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Archive - Mar 12, 2012

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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Picking perfect bracket a tough numbers game

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Want to be sure of filling out the perfect March Madness bracket this year? Not possible. If you were to stack the amount of paper it would take to fill in every bracket with every possibility among the 68 teams who will play 67 games over the next three weeks, it would not fit inside the universe. Full story...
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All-Mideastern Conference, All-District awards announced

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The 2011-2012 high school basketball season is over. Postseason awards are now being passed out. A New Hanover Wildcat senior won the player of the year award in the Mideastern Conference, but a Laney Buccaneer senior won the player of the year honor for District 2. Full story...
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UPDATE: Boil water advisory ends for Aqua North Carolina customers along River Road

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A boil water advisory issued by Aqua North Carolina over the weekend has been lifted. Full story...
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WHQR 91.3 announces the Spring Pledge Drive March 21-27

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WHQR Public Radio's spring fund drive will begin March 21 with a focus on community and sweepstakes drawings for an iPad and vacation getaways. This 7-day campaign is one of the on-air fundraising efforts that make up the largest single part of WHQR's funding. Full story...
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Farmers turns back the clock at Southern Farm Days

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The Cape Fear Farm Heritage Association is all about preserving the past and making history come alive. Saturday and Sunday, you can take a trip back in time at Southern Farm Days. Full story...
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