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Archive - Jun 6, 2012

FIRST ON 3: Sneak peek at set construction at next 'Iron Man 3' location

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"Iron Man 3" returns on location in Wilmington next week. Meanwhile work is underway on sets at the shooting spot. Full story...
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Man killed following police chase in Greensboro

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Authorities in Greensboro say a man was killed after police chased his car and it crashed into a tree and went down an embankment. Full story...
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Lawyers sue Swain County DSS over NC girl's death

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A lawsuit says Swain County social workers knew that a 15-month-old North Carolina girl's life was in danger but failed to take action on complaints that could have prevented her death. Full story...
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Coble to undergo back surgery in Greensboro

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The office of U.S. Rep. Howard Coble says the veteran lawmaker is scheduled to undergo back surgery to correct a condition which his doctor says is impinging on his nerves and causing back, hip and leg pain. Full story...
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Downtown marketing task force unveils "Bring it! Downtown" campaign

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video Wilmington city leaders have agreed the investment of $60,000 is worth the cost. That's how much money from the city's parking fund they are giving a marketing task force to encourage folks to shop and dine downtown. Full story...
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NHRMC offers free CPR training

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video New Hanover Regional Medical Center is aiming to save lives by educating the community. The hospital is offering free CPR events, including one today at Wrightsville Beach. Full story...
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ECU football coach speaks to elementary school grads

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video Some elementary school graduates in Wilmington had a special visitor today. East Carolina football coach Ruffin McNeill provided some words of wisdom for the fifth grade graduates at Bradley Creek Elementary School. Full story...
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Wilmington wins Old Navy grant, party

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Wilmington has won the Eastern Region for Old Navy's Funnovation Nation Summer Party video contest, according to a news release from the Brigade Boys & Girls Club. Full story...
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Kickback Jack's challenges smoking ban

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When is a wall not a wall? That was the main issue Wednesday when Battleground Restaurant Group Inc. appealed $1,200 in fines levied against it by the New Hanover County Health Department for violations of the state law that prohibits smoking in a restaurant. Full story...
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Two Diamond Hawks picked in MLB Draft

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A couple of UNCW baseball players will get a chance to make it in professional baseball. Outfielder Andrew Cain and pitcher Tyler DeLoach were selected in the third and final day of the Major League Baseball Draft. Full story...
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South Brunswick's Kelley leaves for new post at West Brunswick

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South Brunswick High School needs a new football coach. Roman Kelley is leaving after three seasons, but he's not going far. Full story...
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Wilmington council continues budget talks, hires City Attorney

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video Wilmington City Council continues to work on its budget for the next fiscal year. Council held a budget workshop today the morning after a public hearing on the spending plan. Also today, Council named a City Attorney. Full story...
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Former Topsail principal takes private school post

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Topsail High School's former principal is now at the helm of a private school in Duplin County. Marcus Skipper will start as Headmaster at Harrells Christian Academy July 1. Full story...
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Biden returns to North Carolina, talks economy

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Vice President Joe Biden is touting President Barack Obama's economic message in the swing state of North Carolina. Biden spoke to about 600 people in the Wake Forest Biotech Place in Winston-Salem Wednesday morning. Full story...
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With delay in sunscreen regulations, expert offers advice for sun lovers

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video Last year the FDA made new rules for sunscreen makers. But an extension on compliance means many sunscreens still boast protections that may not be enough. We checked with a dermatologist to find out what you should be looking for before soaking in some rays. Full story...
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