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Archive - Jun 2011

"Booze It & Lose It: Operation Firecracker" starts today

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Transportation Secretary Gene Conti today announced that state and local law enforcement officers will be out in force over the Fourth of July holiday as part of the "Booze It & Lose It: Operation Firecracker" campaign. Checkpoints and stepped-up patrols will be conducted Monday, June 27 through Monday, July 4, across the state in an effort to remove impaired drivers from the roads. Full story...
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Macy McRae, Jr, Williston Asst. Principal, dies

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New Hanover County Schools mourns the loss of Macy McRae, Jr., Assistant Principal at Williston Middle School. He passed away over the weekend at the age of 67. Full story...
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Wake schools on the lookout for minority educators

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Wake County schools are looking for minority teachers Full story...
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Fort Bragg paratrooper killed during training

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Authorities say a paratrooper has been killed during an airborne training operation at North Carolina's Fort Bragg. Full story...
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Raleigh attorney takes helm of NC Bar Association

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Raleigh lawyer Martin H. Brinkley has taken over as president of the North Carolina Bar Association. Full story...
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Abortion bill awaiting decision by NC governor

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North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue must soon reveal what she intends to do with legislation that would place medical and time hurdles in front of women considering abortions. Full story...
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Man arrested in High Point stabbing death

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High Point police have arrested a 36-year-old man in the stabbing death of a man found on a porch. Full story...
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Rain could hinder work on Pender Co. fire lines

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Fire officials say 19 homes have been evacuated from a wildfire that has moved from Sampson County into Pender County. Full story...
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Pender County wildfires continue to burn, force residents to evacuate

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video There is another significant wildfire that has moved into Pender County. The Blueberry Farm Fire has rekindled and broken containment lines causing evacuations. Full story...
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Pender teacher's cyberstalking charge makes international headlines

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The story of a Burgaw Middle School teacher charged with cyberstalking a 13-year-old boy is now getting international attention. Saturday morning ABCNews.com posted its own version of the story involving teacher Megan Mantooth, who was arrested earlier this month after allegedly sending hundreds of text messages to her former student. Earlier this week, Britain's Daily Mail also posted a story about the case. Full story...
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Couple celebrates 70 years of love

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video In a time when divorce is almost a norm, one Wilmington couple is celebrating 70 years of love and marriage. The inside of Ernie and Dee Young's wedding bands say "Come grow old with me; the best is yet to be," and family and friends say they live that out each day. Full story...
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Canetuck Rosenwald School gets new life as community center

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video A part of national and Pender County history is the Canetuck Rosenwald School. It's one of the original Rosenwald schoolhouses set up to educate African American children in the early 1900's. The Rosenwald School is nearly 100 years old, and now, it's getting new life as the Canetuck Community Center. Full story...
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Skaters beat the heat on the ice

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Now that summer has officially begun, and temps are really warming up, everyone is finding a different way to beat the heat. One group is escaping the rays by getting on the ice. Full story...
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Gov. Perdue declares State of Emergency in eastern NC

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Gov. Bev Perdue has declares a State of Emergency for much of eastern North Carolina because of wildfires and the threat of continued dry conditions. Full story...
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Pender County water advisory lifted

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The watermain break that impacted customers of the Rocky Point/Topsail Water District of Pender County on Friday has been repaired and all bacteriological sample results collected and tested show no coliform bacteria present. Full story...
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