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New Hanover County News

911 CALL: Suicide suspected before Hewett's death

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videoThe audio of first responders' radio traffic and those initial 911 calls about Ron Hewett's demise were released Monday. Full story...
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Surfer recovering from shark bite off Masonboro

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video A Wilmington surfer got quite the experience Saturday. He says when he caught a wave near Masonboro Island, a shark caught him. Full story...
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UPDATE: Man shot in leg during dispute in Houston Moore complex identified

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videoPolice are still investigating after they say a shooting in the Houston Moore complex sent one man to the hospital Saturday afternoon. Full story...
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Man who was spotted swimming, drifting in Cape Fear River cited

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videoPolice say a man who was spotted swimming in the Cape Fear River near Downtown Wilmington's Riverwalk early Sunday was cited after he went under several times before finally getting out safely. Full story...
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Shark bites man off of Masonboro Island

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videoA shark bite sent a man to the hospital Saturday. According to Facebook, Carson Jewell was body surfing near Masonboro Island when the incident happened. Full story...
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O'neill Sweetwater Pro-Am Surf-Fest attracted surfers from all over

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video Surfers for the O'neill Sweetwater Pro-Am Surf-Fest flooded Wrightsville Beach this weekend. Full story...
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Former Brunswick Co. Sheriff Ron Hewett dies in jail

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US Marshals confirm that former Brunswick County Sheriff Ronald Hewett has died in jail at the New Hanover County Jail. It happened around 2 p.m. Full story...
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Concerned Veterans for America say the fight for freedom continues

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video Veterans say they fought for freedom during war, but now their fighting for that in their home country. Full story...
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Film museum coming soon?

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videoWilmington Film enthusiasts are hoping to expand their presence in the Cape Fear. Members of the local film community gathered to discuss the potential for a film museum in Downtown Wilmington. Full story...
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EXPLORE WITH GEORGE: The Good Shepherd Center

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videoFriday evening's Downtown Sundown concert featured the Red Hot Chili Peppers tribute band, the Funky Monks. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Mom credits Brigade Boys & Girls Club for helping save missing son

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videoWilmington Police have found a mentally ill teen who ran away from his therapeutic foster home in Navassa last week. The boy's mother credits the Brigade Boys & Girls Club for helping him survive and media exposure for helping find him. Full story...
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FBI to hold active shooter training at Independence Mall Sunday

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videoDon't be alarmed if you see a lot of law enforcement around Independence Mall in Wilmington Sunday night. It is only a drill. Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach Ocean Rescue wins regional championship

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videoVisitors to Wrightsville Beach should feel especially safe, after the town's Ocean Rescue Team won a regional championship this week. The team successfully defended their first place overall performance at the United States Lifesaving Associations, South Atlantic Regional Championships. Full story...
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Wilmington man charged with molesting dog

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A Wilmington man remained in custody Friday, charged with molesting a female dog, according to police. Jose Vasquez, 46, of 5011 Peachtree Lane, is being held on $250,000 bail on a charge of crimes against nature. Full story...
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Driver cited in rollover crash that damaged house

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videoPolice say several people wound up in the hospital after a morning traffic crash in Wilmington. Officers responded to a crash at the intersection of 16th and Castle Streets shortly before 9 a.m. Full story...
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