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Brian Berger era officially ends in New Hanover County

It took a little longer than expected, but the Brian Berger era in New Hanover County ended this morning when Skip Watkins and Rob Zapple took their oaths to join the County Commission.

McIntyre a dying breed in Washington

Mike McIntyre was clear with his answer when I asked him the question today: Did his decision to step down at the end of his current term in the US House have anything to do with pressure from Democra

A Ford Bronco and eight animatronic reindeer...

One of my fondest Christmas memories as a child was riding to look at Christmas lights, an activity we enjoyed two nights each Christmas season.

After striking out in Wilmington, Braves' big league plans again hinge on public financing

Last year the Atlanta Braves struck out in their attempt to get the City of Wilmington to spend tens of millions of dollars to build them a minor league baseball stadium.

BY GEORGE: What really is a monsoon?

Most of us think of the “monsoon” season as the beginning of warm and wet weather from the previous season’s hot and dry period.  That is, the transition occurs in areas that

"What's it like to be a meteorologist?"- Part II: Severe Weather

In terms of staffing, a television station has different tiers of severe weather coverage.

BY GEORGE: Autumn Outlook

It seems like it was just yesterday when we were talking about the summer, now here we are firmly into the autumn.  As we progress through the rest of the season, you will find a few emerging

"What's it like to be a meteorologist?" - Part 1

For starters, the preceding question needs to be a little more specific. There are many different types of meteorologist. Some work in the military, others work for private forecasting firms.

BY GEORGE: Where's the Hurricanes?

Even though the total number of named storms this hurricane season has been average, (nine as of mid-September…the statistical peak of hurricane season), the season seems very, very quiet.&n

GEORGE ELLIOTT: Advanced Doppler Radar

It’s been a number of years since Doppler radar has been in use across the country.  Hard to believe, seeing in how it is routine now to see Doppler radar images on television, but at on