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New Hanover County News

Brogden Basketball Tournament tips off Monday

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video The Leon Brogden Holiday Tournament features eight high school basketball teams, four from Wilmington and four from out of town. It's a fun hoops event that fits right in the middle of the holiday season. In fact it starts the day after Christmas on the campus of UNCW. Full story...
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Last minute Christmas shopping chaos too much for customers, good for business

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video It may not be Black Friday, but it's the Friday before Christmas, and those cash registers are still cha-chinging as shoppers hunt for the perfect handbag or ham. Full story...
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Live nativity puts 'Christ' back into 'Christmas'

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It's easy to get wrapped up in the presents, lights, ribbons and bows and forget the true reason for the season. Full story...
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Christmas travelers come home via planes, trains, automobiles and buses

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video While grandma's cookies and great presents are waiting over the river and through the woods, you've got to get through the traveling to get the good stuff. Full story...
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Santa takes pre-Christmas swim at aquarium

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While the elves prepare Rudolph and friends for their round-the-world journey, Santa snuck into the Fort Fisher Aquarium for a quick swim with some marine friends. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. deploys new TV White Space Network

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“New Hanover County is proud to lead the nation with the first commercial installation of a white space network at the county’s flagship park, Hugh MacRae Park. We will be using this new technology to extend our networks outdoors into our parks and gardens to provide enhanced services to our citizens.” - Commissioner Jason Thompson Full story...
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K-9 helps catch man after shots fired in Hillcrest

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Wilmington Police say a K-9 officer at the intersection of 13th and Dawson Streets heard gunfire from inside the housing project. He notified other WPD officers, and they converged on the area. on. Full story...
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Christmas tree recycling starts Monday

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Recycling used Christmas trees will begin the day after the holiday for New Hanover County residents. The New Hanover County Environmental Management Department asks residents living outside city limits to take their trees to one of three locations this year. Full story...
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Saffo says threat from Sen. Berger doesn't overrule city's rights

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videoWith Christmas quickly approaching, many leaders in Raleigh are packing up and heading home to spend time with their family and friends. But not everyone is full of the holiday spirit. North Carolina State Senate majority leader Phil Berger sent a letter to some city leaders, including Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo, that's not so jolly. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Sen. Berger tells Mayor Saffo to back off fighting annexation law, or else

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Sen. Phil Berger has informed the mayors of several cities and the North Carolina League of Municipalities that should the cities continue to fight this new law in court, the General Assembly – which holds the sole Constitutional Authority over municipal boundaries – will simply create permanent municipal lines to stop these cities from imposing forced annexation. Full story...
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