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Archive - Jan 30, 2012

Romney, Gingrich get goofy in Sunshine State

Just when it looked like the Republican race for president was going to be a good, clean fight, it got downright dirty.

Meeting on ferry fare hike Tuesday in Southport

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The NC Department of Transportation will hold a meeting tomorrow about the proposed rate increase on the Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry and other ferry routes up the coast. Full story...
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Judge to rule Wednesday if Brunswick Co. Commission can boot Warren from DSS Board

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video Brunswick County Commissioner Charles Warren was once again fighting his fellow commissioners this afternoon this time in court. A judge said he will make a decision later this week on whether commissioners can remove warren from the county's DSS Board. It's a move at least one fellow DSS Board member wants. Full story...
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House move to slow traffic at Holden Beach Tuesday

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Traffic at Holden Beach could be tied up tomorrow morning for an unusual reason: an beach house is moving inland. Full story...
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McIntyre can use Congressional campaign money on governor race

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If Rep. Mike McIntyre decides to run for governor, he will not have to start fundraising from scratch. Full story...
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VOTE 2012: Hagan not running for governor

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Mark another name of the list off Democrats who may run for governor in North Carolina. Sen. Kay Hagan is not running for the office left open when Gov. Bev Perdue decided last week not to seek re-election. Full story...
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First hearing under NC's Racial Justice Act begins

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A hearing involving a killer who's the first on North Carolina's death row to use a new law to try to prove that race played a role in his sentence has begun in Fayetteville. Full story...
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Cal Cunningham nixes run at NC lieutenant governor

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Former US Senate candidate Cal Cunningham says it's not the right time to run for lieutenant governor in North Carolina despite a shake-up that's left that ballot slot open. Full story...
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VOTE 2012: McCrory says governor campaign message won't change

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Republican gubernatorial candidate Pat McCrory says the departure of Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue from the 2012 campaign won't alter his message of changing North Carolina state government. Full story...
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Judge delays case on contempt for Edwards aide

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A North Carolina judge has delayed a hearing on whether a former aide to John Edwards should be held in criminal contempt. Full story...
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'Iron Man 3' villain speculation mounts

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Speculation has emerged that Namor may be the villain of the Iron Man 3 movie. Rumors began after filming was scheduled to take place at EUE/Screen Gems Studios in Wilmington, North Carolina. The studios are known for their special-effects water tank, ideal for filming underwater scenes featuring the King of Atlantis. Full story...
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VOTE 2012: McCrory in town Thursday

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Republican gubernatorial candidiate Pat McCrory's campaign announced today he will be in Wilmington Thursday. The former Charlotte mayor will make an appearance at Breaktime (127 South College Road) around noon. Full story...
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Drugmakers, others jointly battling tropical ills

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Thirteen major pharmaceutical companies, government groups and health charities will work together in a push to eliminate or control by 2020 10 tropical diseases that affect more than a billion people in poor countries. Full story...
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Adam Baker deported with Zahra's remains

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The father of a 10-year-old disabled girl who was murdered by her stepmother in western North Carolina has been deported to his native Australia. Full story...
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Judge considers voiding NC inmate's death sentence

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A judge is considering whether North Carolina can keep a convicted killer on death row after nearly two decades. Full story...
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