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Archive for July, 2014

Silver Alert issued for missing Columbus Co. teenager

Friday, July 25th, 2014

The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons has issued a Silver Alert for a missing Whiteville teenager.

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10 people rescued from swamped boat

Friday, July 25th, 2014

Ten people were rescued by the Coast Guard on Thursday after their 22-foot pontoon boat started taking on water

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Legislature appears intent on protecting charter schools from sharing how they spend tax dollars

Friday, July 25th, 2014


The N.C. House of Representatives today passed a charter school bill that includes a provision to shield individual employee salaries from the public.

The bill, which was sent to a conference committee for further revisions, was approved 62-36.

The latest version of Senate Bill 793 exempts charter schools from the law that requires traditional public schools to release certain employee information, including individual salaries. Charter schools operate on public tax dollars just as traditional public schools do.

Gov. Pat McCrory said earlier this month that he would "veto any attempt to hide the names of charter school employees from the public record."

"It's indefensible," McCrory said, and it's counter to his administration's push for transparency.



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Local input sought for N. 3rd Street bridge design

Friday, July 25th, 2014

Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo wants local input on a state project to replace a well-used downtown bridge.

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Officers search for suspect of assault that lands man in the hospital

Friday, July 25th, 2014

A man was taken to the hospital after being repeatedly punched and hit with his bicycle by two suspects in the 1000 block of Fox Grove Court Wednesday afternoon.

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