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Archive - Aug 2013

WPD: Driver charged with hit and run after hitting building

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videoA Leland woman is charged with hit and run after police say she crashed into a Wilmington apartment building early Monday morning. Full story...
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Several senior living facilities fined

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The NC Department of Health and Human Services has fined several senior living facilities in Wilmington. videoThe Commons at Brightmore paid the state $20,000 for failing to secure bed railings and supervise residents at risk for falls. The fine came after a resident died from their injuries. Full story...
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Carolina Beach upholds officer's firing

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videoA Carolina Beach Police officer fired a month ago after wrecking his cruiser in Pender County is off the job for good. Full story...
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NC shoppers gear up for final sales tax holiday

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North Carolina shoppers are about to go hunting for bargains on back-to-school items and other assorted goods in the annual sales tax holiday, but it could be their last such foray in the state. Full story...
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Former Brunswick Co. emergency services director to run for commission

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Former Brunswick County Emergency Services Director Randy Thompson wants to get back into county leadership. Thompson, a Republican, says he will run next year for the District 1 seat on the Brunswick County Commission. Full story...
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Cape Fear Literacy Council celebrates helping another 500 students

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videoThe Cape Fear Literacy Council hosted its 4th Annual Literacy Luncheon today. Almost 300 people came out for the event to celebrate all the organization does in New Hanover, Brunswick and Pender counties. Full story...
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Thanks to all who donated to Packages from Home

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videoThank you to everyone who donated to this year's Step up for Soldiers Packages from Home drive. Full story...
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Alabama No. 1 in preseason coaches' poll

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Alabama is No. 1 in the USA Today preseason coaches' poll. The Crimson Tide was an overwhelming choice, receiving 58 of 62 first-place votes. Full story...
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Panthers release veteran OL Hangartner

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The Panthers have announced they've released offensive lineman Geoff Hangartner, leaving the starting right guard spot up for grabs. Full story...
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Quintiles back as public company, says profit down

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Clinical testing company Quintiles Transnational Holdings Inc.'s first earnings report since becoming a public company again says second-quarter profits fell 18 percent to $38 million, or 30 cents a share, compared to the same period last year. Full story...
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McCrory backs NC schools spending, unveils grants

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videoGov. Pat McCrory says he wants to spend $30 million over the next two years on finding education innovations, but that won't be possible without Washington's approval to redirect federal Race to the Top money. Full story...
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50+ Coastal Lifestyles EXPO this Friday

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videoThe Wilmington-Cape Fear Home Builders Association (WCFHBA) and Better Living Magazine will host the first-ever 50+ Coastal Lifestyles EXPO on Friday, August 2nd at the Wilmington Convention Center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission to the EXPO is free and open to the general public. Full story...
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Head of nonprofit resigns after critical audit

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The chairwoman of the Rural Economic Development Center has resigned after weeks of critical reports on spending by the taxpayer-funded nonprofit. Full story...
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Medical examiner says North Topsail Beach victims killed each other

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The official causes of death for the two men killed at North Topsail Beach have been released. Full story...
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Car hits train at Wilmington crossing with no warning signals

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A driver that hit a train with his car while trying to cross a Wilmington railroad crossing says he misjudged how far the train was away, dispatchers say. Full story...
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