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Archive - 2011

NC middle school coach faces sex charges

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A middle school volleyball coach in Winston-Salem has been arrested on 29 sex charges involving two 14-year-old girls. Full story...
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NC middle school coach faces sex charges

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A middle school volleyball coach in Winston-Salem has been arrested on 29 sex charges involving two 14-year-old girls. Full story...
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Habitat for Humanity welcomes new leader

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The new year means a new leader for Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity. New executive director Bob Calhoun joined the local chapter this week. Full story...
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Widow of Edwards's ex-finance leader at grand jury

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The widow of the former campaign finance chairman for John Edwards is appearing before a federal grand jury in North Carolina. Lisa Blue arrived Wednesday morning at a federal courthouse in Raleigh. Full story...
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Civitas Poll: Voters favor elimination of End-of-Grade Tests

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videoWhile the North Carolina State Board of Education works on revising its student testing methods, a majority of voters said they favor implementing one nationally recognized test, according to a new poll released today by the Civitas Institute. Full story...
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Wilmington-metro unemployment up in November

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The unemployment rate in Wilmington was at 9.9% in November, up from 9% a month before. Full story...
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UNCW named 'Best Value'

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The University of North Carolina Wilmington is again ranked one of the "Best Values" among public universities in the nation and one of the top three in North Carolina, according to Kiplinger's 2011 rankings. Full story...
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Army says intel officer shot , killed at Fort Bragg

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Military criminal investigators in North Carolina are trying to find out what happened to an Army intelligence officer from Montana found shot to death on a trail along Fort Bragg's perimeter. Army officers say 33-year-old Capt. Jeremiah Sipes of Belgrade, MT, was killed by a single gunshot on New Year's Day. Full story...
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Charlotte to exhibit Hudson River splashdown plane

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The waterlogged US Airways jet that made a near-miraculous landing on the Hudson River nearly two years ago appears headed to a home in Charlotte. The Charlotte Observer reported Wednesday that Carolinas Aviation Museum officials say they've almost completed an agreement with the insurance company that owns the damaged aircraft. Full story...
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Insurance companies seek rate increases in NC

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Insurance companies are seeking rate increases for basic policies on residential property in North Carolina. The News & Observer reported Wednesday the companies are seeking increases ranging from about 7 percent to up to 25 percent near the coast. Full story...
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'Chainsaw massacre' role-play revealed in Baker warrants

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Past allegations of child abuse, a tangled relationship history and online "chainsaw massacre role-playing" were among the subjects probed by police investigating the death of a disabled 10-year-old girl in North Carolina. Full story...
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NC Zoo loses 41-year-old rhinoceros to illness

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One of the oldest and most popular residents of the North Carolina Zoo has been euthanized after a lengthy illness. Zoo officials say Alice, a 41-year-old Southern white rhinoceros was euthanized on Tuesday. Full story...
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Pet owners seek accountability from vet for dog's death

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video For many folks, pets are family, and when family gets sick, you do everything you possibly can. Brittany Barham said someone else's negligence led to her beloved dog's death. Full story...
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Feeling lucky? Mega Millions jackpot at $355 million

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video Tonight is the night if you're looking to win some big bucks. All you have to do is match the numbers on the five white balls and the gold Mega Ball. Full story...
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Guns, booze lead to WBHS students' arrests

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Brunswick County deputies arrested two students at West Brunswick High School today. Full story...
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