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Archive - Nov 16, 2012

State worker admits stealing more than $17k in Bladen County

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video A former NC Department of Health and Human Services employee avoided jail time by pleading guilty earlier this month to two counts of felony obtaining property by false pretense. Full story...
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3 North Carolina victims in Texas train crash

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video Officials say three North Carolina men are among the victims of a horrific accident in Texas involving veterans taking part in a parade to honor war heroes. Full story...
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Charged general's wife: Long war hurts families

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The wife of an Army general facing sexual misconduct charges at Fort Bragg has written an opinion piece saying the stresses of a decade of war contributed to several recent high-profile military sex scandals. Full story...
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'Safe Haven' release moved to Valentine's Day

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video A movie shot in our area last summer could be the perfect part of your Valentine's Day plans. Full story...
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New Hanover County to survey residents on services

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video New Hanover County is looking for feedback from residents about county services. With a relatively new manager and turnover on the county commission, County Manager Chris Coudriet, who took over in July, wants to gain insight into how the community perceives county services and the level of satisfaction with those services received. Full story...
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This Day in NC History: Blue Ridge Parkway project approved

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On November 16, 1933, the Blue Ridge Parkway project received approval. The Blue Ridge Parkway, part of the National Park Service system, extends 469 miles through the Southern Appalachians, linking the Shenandoah National Park in northern Virginia with the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in North Carolina and Tennessee. Full story...
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NC unemployment rate drops slightly in October

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video The state Commerce Department released figures Friday showing that the rate dropped to 9.3 percent from 9.6 percent in September. The figures show a significant improvement from a year ago, when unemployment was 10.6 percent in October 2011. Full story...
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Hostess to close, cites nationwide worker strike

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video Hostess Brands says it is going out of business, closing plants that make Twinkies and Wonder Bread and laying off all of its 18,500 workers. Full story...
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