Visitors to the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher can see many under the sea creatures from different points of view. Aquarium visitor, Shannon Snively said, “You can see the fish like magnified, and what I like about it the most is because it feels like you’re actually in the water.”
On Sunday’s, the aquarium offers the opportunity to do just about everything, except get in the water, with a behind-the-scenes tour. You can get up close and personal with the animals and see where they get ready for the exhibits. Continue reading
The sky is the limit for Wilmington International Airport. New numbers show a record number of travelers flew in and out of ILM in 2008. For many, the choice was simple.
The news in 2008 was not all grim. Wilmington International Airport reported a record number of passengers took to the skies. The airport served more than 800,000 hundred thousand travelers last year. That is an average of more than 100,000 additional passengers in and out per month. For frequent flyers like Kim Vikara, the ease of flying through ILM is what keeps him coming back. Continue reading
Looking for a good value in higher education? The Princeton Review says you’ll find it here at home.
UNC Wilmington has made Princeton Review’s list of the 50 Best Value Public Colleges and Universities.
The review calls UNCW a big school with a smaller school feel and touts the low in-state tuition versus the high quality of teaching.
GARDEN CITY, N.Y. — When his wife needed a kidney transplant, Dr. Richard Batista gave her one of his, attorney Dominic Barbara said.
Now that Dawnell Batista has filed for a divorce, Richard Batista wants his kidney back as part of his settlement demand. Or, Barbara said Wednesday, his client wants the value of that kidney: an estimated $1.5 million. Continue reading
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Pull out the family china. Dust off that heirloom rocking chair. Antiques Roadshow is coming to Raleigh.
The PBS series has announced it’s 2009 schedule, which includes a June 27th stop at Raleigh’s new convention center.
Admission to the show is free, but advance tickets are required. Ticket holders are allowed to bring two items for a free verbal evaluation by experts.
For more information on how to get your tickets, visit the Antiques Roadshow website, or call 1-888-762-3749.
Breakthrough research is giving one Delaware woman another chance at life.
Doctors say the new breast cancer treatment brought amazing results in just a matter of months.
Margaret Williams marked the end of her breast cancer battle with the ringing of a survivor’s bell at Christiana Care Breast Center.
She didn’t think the day would come as fast as it did. Continue reading
The average American’s credit score is 723. Having a high credit rating can give you better interest rates on credit cards, car loans and even your mortgage. It’s important to know the top factors that affect your score and check your credit report for accuracy.
1. Pay on Time
The most important factor to a potential lender is whether or not you will pay your bills in full and on time.
2. Use a Variety of Credit
A variety of credit, such as mortgage loans and credit cards, can show that you are responsible for paying back both large and small financial promises.
3. Keep Accounts Open
It is a bad idea to open a credit card just to take advantage of a discount or a freebie then close it right away. The longer your credit history, the higher your credit rating tends to be.