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Archive for December, 2008

Cost-sharing plan could mean a green light for SafeLight cameras

Wednesday, December 10th, 2008

It’s neck is stretched for the budgetary ax, but Wilmington’s red-light camera program could get a last-minute pardon with help from New Hanover County.<br>Newly elected Commissioner Jason Thompson, a former city councilman, wants the city and county to forge a cost-sharing deal to keep the SafeLight cameras on.

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GPS, hidden cameras watch over Baby Jesus

Wednesday, December 10th, 2008

Giving up on old-fashioned padlocks and trust, a number of churches, synagogues, governments and ordinary citizens are turning to technology to protect holiday displays from pranks or prejudice.

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The Dish: Store-bought barbecue a delight right from fridge

Wednesday, December 10th, 2008

Memories of bad childhood meals of grocery store barbecue meant I wasn’t excited to hear Leland’s Piggly Wiggly was selling barbecue. A taste of the Pig’s pork changed my mind.

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Eaton’s allure may ease crowding

Wednesday, December 10th, 2008

OK, so it’s not as tough as winning the Powerball lottery.<br>But winning a slot at Eaton Elementary, one of New Hanover County’s two year-round schools, can take some luck.

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Oak Island council OKs $300,000 pier grant

Wednesday, December 10th, 2008

A divided council on Tuesday night accepted a $300,000 grant from the state to put toward its purchase of the Yaupon Beach Fishing Pier, which closed after going into foreclosure more than a year ago.

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