At a meeting on Thursday, the board approved a bid to start construction on the foundation. The 150,000 square foot building will feature 45 classrooms and 14 resource rooms. It will have a capacity of 950 students. 03/26/2015 09:50 PM
Under the new proposal, the gas tax would almost immediately drop down to 36 cents per gallon, which is a cent and a half less than it currently is. Next year, it would drop another penny, and then to 34 cents in July of 2016.
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The Ferry Division of the N.C. Department of Transportation is increasing its ferry runs on the Hatteras-Ocracoke route during spring break and the Easter holiday. The temporary spring schedule will increase the number of daily round-trip runs between...
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Study: Loss of Federal Sand Dollars Equals Loss in Property Values
Based on a new study, an act of Congress could cause coastal property values to drop drastically. Researchers at UNC Wilmington, Duke and The Ohio State University recently published a report looking at the importance of federal funding for beach renourishment projects. 03/26/2015 05:43 PM
NC Lawmakers Take up McCrory Picks While Appealing Lawsuit
Senate Rules Chairman Tom Apodaca and House counterpart David Lewis said Wednesday they'll proceed with confirmations starting with McCrory's nominee to serve as State Bureau of Investigation director. McCrory nominees for state controller and banking commissioner also need legislative approval. 03/26/2015 07:04 AM
Officials Mark Statewide End of Operation Medicine Drop
The State Bureau of Investigation says 96 law enforcement agencies participated in 200 events across North Carolina receiving unused prescription drugs from anyone who wanted to dispose of them. 03/26/2015 07:20 AM
Investigator: One Pilot Locked Out of Cockpit in Germanwings Crash
Authorities say audio recordings found on the plane's black box indicate that one pilot is heard leaving the cockpit and then tries to get back in. investigators say you can hear him say: "trying to smash the door down". 03/26/2015 09:22 AM
NC State Wolfpack Arrives in Syracuse to Face Cardinals
The game will tip off at about 7:45 p.m. Friday. The Wolfpack beat Louisville in their only meeting during the regular season. 03/26/2015 07:45 AM
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The Army sergeant who abandoned his post in Afghanistan and was held captive by the Taliban for five years will be court-martialed on charges of desertion and avoiding military service, a U.S. official said Wednesday. Updated 03/25/2015 09:30 PM
Coastal Communities Prepare for Tsunami
The National Weather Service in Wilmington partnered with emergency responders in Pender County all the way down to Georgetown County, South Carolina to participate in the Western Atlantic Tsunami Exercise for the Southeast United States. 03/25/2015 05:43 PM
Brunswick Co. Officials Find 2 Abandoned Horses Near Ash
Officials say the horses were found near Ash last Friday morning. One of the horses had to be euthanized because of a leg injury. 03/25/2015 09:02 PM
AG Cooper Announces Student Anti-Drug Video Contest
If a picture is worth 1,000 words, how much is a video worth? North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper is hoping enough to save some lives. He spoke Wednesday to students at the Career Center High School in Winston-Salem. 03/25/2015 06:06 PM
Morehead City School Wins $306,000 Grant
Morehead City Primary School came into the large sum of money at a time when educators in North Carolina are facing budget cut after budget cut. 03/25/2015 04:08 PM