Local Interest
2:39 am
Thu April 19, 2007

Pony Gives Police A Chase

Stormy and friend
credit: Wilmington PD

Wilmington, NC – Animal Control in Wilmington got a special delivery Thursday morning - a pony and two police officers.

Wilmington Police say at around 4:15 Thursday morning, they received a call that a horse was on the loose. Officers chased what turned out to be a pony and cornered him inside a fenced in lot.

A pair of officers walked the pony to Animal Control where the owner came to pick him up. Animal Control says the tan and white pony's name is Stormy.

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Local Interest
12:11 am
Thu April 19, 2007

Lumbee Hearing on Capitol Hill

Wilmington, NC – Members of the Lumbee Indian tribe were back on Capitol Hill Wednesday testifying in yet another hearing to gain full recognition.

Lumbee Indians have been fighting for full recognition for more than a century. Full recognition comes with business loans and clears the way for casinos on tribal land.

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Local Interest
1:36 am
Wed April 18, 2007

Public Input Sought on Plan to End Homelessness

Wilmington, NC – It's an audacious idea -- to actually end a problem many see as an inevitable part of urban life. But that's exactly what a massive committee of government agencies, non-profit groups, and community leaders is currently working on: a plan to get all the region's homeless off the streets and into housing in the next ten years.

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Thursday Commentary
3:33 pm
Tue April 17, 2007

Drought Tolerant Plants

Gardener Barbara Sullivan has some advice on how best to grow plants which are touted as drought-tolerant.

04/17/07 – Gardening commentator Barbara Sullivan has some advice on how best to care forplants which are advertised as drought-tolerant.

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Local Interest
10:24 am
Mon April 16, 2007

Local Alumni Shocked by Shootings

Wilmington, NC – Members of the Coastal Carolina Virginia Tech Alumni Association will take a moment of silence at noon Tuesday to remember those killed Monday on campus.

Channing King is Co-Chair of the alumni association. She says students never worried about their safety on campus.

We just kind of floated around campus. We didn't really think about somebody actually bringing a gun on campus, but to kill that many people, that would have been the very farthest thought from our minds.

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Local Interest
6:15 am
Mon April 16, 2007

SBI's Account of Shooting

Wilmington, NC – District Attorney Ben David says criminal charges will not be filed against Wilmington Police officers involved in the shooting death of Phillipe McIver.

David says the decision is based on physical evidence, video from both the patrol car and the Tidewater Apartment Complex and testimony from witnesses.

Hear State Bureau of Investigation Agent Steve Netherland's account of what happened on April 5th of 2007.

Note: This audio clip has been edited for web publication.

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Local Interest
3:46 am
Mon April 16, 2007

Counties, Realtors Wrangle Over Price of Development

Wilmington, NC – Who pays for new development?

That's the question behind a slew of bills in the General Assembly to extend the power of counties to tax real estate. The majority would allow specific counties to levy real estate transfer taxes, but several would provide the option of impact fees, billed to developers instead of individual property owners.

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Local Interest
1:16 am
Mon April 16, 2007

Architects Try to Build a Better Bike Route

Wilmington, NC – In honor of the American Institute of Architects 150th anniversary, Wilmington is getting a 12.5 mile long birthday present. AIA chapters around the country are celebrating the big year by designing public projects for their communities and here in Wilmington, that has local architects on the move.

When members of the local chapter of the American Institute of Architects put their thinking caps on, those caps turned out to be bike helmets.

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Local Interest
12:12 am
Mon April 16, 2007

No Charges In McIver's Death

Wilmington, NC – District Attorney Ben David says criminal charges will not be filed against Wilmington Police officers involved in the April 5th shooting death of Phillipe McIver.

The State Bureau of Investigation says just before the shooting, McIver was fighting with several young men and witnesses described him as acting strange. He then made his way to Princess Place Drive where police found him.

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Thursday Commentary
10:04 am
Thu April 12, 2007

Mistaken Identity

Will the real Nan Graham speak to us?

There is another Nan Graham out there! Our commentator discovers she has a rival for her name...

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