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New Hanover County News

Private school vouchers ruled unconstitutional

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videoA North Carolina judge is ordering a stop to the use of taxpayer money to pay for tuition at private or religious schools. A Wake County judge ruled the private school voucher program unconstitutional. Full story...
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UPDATE: Driver taken to hospital after car crashes into strip mall

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videoPolice say the driver of a car that crashed into a building Thursday night was taken to the hospital after they say he lost control because of a medical condition. Full story...
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Ice bucket challenge goes viral, but what is ALS?

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videoThe ice bucket challenge is soaking the nation, but what exactly is ALS? Full story...
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Berger's next court date delayed until September

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videoNew Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger will have to wait until next month for his next court hearing. Full story...
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Environmentalists don't want to lose special use permits to New Hanover development

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video Environmentalists say New Hanover County should be able to improve economically without jeopardizing quality of life. The recent Garner Report recommended the county should get rid of a permit process aimed at protecting air quality. Now the City of Wilmington and the County are coming together to discuss what to do. Full story...
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New initiatives designed to keep kids safe at school and home

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videoThe school year is fast approaching, and for some has already arrived. In a news conference today New Hanover County officials presented two new initiatives targeted toward child safety in and out of school. Full story...
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Irving out as coach of Hammerheads

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videoDavid Irving is out as head coach of the Wilmington Hammerheads. The team today announced that, by mutual agreement, Irving is leaving his role and will no longer be involved in the day to day operation with the team. Full story...
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WPD: Man trying to sell cell phone robbed during meeting with potential buyer

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Police are investigating after they say a man trying to sell a cell phone on the internet was robbed in a parking lot during a meeting with a potential buyer. Full story...
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UPDATE: Police searching for masked men they say stole car, ransacked home

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Police are searching for three masked men they say used guns to force their way inside a Wilmington home before ransacking the place and stealing a car from the driveway. Full story...
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UPDATE: CFPUA lifts boil water advisory for part of Wilmington

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videoThe Cape Fear Public Utility Authority (CFPUA) says the boil water advisory for a portion of Wilmington in now LIFTED. Full story...
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WPD says it took appropriate disciplinary action after May use of force

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video The Wilmington Police Department says it took appropriate disciplinary action after two officers used force during an arrest in May. Today, police released video showing what happened. Full story...
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Lee takes Senate oath from judge appointed to NC Supreme Court

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videoNew Hanover County's new state senator took his oath of office from the newly-appointed NC Supreme Court justice today in Wilmington. Full story...
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Video released of UNCW seahawk statue theft

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videoUNCW Police have released security camera footage of the July theft of a seahawk statue on campus. They also announced that Crime Stoppers of the Cape Fear is offering a reward for information about the theft or for the return of the statue. Full story...
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Police find stolen pistol from Pender Co. during Wilmington traffic stop

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videoPolice arrested a man they say had a pistol stolen from Pender County in his back pocket when Wilmington officers stopped a car he was riding in near Hillcrest last night. Full story...
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Wilmington City Council delay means city could soon be out of compliance

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videoCity Council met tonight, and the future of Wilmington was front and center. On the agenda was how to regulate the growth of Wilmington's suburban areas. A decision was made, but everyone was not in agreement. Full story...
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