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Archive - Sep 2011

Murder conviction in police officer's death goes to appeal

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The NC Court of Appeals will hear arguments tomorrow in the case of a man convicted of killing a Wilmington Police officer. Full story...
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'Iron Man 3' rumored to choose Wilmington as filming home

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videoThe website that reported "Iron Man 3" is headed to Wilmington says its source comes from a Marvel insider at Screen Gems Studios. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Murder suspect is brother of missing teen

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videoA source close to the family says Garry Orlando Hines, who was arrested Saturday for the murder of Cornelius Tremayne Blanks, is the brother of Al'Quon Flowers. Flowers went missing back in July, just two months after Blanks was killed outside of Club 609. Full story...
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WPD says WECT misreported story on "robbery spree"

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The station originally reported, "Police in Wilmington are on the lookout for a man believed to have committed at least three robberies on Tuesday morning," and that the Taco Bell and Travel Lodge on Market St. were robbed as well as a home. A spokesperson for WPD says none of that is true. Full story...
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Students take on climate change

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video If the students of today are the leaders of tomorrow, then the future looks promising for one group of students. Four teens from Isaac Bear Early College are taking on climate change in the Cape Fear. Full story...
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StarNews Editorial: Make Leland Police investigation thorough, timely and public

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The Leland Police Department is under suspicion, and whether or not that suspicion is justified, town officials owe it to residents and the officers to complete an ongoing investigation as soon as possible. And when it’s completed, the results – for better or for worse – should be made public. Full story...
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NC teen charged in deaths of father, stepmother

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A 15-year-old has been charged with murder in the shooting deaths of his father and stepmother in Pineville. Full story...
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Spider-Man suspect wanted for robbery

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Sunday morning, a man wearing white gloves and a Spider-Man mask entered a gas station at 604 South College Road. He had a gun and demanded cash and cigarettes. Full story...
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Northeastern NC SPCA buys larger building

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The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Northeastern North Carolina is trying to raise $350,000 to move to a new, larger location in Pasquotank County. Full story...
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Henderson Co. residents discuss steep-slope issues

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Residents of Henderson County have discussed steep-slope issues as they reviewed a landslide hazard map. Full story...
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Carolina Beach looking at options if pier is a no-go

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video It looks like there will not be a third pier added to Pleasure Island anytime soon. The state has not yet taken the necessary steps to build the aquarium pier near the Carolina Beach boat basin. That lack of action caused the town council and Carolina Beach Public Purpose Properties Inc. to meet Monday night to discuss options if that pier is not going to be built. Full story...
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City leaders hear from public on improvement project at Inland Greens Golf Course

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The city of Wilmington heard from the public tonight as the city moves forward with plans to revamp Inland Greens golf course. The purpose of tonight's meeting was to hear from members of the public on which park amenities they want. Full story...
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Prices down at the pump

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videoPrices of oil and gasoline fell last week leading to people paying less at the pump nationwide. Don't get too excited about it though because it could mean that the global economy is headed for another recession. Full story...
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No one hurt after school buses collide

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A bumpy ride home for a couple of New Hanover County school busses. Highway Patrol says two busses were involved in a fender bender on Castle Hayne Road at Victoria Drive this afternoon. Full story...
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Ice cream fundraiser honors late judge

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Thinking about dessert tonight? How about helping a good cause while getting your fill? Full story...
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