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New Hanover County News

Local real estate developer gives boost to UNCW business school

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UNCW's Cameron School of Business got a big boost from a local real estate developer. Tuesday, H. David Swain and his wife Diane presented $1 million to support economic research and business development at the university. Full story...
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Carolina Beach Police looking for graffiti vandals

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The Carolina Beach Police Department needs your help making an arrest. The Carolina Beach Skate Park was hit with graffiti over the weekend. Full story...
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State Division of Air Quality extends comment period for cement plant

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You have more time to voice your thoughts on Titan America's draft air permit for a cement plant in Castle Hayne. The state Division of Air Quality is extending the comment period from October 30th to November 20th. Full story...
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Fire safety a hot topic at Cape Fear Elementary

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Kids at Cape Fear Elementary learned how to stop, drop and roll Tuesday. New Hanover County and Long Creek Fire Rescue took the day to educate third graders on fire safety. Full story...
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Police looking for two men in credit card theft

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A man who went for a late night swim at Wrightsville Beach returned to shore to find his cell phone, keys and wallet missing. Now police hope you can help identify the suspects. Full story...
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Council discusses new options on convention center hotel

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videoConstruction on the Wilmington convention center continues to move along, but there are still no plans for a neighboring hotel. Full story...
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911 calls go unanswered

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videoEveryone knows to call 911 in an emergency, but what happens if no one answers? It's a question some New Hanover County residents were forced to answer over the weekend. “It rang and rang and rang and rang, and no one answered,” said Kathy Boone. Full story...
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Demolition of former police station makes way for new Union Station Building

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It is the beginning of the end for one Wilmington landmark. Crews started demolition on the former Wilmington Police Department headquarters on Red Cross Street. Full story...
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Red Barn Studio performs "The Last Night of Ballyhoo"

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Back in the spring, Wilmington's Red Barn Studio performed Alfred Uhry's "Driving Miss Daisy." For the fall, the theater is tackling another Uhry play. Full story...
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Angie's Amazing Race raises over $15,000 for breast cancer awareness

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Bikers took to the streets of New Hanover County pretty in pink Sunday for a good cause. The Fourth Annual Angie's Amazing Race started at Britt Motorsports on Market Street.

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Wilmington gated community looks to become municipality

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A local gated community may soon become its own village. The Cape private community is exploring options to become New Hanover County's fifth municipality. Full story...
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Trees turn color at Lumina Station

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While some leaves change color for fall, you will see a different color than you are used to if you look at the trees in Lumina Station. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

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Downtown Wilmington artwork receives international accolades

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There were international accolades for the city of Wilmington's pedestrian art. The project has been in place for three years and has aimed to enhance the downtown area with unique and interesting artwork. Full story...
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Search for missing man leads to dead body

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The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office found the body of a man reported missing. Just before 10:00 Friday morning, officials found 51-year-old Arild Funderud. Full story...
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Southeastern North Carolina to see $24 million in federal money

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Twenty-four million of our federal dollars will be coming back to southeastern North Carolina for waterway and beach projects. The most money, more than eleven million dollars, is for dredging the Cape Fear River.

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