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Archive - May 19, 2011

Elections chief says early voting bill could cause long lines at polls

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North Carolina's elections chief says a bill to shorten the early voting period likely would result in longer lines at polling sites and make elections more expensive. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: As New Hanover Co. looks to make cuts, commissioners run up tab

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video New Hanover County Commissioners are wrestling with a budget filled with cuts. But they may be guilty of not cutting back on their own spending. We requested recent travel expenses from several county commissioners who left the state on county business. The public records reveal $299 a night hotel stays, room service and golf gear. Full story...
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Brunswick County teen named president of VFW Ladies Auxiliary

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video Sixteen-year-old Rose Seltzer was named President of the VFW Post #9408 in Leland. Full story...
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Wilmington's Cari Blalock will transfer to UNC

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video Cari Blalock had a great freshman swimming season at Louisiana State University. She even broke a school record, but she's decided to leave LSU in order to transfer to UNC Chapel Hill. Full story...
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Historic Wilmington Foundation honors homeowners who have preserved past

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video The Historic Wilmington Foundation recognized those who fought to bring back property in our area. Full story...
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Proposed Southport annexation could leave some homeless

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video The idea of annexation does not go over very well with folks who live just outside Southport. Many say it's unconstitutional, or that they can't afford the extra fees and taxes. However, those who live in the Woodside Trailer Park say they could be left without a place to live. Full story...
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Jon David taking Judge Jolly to appeals court

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District Attorney Jon David filed a petition with the state court of appeals Thursday challenging Judge Jerry Jolly's decision to shut down traffic court. Full story...
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DOT shows off plans to ease Wilmington-Leland congestion

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video Drivers throughout our area have one common gripe: traffic. The roads between Wilmington and Leland are especially frustrating, but the state has some plans that could make the trip a little easier. Full story...
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UNCW chases Duke, Georgia Tech & ECU at NCAA golf regional

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One round is in the books. There are two more rounds remaining for the UNCW men's golf team at the NCAA regionals in Virginia. UNCW will need to play better in the final two rounds in order to advance to the NCAA tourney. The top five squads will advance. Full story...
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ECU receives one-year probation from NCAA

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The NCAA has placed East Carolina on one year of probation for self-reported academic fraud violations after a women's tennis player working as a tutor wrote papers for four baseball players. Full story...
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Neighbors want boat ramp hours restricted; boaters disagree

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video Tonight, neighbors of a New Hanover County boat ramp and the boaters who use it will discuss limiting the access from 24 hours a day to sunrise to sunset. Some people who make their living on the water say closing the Trails End Boat Ramp after dark would be detrimental. Full story...
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CFCC lunch raises big bucks for students

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Today, business and community leaders attended the CFCC Foundation's annual Gift of Education fundraising luncheon. Organizers said the seventh annual event raised awareness of the importance of supporting and strengthening our state's community college system. Perhaps most importantly the event raised about $180,000. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. student finalist in Google Doodle contest

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A New Hanover County fourth grader's artwork just missed on a chance to have his artwork on Google. Full story...
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Jury sides with Panthers' Beason in civil trial

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Carolina Panthers linebacker Jon Beason has won a civil trial brought by a man who claims the three-time Pro Bowl pick punched him in the face at a Charlotte strip club. Full story...
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VA's Rural Health Team makes two area visits next week

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Veterans in our area will get a couple of chances next week to get help with their health care. The VA's Rural Health Team is making two stops in our area to enroll veterans in the system, and provide health screenings and information. Full story...
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