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Archive - Jan 2012

UPDATE: Driver in fatal crash identified; deputy out of hospital

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video A New Hanover County Sheriff's deputy is out of the hospital after an overnight crash that left another driver dead. LISTEN TO RADIO CALL FROM DEPUTY AFTER CRASH. Full story...
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Castle Hayne woman fights Leukemia, with help from friends and family

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video Everyone is stressed out over the holidays but not like one family from Castle Hayne. Kiersten Wildeboer is fighting Leukemia, but she is not fighting alone Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 & THE BIG TALKER FM: Rep. Justice calls for Brian Berger's resignation

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video High-profile support for New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger is eroding. Rep. Carolyn Justice asked for Berger to resign today, because he broke the law when police say they caught him driving without a valid license. Now it appears he's also broken his vow to remain transparent to voters. Full story...
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IRS estimate: 17 percent of taxes owed went unpaid

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The Internal Revenue Service is estimating that people and businesses underpaid their taxes by $450 billion in the most recent year studied. Full story...
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UNC's McAdoo (ankle) doubtful for BC game

North Carolina coach Roy Williams says forward James Michael McAdoo is doubtful for the third-ranked Tar Heels' ACC opener Saturday against Boston College. Full story...

Government defends core of health care overhaul

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The Obama administration is defending the health care overhaul in a new filing with the Supreme Court that calls the law an appropriate response to a "crisis in the national health care market." Full story...
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Soldier accused of having C4 in luggage out on bond

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A soldier accused of trying to bring powerful explosives on a flight from Texas to North Carolina has been freed on bond. Full story...
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Trot Nixon headlines autograph fundraiser Saturday

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Trot Nixon will headline a celebrity autograph session on Saturday afternoon in Wilmington. He'll be joined by another former pro baseball player and a current major league pitcher as well. Full story...
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Holiday "Booze It & Lose It" campaign nets 3,627 DWI arrests

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State and local law enforcement officers cited 3,627 motorists for driving while impaired during the Holiday "Booze It & Lose It" campaign, which ran Dec. 3–Jan 2. They issued a total of 136,769 traffic and criminal citations statewide. Full story...
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NC 172 reopened aboard Lejeune as smoke from wildfire clears

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Camp Lejeune has reopened a road closed overnight because of smoke from a wildfire. For safety reasons, the provost marshal's office decided overnight to close NC 172 between the Triangle Outpost gate and Sneads Ferry Rd. due to limited visibility. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Berger may have misused confidential record protection

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Long a vocal champion of transparency in government, New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger may have violated state law regarding open records. Full story...
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Mike Easley avoids disbarment after felony

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Former North Carolina Gov. Mike Easley will be able to resume practicing law at end of this year under an agreement reached with the State Bar on his punishment related to a campaign finance-related felony in 2010. Full story...
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Fire damages Pender Co. business

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video A fire at a Pender County factory this morning left employees cleaning up the damage. Employees at the Chloride Systems plant in Burgaw got quite a surprise friday morning when they discovered a fire in the production room. Full story...
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"And the Winner is..." BEST SALAD

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video Now that the new year and new resolutions are here, we wanted to know who you think has the BEST SALAD in the area for when you feel like eating healthy? Whether you like your dressing on the side, a Caesar, made with spinach or made with lettuce, let us know who you think has the BEST SALAD on the menu. Here's how the numbers are tossing (4 pm Tues.):
Ruby Tuesday - 21%
Brasserie du Soleil - 14%
Olive Garden - 12%
VOTE NOW! Full story...

Judge hears bid to delay John Edwards trial

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A federal judge in North Carolina is considering whether former presidential candidate John Edwards goes on trial for alleged campaign finance violations later this month. Full story...
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