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Archive - Sep 2011

First peek at Piranha 3DD poster

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The movie poster for Piranha 3DD was recently posted on the film's Facebook page. And while the trailer for the film hasn't been released yet, it looks like all that filming at Jungle Rapids wasn't just for grins and giggles. Full story...
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City seeks input for Inland Greens revamp

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videoThe City of Wilmington is moving forward with a parks project that would renovate the old Inland Greens Golf Course. A public meeting starts at 6 p.m. to discuss plans for the property. Full story...
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Family of 5-year-old boy says shark bit him at North Myrtle Beach

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The family of a 5-year-old Walkersville, Md., boy says he was bitten in the leg by a shark off North Myrtle Beach, but authorities aren't sure what kind of animal bit the child. Full story...
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Local preacher dies Sunday during sermon

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Jessie F. Graham, perhaps the longest-serving member of the Columbus County Board of Elections, died Sunday. He was 78. Graham, a longtime minister at Myrtle Grove First born Church of the Living God in New Hanover county, collapsed in the pulpit. Full story...
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Perdue campaign gives up questioned donation

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North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue's re-election campaign has surrendered a small donation after worries the money may have been loaned to a donor by a family member. Full story...
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Crews almost done with Irene debris pick-up

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Contract crews in New Hanover County have picked up nearly 25,000 cubic yards of debris from Hurricane Irene. Full story...
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Mayor Bloomberg will be UNC commencement speaker

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UNC said Monday that New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg will deliver the spring commencement address. Full story...
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Blue Knights host golf benefit for charities

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The Blue Knights, a non-profit fraternal organization of active and retired law enforcement men & women who enjoy riding motorcycles, will host its 7th annual golf benefit on Thursday, October 6. Full story...
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AG tells Grand Furniture Gallery to stop taking orders

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Cary-based Grand Furniture Gallery is under court order not to take any new online orders or payments until it fulfills existing orders or provides refunds, Attorney General Roy Cooper said Monday. Full story...
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Auto parts supplier plans to add 140 jobs in Wayne County

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An automotive parts company plans to add nearly 140 jobs at a North Carolina plant by the end of next year. Full story...
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Hampstead dentist earns international honor

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video A Pender County dentist recently received some international recognition. At just 32, Dr. Misael Otero, DDS, is also revolutionizing the field of dental implants. Full story...
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Doritos creator to be buried with chips

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Arch West, a retired Frito-Lay marketing executive credited with creating Doritos as the first national tortilla chip brand, has died in Dallas at age 97. Full story...
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Report: NC retirement plan is sound, isn't cushy

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The Legislature's watchdog agency says North Carolina's pension plan for teachers and state employees is well funded and is not considered lavish when compared with similar retirement systems in other states. Full story...
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Man's body found in North Carolina school bus

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Police are investigating the discovery of a man's body inside a High Point school bus. Full story...
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NC teen tells 911 he shot father, stepmother

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Police say a 15-year-old is in custody in connection with the fatal shooting of his father and stepmother in Mecklenburg County. Full story...
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