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New Hanover County News

CFCC swears in first police chief

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video Until today Dan Wilcox was the head of security at Cape Fear Community College. Now, he is the Chief of Police. "This has been a life-long goal for me," Wilcox said after he was sworn in. Wilcox has 29 years of experience. He has worn many hats in nearly three decades which include one a a Highway Patrol officer, a volunteer firefighter, and a park ranger. Full story...
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Man accused of choking, robbing Wilmington cab driver

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videoWilmington Police say they arrested a man for choking and robbing a cab driver. 40 year old Alfonso Brooks was arrested and charged with common law robbery Full story...
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CFCC to swear in first campus police chief

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videoIn an effort to beef up campus security, Cape Fear Community College is forming an on campus police force. CFCC has been working on building the force for about two years. Now they've finally been certified as an official police department. Full story...
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Heroes stand at attention to raise awareness

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videoMembers of the military took part in the 4th Annual Stand At Attention Saturday at Independence Mall. They competed to see who could Stand At Attention the longest, but it also created a lot of public attention for a serious issue. Full story...
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Wilmington Stands Up to Cancer

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videoRelay for Life and the American Cancer Society paired together Friday night in Wilmington to Stand Up to Cancer. Full story...
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Winnabow man hit by car in downtown Wilmington in critical condition

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A Winnabow man is in critical condition after police say he was hit by a car when crossing the street in downtown Wilmington late last night. Full story...
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Police: Driver crashes into home

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videoA driver crashed into a Wilmington home around 6:00 p.m. Thursday evening. The accident happened at the corner of Kerr and Martin Luther King. Full story...
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World War I Memorial moved to river front

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videoMoving an 8-10,000 pound monument is no easy task, but a crew of men did just that this morning. Full story...
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UPDATE: Wilmington Police say man trying to buy pot shot in butt

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videoWilmington Police say a man who was shot in the butt last night was trying to buy pot from a dealer when a group of teens robbed him. Full story...
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EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: The RIGHT Hook

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videoIt has been long said, in some way shape or form, that an idle mind is a devil's playground. You're about to meet Lyle and Deryll. They are a one-two punch in Wilmington. But their reach? Let's just say they have the RIGHT hook! Full story...
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WWAY SURPRISE SQUAD: Lucky day for some people paying bills

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videoThe Surprise Squad rolled out from headquarters Wednesday morning, hoping to put a smile on some faces in Wilmington. Full story...
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Man shot on Princess Place Drive

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videoA man was shot in Wilmington Wednesday evening. New Hanover County dispatch says a man was shot on Princess Place Drive and Mosley Street around 6:00 p.m. Full story...
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Business owner says scammer targeting small businesses

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video A Wrightsville Beach restaurant owner says he was scammed, and it could happen to other small businesses. The owner of Banks Channel says he thought he was saving money until a sales representative forged his signature and cost him a lot instead. Full story...
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Operation Clean Sweep targets wanted felons

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videoToday several state and federal agencies served 50 warrants and arrested 35 people in New Hanover County for drug-related crimes. The Sheriff's Office says it has been working on Operation Clean Sweep for more than 10 months now. Full story...
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Wilmywood coming together for Stand Up 2 Finish the Fight viewing party

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videoNew Hanover County's chapter of the American Cancer Society is teaming with Stand Up to Finish the Fight by hosting a big viewing party during a star-studded special broadcast that will hit televisions across the country Friday night. Full story...
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