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Archive - 2011

Wrightsville Beach gets NC Travel Guide cover

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Like we need an excuse to go to the beach, today Johnnie Mercer's Pier was the scene of a big announcement. Full story...
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UPDATE: SBI requested to investigate fire in Holden Beach

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video The SBI has been requested to investigate the cause of the house fire on Starfish Lane. Due to the complete destruction of the house, the cause of the fire remains undetermined. The investigation is ongoing. Full story...
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Trader Joe's joining Whole Foods in Wilmington

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Trader Joe's has submitted plans to build a new 13,000-square-foot store at the corner of South College Road and Oleander Drive, according to the Wilmington StarNews. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: UNCW trustees approve tuition hike

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Determined to maintain a high quality academic experience in the face of decreasing state financial support, the University of North Carolina Wilmington Board of Trustees today approved a 6.5 percent tuition increase for the 2012-13 academic year. Fee increases were held to $9.50 for all students. Full story...
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Salvation Army gives Christmas gifts for kids in need

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video Is it better to give than to receive? You can see both in action at the Salvation Army's Distribution Center. Full story...
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Truck goes off embankment at Surf City Swingbridge

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A scary scene in Surf City this morning after a tractor trailer went off an embankment leading to the swingbridge. Full story...
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Pace of resolving NC map lawsuits heard in court

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Lawyers for both sides on a pair of North Carolina election district lawsuits differ on the disruption and uncertainty to the public if the cases are fast-tracked to trial. Full story...
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Judge: Former FEC heads may testify for Edwards

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A federal judge will not rule out two former Federal Election Commission members from testifying for former Democratic presidential contender John Edwards, who's defending himself against campaign finance violations while hiding his mistress. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Pedestrian hit and killed on MLK identified

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A pedestrian was hit and killed this morning on Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway in Wilmington. The victim was Errol Dano Hosein, 23, of Hoboken, NJ. Full story...
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THE RANT: Bravo to New Hanover Co. Commission for stepping up and taking a stand; Berger needs to take it like a man

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video While various boards, councils and commissions around the Cape Fear are languishing in dysfunction, under investigation or have lost public trust, the members of the New Hanover County Commission did something rare these day: They took a stand and did what was right for the greater good. Full story...
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Reward offered for CB store robber

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The Carolina Beach Police Department is offering a reward for information leading the arrest of a man who robbed a store earlier this month. Full story...
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North Carolina wins Race to the Top—Early Learning Challenge Grant

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While the exact amount of the grant will be announced later, the state's application was for approximately $70 million. North Carolina's grant will allow the state to strengthen efforts to ensure that all children are able to start kindergarten with a strong foundation for future learning. Full story...
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NC serial killer's lawyer says confession coerced

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Defense attorneys are asking a North Carolina appeals court to reconsider the life prison sentence for a serial killer. Full story...
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Give & receive TODAY at Krispy Kreme to help Salvation Army

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We'll be at Krispy Kreme at 2822 South College Road in Wilmington Friday from 5:30 a.m. till 6:30 p.m. Stop by and donate at least five non-perishable food items or five dollars, and you'll get a coupon good for a dozen glazed donuts. Full story...
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Agencies agree on bridges for NC 12 breaches

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State and federal officials agree that bridges are the best long-term solutions for breaches in N.C. 12 on Hatteras Island that were created by Hurricane Irene. Full story...
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