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Governor signs bills to help homeowners

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Mortgage lenders face greater disclosure in North Carolina under three bills signed by Governor Mike Easley. Full story...
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N.C. native Max Roach, master jazz percussionist, dead at 83

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North Carolina-born jazz percussionist Max Roach has died at the age of 83. A spokesman for Blue Note Records says Roach died Wednesday night after a long illness. Full story...
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Edwards calls on Democrats to bar lobbyists' money

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Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards was the party's top fundraising organizations to stop accepting money from federal lobbyists. Full story...
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Authorities investigating deadly Ogden shooting

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New Hanover County deputies are investigating the death of a man found shot in his home late Thursday night. Deputies say someone broke into a house in the 2500 block of Bradfield Court near Gordon Road and shot 23-year-old Geoffrey Graham with a shotgun. Full story...
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Local war opponents present check to congressman

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videoA group of opponents of the war in Iraq, including some members of the political action group MoveOn.org, expressed their concerns Thursday. Full story...
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State suing Oak Island mayor

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videoThe state of North Carolina is suing a local mayor for hundreds of thousands of dollars. But is he responsible? Oak Island Mayor John Vereen is being sued by the Department of Transportation for an alleged crime committed by one of his former employees. The Department of Transportation says Vereen should reimburse the state more than $380,000. Full story...
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Doctors find new way to predict prostate cancer

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Doctors have found a new way to help predict a prognosis for men with prostate cancer. A new study published in "cancer research" magazine reveals the results of efforts of Mayo Clinic researchers. Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach fire leaves many homeless

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videoA fire at a Wrightsville Beach apartment house has left a number of people homeless. Investigators say a pot of cigarette butts ignited on the third floor deck. The fire quickly spread to the vinyl siding of the house. Full story...
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Local chef earns rave reviews, awards

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videoKeith Rhodes is a very busy man, and it can be a challenge to catch him. We went behind the scenes in downtown Wilmington to find out why he earns rave reviews, awards and loyalty. Chef and owner of Catch Keith Rhodes has so much on his plate, he practically meets himself coming and going. Full story...
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Autistic kids get chance to surf

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videoSome 160 families showed up at Wrightsville Beach Thursday morning so kids with autism could learn how to catch a wave. Full story...
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Another downward session on Wall Street

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It's another downward session on Wall Street. Stocks are continuing their plunge for a sixth straight session, with the Dow industrials registering the third consecutive triple-digit loss. Full story...
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Nursing home reps vie for space

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Local nursing home representatives and those competing to build nursing homes in New Hanover County had five minutes a piece to persuade decision-makers as to why they deserve space for more residents. Full story...
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Brunswick County residents could get new tax

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Brunswick county residents could soon be hit with another tax. County commissioners are considering putting a land transfer tax on the November ballot. Full story...
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Teen arrested for firing shots into vehicle

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Our rash of gun violence continues. A teenager is under arrest after firing shots into an occupied vehicle in Wilmington. Full story...
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Wilmington restaurants shine in statewide competition

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Three first-place winners were announced recently from the North Carolina Department of Agriculture’s Best Dish in NC competition, and two of those three were from Wilmington. Catch, known for its signature seafood dishes, won in the category of Casual Dining, while Deluxe, known around town for its eclectic menu and its celebrity guest list, won in the category of Fine Dining. Full story...
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