Wilmington, NC – Brunswick County is hopping aboard the SABLE helicopter program.
The Wilmington and Leland Police Departments and the Pender County Sheriff's Department are already sharing the helicopter.
The chopper came to the area as part of a federal program that turns over surplus helicopters to local law enforcement. Wilmington Police Chief Ralph Evangelous says each department shares the operating cost.
Wilmington, NC – Leland Middle School is discussing a new program for at-risk boys. If approved, the program would support a dozen seventh and eighth grade boys struggling with academic and behavioral problems. Assistant Principal Tracey Coston says the program will teach the same curriculum, but with special attention paid to practical knowledge.
Wilmington, NC – The National Hurricane Center is urging residents of coastal states to prepare for a busy storm season. According to a Mason-Dixon poll, 53-percent of coastal residents say they do not feel vulnerable to a hurricane. But Michelle Ubben, spokesperson for the National Hurricane Survival Initiative, says all residents of coastal states should be prepared. She says after a quiet 2006 season, people have been lulled into a sense of complacency, which could be dangerous.
Wilmington, NC – Abandoned cottages, bungalows and shotgun homes are on this year's Most Threatened list out of the Historic Wilmington Foundation.
Many of the homes were built between the Civil War and Great Depression. Historic Wilmington Foundation Director George Edwards says historic officials in Wilmington receive up to four requests a month to demolish these kinds of homes. Edwards says keeping these homes ensures diverse neighborhoods.
Wilmington, NC – In the past few weeks, the news in New Hanover County has been full of sewer bans, sewer expansions, and sewer consolidation. To help sort out the situation, county manager Bruce Shell recently took WHQR through the basics. *****
Wilmington, NC – Welcome to the WHQR whirlwind tour of the Wilmington sewer system. We'll be covering all the biggies: the Northeast Interceptor and the Special Order of Consent, the moratorium and the consolidation. More on all that in a moment. We start, simply enough, with what goes where underground.