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Thursday Commentary
12:06 pm
Tue August 15, 2006

Bumping Along the Blue Highway

Never one to turn down a road trip, commentator Ede Baldridge takes a trip down memory lane for one of the most popular roads in this region.

Wilmington, NC – Ede Baldridge writes about memorable people and places in the southeast.

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Local Interest
5:35 am
Tue August 15, 2006

City of Wilmington Tallies Up Sewer Break Bill

Wilmington, NC – The City of Wilmington is asking S & C Communications to pay for the cost of fixing damage to a sewer pipe last month.


A letter from the Assistant City Attorney requests $196,605.01.


Nearly five million gallons of wastewater spilled after an S & C crew punctured the River Road sewage pipe back in July.


At first the company said the city failed to mark the pipe, but the city has said it has photos that it marked the site.

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Thursday Commentary
4:42 pm
Mon August 14, 2006

The Golden Silk Spider

Commentator Andy Wood was outside looking at a heat-stressed dogwood in his yard when he was called away to look at a spider suspended from the rearview mirror of his son's car.

Wilmington, NC – Andy Wood is education director for Audubon North Carolina.

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Local Interest
6:22 am
Mon August 14, 2006

UNCW Assistant Men's Basketball Coach Quits

Wilmington, NC – UNCW's Assistant Men's Basketball coach has resigned after a little more than three months on the job.

Chuck Benson says he's leaving for an assistant coaching job at Carson-Newman College in Jefferson, Tennessee.


Back in April, Benson was the first hire by Seahawks head coach Benny Moss.

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Local Interest
6:19 am
Mon August 14, 2006

Governor Easley Says He Will Sign DOT Bill

Wilmington, NC – Governor Mike Easley says he will sign legislation removing specific goals for the North Carolina Department of Transportation when it comes to contracting work out to minority and women-owned businesses.

The North Carolina Black Leadership Caucus is urging Easley to veto the bill, which removes the 10% and 5% goals for contracting work out to minority and women-own businesses.

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Local Interest
4:01 am
Mon August 14, 2006

Easley Signs Landfill Moratorium

Easely signing the landfill moratorium.

Wilmington, NC – Governor Mike Easley signed the landfill moratorium into law in a room at Cape Fear Community College overlooking Brunswick county, site of one of the state's most contentious waste disposal battles.

The proposed Hugo Neu landfill in Navassa is one of five applications statewide frozen by the law.

Easley says while some of the projects may have merit, the state needs more time to develop a coherent policy on proposed landfills.

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Local Interest
1:40 am
Thu August 10, 2006

ILM Tightens Its Security

Wilmington, NC – Passengers flying out of Wilmington International Airport should expect heightened security due to an alleged terrorist plot in London to blow up U.S.-bound planes.


Although Wilmington is not a national hub, airport director Jon Rosborough says increased security precautions are underway at ILM.


He says cars are prohibited from lingering at the curb for pick-ups and drop offs, and beefed up security inside the airport may slow down the boarding process.

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Thursday Commentary
12:59 pm
Wed August 9, 2006

Building for Global Warming

Commentator Charles Boney looks at changes in the future of architecture.

Wilmington, NC – Charles Boney and his family are happy to live in the historic district of downtown Wilmington.

 

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Local Interest
11:54 am
Wed August 9, 2006

UNCW Launches Science Program for Teachers

Wilmington, NC – The University of North Carolina, Wilmington launched a new program delivering graduate science courses for middle and high school science teachers.


It's the first program in the state focused on giving science teachers a boost in knowledge.

The courses are open to current teachers, professionals from the science field moving into teaching jobs, and graduate students working toward a teaching degree.

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Local Interest
12:33 am
Wed August 9, 2006

Riding Along With the Water Patrol

Recreational boaters on the Intracoastal.

ICW, New Hanover County – The radio on detective Morrissette's console blares out the normal chaos of law enforcement - attempted break-ins, car crashes, and fights. But those troubles are a world away from the sparking waves of Mott's Channel off Wrightsville beach. Where Morrissette's attention is currently on a pair of dolphins cresting in the shallows.

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