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NC Maritime Museum trying to stay afloat

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The North Carolina Maritime Museum in Southport could be on the chopping block because of state budget cuts. Museum supporters pleaded their case at last night's Board of Aldermen meeting. They want to house the museum in the city's parks and recreation building, and are asking the city to lease it to the state for one dollar a year, for ten years. Full story...
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Students discover learning about pi can be fun

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Today, the Cape Fear Museum honored the famous number pi. Not pie that you eat, but the pi you learned about in math class; you know, the ratio of the circumference to the diameter of a circle which is about equal to 3.14. Full story...
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Forestry Museum stresses importance of valuable resource

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videoForestry has been a large part of our state's industry beginning in the Colonial times. The North Carolina Forestry Museum in downtown Whiteville walks us through what made North Carolina pines so important to building the state and local economy. Full story...
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House Bill 88 to give parents choices about sex education for their children in school

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videoA newly proposed bill could change the way students learn about sex in the classroom. House Bill 88 may eventually give North Carolina parents a choice about what their kids are taught in sex education classes. Full story...
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Pedestrian safety a concern in New Hanover County

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videoFor eight consecutive years, AAA has rated New Hanover County as the state's most dangerous county for drivers. Statistics also show the county has become more dangerous for pedestrians. Between 2007 and 2008 the number of pedestrian fatalities on New Hanover County roads doubled. Full story...
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Poor third quarter earnings announced by Smithfield Foods

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Smithfield Foods, the leading pork processing plant in the country, just released their third quarter earnings. In the third quarter, Smithfield netted a loss of more than $100 million. Full story...
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Brunswick teen in custody for multiple charges

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A Brunswick County teenager is in custody tonight for allegedly stealing a car, and driving it from Wilmington to Leland. Full story...
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"About four" Wave Transit drivers suspended without pay

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A handful of Wave Transit bus drivers have been suspended for using their cell phones while behind the wheel. Full story...
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Hell's Kitchen reopens after three months

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A popular downtown Wilmington bar and restaurant is open for business once again. Hell's Kitchen opened its doors Thursday after being closed for almost three months. Full story...
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Queensboro is one shirt company that isn't folding

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videoSo often these days, we're deluged by news of what isn't working in our economy. It can get downright depressing, but here in the Cape Fear, all is not doom and gloom. For a business that hangs by a thread, this one is quite successful. Full story...
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