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New Hanover County News

Former Williston Middle School teacher files for bankruptcy

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A former teacher accused of an inappropriate relationship with a boy has filed for bankruptcy. Wilmington Police arrested Jessica Wishnask back in May after they found her in a parked car with a 15-year-old former student. Full story...
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UNCW students discuss healthcare reform

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The healthcare debate came to UNCW Friday. The College Republicans sponsored “Hands Off my Healthcare”. Speakers, including radio host Curtis Wright, talked about details of the proposed healthcare reform. Full story...
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Many hit the jackpot at Wilson's Restaurant

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Bidders showed up at Wilson’s Restaurant with hopes of hitting the jackpot Friday. The Wilmington landmark closed almost a year ago, but Friday an auctioneer soled off arcade games and pinball machines one by one. Full story...
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NC man given 40-year sentence in child porn case

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A North Carolina man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison in a child pornography case in which a victim says she was also raped almost daily for nearly three years. Full story...
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Solutions to Masonboro Island trash discussed at UNCW

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videoMasonboro Island is a state controlled wildlife preserve. It is also a popular recreation spot that is open to boaters - for now. Thursday night, residents voiced their concerns about possible restrictions on the use of the island that might put a damper on recreation. Full story...
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Time is wasting away for those yet to hook into sewer system

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videoThe deadline to hook up to the New Hanover County sewer system is fast approaching. For Middle Sound Loop residents, there's no short-term fix. Full story...
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Some concerned over using USS North Carolina as ghost ship

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videoA local military vet is wary of plans to use the battleship USS North Carolina for a Halloween celebration, but organizers say the event won't tarnish the military memorial. Full story...
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C-Span Civics Bus stops by UNCW

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Local college students got a media and civics lesson from a national network Thursday. The C-Span Civics Bus stopped by UNCW Thursday afternoon. Full story...
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Love arcade games? This auction is for you

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videoIf you have ever dreamed of having your own video arcade game, Friday might be your lucky day. Wilson's Restaurant in Wilmington shut down nearly a year ago. That is where our John Rendleman was Wednesday night to get a sneak peak at Friday's auction. Full story...
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Accident at Pages Creek Marine leaves one dead

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A workplace accident killed a Wilmington man Thursday night. New Hanover County Sheriff's deputies and EMS responded to the call at Pages Creek Marine on Market Street around 5:00 p.m. Full story...
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New Hanover receives H1N1 vaccine

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videoThe H1N1 vaccine has arrived in our area. New Hanover County began giving out the vaccine today, but it's not available to everyone everywhere just yet. Full story...
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Emergency management responds to questions about 9-1-1

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This past weekend a group of neighbors in the Monkey Junction area say they could not reach 9-1-1 when trying to report a fire. County Emergency Services Director Warren Lee looked into the situation and says the 9-1-1 operators on duty during the fire did not follow the emergency management guidelines. Full story...
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One dead, four injured in MLK Parkway accident

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videoOne person is dead and four more critically injured after a car accident that closed MLK Parkway for more than two hours Wednesday morning. Wilmington Police said the car that caused the accident was stolen. Full story...
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United Soccer League discontinues relationship with Hammerheads

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The future of Wilmington's professional soccer team is in doubt. Right now, the Wilmington Hammerheads no longer exist, technically. Full story...
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Crowd fills NHC School Board meeting, concerned over redistricting

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An overflow crowd at Tuesday night's New Hanover County School Board meeting had plenty to say about middle school redistricting. At the center of the crowd that spilled out into the hallway were Ogden parents... Full story...
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