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2009-03-06 11:07:46

A pregnant woman was carrying 73 bags of heroin hidden in her waistband when she and a companion were pulled over in Delaware, police allege. Police said Shawnett Backus, 31, was arrested Wednesday after a routine traffic stop near Wilmington led to the alleged discovery of six bags of heroin between the seats of the vehicle in which she was a passenger, The (Wilmington, Del.) News Journal reported Thursday. A police officer searched the vehicle after the vehicle's driver, Jeron Johnson, 27,...

2009-03-02 08:13:00

ANCASTER, ON, March 2 /PRNewswire/ - Protest letters are pouring in to The Provost of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington over his recent action - but he's keeping them quiet. A short time ago, he banned 14 photos in The Century Project by Frank Cordelle. The Project is an exhibition of nude photographic portraits of diverse girls and women, plus their personal statements. The University administration has refused to discuss the severe censorship, an action the Project had never...

2009-02-24 07:19:00

ANCASTER, ON, Feb. 24 /PRNewswire/ - The University of North Carolina at Wilmington (UNCW) has banned a vital part of a well-known exhibition scheduled to appear on its campus next Monday for a week. The exhibition - The Century Project - has travelled around the continent annually for 18 years. The Project presents a chronological series of nude photographic portraits of diverse girls and women of many ages, shapes, sizes, and conditions, plus their personal statements about their bodies and...

2009-02-17 07:00:00

WILMINGTON, Mass., Feb. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- NeuroTherm(R) announces the successful move of its Corporate Headquarters consisting of 41 employees including management, manufacturing, sales & marketing to a new location; 30 Upton Drive, Wilmington, Massachusetts 01887. The office was previously located in Middleton, Massachusetts. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090217/NE70925LOGO ) "Our US office has more than doubled in size in the last two years and our new home...

2009-02-17 07:00:00

Second Major Expansion in 2009 Adds 50 New Jobs ATLANTA, Feb. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Nordic Cold Storage, an Atlanta-based leader in refrigerated supply chain services, announces the opening of their new Wilmington, NC frozen distribution and import / export center. This facility will create 50 new jobs when fully staffed, and provide frozen distribution services for U.S. and international companies. "The Wilmington Distribution Center expands our network and provides customers with needed...

2008-10-27 09:00:25

WILMINGTON, N.C., Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The Disney and ABC Family channels are conducting a nationwide search for new, young talent to act in upcoming shows. The Producers are looking for talented, teen-aged comedic actors and actresses to audition for upcoming original movies and television series. The Southeastern portion of the audition process will be held in Wilmington, North Carolina during the week of November 3 - 7, 2008 at the offices of Fincannon & Associates, Inc., an...

2008-09-09 09:00:21

By Todd Shields Bloomberg News Service The test run in Wilmington, N.C., for a nationwide switch to digital television broadcasts provoked a flurry of calls to local stations Monday and drove some people to subscribe to cable service. The coastal community of 180,000 households is hosting the only wide-scale test of the transition to digital from analog signals before Feb. 17 of next year, when major stations across the U.S. stop broadcasts in analog to 114.5 million homes with TVs....

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2008-09-09 08:10:00

In one brief moment, Wilmington, N.C. became the first city to make the switch to digital-only broadcasting. A large switch, not intended to actually function but to serve a part in the ceremony, was turned on at noon indicating the beginning of something new: the instant that out of date commercial broadcasters willingly turned off ineffective analog signals. This risky move may infuriate viewers who are not equipped to obtain a digital signal on their older television sets. Wilmington...

2008-08-06 18:00:30

By Tyra M. Vaughn, Star-News, Wilmington, N.C. Aug. 6--Parents of students at Rachel Freeman School of Engineering attended a meeting Tuesday night with two goals in mind: how to improve the quality of education at the struggling school and to not transfer their children out. The New Hanover County Board of Education announced earlier this month plans to allow parents of students at Freeman to transfer their children to Wrightsville Beach Elementary or Holly Tree Elementary this...

2008-08-06 18:00:23

By Shannan Bowen, Star-News, Wilmington, N.C. Aug. 6--OCEAN ISLE BEACH -- Tim Jackson and David Hill both had summer homes on the island here, but they found that the Ocean Isle Beach Airport lacked amenities to accommodate their small planes and flying schedules. "They didn't have fuel or any services," said Hill, who lives in Greenville and owns a mattress store in Shallotte. So, with the help of Jackson's co-worker, they dreamed up a proposal to create the Jackson-Hill Aviation...