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3:37 am
Wed November 8, 2006

Election Night Round Up

Wilmington, NC – Not all of the precincts were in by early Wednesday morning, but here are the results so far.

North Carolina House 17th District

In the 17th House District Race, with 20 of the 22 precincts reporting Republican Incumbent Bonner Stiller has 63% of the vote compared to Democratic Challenger Allan Dameron's 37% of the vote.

The 17th House District is considered a swing district with an even split between Democrats and Republicans and a sizable block of unaffiliated voters.

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Local Interest
11:26 am
Tue November 7, 2006

Domestic Violence Shelter's Holiday Card

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

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Local Interest
11:16 am
Tue November 7, 2006

Study Links Landfills To Race and Poverty

Wilmington, NC – New research finds a link between landfill locations in North Carolina and significant minority populations.

After sifting through more than 500 permits on record at the North Carolina Department of Waste Management, researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill found that landfills were twice as likely to be located near communities with a minority population of more than 10% and average housing worth less than $100,000.

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Local Interest
11:13 am
Tue November 7, 2006

Delair Swearing In At City Council Meeting

Wilmington, NC – Wilmington City Council member-elect Pat Delair will be sworn into her city council seat at Tuesday's City Council meeting.


Delair beat the sitting council member J.C. Hearne during last month's special election.


Last summer the council tapped Hearne to fill the term started by Councilman Bill Saffo who moved over into the mayor's seat when Spence Broadhurst left for Greensboro.

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Local Interest
9:47 am
Fri November 3, 2006

No Boundaries Opens an Island to Artists

Kure Beach, NC – The ferry to Bald Head Island will bear an unusual load of creativity with it this Friday, as more than 20 artists set sail for the No Boundaries colony.

For the past eight years, the gathering has assembled a wide range of artists to create their work together, alternating annually between local and international gatherings. This year's group includes representatives from nine foreign countries, including artists from Wilmington's sister cities: Bridgetown, Barbados; Dandong, China; and Doncaster, England.

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Local Interest
9:52 am
Thu November 2, 2006

Other Side Of The River

Wilmington, NC – Wilmington and New Hanover County planning departments teamed up to create zoning plans for future development on the west bank of the Cape Fear River.


Wilmington's planning board got a look at the plan last night and now the New Hanover County Planning Board gets its look at it Thursday nigiht.


Ever since the Battleship USS North Carolina nestled in across the river from Wilmington little has disturbed its peace over there.

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Local Interest
4:21 am
Wed November 1, 2006

Complaints of Pestering At The Polls

Wilmington, NC – New Hanover County Elections officials say some voters are complaining about aggressive campaigning happening outside the elections office.

Early voters have been casting ballots at the county office for the last two weeks.

There is a 50-foot buffer zone from the Election Board's front door, and campaigners for candidates such as Nick Rhodes and Al Roseman have been standing outside that zone approaching voters as they walk to the booths.

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Local Interest
3:12 am
Wed November 1, 2006

Med Center Plans For Scotts Hill

Wilmington, NC – Plans for a medical center on Market Street in Scotts Hill will roll out before the New Hanover County Planning Board Thursday night.

Senca Properties is a group of doctors aiming to get nearly 50 acres on Market Street near the Pender County line rezoned.

Senca wants nearly 27 acres rezoned so New Hanover Regional Medical Center can build a hospital annex. Senca also wants the county to re-zone nearly 19 acres for a medical center with retail and restaurants.

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Local Interest
3:08 am
Wed November 1, 2006

City To View Plans for West Bank of Cape Fear River

Wilmington, NC – Wednesday night the Wilmington Planning Commission will hear what planning officials have in mind for future development along the west bank of the Cape Fear River.


Called the Riverfront Mixed Use District city and county planners have designed a cohesive zoning plan stretching from the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge to the Isobel Holmes Bridge.

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Local Interest
6:32 am
Mon October 30, 2006

Skeletal Remains Identified

Wilmington, NC – Skeletal remains found in Brunswick County last summer have been identified as a man missing from Myrtle Beach.

The Brunswick County Sheriff's Department says the remains are of 41-year-old Johnny Brown, who was reported missing back in April.

Brown had a history of drug use. And the Chief Medical Examiners Office says there were no signs of foul play.

The remains were found August 30th on McLamb Road near the state line in Brunswick County.

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