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Possible budget cuts

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Unemployment may soon be a reality for some New Hanover County school teachers. Senior staff members met behind closed doors to prepare for a possible second budget cut. Full story...
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Topsail Beach Couple Completes America's Great Loop

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video A Topsail Beach couple just completed America's Great Loop. That's a circumnavigation of the eastern half of the United States and Ontario. It's a trip that takes many people years to make. But the Johnsons and their Miniature Schnauzer did it in less than a year and in tight quarters. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Big Talker FM announces Curtis Wright's replacement

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It didn't take long for The Big Talker FM to replace morning host Curtis Wright. Full story...
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NHC school leaders meeting to find another $2 million in cuts; not allowing media to attend

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New Hanover County School leaders, including outgoing Superintendent Dr. Al Lerch, will meet this afternoon to try and find ways to cut another $2 million out of the next budget. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Sheriff's Dept. charges woman with filing false reports, sprayed graffiti on her own home

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video The New Hanover County Sheriff's Department has charged Kimberley Wilkins with 22 counts of filing false reports. She said vandals kept marking her house with graffiti. Investigators say she was doing it herself - then calling the sheriff's department. Full story...
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Easter Bunny hopping over to Independence Mall Saturday morning

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Hop to the mall March 20 through April 3 and get your photo taken with the Easter Bunny himself, and receive a free gift! Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Wilmington unemployment rate now at 11.6%

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Unemployment rates increased in 99 of North Carolina’s 100 counties in January, according to statistics released today by the state’s Employment Security Commission. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Wrightsboro Elementary totally closing because of mold issue

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As a result of these test results, NHCS has decided to close the Wrightsboro school campus for the remainder of the academic year starting on Friday, March 19, 2009. Full story...
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Nesbitt Court will sit empty awhile longer

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The Wilmington developer who wanted to buy Nesbitt Court couldn't secure funding. The WHA is putting it up for public sale. Full story...
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Big Talker FM fires morning show host

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video If you listen to the Big Talker FM, don't be surprised in the morning when you don't hear Curtis Wright. The station cut him loose Thursday morning. Curtis Wright hosted the Morning Beat for more than three years. Full story...
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