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Archive - Feb 27, 2013

Randy to the Rescue: Burlap Table Runner

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video As Randy Aldridge has displayed in the past, burlap can be a versitile fabric. This week he is turning an inexpensive piece of burlap into a stunning table runner. If your dining table is starving for a new look, check out Randy to the Rescue. Full story...
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Monkey Junction Annexation bill passes in Senate

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A bill that would keep people who live in Monkey Junction from having to pay six months of Wilmington taxes took its first step today. Full story...
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NC woman sentenced on child pornography charge

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A Fayetteville woman has been sentenced to 30 years in prison after federal prosecutors say she drugged a child and produced pornographic images while the child was unconscious. Full story...
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McCrory concerned about return of payday loans

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Gov. Pat McCrory is concerned about a bill that would allow a form of short-term borrowing to return to North Carolina a decade after the legislature outlawed payday loans. Full story...
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Union County engineer named to NC utilities panel

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Gov. Pat McCrory has made his first appointment to the North Carolina Utilities Commission, choosing an energy engineer at a metal manufacturing company to help regulate the state's electric, natural gas and telecommunications markets. Full story...
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Raleigh accountant joins UNC Board of Governors

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A Raleigh accountant is the newest member of the governing body for the University of North Carolina system. Full story...
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NC farmers want help on immigration solution

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North Carolina farmers want state legislators to lobby Congress to pass an immigration law overhaul so they can hire more people to work in fields and the state's agriculture industry can meet increasing food demands worldwide. Full story...
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CFPUA resumes underground water storage

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videoA man who believed his well water was making him sick may be one step closer to answers after getting the results of CFPUA testing. Full story...
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StarNews publisher will also oversee Jacksonville newspaper

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Bob Gruber, publisher of StarNews Media, will now also oversee the Jacksonville Daily News, JDNews.com and other publications produced by Jacksonville. The StarNews and the Daily News are both owned by Halifax Media Group. Full story...
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WPD: Narcotics unit violated department procedures

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video An internal review by Wilmington Police has found violations of procedures by the Narcotics Enforcement Unit. WPD this morning issued a statement about the investigation in response to requests from media outlets including WWAY NewsChannel 3. Full story...
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NHSO sergeant earns K9 instructor certificate

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The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office has two new tools to help fight crime. Sgt. James Croom recently completed more than 400 hours of training to become the first certified K9 officer instructor in the county. Full story...
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Ashley Jacobs leaving us, focusing on family

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A valued member of our newsroom family is leaving next week to spend more time with her own family. Ashley Jacobs, who has co-anchored 'Good Morning Carolina' with Tim Buckley the last year, has decided to hop out of broadcasting for a bit to focus on her two young children. Full story...
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Vote on NC commissions bill reveals divisions

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House Republicans who want to clean out several key North Carolina regulatory commissions have revealed disagreements with Senate GOP counterparts and among members in their own caucus about how to do it. Full story...
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NC Democratic chair owes $286,000 in back taxes

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Court records show the new head of the North Carolina Democratic Party owes nearly $290,000 in back taxes and penalties. Full story...
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Former Southport manager to fill job temporarily

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The Southport Board of Aldermen hired Robert S. Gandy last night to serve as interim city manager. This is Gandy's second go-around as manager. Full story...
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