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Universal cell phone chargers will make a positive change

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videoOld cell phone chargers generate 50,000 tons of waste a year, not to mention the fact that it's a hassle to have to get a new charger every time you get a new phone. However, there may be relief in site. Cell phone industry leaders are working on a plan to create a universal charger by 2012, which would help the environment and make things more convenient for cell phone buyers. Full story...
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Pender to unleash dangerous dog laws?

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Other counties may be using New Hanover County's dangerous dog laws as an example. Pender County commissioners are discussing stricter animal control ordinances after two pit bulls recently killed a small dog. Full story...
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New Hanover County school officials are asking for parents help

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Parents with students in New Hanover County schools are being encouraged to attend a district improvement meeting Thursday night. Full story...
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New Hanover County Animal Control holds another Dog Court

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The dangerous dog board heard one case last night; a dispute between neighbors who live in a development off Carolina Beach Road. Full story...
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Planners present designs for Cape Fear Skyway

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A new cable bridge connected New Hanover and Brunswick County is one step closer to reality. Full story...
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Market Street public forum continues Thursday night

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The second of two public forums addressing congestion, safety and general appearance of Market Street is Thursday night. Full story...
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Feds indict NC man charged in 2008 'scaring' death

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A man facing state charges of scaring a North Carolina woman to death while fleeing after a bank robbery attempt is facing federal charges related to the case. Full story...
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Manufacturing company to add jobs at NC plant

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A Wisconsin-based manufacturing company plans to expand its western North Carolina plant by adding 40 jobs and investing $2 million. Full story...
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Whats Happening: February 20-22

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videoSome brave souls prove you do not need summer to take a dip into the ocean, and Saint Patrick's Day is less than a month away, but some people are already gearing up for the celebration. Full story...
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Decal helps parents of teenage drivers

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videoEighteen-year-old Meredith Stanley has a new sticker to add to her truck thanks to her mother, Cindy. The new decal is part of a new program at the Brunswick County sheriff's office, aimed at keeping parents informed on how their young drivers are acting on the roads if they get pulled over by a law enforcement officer. Full story...
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Volunteer rates increase as unemployment rates go up

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videoFor the last five years Rory Platow has volunteered through the Cape Fear Volunteer Center. He lost his job three weeks ago, and is now looking for a new one, but that hasn't limited his volunteer hours. Full story...
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Parents concerned about school redistricting in Brunswick County

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videoTwo new schools are set to open next year, Town Creek Elementary and Cedar Grove Middle. Redistricting lines have been drawn for four different scenarios and not all parents are pleased. Full story...
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One Wilmington bank may be in trouble

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The exact words they use about Cooperative Bank are "troubled condition", which means the bank is now subject to restrictions on its asset growth, capital distributions and management fees. Full story...
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Market Street traffic flow to be discussed

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The DOT, along with Wilmington and New Hanover County are already working to fix one of the area's most congested roads. A plan is in the works to improve traffic flow on Market Street from Colonial Drive, all the way to the Pender County line. Full story...
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