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Archive - Jan 2014

Wolfe won't seek reelection to New Hanover Co. Commission

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videoNew Hanover County Commissioner Tom Wolfe says he will not seek election to a full four-year term this fall. Wolfe was appointed last year to fill the unexpired term of Rick Catlin after Catlin won a seat in the NC House of Representatives. Full story...
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Silver Alert issued for missing Whiteville woman

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The NC Center for Missing Persons has issued a Silver Alert for a missing endangered woman, Brooklyn Simone Baldwin. Citizens are asked to be on the lookout for Brooklyn Simone Baldwin, who is believed to be suffering from dementia or some other cognitive impairment. Full story...
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Church chaperone indicted for sex crimes with kids

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videoA Brunswick County grand jury has indicted an Albemarle man on eight felony charges stemming from allegations of sex crimes involving children at Fort Caswell in June. Full story...
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Despite bitter cold, January's been pretty average

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videoThis cold weather seems like it just keeps going on and on and on. But has it really been that cold that long in southeastern North Carolina? Full story...
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NC justices will not delay 2014 elections

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videoThe 2014 elections will go on as planned after North Carolina's highest court refused to delay them while the justices consider whether the most recent version of election districts are legal. Full story...
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Basile takes to the streets to see who's keeping, breaking resolutions

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videoAt the beginning of every new year, all the buzz is about making resolutions and promises to do something differently, with the chance to start fresh. Full story...
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Wilmington man scares off intruder

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videoA Wilmington man scares off an intruder, now police are processing evidence to find the man. Full story...
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UNC chancellor sued for academic probe information

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A Raleigh newspaper is suing the chancellor at the University of North Carolina for information about athletic and academic standards. Full story...
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Duke Energy wants to pay less for NC rooftop solar

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The largest electric company in the US wants to change a rule designed to spur rooftop solar energy production and pay North Carolina shops and homeowners less to generate power. Full story...
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7th District GOP candidates trade poll numbers, political jabs

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video As the saying goes, numbers never lie, but that might not be true in the Republican Primary for the 7th District Congressional seat. Full story...
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Cape Fear's theater community honors best

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videoActors, directors, producers and stage hands put on their everyday costumes to honor each other in Wilmington Thursday night. Thalian Hall hosted the 3rd annual Starnews Media Wilmington Theater Awards. Full story...
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With no political experience, newcomer has eyes set on Washington

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videoCome May your vote to go to an unlikely candidate, running in the Democratic Primary election for US Senate. Will Stewart says he can be the voice of the people in Washington regardless of his lack of political experience. Full story...
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Five more flu deaths in NC

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videoState health officials say five more people died last week from flu-related illnesses in North Carolina, bringing the total this season to 33 statewide. Full story...
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EXPLORE WITH GEORGE: StarNews Media Wilmington Theatre Awards

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videoWe go behind the scenes, hanging out backstage with this 2014 StarNews Media Theatre Awards Show host Jeff Phillips. Full story...
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Wilmington lands among best areas for owning a home

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videoWilmington has been named one of the nation's best small metro areas for home ownership. Wilmington came in at No. 10 on the list. Full story...
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