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Archive - Oct 18, 2012

Florida couple commit $10M to Duke athletics

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A Florida doctor and his wife have committed the largest gift in Duke University history to the school's athletics department. The school announced Thursday that Dr. Steven and Rebecca Scott have committed $10 million to help support activities and programs in a new 35,000-square-foot building. Full story...
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Deadline for public comments on insurance hike Friday

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videoIf you want to have your say about a proposed hike in homeowners insurance that could cost residents in coastal counties up to 30 percent more, you're running out of time. The deadline for the public to submit comments on the insurance companies' request to raise homeowners insurance rates is tomorrow. Full story...
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Coast Guard creates rescue swim training in NC

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The Coast Guard has dedicated a $24 million center in Elizabeth City to train rescue swimmers. Full story...
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Perdue moves $20M to expand NC Pre-K to 6,300 more

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Gov. Bev Perdue is moving again into disputed territory with the Republican-led Legislature, shifting $20 million to accommodate up to another 6,300 youngsters by January in the state's pre-kindergarten academic enrichment program. Full story...
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UNCW basketball returning to postseason in 2013-14

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videoThere will be no postseason play for UNCW men's basketball this season, but the Seahawks will return to tournament play next season. Full story...
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'Iron Man 3' trailer coming as soon as you unlock it

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video"Iron Man 3" is using the power of social media to help create buzz about the movie, which shot in and around Wilmington earlier this year. Full story...
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GOP says it raised nearly $55M for convention, DNC fell short of goal

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The group that hosted the Republican National Convention says it raised $55.3 million for the GOP's festivities in Tampa, FL. The Democratic National Convention in Charlotte reports raising $24 million - falling short of its $36.7 million fundraising goal. Full story...
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Camp Lejeune Marines train at Fort Bragg

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Marines from Camp Lejeune have headed inland to train at Fort Bragg with the Army. The Fayetteville Observer reported the 10th Marine Regiment is training at Fort Bragg until Oct. 26. Full story...
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Former GOP presidential contender Santorum in NC

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Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum is scheduled to visit North Carolina to campaign on behalf of the man he challenged for the Republican presidential nomination. Full story...
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Early voting starts today

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video One Stop Absentee Voting begins tomorrow across North Carolina. During One Stop Voting, you can vote early. You can also register and vote in the same place with proof of residency. Full story...
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Davis/Swearingen and Catlin/Gale candidate forums TONIGHT on RTV and WHQR at starting at 7 p.m.

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video WHQR 91.3fm Public Radio will host and broadcast two candidate forums with Ted Davis (R) and Emilie Swearingen (D) for NC House District 19 and Rick Catlin (R) and Tom Gale (D) for NC House District 20. The forum is TONIGHT at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. The forums will also air live on 91.3fm and on RTV. Full story...
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