Monday, May 5, 2008

USS NC Sub Leaves Town

WILMINGTON, NC (2008-05-05) Wilmington bid farewell to the submarine USS North Carolina yesterday after spending more than a week at the Port of Wilmington for its commissioning this past weekend.

The 140 crew aboard the spent the nearly 10 days leading up to the commissioning of the USS North Carolina touring the Wilmington area.

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Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Father's Complaints Prompt Inspection of Ft. Bragg's Barracks

WILMINGTON, NC (2008-04-30) A father who complained about his son's living conditions in a Fort Bragg barrack has sparked a national campaign to inspect Army barracks across the country.

Ed Frawley was visiting his son as he returned to Fort Bragg from Afghanistan, when he took pictures of his son's barrack.

Those pictures, some of which featured mold, peeling paint, and a clogged drain, appeared in a slideshow on YouTube.

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Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Oyster Shell Recycling Increasing in Pender County

WILMINGTON, NC (2008-04-22) More oyster shells in Pender County are being put back into the ocean for the next generation of oysters than previous years.

When put back into the ocean, the shells serve as a bed where new oysters can grow.

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Camp Lejeune Kicks Off "Operation Change Out" for Earth Day

WILMINGTON, NC (2008-04-22) Five military bases across the Carolinas celebrated Earth Day today by switching out light bulbs.

The Secretary of Energy joined Marines at Camp Lejeune to replace incandescent light bulbs with more efficient ones.

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Monday, April 14, 2008

NH County Board of Elections Prepares for National Spotlight

WILMINGTON, NC (2008-04-14) The New Hanover County Board of Elections expects record turnout on the May 6th primary and is planning carefully to avoid mistakes while underneath the national microscope.

Voter Registration in North Carolina ended last Friday, but Bonnie Williams with the New Hanover County Board of Elections says voters, registered or not, can vote early during the one-stop voting period.

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Sunday, April 13, 2008

Hewett Receives Pay While Suspended

WILMINGTON, NC (2008-04-13) Brunswick County Sheriff Ronald Hewett has received his first paycheck while suspended.

Hewett, who makes $108,000 a year, was temporarily suspended last month after several of his current and former employees petitioned to remove him.

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Friday, April 11, 2008

Cpl. Cesar Laurean Caught in Mexico

WILMINGTON, NC (2008-04-11) The Marine accused of killing a pregnant fellow Marine has been captured in Mexico after running from authorities for more than three months.

Police arrested Corporal Cesar Laurean last night in the small western Mexico town of Tacambaro.

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