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

 

 

Wilmington, NC News

  Free Wilmington Travel Guide!

Archive for September, 2012

Deputy charged in fatal accident with motorcycle

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

A Brunswick County sheriff's cruiser and a motorcycle were involved with an accident Monday afternoon.

More: continued here

Shoaling may cause problems on Ocracoke ferry run

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

RALEIGH, NC (AP) – State transportation officials say there could be delays, load weight restrictions and possible suspensions on the Ocracoke-Hatteras ferry run because of extreme shoaling in Hatteras Inlet.

A statement from the N.C. Department of Transportation said a threat of severe weather on Tuesday is combining with wind-driven tides and the narrow channel situation to create a safety issue that requires constant monitoring.

The inlet was dredged in May to address an immediate need and is scheduled to be dredged in several weeks by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

On Monday, the ferry division ran its smaller Hatteras Class boats, which draw less water and are easier to maneuver in the shallow passage.

Deputy Ferry Director Jed Dixon is asking local residents and businesses to spread the word of the problem.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

More: continued here

Hearings under way on plans to widen US 17 in NC

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

JACKSONVILLE, NC (AP) — Residents of eastern North Carolina have another chance to tell state transportation officials what they think of plans to widen U.S. 17 between New Bern and Jacksonville.

The Daily News of Jacksonville reports that the state Department of Transportation is holding the second of two public hearings on the proposal to widen the highway to four lanes from south of Belgrade to the New Bern bypass in Craven County. The next hearing is scheduled for Tuesday at Pollocksville Elementary School. It includes an open house followed by a formal presentation.

DOT representatives will be on hand to provide information and receive comments from the public.

Plans call for widening a 16-mile stretch of the highway. The project would convert the two-lane road to a four-lane divided highway

More: continued here

Hearings underway on plans to widen US 17 in NC

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

JACKSONVILLE, NC (AP) — Residents of eastern North Carolina have another chance to tell state transportation officials what they think of plans to widen US 17 between New Bern and Jacksonville.

The Daily News of Jacksonville reports that the state Department of Transportation is holding the second of two public hearings on the proposal to widen the highway to four lanes from south of Belgrade to the New Bern bypass in Craven County. The next hearing is scheduled for Tuesday at Pollocksville Elementary School. It includes an open house followed by a formal presentation.

DOT representatives will be on hand to provide information and receive comments from the public.

Plans call for widening a 16-mile stretch of the highway. The project would convert the two-lane road to a four-lane divided highway

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

More: continued here

NC appellate court candidates gather for debate

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

WINSTON-SALEM, NC (AP) — Candidates for four North Carolina appellate court seats on the November ballot are gathering to discuss their judicial philosophies before a group of Triad-area attorneys.

Incumbents for the Supreme Court and Court of Appeals and nearly all of their challengers were slated to participate Tuesday night in judicial debates sponsored by a Winston-Salem chapter of the conservative-leaning Federalist Society.

Associate Justice Paul Newby is running against Court of Appeals Judge Sam Ervin IV for Newby’s seat. Incumbent Court of Appeals Judges Cressie Thigpen, Wanda Bryant and Linda McGee all are seeking re-election.

McGee’s challenger won’t attend the debates due to a scheduling conflict. All eight candidates are expected to attend a similar Federalist Society event in Raleigh next week.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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