the job! Full story...
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McIntyre views bin Laden death photos

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While the Obama administration has decided not to release photos of Osama bin Laden's death to the public, some members of Congress are taking a look, including Rep. Mike McIntyre. Full story...
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NC ABC revokes, denies Club 609 permits after murder; cites ties to slain gang leader

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video The North Carolina Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission has revoked temporary alcohol permits for Club 609, the site of a fatal shooting and a stabbing early Sunday morning. Full story...
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Ashley and Hoggard notch round one wins

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video The Hoggard baseball team won the Mideastern Conference, earning the one seed in the state playoffs. The Vikings hosted Cape Fear, a wild card out of the Mid-South Conference in round one. Ashley was the two seed, also earning a home game in round one. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: No info about who posted bond for B.J. Wright

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video B.J. Wright is getting out of jail. A Columbus County bail bondsman has posted a $750,000 bond for the young man charged with a host of crimes, including vandalism at the home of former Sen. R.C. Soles. Full story...
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Tennnis sectionals serve up intense action

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Several tennis standouts from Wilmington participated in Friday's sectional tennis play. Did any of them advance to Saturday's championship? Did a Topsail tennis player steal their thunder on the 2-A level? Full story...
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Students hurt after bus overturns in Davidson county

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Authorities say 22 high school and middle school students were hurt when the bus they were riding overturned on a Davidson County road. The Dispatch of Lexington reports that the bus was carrying students from Central Davidson Middle and High schools when it overturned around 3:30 p.m. Friday. Full story...
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Wilmington comics going strong on ultimate baseball roadtrip

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videoTwo Wilmington comedians are on the road, attempting to hit all 162 Yankee games this season. So far, they're surviving! Full story...
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Water Quality Swimming Alert lifted for ocean-side site in Brunswick County

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The state Division of Environmental Health today lifted a water quality swimming alert at an ocean-side site in Brunswick County. The alert affected waters at the public beach access located at the east end of Holden Beach. Full story...
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Jury deadlocked in Thomas sentencing

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Jurors in the Danny Thomas case spent Friday deliberating his sentence for killing four people during robberies in Chadbourn in 2005. The jury said they were deadlocked this afternoon, leading the court to decide to continue the sentencing portion of trial on Saturday morning. Full story...
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3-A results from state track meet

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A South Brunswick student and a West Brunswick student both won events on Friday at the 3-A high school state championship track meet in Greensboro. In fact the West Brunswick student is a double state champion. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: CFCC also looking at legal options against escort site

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CFCC, like UNCW earlier this week, has its lawyers looking at stopping the site from using the school's name. Full story...
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Porn found in Osama bin Laden evidence trove

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A stash of pornography was found among the trove of evidence seized from Osama bin Laden's Abbottabad compound by US Navy SEALs, according to a report confirmed by ABC News. Full story...
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"And the Winner is..." BEST PULLED PORK BBQ SANDWICH

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video Believe it or not, it's been a year since we started our weekly "And the Winner is..." contests. That means it's time to start anew and see if past champions can defend their title. Our very first category was BEST PULLED PORK SANDWICH, and the winner was Flip's BBQ in Wilmington. Can Flip's hold on to the coveted title of BEST PULLED PORK SANDWICH in the Cape Fear? Or will another bastion of BBQ knock 'em off? Considering how important BBQ bragging rights are in these parts, it should be a good battle. Full story...