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Archive - Mar 13, 2012

FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Former N. Topsail Beach cop charged with peeping

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A former North Topsail Beach police officer will face charges for allegedly peeping on a teenage girl. Late last month the SBI arrested and charged Casey Allen Simpson with misdemeanor secret peeping. Full story...
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Public discussion on road closure to build ocean-front hotel in Carolina Beach

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Carolina Beach Town Council also held a public hearing to consider closing a portion of Carolina Beach Avenue North in order to move forward in building a hotel on the north end of the boardwalk. Full story...
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Town Council approves parking fee hike in Carolina Beach

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Carolina Beach will see an increase in parking fees this spring. Town Council unanimously voted Tuesday night to extend pay parking by two hours from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Council also voted to increase hourly parking rates by $0.25 to $1.50/hour. All-day parking will also go up one dollar to $8/day. Full story...
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Carolina Beach town manager says 'road diet' reversal on track for Memorial Day weekend

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The reversal of a hotly contested road project in Carolina Beach looks like it will finally be coming to an end. Fattening Lake Park Blvd on Pleasure Island back to four lanes is on track to be completed by one of the busiest weekends of the season. Full story...
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Eaves fired as North Carolina A&T basketball coach

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Jerry Eaves has been fired as head men's basketball coach at North Carolina A&T. Full story...
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UNCG will recognize Christian group

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The University of North Carolina at Greensboro will recognize a Christian student organization that had filed a lawsuit over a previous decision to deny them the status of an official campus group. Full story...
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NC personal care services for thousands may end

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As many as 4,000 people, most living in North Carolina adult care homes, could lose Medicaid-paid services for personal assistance as patient qualifications are aligned with requirements for patients living at home. Full story...
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NC vote switching

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North Carolina lawmakers get a second chance at recording their votes on bills that cross their desks. Full story...
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Perdue visits PA to examine gas fracking

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A spokesman for North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue says her one-day trip to Pennsylvania to examine a natural gas exploration method wasn't publicized because she was only gathering information and held no public events. Full story...
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Wildfires flare up in Brunswick County

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Firefighters in Brunswick County have been busy battling wildfires this afternoon, including one in Leland and another near Southport. Full story...
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New Hanover Health Dept. looking at other ways to use rejected grant money

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video After all five New Hanover County Commissioners voted against a grant to fund contraceptives for women yesterday, the New Hanover County Health Department is trying again. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Piranha 3DD will hit theaters in June

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Dimension Films says "Piranha 3DD" is now slated to hit theaters on June 1, up against Universal's Snow White and the Huntsman. Full story...
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Suspect wanted for breaking and entering

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Shallotte Police are asking for your help in finding a suspect. Johnny Ray Longworth, 48, is wanted for Breaking and Entering. Longworth has been spotted riding a bicycle with a basket on front in the Shallotte and Calabash area. Full story...
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Allergy season hits Cape Fear with full force

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video Flowers are blooming, and the pollen is here. The official start of spring is still a week away, but some of us are already suffering with springtime allergies, and it could get worse. Full story...
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Wilmington businessman hoping for national exposure through Walmart contest

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video A Wilmington businessman hopes his product will soon hit the shelves nationwide. Walmart is sponsoring a contest that gives entrepreneurs a chance to launch their product in the mega-chain's stores. Full story...
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