Local Interest
4:41 am
Tue April 24, 2007

Major Woods Fire in Pender County

Hampstead, NC – Just before sunset two planes circled the smoldering woods outside of Hampstead, as air tankers carrying hundreds of gallons of water cruised just over the heads of exhausted firefighters gathered at a makeshift camp.

Six hours after initial reports of a blaze in the woods off highway 210, the biggest wildfire in years was mostly under control.

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Thursday Commentary
12:04 pm
Mon April 23, 2007

Earth Day!

Commentator Andy Wood talks about small rare birds in honor of Earth Day.

Andy Wood

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Local Interest
9:17 am
Fri April 20, 2007

Riegle Ridge Rally in Columbus County

Wilmington, NC – An environmental group working to halt a proposed landfill in Columbus County is holding a rally Friday evening at the county courthouse in Whiteville.

The plan is to build the 100 acre Riegel Ridge landfill south of Bolton.

Environmental group, Friends of the Green Swamp, says it's concerned about damage to the pristine and fragile swamp area that stretches across the Columbus, Brunswick County line. It's also concerned with truck traffic and pollution from seagulls.

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Thursday Commentary
4:37 pm
Thu April 19, 2007

Charles Boney

Charles Boney talks about frogs, architecture, and Earth Day.

Charles Boney talks about frogs, architecture, and Earth Day.

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Local Interest
10:14 am
Thu April 19, 2007

WAVE ponders Route Overhaul

Riders wait for buses at WAVE's current hub on North 2nd Street.

Wilmington, NC – A lot can change in thirty years.

Especially if you're talking about growth in New Hanover County. But thirty years is how long its been since the region took a comprehensive look at its bus routes.

Now Cape Fear Public Transportation Authority's board of directors is weighing a new map that would spread routes more evenly across Wilmington and out into the county.

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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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