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Archive - Jan 2012

PIRANHA 3DD director confirms movie still heading to theaters

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There was a bit of stir when a British website reported that Piranha 3DD would be going straight-to-DVD in UK. The movie, which was filmed in Wilmington last summer, had already been delayed from its November release in the U.S., so was it possible the movie was going to have a similar direct-to-DVD fate in the states? Full story...
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Businessweek names Raleigh best place to live

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It appears 2012 will not be the year when list-makers get over their Raleigh crush. Bloomberg Businessweek has ranked Raleigh the best place to live in the U.S. Durham also made the magazine's list, coming in at No. 37. Full story...
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Stolen shotgun recovered during New Year's Eve traffic stop

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The Bladen County Sheriff's Office says it ended 2011 by catching a man with a stolen shotgun. Full story...
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McCrory camp says it raised $1.5M in past 6 months

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North Carolina Republican gubernatorial candidate Pat McCrory has provided a sneak peek at his fundraising for the second half of 2011. Full story...
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Winter arrives in force

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Baby, it's cold outside! Folks in the Cape Fear area got a rude awakening when they stepped outside this morning. The freezing temperatures and gusty winds made for a bad combination. Full story...
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Quadrantids Meteors will create brief, beautiful show tonight

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The 2012 Quadrantids, a little-known meteor shower named after an extinct constellation, will present an excellent chance for hardy souls to start the year off with some late-night meteor watching. Full story...
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UNCW, other UNC campuses among best values

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Despite another round of tuition hikes likely on the horizon, the University of North Carolina Wilmington and several other UNC System school have made Kiplinger's list of "Best Values in Public Colleges." Full story...
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Snow falling in western North Carolina

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Snow is falling in western North Carolina as cold weather moves into the region. Full story...
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NC's first modern-day toll road starts collecting

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Tolls are now being collected on the first toll road in modern-day North Carolina history. Full story...
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Progress Energy CEO to speak at NC economic forum

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The chief executive officer of Progress Energy is among those speaking at the Economic Forecast Forum in Research Triangle Park. Full story...
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Changes ahead for Currituck-Knotts Island ferry

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The N.C. Ferry Division hopes to save about $95,000 by changing the ferry schedule between Currituck and Knotts Island. Full story...
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NC groups plan tour of poverty-stricken areas

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Civil rights groups will hold listening tours of poverty-stricken areas in North Carolina's rural counties and inner city neighborhoods. Full story...
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STORMTRACK 3: Snow flurries spotted; Arctic air arrives

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Some snow flurries were spotted across the area overnight. Now the coldest air of the season is really here - and will last through Wednesday. Full story...
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WWAY'S Monday night sports - Jan 2

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video The UNCW men's basketball team is undefeated in 2012. The Seahawks defeated Delaware on Monday afternoon on a rare afternoon matinee at Trask Coliseum. The UNCW women's basketball team also won on Monday. The Seahawks beat NC A&T. Full story...
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Welcome, 2012 presidential race; the predictions begin now

Anyone who follows this blog knows there hasn't been much to follow recently.