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New Hanover County awards "teacher of the year"

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One teacher's passion for her work has earned her the respect of her students and one of the county's highest honors for educators. Suzanne Micallef's unique style has made her popular among students and colleagues. Full story...
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Columbus County rescue squads fail to respond

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videoIf you have a medical emergency in Columbus County, it could be a while before an ambulance responds to your 911 call -- if it gets there at all. Columbus County officials have documented dozens of cases where rescue squads from all over the county never responded to emergency calls. Pages and pages of 911 medical emergency calls in Columbus County -- some dating back to 2006 -- that local rescue squads never responded to. Full story...
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Mayoral candidates visit UNCW

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A campaign election class hosted the event and invited faculty and staff to get to know Mayor Bill Saffo, Justin LaNasa and Harper Peterson, all running for Wilmington's mayor. Full story...
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NAACP criticizes local school segregation

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videoThey say New Hanover County's school system is still segregated. The NAACP has harsh criticisms over diversity in the county's three magnet schools. Full story...
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Woman saves seven horses

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videoMost of us could never imagine neglecting our animals... But animal cruelty is something that goes on all around us. Full story...
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Progress made in revitalizing Carolina Beach

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The town hosted a group work session, inviting people to come in and help design the future face of Carolina Beach. Full story...
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Police: ECU student killed in self defense

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Police know who killed the ECU student over the weekend during a fight in Carleton Place town homes. The New Hanover County District Attorney's Office won't file charges in the death of an East Carolina student because the fatal punch was in self-defense. Twenty-year-old Sam Flinn was found dead in the driveway of a town home in Carleton Place Sunday morning. Full story...
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Mayoral candidate complains of sign removal

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It wouldn't be campaign season without campaign signs, which inevitably spawn campaign controversy. One mayoral candidate says his campaign signs are being taken down unfairly, and he's taken his complaint to the district attorney. Full story...
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Troubleshooters: Pet daycare owners had criminal record

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videoA New Hanover County woman says she didn't get what she paid for when she hired a local pet sitter. Nearly a month after coming home to pet feces all over her house Kathy Page was still waiting for a refund and the key to her house. Full story...
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YMCA Triathlon expected to draw thousands

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The 29th annual YMCA triathlon is expected to draw some 25,000 people to the Wrightsville Beach area Saturday. Full story...
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US, local crime on the rise

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videoThe FBI has released its Uniform Crime Reports for 2006. In short form: our population is growing across the region and so is violent crime. The report says robberies increased significantly in Wilmington between 2005 and 2006. Some Wilmington residents had mixed reactions to the numbers. Full story...
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Home inspection integral in buying process

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The real estate business hit a few milestones in August -- and not in a good way. Total US home sales fell to their lowest level in five years while the number of homes on the market rose to new heights. Full story...
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90-acre plot to become new park

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A nearly 90-acre plot of land adjacent to I-40 and North College Road in Wilmington will become one of the largest parks in New Hanover County. Full story...
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Cape Fear Pride: Topsail Beach couple celebrates 50 years together

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videoNot many of us can say we've lived and worked in the same place for more than half a century. One Topsail Beach couple made their mark on the town. Full story...
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Cape Fear Pride: Topsail Island changes

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videoLongtime residents of Topsail Island have seen plenty of changes over the years. Doug Medlin has lived in Surf City for more than 50 years. While the town has grown, Medlin says one thing hasn't changed -- the emphasis on family. Full story...
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