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Archive - Mar 12, 2012

Commissioners vote down family planning grant, Barfield regrets decision

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video Providing contraception for women has been a national topic for months, and now it has sparked debate in New Hanover County. Commissioners unanimously voted down a state grant that would fund contraceptive supplies and services in the county. Full story...
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2 people die in wreck in Caldwell County

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Two people have been killed and two others were hurt in a single-car wreck in Caldwell County. Full story...
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Lieutenant Governor candidate pleased with NC state employee union's nod

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A Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor has declined to discourage the union representing North Carolina state employees from backing her even as she laments the influx of money by new outside groups to influence campaigns. Full story...
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John Edwards' attorneys could have conflict of interest after representing mistress

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A federal court hearing this week will look into whether the latest attorneys to join John Edwards' criminal defense team have a conflict of interest after representing the former presidential candidate's mistress. Full story...
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City says 3rd Street will be ready for Azalea Festival

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The City of Wilmington says work is on track to have 3rd Street ready through Grace Street in time for the Azalea Festival. The city says all traffic control will be removed, and the full road will be open for the Azalea Festival parade on April 14. Full story...
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Poll shows Pantano has 2 to 1 lead over Rouzer

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A new poll shows Ilario Pantano with more than double the support of David Rouzer for the Republican nomination for North Carolina's 7th District seat in the US House, reports Politico. Full story...
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Brunswick detectives seize $17k worth of heroin

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videoBrunswick County detectives say they've taken thousands of dollars in heroin off the street. Detectives arrested four people from South Carolina Thursday with an estimated $17,000 worth of heroin in their vehicle. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Specialized pharmacies see greater demand as supply of some drugs lags

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videoNationwide, there is a long list of prescription drugs that are in short supply. From certain cancer medications to painkillers, the supply of these drugs is dwindling. Full story...
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New Hanover High welcomes home state champs

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videoCollege basketball teams are not the only one's dancing in March. The New Hanover High School Wildcats celebrated today after winning the state championship Saturday. Players say it's a championship for the school, the community and the city. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. plans telethon to help water customers

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New Hanover County will hold a telethon later this month to help wipe the slate clean for hundreds of households without water service due to nonpayment and additional fees. The Help2Others campaign will feature a day long telethon at the New Hanover County Government Center on Saturday, March 24. Full story...
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NCAA hits UNC football with 1-year postseason ban

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The NCAA infractions committee has hit North Carolina's football program with a one-year postseason ban, a reduction of 15 scholarships and three years of probation following an investigation into improper benefits and academic misconduct. Full story...
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Brunswick County woman accidentally shot, killed

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The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office is looking into what they say was an accidental shooting that killed a woman yesterday. Full story...
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Paterno lawyer: PSU trustees rushed to judgment

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The lawyer for the late Joe Paterno says his family was surprised and saddened by a report by Penn State trustees that cited a "failure of leadership" for the longtime football coach's ouster. Full story...
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NC agencies choose 3-year car emissions exemption

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Two North Carolina agencies say exempting late-model automobiles from emissions inspections could be done without creating steep obstacles to meet federal air quality requirements while keeping highway funds flowing from Washington. Full story...
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Vegas likes Kentucky, Ohio St to win NCAA tourney

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Las Vegas casinos like top seed Kentucky better than all the other teams in the NCAA tournament, but think Ohio State is better than any of the other No. 1s. Full story...
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