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Archive - Oct 17, 2012

ONLY ON 3: Iconic 'Fairport' ad flying off into the sunset

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video For most of the year, you would not head out to Wilmington International Airport without a boarding pass, but soon the airport will become the "Fairport." This year, though, marks the end of an era in how the Cape Fear Fair & Expo markets itself. Full story...
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Testimony begins in Chadbourn Town Manager's trial

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video More than a year after he was charged with impersonating a police officer, Chadbourn's town manager went on trial today. The charge stems from a traffic stop in March 2011. Full story...
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Feds: One indicted in plot to attack Federal Reserve

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Federal authorities have arrested a man they say was plotting to blow up the Federal Reserve building in New York City, just blocks from the World Trade Center site. Full story...
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FACT CHECK: Stumbles in latest presidential debate

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In the rough-and-tumble of a town hall-style presidential debate, the facts took something of a beating Tuesday night. Mitt Romney wrongly claimed that it took 14 days for President Barack Obama to brand the assault on the U.S. Consulate in Libya a terrorist act. Obama yet again claimed that ending the Afghanistan and Iraq wars makes money available to "rebuild America," even though it doesn't. Full story...
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Graham site deletes post calling Mormonism a cult

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The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association has removed language from its website referring to Mormonism as a cult following a visit by Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney to the minister's home. Full story...
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BB&T to create 1,700 jobs near Greensboro

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BB&T Corp. says it will create 1,700 new jobs over five years in a large back-office operation near Piedmont Triad International Airport. The bank said Tuesday it has signed a seven-year sublease to take over a former American Express Co. call center in Greensboro. Full story...
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NC high court weighs status of video sweepstakes

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North Carolina's highest court is deciding whether the state can outlaw video sweepstakes parlors as gambling halls, or whether the video screens give the owners constitutional free-speech rights. Full story...
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Robocalls on the rise: Who's responsible?

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They pretend to be concerned about your car. They pretend to know your credit card balance. It could be the No. 1 nuisance in the American home. Full story...
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CFCC needs help identifying skeletal remains

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Students at Cape Fear Community College are inviting the public to help solve a mystery. On Nov. 1, students in CFCC’s anthropology club are holding the “Cape Fear Ghost Chase,” a scavenger hunt focused on finding the identity of fictitious skeletal remains uncovered in downtown Wilmington. Full story...
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Pender-Topsail Post & Voice weekly update

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videoEach week we get the latest on Pender County news from Pender-Topsail Post & Voice editor Andy Pettigrew. This week Andy talks about a deadly accident, a candidate forum this week and more events in the area. Full story...
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