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Archive - May 17, 2011

FIRST ON 3: Stars: 'One Tree Hill' coming back for season 9

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"One Tree Hill" is coming back for at least part of a ninth season. Stars Sophia Bush and Austin Nichols Tweeted Tuesday afternoon that the CW has ordered 13 new episodes for next season. Full story...
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Pender County inmates to be tracked with GPS ankle monitors

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Some inmates in Pender County will soon be allowed to walk around freely before going to trial. Full story...
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Brunswick County faces big tax rate hike

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videoThe Brunswick County Manager suggested the county go revenue neutral in order to make up for the county's depreciated property value. Although this means property tax bills may stay the same from some, other folks may see a considerable hike. Full story...
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Few turn out for Wilmington City Council public hearing on budget

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Wilmington City Council met tonight to talk money. The purpose of the meeting was to allow public input for the upcoming budget. But the public didn't seem too keen to offer input. The meeting was sparsely attended to be polite, and those who did address the council were mainly from other public sector and civic organizations. Full story...
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Currituck county commissioners reject hotel and shops building plan

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Currituck County commissioners have rejected a request to allow a hotel and shops to be built in a four-wheel-drive area where about 100 wild horses roam. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Wilmington Chamber of Commerce advocating more taxes

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The Greater Wilmington Chamber of Commerce sent out the following email today, encouraging people to sign a petition to extend a one cent sales tax to fund schools. Full story...
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Pender County Board of Health operational with just four members

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videoAnother member of the Pender County Board of Health has resigned. That makes six board members that have left now. The four remaining health board members met Tuesday night. Full story...
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SECC Rams win region ten baseball title

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The Southeastern Community College baseball team will be playing in the national junior college baseball tournament later this month. They earned their invitation by claiming the region ten title on Monday in Morehead City. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Is Pender County Board of Health breaking the law tonight?

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The Pender County Board of Health is meeting again tonight, but without six of its members. That's because they've resigned in protest over the past week. So the question is, if the state statute says the board shall be composed of 11 members, can it legally meet with six of them missing? Marissa Jasek is at the meeting and will have more tonight on WWAY NewsChannel 3 at 11. Full story...
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Berger admits he's not aware of commissioner meeting rules

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New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger told the Star News today that he didn't know not saying anything during a vote would be considered a 'yea' vote. Full story...
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Virgo Middle School will close next year

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According to a Tweet from the New Hanover County School System, the board voted this afternoon to close D.C. Virgo Middle School next year. Full story...
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Ex-Easley aide Poole gets one year in prison

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A former aide to ex-North Carolina Gov. Mike Easley must spend a year behind bars for failing to report a $30,000 profit on coastal property that was uncovered during a federal probe involving the two-term governor. Full story...
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Nonprofit to test NC adolescents' college interest

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A national nonprofit organization wants to test whether telling parents of at-risk North Carolina adolescents more about college will increase interest in higher education. Full story...
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Gay marriage row grows as NC Legislature changes

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Supporters of a proposed constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage in North Carolina are encouraged by developments at the General Assembly, whose Republican leaders are open to the question after Democrats blocked it for years. Full story...
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Fired SBI agent files appeal to get his job back

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The former State Bureau of Investigation agent fired after an investigation into practices at the North Carolina state crime lab is trying to get his job back. Full story...
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