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Archive - Apr 2012

5-month-old girl recovering after heart transplant

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A five-month-old Wilmington girl has the new heart she's been waiting for. Hannah Dombrowski received a heart transplant Friday night after waiting since February, when doctors found an inoperable tumor on her heart. Full story...
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Judge: Witness in Edwards case called witnesses

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A judge says a key prosecution witness in the criminal trial of former presidential candidate John Edwards contacted other witnesses in the case to ask about their planned testimony, a possible violation of federal law. Full story...
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More jurors being picked in NC murder trial

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A Raleigh man accused in the death of a member of North Carolina's State Board of Education is going on trial for his life. Full story...
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NC Senate wants merit pay, end teacher tenure

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Republicans in the North Carolina Senate are rolling out a package of public school initiatives they say would create performance bonuses for teachers but end their employment tenure so that districts could more easily dismiss ineffective ones. Full story...
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Sheriff's son arrested for DWI, will plead guilty

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Highway Patrol arrested the son of Brunswick County's Sheriff Saturday for drunk driving. John W. Ingram VI is charged with DWI. Full story...
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GOP hopeful Gingrich back in NC visiting 10 cities

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Newt Gingrich is spending time in North Carolina this week trying to rebuild momentum for his Republican presidential campaign. Full story...
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Some NC lawmakers recommend repealing new tolls

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A General Assembly committee has recommended legislation to repeal proposed new and higher tolls on North Carolina ferry routes that have been at the center of a dispute between Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue and Republican legislative leaders. Full story...
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Interest high at UNC campus for Obama loan talk

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The line for tickets and the interest in hearing President Barack Obama speak about student debt is high at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Full story...
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Mud Bog Racing Returns to Winnabow

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videoMud bog races returned to Winnabow this weekend to an impressive turnout. Full story...
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UPDATE: Missing New Hanover County man found dead

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New Hanover County Sheriff's detectives have found the body of a man missing from Figure Eight Island. Full story...
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Teen dies in crash

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A teenager is dead after crashing his SUV near Varnamtown Saturday afternoon. Full story...
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Police charge woman after rescuing her from river

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A Wilmington woman has been charged after a police officer rescued her from the Cape Fear River early Saturday morning. The woman gave false names before police could identify her as Lydian Beck, 20. Full story...
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Homebuilder clarifies mineral rights on homes

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Homebuilder D.R. Horton says it's being more direct in telling homebuyers that the company keeps for itself drilling rights for natural gas under homes it sells in North Carolina. Full story...
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UNCW captures second straight CAA women's golf crown - tennis falls short & baseball sweeps

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Cindy Ho's UNCW women's golf team captured first place in the CAA women's golf championship on Sunday. It's the second title in as many years for the Seahawks. Both Seahawk tennis teams came close, but they both fell short in winning a CAA tennis title. The UNCW baseball team is still a few weeks away from tournament play. After a sweep this weekend the Seahawks have a firm grip on first place. Full story...
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Carolina Beach business owners, residents excited about 'road diet' reversal

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videoIt's a diet that failed. The North Carolina Department of Transportation will be reversing the Carolina Beach "road diet" starting Monday. Full story...
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