Local Interest
6:18 am
Mon April 9, 2007

NH County's Next Revaluation In 2011

Wilmington, NC – New Hanover County says it will conduct the next property revaluation four years from now.

State law requires property revaluations at least every eight years. And the last New Hanover County tax revaluation happened in 1999 - eight years ago. But New Hanover County Manager Bruce Shell says the next revaluation will come around in 2011.

We've had a four year, for years, but due to hurricanes which upset the comparability of sales prices, we weren't able to implement that.

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Local Interest
6:24 am
Fri April 6, 2007

Wilmington Police Fatally Shoot Man

Wilmington, NC – Wilmington police report a calm weekend after last Thursday's shooting of a young man by an officer. Police spokesperson Lucy Crockett says there were intermittent vigils throughout the weekend at the site where Phillipe Elon McIver, 23, died, but the scene remained peaceful.

McIver's shooting near the Tidewater Townhomes on Princess Place Drive, igniting strong tensions in the neighborhood.

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Local Interest
10:00 am
Thu April 5, 2007

Delmer Wells' Story

Wilmington, NC – Pender County native Delmer Wells received a POW medal for the months he spent held captive by German forces in WWII.

On April 5, 2007 he received nine medals, including the POW medal and Bronze Star for his service.

Wells was held captive from February to May of 1945.

Delmer Wells' Medals

POW Medal

Bronze Star Medal

Good Conduct

American Campaign Medal

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Local Interest
5:07 am
Thu April 5, 2007

Sims-Hugo Neu Pulls Out of Navassa

Wilmington, NC – Sims Hugo-Neu announced Thursday that it is pulling out of its landfill project in Navassa.

In a released statement company says it still believes in the project but is pursuing other opportunities.

Navassa's mayor supported the project saying it would deliver a much-needed economic boost. But opponents worried about environmental impacts and traffic.

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Local Interest
3:39 am
Thu April 5, 2007

Delmer Wells Gets His Medals

Wilmington, NC – Congressman Mike McIntyre awarded a Wilmington veteran of World War II the Bronze Star and POW medal along with seven others.

82-year-old Delmer Wells was holed up in a house in France waiting for supplies and ammunition when German forces shelled the house and captured him and nearly 50 others. The Private First Class was held from February to May of 1945.

His daughter-in-law worked with McIntyre's office to get him his nine medals more than 60 years after coming home.

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Thursday Commentary
12:40 pm
Wed April 4, 2007

easter eggs

Commentator David Hill recounts some of the perils of his children's Easter egg hunt.

04/04/07 – Commentator David Hill doesn't really love the traditional Easter egg hunt and tells us why.

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Local Interest
3:34 am
Wed April 4, 2007

In Downtown Wilmington, Lunch May Be Most Important Meal of the Day

Wilmington, NC – Travis Eggers thinks his new restaurant has the perfect location - tons of foot traffic and just blocks from the courthouse, Thalian Hall and Front Street, with thriving businesses all around.

Of course, that may be exactly what the last four restaurants that tried to make a go of it on this corner of Princess and Second streets thought, too.

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Local Interest
2:28 am
Wed April 4, 2007

Wilmington Approves Sewage Reduction Measures

Map of the city, county, and town areas that connect to the NEI sewer line.
(c) City of Wilmington

Wilmington, NC – After lengthily debate, the Wilmington City Council last night approved ten proposals that could become the basis for a Special Order of Consent with the state's Department of Environment and Natural Resources.

The binding agreement would trade strict repair deadlines for regulatory flexibility, such as allowing the city to divert more sewage from the Southside to the Northside treatment plant, bypassing the troubled NEI sewer line.

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Thursday Commentary
10:07 am
Tue April 3, 2007

pruning

Gardening commentator Barbara Sullivan has some do's and don'ts for pruning shrubbery.

04/03/07 – Gardening commentator Barbara Sullivan has some thoughts about when and how to prune shrubs.

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Local Interest
8:38 am
Mon April 2, 2007

Commissioners Approve River Road Move

Wilmington, NC – New Hanover County Commissioners Monday night voted unanimously to modify plans so a stretch of River Road can be moved farther away from the Cape Fear River.

Developer Newland Communities wants to move the road to make way for a massive riverfront community.

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