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Archive - Mar 9, 2012

'Kony 2012' campaign faces generation gap

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videoThe international push to find an African warlord is showing the power of social media. Within four days a half-hour film on a charity's mission to raise awareness has generated 50 million viewers online, most of them young people. Full story...
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Wilmington City Council to tour Durham ballpark

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Wilmington City Council is making a road trip to check out life in the minor leagues. Durham Mayor Bill Bell has invited the council members to visit the Durham Bulls Athletic Park next week to hear first hand about the City of Durham's experience with development of a minor league baseball stadium and its economic impact. Full story...
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Family searching for answers after girl's death on school bus

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videoThe family of a little girl with special needs continues to mourn her death and search for answers. Jamiah Batts died on her school bus last month. Full story...
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Wilmington shoppers react to "pink slime" found in ground beef

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videoLast month several fast food chains made headlines when they said they would stop using so-called "pink slime.” According to reports, 70 percent of the ground beef in supermarkets contains the “pink slime,” but Carolina Farmin' says you won't find that there. Full story...
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Sports fans find new place to kick back

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videoThe drinks are cold. The food is hot. The game is on. Welcome to Kickback Jack's. Full story...
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NC sheriff replaces sheriff with bipolar disorder

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A new sheriff is taking over in Henderson County, replacing a predecessor who retired for health reasons he blamed on bipolar disorder. Full story...
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"And the Winner is..." BEST PET GROOMER

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videoIn this week's "And the Winner is..." we want to know who is the BEST PET GROOMER in the area. When it is time to get Brutus bathed or Fifi fluffed up, where do you go? Congratulations to All About Dogs in Southport! Full story...

14 WPD officers promoted

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It was a big day for several members of the Wilmington Police Department. The department promoted 14 officers during a ceremony this afternoon. Full story...
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Leland Fire Department's $1M grant to benefit whole county

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A $1 million federal grant for the Leland Fire Department will benefit the whole county. Leland got the Assistance to Firefighters grant on behalf of the Brunswick County Fire Chief's Association. Full story...
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Jordan agrees to first Charlotte endorsement deal

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Bobcats owner Michael Jordan has agreed to his first endorsement deal with a Charlotte-based business, partnering with team sponsors Presbyterian Healthcare and Novant Health. Full story...
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Former West Bladen coach joins NHHS staff

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Former West Bladen head football coach Pat Byrd has joined the football coaching staff at New Hanover High School. Byrd will start teaching at New Hanover on Monday. Full story...
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NC high court suspends ticket-fixing local judge

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A North Carolina district court judge who fixed traffic tickets for friends, their friends, or people who knew a court employee is suspended without pay for 75 days. Full story...
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Charlotte lawyer withdraws from Edwards defense

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A well-known Charlotte defense lawyer has plans to withdraw from the team representing John Edwards in his upcoming criminal trial. Full story...
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NC OKs wind farm near Beaufort Co. wildlife refuge

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North Carolina officials are approving a proposed 11,000-acre wind farm in Beaufort County that critics worry could kill migrating birds landing at a nearby wildlife refuge. Full story...
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NC agent investigated over fender bender is fired

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A special agent for North Carolina Alcohol Law Enforcement has been fired after wrecking his state car while driving with a revoked license. Full story...
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