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Archive - Mar 14, 2012

Commissioners react to mounting criticism of voting down contraceptive funding; Barfield: a colossal mistake

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video Criticism of the New Hanover County Commission's vote against accepting a family planning grant has reached the state level, and now the board wants to reconsider. Full story...
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Panel keeps looking for savings at NC attractions

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Lawmakers aren't finished just yet with an effort to find cost savings at North Carolina's state museums and historic sites. Full story...
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Perdue says "fracking" can be done safely in NC

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Gov. Beverly Perdue says she believes a drilling method for natural gas opposed by some citizens and environmental groups can be performed safely in North Carolina. Full story...
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NC county sues banks over mortgage robo-signing

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A North Carolina county is suing some of the country's biggest banks and a private mortgage registration system to force them to correct shortcuts that could create legal trouble for thousands of homeowners. Full story...
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ACLU-NC criticizes New Hanover Commissioners for rejecting reproductive health grant for women

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The American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina today criticized the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners for voting Monday to reject a state grant that would have funded reproductive health care and family planning services for women. Full story...
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Looming deadline could force thousands from assisted living facilities

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video A deadline is looming that could force thousands of people living in adult care homes out on the streets. North Carolina has until April 30 to come up with a new way to distribute Medicaid payments to people living in group homes and private homes. Full story...
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CFPUA discussing where to apply five-percent rate hike

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video A new year may mean more money on your Cape Fear Public Utility Authority Bill. But is an increase worth it or just money down the drain? Full story...
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Brunswick CC pitcher guns for third straight no-hitter

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video A college baseball pitcher in Brunswick County has etched his name in the record book after two fantastic performances on the mound. Michael Green is the ace of the Brunswick Community College pitching rotation. So far this month, he's been close to perfect and totally un-hittable. Full story...
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Prison breaks ground on long-awaited chapel

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video Nearly 800 inmates call the Pender Correctional Institution home. Although it's just a temporary stop for most, prison leaders and the community have come together to build what they hope will make a lasting impression. Full story...
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Verizon announces 4G LTE network expanding

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A faster wireless service is coming to more people in the Cape Fear. Verizon announced today its large-scale 4G network is expanding tomorrow to cover several cities including Calabash, Castle Hayne, Whiteville, Lake Waccamaw, Sandy Creek, Sunset Beach, Whiteville, U.S. Hwy 74 (between Leland and Whiteville) and Bolton. Full story...
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