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KITCHEN SCOOP: Righteous Rum Punch

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video It's a fruity drink that's for you...not the kids. A punch that's packed with fresh juices, but also three kinds of rum. One quick stir and the party starts. Alicia Ross shares her recipe in this week's Kitchen Scoop. Full story...
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BUILDING HISTORY: A. David building

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videoSome buildings are old and some modern, this one is a little of each. The A. David building downtown is certainly historic; it has undergone quite a few changes in 100 years to become the place it is now. Full story...
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KITCHEN SCOOP: Fresh Peach Cobbler

It's already august and that means it's getting even hotter. But Alicia Ross has a good way to keep cool with a homemade peach cobbler.

Fresh Peach Cobbler

8 tablespoons (1 stick) butter
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup granulated sugar
4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup whole or reduced fat-milk
6 cups fresh sliced peaches
Ice cream, optional for serving

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Place butter in a 13 x 9 inch baking dish and place in the preheating oven. When butter has melted, about 3 minutes, carefully remove dish and set aside. Let oven continue to preheat.

In a medium-mixing bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, vanilla and milk, whisking well to combine. Pour mixture evenly over butter in baking dish, but do not stir. Place peaches over the crust mixture but do not stir.

Bake, uncovered, 45 minutes or until crust is light golden brown. Cool 10 minutes and serve warm, with ice cream if desired.

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KITCHEN SCOOP: Alicia's Favorite Pimento Cheese Spread

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videoPimento Cheese Spread is so common these days I can buy several brands of prepared spread in the grocery cheese case. When I am really desperate, it’s not a bad option. But when I taste homemade, I am transported to a picnic of my childhood in my grandmother’s yard. Full story...
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KITCHEN SCOOP: Pecan Pie Crust Cookies with Ice Cream

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videoEverybody loves pie, and everybody loves cookies. So why not put the two together? Alicia Ross did just that. She shares her recipe Pecan Pie Crust cookies, along with some patriotic toppings for the 4th of July, in this week's Kitchen Scoop. Full story...
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Wilmington moviegoers talk action after seeing 'Iron Man 3' on the big screen

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video"Iron Man 3" finally soared into theaters across the nation last night, and you can bet moviegoers here were thrilled to catch a glimpse of the Cape Fear on the big screen. Full story...
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KITCHEN SCOOP: Mona's Incredible Cheese Biscuits

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In celebration of moms, young and old, here is another mother to daughter recipe, Mona’s Incredible Cheese Biscuits. You’ll want to grab the scissors for this one, it will be one of those recipes you want to pass down from generation to generation. Full story...
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Berger nixes UNC campus closings in Senate budget

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The top leader of the North Carolina Senate says he doesn't envision his chamber's state budget proposal will direct any closings of the University of North Carolina system's 17 campuses. Full story...
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KITCHEN SCOOP: Pasta With Asparagus

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videoAsparagus is a great spring vegetable...and versatile, too. It works well as a side, but also as the star of a dish. Alicia Ross has a great recipe for Pasta with Asparagus...that has a bit of a kick as well. Full story...
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Police arrest suspected serial robber

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video Wilmington Police say they've caught who they believe is a serial robber. Police arrested Erik Greyson Huggins, 29, early this morning for the robbery of a taxi driver at knifepoint on Eastwood Road. Full story...
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NC family receives Air Force colonel's 22 medals

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The Winston-Salem family of a U.S. Air Force colonel who served in three wars now has the 22 medals that he earned. Full story...
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Woman dies falling from NC nursing home window

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Authorities say an 88-year-old woman who had been in a Gastonia nursing home for a few days and wanted to get out has died after falling from a second-story window. Police said employees at Morningside of Gastonia were looking for Nellie Holland around 10:15 p.m. Sunday night when they found her outside the building. Paramedics say she died at the scene. Full story...
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Kitchen Scoop: Rich Caramel Sauce

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video Are you tired of the same old chocolate sauce on top of your ice cream sundae? Alicia Ross has a decadent caramel sauce that you can make at home with just a microwave and five minutes in this week's Kitchen Scoop. Full story...
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Outer Banks weighs Sandy's flooding, wave damage

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People on North Carolina's Outer Banks are bracing for more flooding and damage caused by Hurricane Sandy. Full story...
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NC dentists at odds over management company rules

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Proposed restrictions on companies that help North Carolina dentists administer their practices have caused several of the firms to spend time and money fighting them. Full story...
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