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Archive - May 2011

Hundreds attend Memorial Day ceremony at Wilmington National Cemetery

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On this Memorial Day hundreds of people visited Wilmington National Cemetery to honor the men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. The ceremony specifically honored the 572 veterans in our area who died since last Memorial Day. Full story...
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Jacksonville soldier killed in Afghanistan

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The Department of Defense says says SSGT Ergin V. Osman died Thursday in Afghanistan. The DOD says the 35-year-old was one of six soldiers killed when insurgents attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device in Kandahar Province. Full story...
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Crowds flock to Carolina Beach to kick off summer

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People flocked to Carolina Beach to enjoy the Memorial Day holiday today. The beach was packed this afternoon as people celebrated with a day off from work. Full story...
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ATMOSPHERE ACADEMY: What was the biggest, baddest of all tropical systems?

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videoWhen it comes to tropical systems, which was the "baddest of the bad?" The most intense tropical system on record was also the largest: Super Typhoon Tip. Full story...
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Tar Heels, Wolfpack, 49ers & Pirates earn bid to NCAA baseball regionals

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The North Carolina Tar Heel baseball team will get to play on their own field this weekend in Chapel Hill. NC State, Charlotte and East Carolina will also be playing in the NCAA baseball regionals, but those three teams will be hitting the road. Full story...
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Bear takes a holiday in downtown Greensboro

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Wildlife officials say a bear took a wrong turn and ended up spending part of his holiday weekend in downtown Greensboro. Full story...
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Medicaid 'optional' services may be trimmed in NC

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North Carolina's Medicaid recipients could see some of the services they've grown accustomed to no longer covered. Full story...
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Voter registration could be key to Obama in 2012

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The number of registered Democrats has fallen in key states carried by President Barack Obama in 2008 in what could be an early warning sign for his re-election campaign. Full story...
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Foresters warn NC hikers to watch for marijuana

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As summer approaches and more people trek into the woods, the US Forest Service warns hikers and others to be careful if they find someone growing marijuana on federal land. Full story...
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Ohio State says football coach Jim Tressel resigns

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Ohio State says football coach Jim Tressel has resigned as the NCAA investigates the Buckeyes for possible rules violations. Full story...
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