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New Hanover County News

Williston students "rock out" for special trip

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Some Williston Middle Schoolers spent part of their holiday break rocking out. The orchestra students sat in rocking chairs all day long to raise money for their trip to New York City. Full story...
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Drug bust lands Wilmington man in jail, $125,000 in drugs seized

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A big drug bust has landed a Wilmington man behind bars. After a two month investigation, deputies seized more than $125,000 worth of drugs and paraphernalia. Full story...
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Body at Carolina Beach State Park identified

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Detectives have identified the man whose body was found in Carolina Beach State Park. Twenty-six-year-old Joshua Bryant Hines was found dead... Full story...
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"Women Build" home dedicated to deserving family

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videoBack in the summer we brought you a story about Habitat for Humanity's “Women Build" project. Four months later, the women have finished the house. Over the weekend, they dedicated the home. Full story...
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State Supreme Court steps in on release of two convicted killers

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The State Supreme Court stepped in Friday night, moments before two convicted killers were set to go free. Full story...
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Welcome Home Angel helps local teenager cope with illness

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videoJust in time for Christmas: A Wilmington teenager and her family are celebrating an important gift. Courtney Causey has a new bedroom, thanks to the Welcome Home Angel organization. Full story...
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Local museum takes visitors on a trip to Christmas past

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The Wilmington Burgwin-Wright house museum took visitors on a trip to Christmas past over the weekend. Full story...
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Two Port City musicians hoping for Grammy awards

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videoWhen you think Grammy nominees, you think Hollywood or New York, not exactly the Port City. But next month when those coveted awards are handed out, one music producer may be bringing one trophy back to New Hanover County, while another musician may be able to brag about his Grammy ties. Full story...
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Thalian Hall renovation project kicks into high gear

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video City Hall aka Thalian Hall, looks nice and tranquil on the outside, but inside it's quite another matter. Full story...
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Downtown Wilmington decorated with new art

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Out with the old, in with the new: downtown Wilmington is now decorated with new pedestrian art. Five new statues can be found scattered around the streets of the city. Full story...
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Staff reductions, furlough days have New Hanover County residents paying

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videoTo help meet a $21 million budget shortfall, New Hanover County offered employees early retirement, laid others off, and issued mandatory furlough days. While the cuts helped balance the budget, county residents might still end up '”paying”. Full story...
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US Army Reserves reads Polar Express to Wilmington students

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The Polar Express is a popular children's book this time of year, but not everyone is lucky enough to hear it told by an actual railroad conductor. Friday morning, members of the U.S. Army Reserves... Full story...
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Progress Energy says goodbye coal, hello natural gas

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The company plans to retire its coal-fired units and replace them with structures fueled by natural gas. The company says the project will bring construction jobs to the area. Full story...
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Body found at Carolina Beach State Park

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The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office needs your help identifying a body discovered by Carolina Beach State Park employees Thursday. Full story...
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Hampstead man is charged with five counts of 2nd degree sexual exploitation

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A Hampstead man is charged with five counts of 2nd degree sexual exploitation of a minor. Christopher Rouse was the target of a joint investigation by the Pender County Sheriff's Office and the FBI. Full story...
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