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New Hanover County News

FIRST ON 3: New Hanover County Sheriff's Investigators make heroin bust

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An undercover investigation led Detectives with the Sheriff’s Vice and Narcotics Division on a brief foot chase which ended with the arrest of two Wilmington men and the seizure of 93 bags of heroin, valued at $3500, and $1,966 in cash. Full story...
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Investigators say incident at school not rape

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The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office says an incident at Ashley High School was not a rape after all. Full story...
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Front Street project reaches milestone

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A Wilmington city spokesperson says the Front Street revitalization project has hit its half-way point for the first block. Full story...
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Williston grad reunited with long lost class ring

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video A few weeks ago we were contacted by a man in Alabama who had found a class ring from the old Williston High School. He and his wife had found it many years ago and were trying to find who it belonged to. Now after much research and years of searching, the ring is on its way to its rightful owner. Full story...
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CFCC celebrates Black History Month

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The celebration included African-American art and literature. CFCC students and staff played songs and put on skits that depicted how the Harlem Renaissance played a part in history. Full story...
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Port City nation's first 'Smart City'

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video The plans for how to use so-called white spaces were unveiled today. They're gaps in the broadcasting spectrum left over from old analog TV. These gaps can be used for pretty much anything, and we're the guinea pigs Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: See the new redistricting map

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The middle school district line map is available for public view on the district’s web site... Full story...
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NAACP leader contradicts himself on redistricting plan

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video Wilmington NAACP president Harold Beatty says the New Hanover County School Board should have redistricted middle schools to create socioeconomic balance and not to keep students at schools close to their homes, but he said he doesn't think busing was the solution. Full story...
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Governor spends day in Wilmington

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video After she spoke to state mayors, Gov. Perdue took a tour of the GE Hitachi plant in Castle Hayne. The governor says she plans to focus on sources of alternative energy to help create jobs in North Carolina. Full story...
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TV pilot coming to Wilmington

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The series is tied to executive producer John Wells, famous for his shows "ER" and "The West Wing." Full story...
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WFD dive team helps WPD search

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The fire department says the dive team often helps law enforcement conduct searches for evidence. Full story...
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60th Anniversary Camellia Show

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On Saturday, February 27, 2010, the Tidewater Camellia Club will proudly presents its 60th anniversary camellia show at the Arab Shrine Club. Full story...
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School board finally decides on redistricting plan

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By a four to three vote, New Hanover County will go ahead with a revised version of map 2C. Full story...
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Ticketed bus driver not oldest in county

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video Last week's school bus accident involving 80-year-old bus driver Otis Hames raised some concerns on our website. According to New Hanover County Schools, Hames is not the only bus driver in his 80s. Now some lawmakers say maybe the laws should be changed. Full story...
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UPDATE: Worker killed at welding company

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New Hanover County Sheriff’s Deputies are on the scene of a workplace fatality at Watson Portable Welding, located at 5679 Carolina Beach Road. Full story...
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