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Archive - Aug 12, 2011

ONLY ON 3: Pro football coach wants special athlete on his team

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video A high school football player with Down syndrome is being offered the chance of a lifetime: to be part of a professional football team. Full story...
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Police seize $200,000 worth of marijuana

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New Hanover County Sheriff's deputies find a major marijuana operation and arrest one. Deputies executed search warrants at two separate homes and found more than 220 marijuana plants. Police say most of the plants seized were mature plants ready to be harvested. Full story...
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Campground closed due to black bears in the area

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State officials have closed the family campground at Mount Mitchell State Park through the end of the month due to increased activity by black bears. Full story...
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As town looks for money, fighting among local leaders slows CB Inlet dredging

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video There is no question that the inlet is important to tourists as well as businesses in the New Hanover County's beach communities, but the question is who's gonna pay for the dredging that's necessary to keep the inlet open and operational? Full story...
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"And the Winner is..." BEST BURGERS

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video Summer is grillin' season, and that means burgers. But when you want to get a break from the heat and keep your firepit unlit, where do you go to find the juiciest, tastiest, meatiest, BEST BURGER in the Cape Fear? Last year, Sonja's in Supply was declared the burgermaster. Which joint will carry the flame this year? Here's how the votes are grilling up so far (4 p.m. Thurs.):
Sonja's Grill, Supply - 28%
PT's Grill, Multiple Locations - 25%
Wildlife Restaurant & Grill, Southport - 13%
Full story...

Sewage spill in Carolina Beach leads to fishkill

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The Town of Carolina Beach says there was a sewage spill yesterday. The town says 72,000 gallons of untreated wastewater spilled a ruptured force main at Lift Station #1 at 103 Raleigh Ave. Full story...
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WPD says body found was a "familiar figure"

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video A dead body turned up in a shallow pond in Wilmington this morning. According to Wilmington Police, the body was that of Clark Edward Reedy, a familiar figure around town with no known address. Full story...
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Man bitten by shark off NC coast

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A man from South Carolina was bitten Thursday afternoon while he was swimming in the Atlantic Ocean. Full story...
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Duke has first Hindu chaplain in school's history

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Duke University has a Hindu chaplain for the first time in its history. Full story...
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NC diners get hepatitis vaccine after ill worker

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Cumberland County health officials have administered more than 2,700 doses of hepatitis A immunizations after a worker at a local Olive Garden restaurant came down with the illness. Full story...
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