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Archive - Jan 12, 2012

NC Senator's replacement will only serve one year

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A Cleveland County printing company president is ready to join the North Carolina Senate, although only for a year. Full story...
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Police: Store owner fired warnings before shooting robber

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Police say Charles Hickman, the owner of Waccamaw Outdoor Supply, shot the suspect after firing multiple warning shots. Full story...
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Fellow Republican says he'll challenge Warren for Brunswick Co. Commission

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A Southport man says he will run for the Brunswick County Commission seat held by a controversial fellow Republican. Dr. Joe Agovino announced today he will challenge Commissioner Charles Warren for the Republican Nomination for County Commissioner from District 3. Full story...
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Man shot, killed after breaking into Chadbourn home

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videoA Columbus County man is dead after being shot during an alleged home break-in. Investigators are trying to figure out if the man was shot by a resident of the home or his own partner in crime. Full story...
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CFCC teacher joins Wahlberg in 'Contraband'

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videoFrom the classroom to the big screen, one Cape Fear Community College teacher is in a major motion picture hitting theaters tomorrow. Jack Landry, the lead drama instructor at CFCC, is in the new movie "Contraband" staring Mark Wahlberg. It's an exciting experience for both landry and his students. Full story...
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First rabies case of 2012 reported in New Hanover County

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New Hanover County Animal Control Services has confirmed the first case of rabies for 2012 in New Hanover County. ACS officers recovered an injured feral cat from a Hart Street residence in Wilmington on Wednesday. The cat was euthanized after exhibiting neurological signs and sent to the State Lab for testing. Full story...
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BY GEORGE: Clouds and Cloud Formation

One of the most beautiful aspects of the atmosphere in which we live are clouds. Clouds come in many forms, and each type has its own characteristics and formations. Most of us generally

Food Lion closing more than 100 stores, none in our area

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Belgian supermarket chain Delhaize says it is cutting almost 5,000 jobs in the United States as it closes underperforming stores. No stores in our area will be affected. Full story...
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Storms injure 15 in western North Carolina

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The National Weather Service says it was a tornado that damaged dozens of homes and injured at least 15 people in western North Carolina. Full story...
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Work on Wilmington Bypass could impact 74/76 Monday

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Progress on a new stretch of the Wilmington Bypass may mean traffic delays on another highway next week. Full story...
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Healthy Oils

It’s pretty common knowledge now that we should all eat more fish for the benefits provided by the oils in the water creatures, but there are a variety of oils and types that we should be get

Cooper hails new NC law tracking meth ingredients

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North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper says a new law that tracks the main ingredient used to make the drug methamphetamine is already producing impressive results. Full story...
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Officials say 8 whooping cough cases at NC school

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Health officials say they have confirmed eight cases of whooping cough and suspect there were 23 more cases at an Alamance County elementary school. Full story...
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NC Freightliner factory to add 1,100 jobs

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Daimler Trucks North America has announced it will hire 1,100 workers to build long-distance trucks at its NC Freightliner plant as it bulks up after the recession. Full story...
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New Hanover, Wilmington firefighters learn to work together

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Firefighters from both the county and the city are going through special training this week to help them better interact with one another in times of need. Since automatic mutual aid dispatching began more than a year ago, the county and the city have responded to about 100 combined calls. Full story...
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