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Archive - Jun 2011

NC school board OKs delay to more classroom days

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North Carolina's statewide school board will allow schools to avoid adding five days to the school year, especially if the time is used to improve teacher training. Full story...
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Crews continue battling wildfires around region

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Though a little rain last night provided a little relief, crews continue to battle wildfires all across the Cape Fear region. Full story...
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LUMINA NEWS EDITORIAL: All eyes on District Attorney and SBI in Soles investigation

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It’s a sordid, messy and complicated set of sexual abuse accusations spanning decades. But they beg the question; did these crimes occur, and could one man rule over a town with so much power that he was able to prey on the community’s boys, apparently at will? Lawyered up or not, Mr. David, all eyes are on you, the State Bureau of Investigation and the A.G.’s office. It is time for the truth. Full story...
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"And the Winner is..." BEST WINGS

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video In this week's "And the Winner is..." redux, wings are the things. We are looking for the BEST WINGS in the area. Last year Mama Brava's in Shallotte came out on top! Will they win again? How do you like 'em? Mild, spicy or hot as fire? You've probably got your favorite. Which wings will fly to the top? Full story...

NHSO investigates armed robbery in Castle Hayne

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The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office is investigating an early-morning armed robbery. Sheriff's spokesman Cpl. Jerry Brewer said it happened around 1 a.m. at 2407 Castle Hayne Road. Full story...
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Pender County issues water outage and boil water advisory

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Water customers along NC 210 from Highway 117 to Running Deer Trail and along Highway 117 from the intersection of NC 210 south to Lucas Avenue served by the Rocky Point/Topsail Water System are advised that a broken 12" watermain has been temporarily turned off to conduct an emergency repair of the watermain that serves your area. Full story...
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PA teen killed in NC while going to football camp

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A high school senior from Pennsylvania has been killed and his teammate injured in a shooting at a North Carolina shopping center. Full story...
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NC Gov Perdue signs gun-rights bill into law

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North Carolina residents, motorists and workers will have more legal protection when they fire a weapon at an intruder. Full story...
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Fire in Dare County has burned nearly 50,000 acres

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The fire burning in the Alligator River Nature Preserve in Dare County has covered 70 square miles. Full story...
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Alarms for staff at NC mental hospitals unreliable

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North Carolina Health and Human Services officials say the emergency transmitters the state bought to protect mental hospital workers are plagued by problems and are rarely used. Full story...
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Legislative redistricting proves very unpopular at public meeting

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It was civics in action at UNCW Thursday night. The 2010 Census results mean the need for legislative redistricting. So the state legislature is changing the lines regarding our representation in the state House and Senate and the US House of Representatives. Full story...
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More aircraft joining fight as Pender wildfire grows

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video The Juniper Road Fire in the Holly Shelter Game Land continues to grow. As the fire moves across Pender County and into Onslow County voluntary evacuations are in place and shelters are open. Full story...
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NC Forest Service plans to burn 2,700 more acres in Bladen to control wildfire

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video Crews are still battling a wildfire in Bladen County. So far that fire has spread across 1,300 acres. The forest service is working to contain it. Full story...
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Attention draws to a tardy Brian Berger at meeting with fellow GOP leaders

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It's been nearly two weeks since New Hanover county commissioner Brian Berger was arrested for a domestic dispute. Berger showed up 20 minutes late and avoided our cameras at the county GOP’s monthly meeting. Fellow commissioners appeared to be in good spirits but the attention was obviously drawn to Berger. Full story...
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STORMTRACK 3: Pattern change underway

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Our afternoon/evening storm chances have been gradually increasing. An approaching cold front will slightly enhance our chance of afternoon storms through the weekend. Full story...
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