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

 

 

Wilmington, NC News

  Free Wilmington Travel Guide!

Archive for September, 2012

GE Hitachi’s GLE receives license to build laser enrichment facility

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

GE Hitachi's Global Laser Enrichment announced Tuesday the receipt of its license from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission to build a groundbreaking laser enrichment facility in Wilmington.

More: continued here

PETA wants NC New Year’s Eve opossum drop halted

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — A national animal rights group is headed to court in North Carolina to try to stop a small mountain town’s tradition of lowering a caged opossum on New Year’s Eve.

A state administrative law judge on Tuesday refused to dismiss a legal challenge filed by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals against the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission. The state agency issues a permit for the annual Possum Drop held in Brasstown, located near the state’s western tip.

PETA’s lawyers contend the opossum drop is illegal and cruel.

Despite the name, no opossum is dropped at the event, which attracts thousands to the tiny hamlet. Rather, the captive critter is suspended in a see-through box covered with holiday tinsel and gently lowered to the ground at midnight.

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

More: continued here

Reports: NC makes it way off list of poorest states in America

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

Reports are showing the median household income in the United States has gone down, according to data released from the Census.

More: continued here

Closing arguments coming soon in MacDonald hearing

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (AP) — Closing arguments are coming in the court hearing that could determine whether Jeffrey MacDonald gets a new trial.

MacDonald was convicted of killing his pregnant wife and two daughters at their Fort Bragg home in 1970. Closing arguments in Wilmington are expected Tuesday. Each side will have up to three hours to sum up their arguments.

Prosecutors say MacDonald stabbed his family to death with two paring knives and an icepick and beat them with a piece of wood in their apartment. The Princeton-educated Green Beret physician has always maintained his innocence.

The hearing before a federal judge involves DNA evidence that wasn’t available during his 1979 trial and witness testimony that MacDonald’s defense team says proves his innocence.

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

More: continued here

INVESTIGATION: Thief breaks through roof of Pit Stop

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

Authorities are investigating a burglary at the Pit Stop in Wilmington.

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