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New Hanover County News

Local legislators react to Perdue's decision

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video Gov. Bev Perdue's decision not to run again caused a political ripple throughout the state today. Here in town we caught up with Democratic Rep. Susi Hamilton and Republican Sen. Thom Goolsby to get their reaction. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. leads nation in era of white space technology

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video New Hanover County is making history once again, as the first county in the nation to utilize the old analog spectrum that was used by TV stations. Experts say this technology will soon lead to new innovations like countywide WiFi. Full story...
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UNCW reaches $65M goal year early

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The school today said it's reach its goal of $65 million in "The Campaign for UNCW: Soaring to Greatness." The main purpose of the fundraising effort was to increase the number of and funding for student scholarships. Full story...
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WHA, Sparks reach tentative settlement

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After more than five years in the court system, the lawsuit between the Wilmington Housing Authority and former City Councilman Ronald Sparks has been settled. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Wilmington couple sues over value of dog's life

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video The North Carolina Court of Appeals has waded into a legal tussle over the wrongful death of a Jack Russell terrier named Laci. Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach mayor, school board chair disagree on sales tax increase plan

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videoGov. Bev Perdue’s proposed sales tax increase to help fund public education has made her unpopular with many voters. However, mayors throughout the state, including a few in our area are banning together in support of the tax increase. Full story...
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Funding approved for Carolina Beach dredging project

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Congressman Mike McIntyre's office announced today Carolina Beach is one step closer getting much-needed dredging. Full story...
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Laney wrestler breaks 21 year old record with 5 second pin

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videoIn wrestling the name of the game is beat your opponent. Getting a pin is even better, especially when it's a record pin. A Laney junior broke a long standing 21 year old wrestling record in New Hanover County over the weekend. Full story...
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ECU will start football series with BYU

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The BYU Cougars are coming to North Carolina. The ECU Pirates will host Brigham Young in 2017. This will mark BYU's first appearance in North Carolina for a football game. Full story...
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Travelers get high shine and Seahawk pride at ILM

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UNCW school spirit is soaring at Wilmington International Airport. Shoeshiner Anthony Nixon is now sporting some Seahawk pride. Full story...
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