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Archive - Jan 11, 2013

Car parked wrong way leads to heroin arrest

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videoTwo Wilmington Police officers arrested a man for heroin possession early this morning, after approaching his car for being parked facing the wrong direction in the 1600 block of South 15th Street. Full story...
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Man takes a stand against crooks

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videoDan Maggio and his wife live in Middlepoint, a quiet neighborhood near Ogden. But recently, would-be criminals are trying to break into cars and score big. Maggio's property has been targeted three times in the past three weeks, but he feels lucky. He installed a device that has successfully led to the capture of these criminals all three times. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Free rides put Cartmen out of business

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videoA donation-based transportation business has closed up shop, but what will that mean for safety in downtown Wilmington? Full story...
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Taco Bell testing '$1 Cravings' value menu

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The Mexican-fast-food chain is testing a "$1 Cravings Menu" in two markets that lists nine items, including three new offerings. If successful, it would replace the chain's current value menu, called "Why Pay More," with items priced at 89 cents and 99 cents. The $2 "meal deals" on "Why Pay More" are not offered on the new menu. Full story...
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HEALTHWATCH: DASH Diet ranked Best Overall -- See what's second

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The best diet plan for overall health may not cost a thing. A new ranking of diets by U.S. News & World Report gives top honors for best overall diet to the DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet. Full story...
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Police say deaf man stabbed over sign language

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Police in Burlington say a deaf man was stabbed several times after his sign language was mistaken for gang signs by another man. Full story...
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Two cold-stunned loggerheads head home

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videoIt happened much sooner than expected. The NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher released two loggerhead sea turtles to the care of the NC Wildlife Resources Commission for an Atlantic release. Full story...
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Former trooper charged in Christmas Eve shooting

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videoA former Highway Patrol trooper is charged with two felonies in a Christmas Eve shooting in Bladen County. Herbert Paul Weissinger is charged with two counts of assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury. Full story...
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Bald Head Island finishes deer cull

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videoBald Head Island has finished a cull of the island's deer population. It's the first step in the village's plan to launch a birth control program for the animals. The cull, which ended this morning, killed a total 20 does and 10 antlerless bucks. The meat will be processed and donated to local food pantries. Full story...
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Flu more widespread in US; eases off in some areas

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Health officials say flu is more widespread across the nation, but the number of hard-hit states has declined. Flu season started early this winter, and includes a strain that tends to make people sicker. Full story...
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