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Archive - Jan 23, 2012

Patriots down Seahawks

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The George Mason Patriots defeated the UNCW Seahawks on Monday night. It was the fourth win in a row for George Mason. Buzz Peterson's UNCW team returns home on Wednesday for a CAA game against Old Dominion at Trask Coliseum. Full story...
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Flight out of Wilmington diverted to Myrtle Beach

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Wilmington International Airport officials confirm a flight out of ILM en route to Atlanta was diverted to Myrtle Beach. Full story...
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Berger votes against transferring donated money to help people who can't afford CFPUA bills

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video A vote to transfer thousands of dollars in private donations to the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority to help county residents without water seemed to be a no-brainer to the majority of county commissioners. Two we spoke with say they just don't understand why Berger would vote against it. Full story...
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WHA v. Sparks gets underway

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video Jury selection will begin tomorrow in the trial between the Wilmington Housing Authority and former City Councilman Ronald Sparks. The Housing Authority is suing Sparks and his company for negligence and breach of contract following some work he did for them as an engineer. Full story...
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Families' gift helps UNCW in fight against cancer

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A new $1 million distinguished professorship will help UNCW fight cancer. The Lucy Ann Boddie-Brewer Distinguished Professorship will allow the School of Nursing develop new programs focused on the deadly disease. Full story...
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Wilmington starts 24/7 collections at downtown parking decks

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If you want to park in one of the City of Wilmington's downtown decks, you have to pay 24 hours a day. Full story...
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Text4Baby offers helpful tips to moms on the go

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video Move over, Dr. Spock. Moms today now have a new way to get important information about their pregnancy and their babies. Smart Start of New Hanover County has joined a national campaign called Text4Baby. Full story...
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High-speed Internet finally available in Columbus County

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video More than a year ago ATMC received $16 million in federal funds to bring high-speed internet to southern Columbus County. Now the program is 80 percent complete. Full story...
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Wilmington kids celebrate Chinese New Year

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It may be late January, but it's New Year's Day in China. Here in Wilmington, children explored Chinese culture and celebrated the start of the Year of the Dragon at the Children's Museum. Full story...
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McIntyre bids farewell to fellow Blue Dog Giffords

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Like Giffords, Rep. Mike McIntyre is a Blue Dog Democrat. Today he said he will miss his friend and colleague. Full story...
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VOTE 2012: Jesse Helms's widow emails support for Rouzer

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I normally do not get involved in political races other than our own, but David is a very special exception. You see, David worked in Washington with Jesse for almost a decade, and once you get to know David you will understand why Jesse and I thought so highly of him. Full story...
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Whiteville store has two big dollar lottery tickets in six months

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For the second time in six months, the same store in the small town of Whiteville has sold a big-winning lottery ticket. Hill’s Food Store on JK Boulevard sold the ticket that matched four white balls and the Mega Ball in Friday’s drawing. Because it was a $2 Megaplier ticket and the Megaplier was two, it is worth $20,000. Full story...
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VOTE 2012: McIntyre Campaign has more than $1 million heading into primary

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The Mike McIntyre For Congress Campaign Committee announced today that the campaign raised $852,000 in 2011 and begins the 2012 election year with $687,000 cash on hand. Full story...
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BofA debit fee plan led to 20% jump in closed accounts

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The days of the easy fee grab may be coming to an end. Bank of America's failed plan to impose a $5 monthly debit card fee led to a 20 percent increase in closed accounts in the last three months of 2011 and a public relations headache, which other companies may be keen to avoid. Full story...
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Shell retiring as New Hanover Co. Manager

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Bruce Shell is retiring from his job as New Hanover County Manager. Shell made the announcement Monday afternoon during a New Hanover County Commission meeting. His last day will be June 30. Full story...
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