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Archive - Mar 7, 2012

New Hanover Co. Courthouse closed Thursday because of bed bugs

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The New Hanover County Courthouse will be closed Thursday because of bed bugs. Chief District Court Judge Jay Corpening says the exterminator is due in the morning, but it will take most of the day to deal with the bugs. Full story...
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Civitas Poll: Majority of voters still support NC Marriage Amendment

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A majority, 64 percent, of North Carolina voters say they support a constitutional amendment that establishes marriage between one man and woman as the only recognized domestic legal union in the state. Full story...
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NC Republicans could see contested prez primary

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North Carolina Republicans are looking more likely to get their chance to help choose a presidential nominee after Super Tuesday failed to materialize as the clincher for front-runner Mitt Romney. Full story...
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Lack of students puts Catholic high school plan on hold

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videoFor years a lot of folks have wanted a Catholic high school in the Cape Fear, but it looks like that will not happen any time soon. During a visit to Wilmington today, Bishop Michael Burbidge of the Raleigh Diocese said that talks of building a long-sought Catholic high school here are on hold. Full story...
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Leland, Bald Head fire departments get federal money

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Two fire departments in Brunswick County are getting help from the federal government. Leland Fire Rescue and the Bald Head Island Fire Department are each getting money from the the US Department of Homeland Security for operations and safety improvements. Full story...
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CFCC students take top honors at interior design contest

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Three Cape Fear Community College students swept a regional competition with their interior design skills. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Arrests made in connection to death of high school football player

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videoBrunswick County Sheriff's investigators say they have charged several people in the death of 19-year-old Marcus Hankins. They have been charged with inciting a riot. Full story...
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Historic Wilmington Foundation loans Children's Museum money for restoration

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The Children's Museum of Wilmington is getting some help taking care of its home. The Historic Wilmington Foundation is loaning the museum $23,000 for restoration. Full story...
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Obama urges shift to new energy technologies during NC visit

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President Barack Obama on Wednesday made his most urgent appeal yet for the nation to wean itself from oil, calling it a "fuel of the past" and demanding that the United States broaden its approach to energy. Full story...
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Gingrich presses ahead

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After winning one state -- Georgia -- on Super Tuesday, Newt Gingrich says he'll press ahead, and will "wait and see how the race goes." Full story...
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