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New Hanover County News

WHA v. Sparks gets underway

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video Jury selection will begin tomorrow in the trial between the Wilmington Housing Authority and former City Councilman Ronald Sparks. The Housing Authority is suing Sparks and his company for negligence and breach of contract following some work he did for them as an engineer. Full story...
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Families' gift helps UNCW in fight against cancer

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A new $1 million distinguished professorship will help UNCW fight cancer. The Lucy Ann Boddie-Brewer Distinguished Professorship will allow the School of Nursing develop new programs focused on the deadly disease. Full story...
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Wilmington starts 24/7 collections at downtown parking decks

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If you want to park in one of the City of Wilmington's downtown decks, you have to pay 24 hours a day. Full story...
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Text4Baby offers helpful tips to moms on the go

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video Move over, Dr. Spock. Moms today now have a new way to get important information about their pregnancy and their babies. Smart Start of New Hanover County has joined a national campaign called Text4Baby. Full story...
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Wilmington kids celebrate Chinese New Year

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It may be late January, but it's New Year's Day in China. Here in Wilmington, children explored Chinese culture and celebrated the start of the Year of the Dragon at the Children's Museum. Full story...
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Shell retiring as New Hanover Co. Manager

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Bruce Shell is retiring from his job as New Hanover County Manager. Shell made the announcement Monday afternoon during a New Hanover County Commission meeting. His last day will be June 30. Full story...
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County adopts plan to replenish Carolina Beach sand

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New Hanover County Commissioners put a new plan into place to make sure the sand on Carolina Beach will be replenished after a project cooperation agreement with the government runs out. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Former Penn St. football player remembers JoePa

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video Seventy-four days after being fired by Penn State legendary college football coach Joe Paterno died at the age of 85. One Wilmington man played for Paterno during the 1960s and had an emotional reaction to today's news. Full story...
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UNCW women beat ODU for first time; UNCW men also win this weekend

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The Old Dominion women's basketball team had beaten UNCW 42 times in a row until Sunday afternoon. Cynthia Cooper-Dyke's team beat ODU on the road on Sunday. Buzz Peterson's UNCW men's basketball team also picked up a road win this weekend. Full story...
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New waterproof hearing aid lets local girl enjoy life on the coast

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video Living on the coast, playing in the water is something we often take for granted; same goes for the gift of hearing. One young lady in our own community can now do both thanks to a hearing aid manufacturing company that has come up with a waterproof digital hearing aid. Full story...
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