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Archive - Feb 2012

NC House group to look at jobless benefit fraud

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The North Carolina House is forming a task force to see what it can do to discourage people from attempting to bilk the state unemployment insurance system of benefits. Full story...
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NC ALE agents help make arrests in Rocky Mount

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State Alcohol Law Enforcement officials say they'll continue operations such as one this past weekend in Rocky Mount, where 35 arrests were made on charges including selling cocaine, possessing a stolen firearm, driving while impaired and operating an illegal alcohol establishment. Full story...
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NC man mistakes gas for drink, causes fatal fire

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A North Carolina man is dead after police say he accidentally drank from a jar of gasoline and then smoked a cigarette. Full story...
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NC congressman wants to overturn Hatteras beach driving

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A North Carolina congressman has filed a bill to overturn new rules on beach driving along the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. Full story...
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NC House forming task force aimed at unemployment fraud

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The North Carolina House is forming a task force to see what it can do to discourage people from attempting to bilk the state unemployment insurance system of benefits. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Brunswick Co. footing bill to cover private ambulance company's service cuts

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video Brunswick County is scrambling trying to figure out how to fill the gap left behind when a private ambulance company made big staff cuts this week. Amera-Tech gave the county little notice it was laying off EMTs, which left emergency services in a bind. Full story...
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WPD continues to search for missing blind man

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Wilmington Police investigators once again are issuing an appeal to the public for information about Melvin Jerome Bennett, age 60. Mr. Bennett, who is legally blind, has been missing for the past two weeks. Full story...
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Still no answers as 'booms' rock Cape Fear coast

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video The booms are back. Around 10 a.m. Tuesday, reports came spilling in from around the Cape Fear of loud noises and shaking. For years, the mysterious booms have confused residents who not only want to know what's happening but why. Full story...
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UNCW Entrepreneur Center making changes to help community

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video From helping university grads become entrepreneurs to serving business owners in southeastern North Carolina, the UNCW Entrepreneurship Center continues to grow. Full story...
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Dow closes above 13,000 for first time since 2008

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The Dow Jones industrial average has closed above 13,000 for the first time since May 2008, four months before the financial crisis. Full story...
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UNCW chancellor responds to student criticism of tuition hike

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The University of North Carolina Board of Governors voted earlier this month to raise tuition next year by more than nine percent. UNCW students have voiced their displeasure, and now Chancellor Gary Miller is responding. Full story...
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Three more children injured in fire out of hospital

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Three teens injured last week in an Onslow County house fire that killed three of their siblings are out of the hospital. Full story...
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Perdue says she'll order delay on NC "ferry tax"

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North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue says she has the power to stop unpopular increases on ferry tolls at the coast with an executive order. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Kure Beach Mayor Lambeth will run against Davis

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Kure Beach Mayor Dean Lambeth just confirmed with us that he too will run for State Rep. Danny McComas's 19th District seat. McComas announced this morning he will not seek re-election. Full story...
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90-year-old former university doctor running for governor

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A 90-year-old Harnett County man says he's running North Carolina governor on a platform of creating a state foundation that would allow North Carolina government to reduce or possibly eliminate taxes over time. Full story...
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