Wilmington HotelsWilmington AdvertiseWilmington AttractionsWilmington BeachesWilmington Business DirectoryWilmingtonWilmingtonWilmington GolfWilmington JobsWilmington NewsWilmington DiningWilmington Weather
     

 

 

Wilmington, NC News

  Free Wilmington Travel Guide!

Archive for September, 2009

Brunswick deputy who fatally shot man placed on administrative duties

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

By Shannan BowenShannan.Bowen@StarNewsOnline.com

The Brunswick County sheriff’s deputy who shot and killed a man Sunday night has been placed on administrative duties, a standard procedure, while the N.C. State Bureau of Investigation looks into the incident.

More: continued here

NC woman found 19 hours after wreck

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

Video

Body

BURLINGTON, N.C. — A North Carolina woman has been found about 19 hours after her sports utility vehicle ran off a road and down an embankment.

The Times-News of Burlington reported that children on bicycles found 38-year-old Sandra Elaine Fuller of Pittsboro on Sunday evening after she crawled out to a roadside. Authorities said she was dehydrated, but her injuries did not appear life threatening.

Fuller dropped a friend off between Pittsboro and Burlington shortly before midnight Saturday.

Highway Patrol Trooper R.J. Fuquay says Fuller rolled off a curving two-lane road, sailed past a mobile home vacant on the holiday weekend, and down a hill leading to a small creek. The SUV was covered by trees and brush and invisible from the road.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Story image

Story summary

A North Carolina woman has been found about 19 hours after her sports utility vehicle ran off a road and down an embankment.

Story summary image

Associated poll

More: continued here

Study finds infections may help in progression of Alzheimer’s

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

Video

Body

Nearly 5.3 million people are living with Alzheimer’s disease in the United States today. Because there is no cure for this degenerative disease, treatment is geared towards slowing its progression.

A recent study found that infections resulting from a cold, flu, or even an infected scratch, can actually speed the progression of Alzheimer’s.

Researchers followed over 200 patients with Alzheimer’s for 6 months and recorded whether or not they experienced any bacterial or viral infections during that time. Researchers also tested patient’s blood for markers of inflammation, which would also indicate that they had suffered from some sort of infection.

They found that patients who had experienced an infection during those six months had twice the rate of memory loss as patients who began with similar levels of inflammation at the start of the study but who had not had any type of infection.

These findings have important implications for caretakers of patients with Alzheimer’s as avoiding infections could help slow patients’ memory loss.

Story image

alzheimers300.jpg

Story summary

Every 70 seconds, someone develops Alzheimer’s. New research finds that something as simple as the common cold can worsen the symptoms of this degenerative disease.

Story summary image

alzheimers150.jpg

Associated poll

More: continued here

Discounts help NC tourism areas as spending drops

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

Video

Body

CHARLOTTE — Many North Carolina attractions say discounts helped keep them afloat this summer.

The Charlotte Observer reported Tuesday that most destinations expect declines in revenue this summer to be less than in 2008, because of aggressive marketing.

The Explore Asheville Web site to offer deeply discounted hotel rooms and packages. Marla Tambellini with the Asheville Convention & Visitors Bureau said the declines in tourism numbers this year were smaller than 2008.

The Mile High Kite Festival in Beech Mountain offered free kites to the first 200 children Sunday.

Rain hurt the coast during the Labor Day weekend.

Overall, hotels, motels and campgrounds on the Outer Banks had an increase in occupancy. But weeklong cottage rentals were down in Dare County, a reflection of people taking shorter trips.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Story image

Story summary

Many North Carolina attractions say discounts helped keep them afloat this summer.

Story summary image

Associated poll

More: continued here

Low Country Oyster Roast coming in October

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

Video

Body

If you like oysters, this is your chance to put your taste buds to work for a good cause. Airlie Gardens’ annual Low Country Oyster Roast is coming up next month.

The event includes music, dancing, barbecue and, of course, oysters. All the proceeds go to support Airlie’s Environmental Education program, featuring field trips that are free for New Hanover County schools.

“We do a second grade program, which is our butterfly curriculum for life cycles. We also do a third grade, which is soils,” said Airlie Gardens director Jim McDaniel. “Most importantly is the eighth grade, which is water quality, which, of course, the oyster roast ties right into that water quality mission.”

Airlie’s oyster roast is Friday, October 16th from 6:00 to 11:00 p.m. Tickets are $75.

For more information call 798-7700 or go to www.AirlieGardens.org.

Story image

airlie300.jpg

Story summary

If you like oysters, this is your chance to put your taste buds to work for a good cause. Airlie Gardens’ annual Low Country Oyster Roast is coming up next month.

The event includes music, dancing, barbecue and, of course, oysters.

Story summary image

airlie150.jpg

Associated poll

More: continued here

 

Archives

News provided by WWAY NewsChannel 3 and the StarNewsOnline

|Home| |Events| |Attractions| |Accommodations| |Restaurants| |Golf| |Beaches| |Jobs| |Getting Here| |Climate| |Directory| |News| |Advertise| |Contact Us|

 
 
  Welcome to Wilmington, North Carolina