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Archive - Sep 2012

State Capitol Police Chief Scott Hunter dies

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State Capitol Police Chief Scott Hunter, who came to the department after nearly 20 years with the N.C. Highway Patrol, has died. He was 49. Full story...
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Police issue arrest warrant in missing teen case

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Police in Goldsboro say they are investigating the disappearance of a teenager as a homicide and have issued an arrest warrant for a suspect. Full story...
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Bald Head Island residents speak out against Town Manager

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video We told you a few weeks ago about controversy on Bald Head Island. Friday the citizens of the island told the Village Council what they thought about Village Manger Calvin Peck. Full story...
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Man charged after shooting three horses, all three died

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Deputies say a man shot three horses, killing one of them. The other two were later euthanized. Keith Kincy has been arrested and now faces gun and animal cruelty charges. Full story...
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Brian Berger skips out on leadership conference, says it's not his fault

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New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger is once again back in the spotlight. After requesting county staff to send out a news release about a conference he was invited to, Berger did not go. But Berger says it's not his fault. Full story...
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Already deemed unhealthiest, many in Columbus County won't buckle up

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video In April, Columbus County was ranked the unhealthiest in the state. Now county residents are considered the least likely in the state to wear a seat belt. Full story...
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2 charged in break-in at NC home of dead toddler

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Investigators in Rowan County have arrested two people in connection with a break-in at the home of a family attending the funeral of a 1-year-old toddler who drowned. Full story...
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Wilmington man wins $175k in lottery

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Bob Jones, a retired manufacturing worker from Wilmington, plans to use some of the $175,707 prize he won playing Carolina Cash 5 to take a vacation. Full story...
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BY GEORGE: They sure were biting

US seafood landings reached a 17-year high in 2011, thanks in part to rebuilding fish populations, and the value of landings also increased, according to a new report released today by NOAA.

Parking space becomes park to raise green space awareness

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A downtown parking space was turned into a park of its own today. Park(ing) Day is an annual event that raises awareness the need for green space in cities. Full story...
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Mercury found in Camp Lejeune water plant pipe

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Camp Lejeune has shut down one of its water treatment plants after mercury was found in a pipe in the facility. Full story...
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Former Perdue fundraiser pleads guilty

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A former aide to North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor obstruction of justice charge related to secret salary payments received while working on the Democrat's campaign. Full story...
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President Obama falsely claims fast and furious program 'begun under the previous administration'

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Asked about the Fast and Furious program at the Univision forum on Thursday, President Obama falsely claimed that the program began under President George W. Bush. In actuality, the Fast and Furious program was started in October 2009, nine months into the Obama presidency. Full story...
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Customers arrive early for iPhone 5

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video The iPhone 5 is now on sale. In California people lined up as early as Monday to get theirs. Here in wilmington, they lined up too. Just not that early. Full story...
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Hagan introduces bill to reduce unnecessary regulations on farmers

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Senators Kay Hagan (D-NC) and Mike Crapo (R-ID) introduced legislation yesterday that would eliminate a costly and redundant EPA regulation on pesticides. Full story...
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