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New Hanover County News

Journey across the U.S. ends in local beach

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video 2 men finished their 3900 mile journey across the country in Wrightsville Beach Saturday in hopes to spread awareness of global illiteracy. Full story...
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Volleyball tournament raised money for charity

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video The Port City Ruritan's held their 6th Annual Volleyball Tournament Saturday. Full story...
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The 12th Annual Kid's Triathlon was another success

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video The YMCA held their 12th Annual Kid's Triathlon Saturday morning which was yet again another success. Full story...
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NC House passes bill that protects charter schools from full disclosure

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video A new bill passed in the state house would protects charter schools from full disclosure. WWAY and other media outlets asked for the salaries at the charter schools run by Roger Bacon Academy. We have received teachers salaries, but not management salaries, like Baker Mitchell. Full story...
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Cape Fear Blues Festival kicks off

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videoA weekend full of great music begins Friday night as the Cape Fear Blues Festival gets underway. Full story...
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NC Film Office says production has spent $268 million and created 19,000 jobs in last six months

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As of July 15, more than 40 productions had filed “intent to film” forms indicating that they have filmed or will film in the Tar Heel State. The resulting activity accounts for more than 3,300 production days spread across 35 of the state’s counties. The job opportunities include more than 3,000 crew positions for the North Carolina’s highly skilled film professionals, 500 well-paying talent opportunities and 15,000 background talent positions. Full story...
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Legislature appears intent on protecting charter schools from sharing how they spend tax dollars

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videoThe N.C. House of Representatives today passed a charter school bill that includes a provision to shield individual employee salaries from the public. The bill, which was sent to a conference committee for further revisions, was approved 62-36. Full story...
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Coast Guard rescues 10 boaters southeast of Bald Head Island

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The Coast Guard rescued 10 people Thursday after their 22-foot pontoon boat the people were on started taking on water southeast of Bald Head Island. Full story...
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Customers protest car dealership

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videoA car dealership in Wilmington is under fire. Customers say the cars they bought are not up to par. Several of them gathered to protest across the street from Lovitt's Auto and Truck Center on Carolina Beach Road. Full story...

Wilmington man pleads guilty to 2nd degree murder

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video22 year-old Terrell Robinson appeared in court today for the gang-related shooting of a young man in 2012. Robinson plead guilty to a 2nd degree murder charge. Now, family friends that were at the murder are speaking out against gang violence. Full story...
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Dredging creates a bird refuge

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video Eight islands in the Cape Fear prohibit people, so another species can call them home. It's a spot on the Cape Fear River normally closed off to the public. Lindsay Addison researches and tracks 20 different species of birds on eight different islands. Full story...
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City Manager, Police Chief get 1.5% raises

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According to a City of Wilmington spokesman, both City Manager Sterling Cheatham and Police Chief Ralph Evangelous got a 1.5% increase for fiscal year 2014-15. Cheatham went from a salary of $178.932 to $181,636. Evangelous was bumped from $144,950 to $147,134. Full story...
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Airlie Gardens Family Fun Night this weekend

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videoHappening this weekend, Family Fun Night at Airlie Gardens. All kinds of games, crafts and activities will be going on Saturday from 5 to 8 PM. Friends from Airlie Gardens joined us on Good Morning Carolina this morning to tell us more. Full story...
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Deputies searching for masked men after armed robbery at area ATM

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Deputies are searching for a masked duo they say used a gun to rob two men who were getting cash out of an ATM in an area shopping center late last night. Full story...
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Did you make a film? Submit it by tonight

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Today marks the final deadline to submit your film for the 20th annual Cucalorus Film Festival, held Nov. 12-16, 2014 in Wilmington. There is no submission fee for residents of Wilmington. Full story...
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