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Archive - Jan 26, 2012

Governor's news not a big surprise to those in Wilmington

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While the news of Gov. Bev Perdue choosing not to run again took some local voters by surprise, others did not seemed too phased, and most were still more interested in the issues. Full story...
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CFCC President Eric McKeithan to retire

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CFCC President Eric McKeithan announced Thursday night that he will retire from the college as of July 1, 2012. Full story...
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Local legislators react to Perdue's decision

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video Gov. Bev Perdue's decision not to run again caused a political ripple throughout the state today. Here in town we caught up with Democratic Rep. Susi Hamilton and Republican Sen. Thom Goolsby to get their reaction. Full story...
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Complaint filed against New Hanover Co. Schools over seclusion rooms

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video The New Hanover County School District is once again taking heat for the use of "seclusion rooms." A family has filed a formal complaint with the US Department of Education Office for Civil Rights. Full story...
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VOTE 2012: Lt. Gov. Dalton throws hat in the ring to replace Perdue

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“Today, I'm announcing that I am running for Governor. Lucille and I love this state and we understand tough political races. I am the only candidate who has run and won statewide and I look forward to waging an aggressive campaign." Full story...
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New Hanover Co. leads nation in era of white space technology

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video New Hanover County is making history once again, as the first county in the nation to utilize the old analog spectrum that was used by TV stations. Experts say this technology will soon lead to new innovations like countywide WiFi. Full story...
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UNCW reaches $65M goal year early

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The school today said it's reach its goal of $65 million in "The Campaign for UNCW: Soaring to Greatness." The main purpose of the fundraising effort was to increase the number of and funding for student scholarships. Full story...
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WHA, Sparks reach tentative settlement

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After more than five years in the court system, the lawsuit between the Wilmington Housing Authority and former City Councilman Ronald Sparks has been settled. Full story...
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Ex-state treasurer Moore looking at NC gov's bid

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The Democrat who lost to Bev Perdue in the 2008 primary for North Carolina governor says he's considering whether to run this year now that Perdue has announced she won't seek re-election. Full story...
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Top lawyer for Lt. Gov. Walter Dalton dies

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The chief lawyer in the office of Lt. Gov. Walter Dalton has died suddenly. Full story...
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Perdue won't seek second term as governor

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video Democratic North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue released a statement Thursday saying she won't seek another four-year term because she believes a re-election bid would make it more difficult to find a bipartisan solution to fund public education in a divisive political environment. Full story...
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Gov. Perdue's statement about decision not to run for re-election

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Governor Perdue has released a statement regarding her decision not to run for re-election. Full story...
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THE RANT: A look at Chief Jayne's "action plan," Leland's personnel policy & state law for "misuse of property"

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Best I can tell, Leland Police Chief Tim Jayne has a free ticket to ride. The man has broken a multitude of policies and laws, yet he skates by with not a slap-on-the-wrist, but more like a light tap. Full story...
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Pender County hires new manager

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Pender County has a new county manager. In a 3-2 vote, the County Commission this morning selected Mickey Duvall to succeed Rick Benton, who is retiring. Full story...
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2 killed in apparent holdup at Orange County store

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Sheriff's deputies say two men have been killed in an apparent robbery at a thrift store in northwestern Orange County. Full story...
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