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Archive - Jan 31, 2012

DOT presents potential ferry rate increases

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Cape Fear residents had their voices heard Tuesday night on proposed rate hikes on the Southport-Fort Fisher ferry. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Wilmington man saves homeless person from fire

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video The homeless in our community are often forgotten, their problems many times swept under the rug. However, one Wilmington man went out of his way to save the life of a homeless man Tuesday morning. Full story...
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VOTE 2012: Poll of GOP Primary voters like Pantano over Rouzer almost 2 to 1; Rouzer responds

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Ilario Pantano's campaign released the results of a new poll today that show the Republican candidate for the 7th Congressional District leads State Senator David Rouzer 48.3% to 21.1% among GOP Primary voters. More than 30% though are still undecided. Full story...
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Wilmington ballpark plan could mean tax hike

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video City Council will consider negotiating with Mandalay Baseball Properties and the Atlanta Braves to explore a public/private partnership. That could mean an increase in taxes. Full story...
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Warren, Sykes square off again at first DSS Board meeting since ejections

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video The last time there was a DSS Board meeting in Brunswick County, Chairman Charles Warren tried to have fellow board member Pat Sykes arrested. The fallout from that December meeting has been extensive. It's led all the way to county commissioners attempting to remove Warren from that board and, in turn, Warren fighting them this week in court. Full story...
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McComas: Project Road Runner speeding along

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We're starting to get more details about a plan to bring a new industry to southeastern North Carolina. State Rep. Danny McComas (R-19th District) says the so-called Project Road Runner is good for the community, the region and the state. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Trot Nixon to be enshrined in Greater Wilmington Sports Hall of Fame

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Trot Nixon is among the inductees in this year's class for the Greater Wilmington Sports Hall of Fame. He joins local legends like Sonny Jurgenson, Roman Gabriel, Meadowlark Lemon and Althea Gibson in the Hall of Fame. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Boiling Spring Lakes subject of workplace violence complaint

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Boiling Spring Lakes is under the microscope after receiving a workplace violence complaint from the NC Department of Labor. Full story...
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Occupy Wilmington protester not guilty

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Occupy Wilmington has had its share of headlines, but not much trouble really, except for 16-year-old Shelby Lentz. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Three Wrightsville Beach Police officers under investigation

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Three Wrightsville Beach Police officers are on administrative leave and are the focus of an internal investigation, according to Chief Dan House. Full story...
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Shuler says he won't run for NC governor in 2012

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Another Democratic elected official has said no to running for North Carolina governor - this time US Rep. Heath Shuler. Full story...
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Charlotte Mayor Foxx passing on NC governor run

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Charlotte's Democratic mayor says he isn't running for North Carolina governor. Full story...
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Burr one of two votes against Congressional insider trading bill

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North Carolina Republican Sen. Richard Burr was one of two votes Monday against a bill that would make it clear that insider trading laws apply to lawmakers. Full story...
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Stakes high for NC as airlines scout more mergers

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Signs of more airline industry consolidation are raising questions about the US Airways hub that's key to luring businesses to the Charlotte area. Full story...
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Emerald Isle fails to block bow hunters

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The hunt for roaming deer continues in a North Carolina beach community. A Carteret County judge has refused to order a stop to the work of bow hunters in an Emerald Isle neighborhood at the tip of its barrier island. Full story...
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