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Archive - Jan 2012

Obama, McCrory, others react to Gov. Perdue not seeking reelection

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News of Gov. Bev Perdue deciding not to run for reelection is garnering reaction from around the country. Full story...
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N&O: Unqualified Progress Energy workers caused fluke mishap at Brunswick nuclear plant

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Nuclear safety officials have concluded that a fluke mishap last year at Progress Energy's Brunswick nuclear plant near Wilmington was caused by the lack of worker qualification for more than a decade. Full story...
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Governor's news not a big surprise to those in Wilmington

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While the news of Gov. Bev Perdue choosing not to run again took some local voters by surprise, others did not seemed too phased, and most were still more interested in the issues. Full story...
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CFCC President Eric McKeithan to retire

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CFCC President Eric McKeithan announced Thursday night that he will retire from the college as of July 1, 2012. Full story...
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Local legislators react to Perdue's decision

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video Gov. Bev Perdue's decision not to run again caused a political ripple throughout the state today. Here in town we caught up with Democratic Rep. Susi Hamilton and Republican Sen. Thom Goolsby to get their reaction. Full story...
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Complaint filed against New Hanover Co. Schools over seclusion rooms

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video The New Hanover County School District is once again taking heat for the use of "seclusion rooms." A family has filed a formal complaint with the US Department of Education Office for Civil Rights. Full story...
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VOTE 2012: Lt. Gov. Dalton throws hat in the ring to replace Perdue

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“Today, I'm announcing that I am running for Governor. Lucille and I love this state and we understand tough political races. I am the only candidate who has run and won statewide and I look forward to waging an aggressive campaign." Full story...
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New Hanover Co. leads nation in era of white space technology

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video New Hanover County is making history once again, as the first county in the nation to utilize the old analog spectrum that was used by TV stations. Experts say this technology will soon lead to new innovations like countywide WiFi. Full story...
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UNCW reaches $65M goal year early

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The school today said it's reach its goal of $65 million in "The Campaign for UNCW: Soaring to Greatness." The main purpose of the fundraising effort was to increase the number of and funding for student scholarships. Full story...
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WHA, Sparks reach tentative settlement

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After more than five years in the court system, the lawsuit between the Wilmington Housing Authority and former City Councilman Ronald Sparks has been settled. Full story...
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