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New Hanover County News

WPD continues to search for missing blind man

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Wilmington Police investigators once again are issuing an appeal to the public for information about Melvin Jerome Bennett, age 60. Mr. Bennett, who is legally blind, has been missing for the past two weeks. Full story...
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Still no answers as 'booms' rock Cape Fear coast

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video The booms are back. Around 10 a.m. Tuesday, reports came spilling in from around the Cape Fear of loud noises and shaking. For years, the mysterious booms have confused residents who not only want to know what's happening but why. Full story...
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UNCW Entrepreneur Center making changes to help community

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video From helping university grads become entrepreneurs to serving business owners in southeastern North Carolina, the UNCW Entrepreneurship Center continues to grow. Full story...
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UNCW chancellor responds to student criticism of tuition hike

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The University of North Carolina Board of Governors voted earlier this month to raise tuition next year by more than nine percent. UNCW students have voiced their displeasure, and now Chancellor Gary Miller is responding. Full story...
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Perdue says she'll order delay on NC "ferry tax"

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North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue says she has the power to stop unpopular increases on ferry tolls at the coast with an executive order. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Kure Beach Mayor Lambeth will run against Davis

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Kure Beach Mayor Dean Lambeth just confirmed with us that he too will run for State Rep. Danny McComas's 19th District seat. McComas announced this morning he will not seek re-election. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: McComas asked Davis if he would run

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State Rep. Danny McComas will not run for another term in the North Carolina House. New Hanover County Commission Chair Ted Davis, though, will. Davis filed for the 19th District seat this morning. Full story...
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Businesses close as crews repair water main downtown

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Some downtown Wilmington businesses have closed their doors while crews repair a water main. The intersection of 2nd and Orange Streets is closed as CFPUA crews work on the water main. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Police report sheds some light on UNCW student's death

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video Bryce Scott was found dead at his apartment in the Reserves at Forest Hills Friday morning. Today, we got a copy of the police report that shines a little light on the situation. Full story...
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Film Commission says incentives making big impact on local economy

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video Some big bucks from the film industry spilled into our local economy last year. In fact, productions spent more than $100 million in our area. But how is the money really spent, and is it staying local? Full story...
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