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Cumberland County blaze ravages nearly 1,000 acres

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A wildfire spreading across nearly 1,000 acres in Cumberland County is being fueled by dry brush and pines. Full story...
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GOP lawmakers one vote away from health care bill OK

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A Republican-penned bill seeking North Carolina to challenge the 2010 health care overhaul law is one vote away from Democratic Gov. Bev. Perdue, who seems ready to ignore the measure if it hits her desk. Full story...
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Bill stops NC sex offenders as certain EMS workers

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A registered sex offender in North Carolina would be prevented from working as an emergency medical services worker under legislation approved overwhelmingly in the state House. Full story...
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Daughter of Malcolm X arrested in NC on NY charges

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The daughter of civil rights leader Malcolm X is set to appear in a North Carolina court on several outstanding warrants from New York. Full story...
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Perdue talks to business owners during Wilmington visit

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video Gov. Bev Perdue spent part of her day in Wilmington today. The governor took part in a roundtable discussion on business at UNCW. Business owners were also there, wanting to know why it's so difficult to grow their company. Full story...
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ILM exploring direct flight to Chicago

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In two weeks, nonstop flights to Washington, D.C. will be introduced on the weekends. Another nonstop flight to Chicago is still in the works - reports the Greater Wilmington Business Journal. “We always go to our existing carriers first. If they don’t express interest, then we go to other carriers and try to get them interested,” Rosborough said of the process of getting a Chicago flight. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Busy day for fire crews in northern New Hanover County

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video The conditions were just right to spark fires along Blue Clay Road in New Hanover County this afternoon. Full story...
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Crews keep eye on big Pender Co. fire

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video Much of North Carolina is under a burn ban, and for good reason. The combination of wind, low humidity and warm temperatures made Pender County ripe for wildfires this weekend. Full story...
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Azalea Festival looking for worship groups to participate in PraiseFest

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The North Carolina Azalea Festival at Wilmington is seeking area church worship groups for the second annual Azalea PraiseFest to be held on Friday, April 8th at Riverfront Park Stage on Water Street. Full story...
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NC officials warn about wildfires in dry weather

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The National Weather Service recommended that people postpone outdoor burning until Wednesday or later. Full story...
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