Wilmington, NC – The study found nearly 7,000 feet of sewer line that need to be replaced or repaired in the next five years. The assessment also stressed the need to replace air valves, improve two pumping stations on the line, and modify the corrosion control system.
J. Chris Ford, an engineer who presented study results to the City council, says the types of problems facing the northeast interceptor are not uncommon in other systems of its size.
Wilmington, NC – Before Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans was one of the most haunted cities in the country. Shawna Keeney checks in with some regular ghost chasers who are monitoring the haunted Big Easy.
Shawna Kenney is a freelance writer and producer who is currently a graduate student in UNCW's Creative Writing program.
Wilmington, NC – Thursday was the official grand opening of Wilmington's first off-leash dog park.
A private citizen group teamed up with the city to make the two acre stretch of fenced in park a reality at Empie Park. Small dogs and big dogs each have their own areas to run free, and there are water facilities and seating.
The city says Empie Park's new off-leash dog park, and Kure Beach, are now the only two places in the immediate area where dogs can romp free from their masters.
Wilmington, NC – Wal-Mart says a stoplight put the breaks on a proposed store for Market Street in Ogden.
The 200,000 square foot store was planned for a stretch of Market Street near Dunbar Road in Ogden.
Wal-Mart spokesperson Tara Stewart tells WHQR that a stoplight couldn't be secured for the area, that along with issues surrounding Wilmington's moratorium on sewer hookups forced the company to abandon the project.
Wilmington, NC – The National Weather Service estimates four to five inches of rain fell on parts New Hanover county Tuesday, flooding intersections and shorting out traffic lights.
A blocked storm drain closed the 3rd Street on-ramp to the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge for several hours, backing up traffic down 3rd Street and forcing drivers like Larry Dew of Harvest Table Ministries into stop-and-go traffic.
Wilmington, NC – Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo delivered an update Tuesday on the convention center planned for downtown Wilmington.
Saffo says a development agreement will be made within the next two months.
Opponents of the convention center say there will not be enough business to support it, leaving the city stuck with the bills. But Saffo says having the project paid for with an occupancy tax is better than using general tax money.