Local Interest
6:03 am
Tue March 13, 2007

Oyster Pier for Onslow County

Wilmington, NC – The North Carolina Coastal Federation received $400,000 to build an oyster shell, loading pier in Onslow County.


The pier will allow the Department of Marine Fisheries to load piles of oyster shells onto barges to make reefs out of the oyster shells. Coastal Federation Biologist Ted Wilgis says it's getting more difficult to find places along the coast to store and transport oyster shells.

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Local Interest
5:43 am
Tue March 13, 2007

Sunshine Week: Uncovering Information On A Shoestring

Whiteville, NC – Last Thursday, the lead headline in the News Reporter read: Columbus County Commission Has No Rules. Flip below the fold and you'd find Commissioners Closed Session 'No Doubt' Illegal."

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Local Interest
5:39 am
Tue March 13, 2007

The Conversation Continues: Reporter Nicole Cartrette

Whiteville, NC – From the closed meetings of County Commission subcommittees to thousands of pages of water rate adjustments, reporter Nicole Cartrette has spent the last ten months uncovering what some in Columbus County might prefer to have left alone.

Hear more from Cartrette about her work and ongoing politics in the county.

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Thursday Commentary
4:40 pm
Mon March 12, 2007

spring turtle

Naturalist Andy Wood finds a box turtle fresh out of hibernation.

Naturalist Andy Wood encounters a box turtle fresh out of hibernation.

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Movies
1:10 pm
Mon March 12, 2007

Film Series Attempts to Bring Impact of War Home

New Hanover County's Library looks at the impact of war on the home front with a new weekly film series.

Wilmington, NC – From women in the workplace to veterans ignored by the public, the United States' modern wars have left major changes on the domestic landscape. A new film series at the New Hanover County Main Library attempts to bring some of those consequences home.

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Local Interest
6:24 am
Mon March 12, 2007

Small Sewage Spill in Wilmington

Wilmington, NC – There was a small sewage spill in Wilmington Monday near Hewlett's Creek. The city says a clog in an 8-inch pipe sent some 2,500 gallons of sewage into the road at Pine Grove Drive near Holly Tree Road, with a small amount believed to have trickled into the creek. The city says the pipe is not part of the troubled Northeast Interceptor.

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Local Interest
6:21 am
Mon March 12, 2007

NH County Supports Stronger Leash Ordinance

Wilmington, NC – New Hanover County commissioners voted to strengthen a revision to a county ordinance making it illegal to leave a tethered dog and walk away.


Nearly every commissioner had a dog story of their own. And when it came time to vote, commissioner Bobby Greer shared his story about a family dog that would dig holes under the backyard fence and pondered what he could have done to protect that dog if he couldn't have leashed it up in the backyard.

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Local Interest
12:43 am
Fri March 9, 2007

State Officials Reassured by Sewer Meeting

Wilmington, NC – A tidal wave of information about Wilmington's sewer repair plans, and a new list of short-term fixes, sent state legislators back to Raleigh saying they feel reassured with local actions.

Wilmington and New Hanover officials called for the meeting after reading in the Star-News that their legislative delegation was discussing the pace of sewer repairs and possible state actions. On their side, legislators say they've been getting an earful from concerned constituents.

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Monday Commentary
3:51 pm
Thu March 8, 2007

NC Bill of Rights Visits Wilmington

NC original copy of the Bill of Rights.
Courtesy of the State of North Carolina Archives and Records Section

Area residents get a chance to view an original copy of the Bill of Rights when the document goes on display in Wilmington through this weekend.

Wilmington, NC – After 140 years as a fugitive, North Carolina's original copy of the Bill of Rights is on a triumphal tour around the state.

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Local Interest
7:17 am
Thu March 8, 2007

North Topsail Police Chief Arrested

Wilmington, NC – North Topsail Police Chief Daniel Salese has been arrested.

The North Carolina Attorney General's Office says the State Buerau of Investigation arrested Salese Thursday on one count of misdemeanor larceny and one county of misdemeanor obstruction of justice.

In a released statement, the Attorney General's office says the Onslow County District Attorney's Office requested an investigation into the possible theft of $200 of town funds, and the arrest is the result of that investigation.

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