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Archive - Feb 2012

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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First lady Michelle Obama coming to NC for visit

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First lady Michelle Obama is planning to visit Raleigh and Charlotte to meet with military families, school children and to make remarks in advance of this summer's Democratic National Convention in the Queen City. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: McComas asked Davis if he would run

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State Rep. Danny McComas will not run for another term in the North Carolina House. New Hanover County Commission Chair Ted Davis, though, will. Davis filed for the 19th District seat this morning. Full story...
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Businesses close as crews repair water main downtown

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Some downtown Wilmington businesses have closed their doors while crews repair a water main. The intersection of 2nd and Orange Streets is closed as CFPUA crews work on the water main. Full story...
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Etheridge to file for governor on last day

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Former US Rep. Bob Etheridge will officially become a candidate for North Carolina governor with a few hours to spare before the filing period ends. Full story...
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NC looks into licensing of 'Extreme Makeover' home

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North Carolina officials are looking into whether a Fayetteville charity that appeared on the "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" television show has a license to solicit donations. Full story...
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