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Archive - Jun 2011

Gov. Perdue vetoes abortion waiting period bill

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Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue on Monday vetoed Republican-penned legislation that would place medical and time hurdles in front of women considering abortions. House Bill 854 would prohibit an abortion unless a woman is provided with state-specified information about the physician at least 24 hours in advance. Full story...
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Wilmington hosts rugby tournament this weekend

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Wilmington not only has a rugby team, we have a tournament, and it is this weekend. Full story...
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Pender County Commission approves fireworks despite raging wildfires

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video Although 22,000 acres are still on fire in Pender County as of Monday evening, some folks say the show must go on. Full story...
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Former NC State star Lorenzo Charles killed in bus crash

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A tour bus official says a former North Carolina State basketball star who scored the game-winning basket to give the Wolfpack the 1983 national championship was killed when a bus he was driving crashed in Raleigh. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Uncle forgives man charged with grandmother's murder

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video Betty Smith Pace, 75, was known as a loving and prideful woman by friends and family. She raised her grandson, Jesse Pace, who is now accused of her murder. Full story...
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Crews set fires to fight Juniper Road Fire

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On the eastern side of Pender County crews continue fighting the Juniper Road Fire in the Holly Shelter Game Land. Firefighters say they now have 25 percent containment on the 21,500-acre fire. Full story...
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19-year-old drowns at Carolina Beach

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Carolina Beach Police Chief William Younginer says Geoffrey Okinyi and two other men were on an intertube when a wave flipped them over. Younginer says the men did not know how to swim. He says two of the men got help back to the beach where they told a lifeguard about their missing friend. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Holiday fireworks a go around the area this weekend

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video When you think of 4th of July, most likely the first thing that pops in your mind is fireworks. But with dry conditions and wildfires across the area, a lot of people are worried the big fireworks shows across the Cape Fear may be canceled. Full story...
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Crews try to protect residents, homes from wildfire

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video Crews battling wildfires in Pender County since last week have yet another fire on their hands. Over the weekend, the Blueberry Farm Fire rekindled in Sampson County and crossed into Pender. It forced residents of Lizzie Henry Road to be evacuated Saturday. Full story...
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Study: Young Black & Hispanic men likely to end up jobless, imprisoned or dead

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Fifty-one percent of Hispanic male high school graduates ages 15-24 and 45 percent of African-American males in that category will end up unemployed, incarcerated or dead, according to a study issued this week by the College Board’s Advocacy & Policy Center. Full story...
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