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New Hanover County News

JUST ADD HOPE: UNCW students learn to train dogs, change lives

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video We often hear from viewers who want to see more coverage of the positive things going on in our community. In an effort to do that, we're showcasing the Assistance Dog Training Program at UNC Wilmington, a unique opportunity for students to learn how to use service dogs to better their own career fields. The world can be changed if you just add hope. Full story...
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O Christmas Tree! Wilmington's tannenbaum takes shape along riverfront

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It might not feel like the holidays, but downtown Wilmington is sure starting to look a lot like Christmas. Full story...
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Wilmington man scratches off $100k lottery prize

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A Wilmington man scratched his way to a $100,000 jackpot. Ehren Siefers likes to purchase lottery games that have lots of top prizes remaining, which recently led him to a $100,000 instant win. Full story...
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CFPUA Watchdog concerned about Sparks endorsements

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The CFPUA’s Chairman and its Secretary stepped into the political arena to help Ron Sparks, Wilmington city councilman and a fellow CFPUA board member, get re-elected. As a city councilman, Sparks played an integral part in both of their appointments to the CFPUA board. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: School lockdown ended as WPD investigates shooting

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A security lockdown has ended at New Hanover High School, Gregory School of Science, Mathematics and Technology and New Hanover High's Jap Davis Field House, according to New Hanover County Schools. The schools were on lockdown for about 30 minutes after a shooting was reported near the campuses. Full story...
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EEE case confirmed in New Hanover County

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The New Hanover County Health Department encourages people to protect themselves from mosquito bites and the risk of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). Recent testing in the local sentinel chicken flock confirmed a positive sample of EEE in New Hanover County. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: ADHD patients struggling to fill Adderall prescription

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video Many people with ADHD are having a hard time getting their prescription for Adderall filled. For about a month now, pharmacies have had very little to no supply of the drug. Some patients are turning to desperate measures to get a hold of the pills. Full story...
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Persistent neighbor helps family escape housefire

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video Despite losing half of their home to a morning fire, a Wilmington family is thankful. The Fultons say a neighbor woke them up and alerted them about the fire. Everyone made out safely, but the family says it could have been worse. Full story...
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Meet the candidates for Wilmington City Council, mayor

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For the last few weeks WWAY has been introducing you to the candidates for Wilmington City Council and Wilmington Mayor. As Election Day approaches, here are links to each of the candidate profiles. Full story...
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Hoops preview: pre-season look at Ashley, Hoggard, Laney & New Hanover

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video Basketball practice is in full gear all around the region. Non-conference games will tip off in about two weeks. We have a sneak peak look at the boys teams at Ashley, Hoggard, Laney and New Hanover. Full story...
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