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A look at some bills introduced by our legislators

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Bills with local interest include state control of video gaming machines, enhancing the state's film incentives, changes to New Hanover County's ABC board and a subsidy for a non-profit. Full story...
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Civitas Institute: A dish NC taxpayers shouldn’t be forced to swallow

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One particularly frivolous bill was introduced on the House floor by Rep. Sandra Spaulding Hughes (D-New Hanover). If passed, HB 1937 will appropriate $500,000 to Cooking for Change, Inc., a non-profit organization based in Wilmington that helps provide economically disadvantaged adults with skills for careers in the food service industry. Full story...
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VOTE 2010: Civitas Flash Poll shows Goolsby with large lead in State Senate Dist 9 race

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Republican candidate Thom Goolsby leads Democratic opponent Jim Leutze by 18 percentage points in the battle for North Carolina’s 9th Senate District seat according to a new SurveyUSA poll released today by the Civitas Institute. Full story...
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CFCC invites boat builders to enter annual boat show

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This year marks the 11th annual CFCC Boat Show on July 24, 2010. Presented by the CFCC's two boat building programs, the show serves as an annual celebration of the craft of boat building. Held on the banks of the Cape Fear River in downtown Wilmington, CFCC's boat show attracts thousands of visitors every year. Full story...
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Second fire in one year damages Carolina Beach restaurant

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This is the second fire at the SeaWitch Café in less than a year. A suspicious fire broke out in the restaurant last June. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: DA candidates talk about the Soles bill to split the district

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video "Soles has a history of abusing his office and abusing his power," says Joe Sinsheimer, a consultant for the Democratic Party. "And it's incumbent upon Senator Basnight to take a stand and publicly rebuke Senator Soles for this kind of self-serving and embarrassing legislation." Full story...
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Charlotte Observer: Soles should resign immediately

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Charlotte Observer editorial: "Senator's maneuvers reflect rot in politics. Soles should resign now and N.C. Senate should kill his bills." Full story...
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Technical problems interrupt "Lost" on the ATMC cable system

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Some "Lost" fans in Brunswick County felt very lost Sunday night when technical problems interrupted the finale. The problems originated at the ATMC cable system in Brunswick County. Full story...
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Bald Head bones waiting for ride to Raleigh

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Archaeologists said bones found on Bald Head Island would go to Raleigh for further examination. Full story...
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$100,000 gift to CFCC aims to help homeless get back on their feet

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The Rising Tide Fund, a privately endowed fund established in Wilmington to benefit persons served by Good Shepherd Center, has donated $100,000 to the CFCC Foundation to form this new scholarship. Full story...
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