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New Hanover County News

Possibility of an active hurricane season

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videoToday marks the official start to the 2009 hurricane season. For those of us on the coast, it is time to plan for what could be an active one. Full story...
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Gregory Elementary to hold public meeting over H1N1 cases

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Concerned New Hanover County parents will get their questions answered Monday night, after four students tested positive last week for the H1N1 virus. Full story...
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Wrightsboro Baptist Church reveals layout for new community center

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A New Hanover County church is reaching farther into the community with plans to build a new community center. Wrightsboro Baptist Church members revealed the layout of their new 16,000 square foot multi-purpose building. Full story...
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Cape Fear region helping to support Sudanese orphans

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videoThe country of Sudan is thousands of miles away, but many here in our area are doing what they can to help protect those from the civil war and genocide in the country, which has killed millions and left thousands orphaned. Full story...
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Serves and spikes abound at Smiles for Sarah volleyball fundraiser

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Saturday was the second annual event for Smiles for Sarah, a volleyball tournament and fundraiser in honor of 12-year-old Sarah Mairs. Sarah was diagnosed with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis at a young age. Full story...
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Bands battle at boardwalk in Carolina Beach

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The first ever Battle of the Bands was held as part of the Carolina Beach Boardwalk Makeover Program on Saturday. Full story...
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Step up for Soldiers hosts fishing event

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Memorial Day may be over, but military families were thanked for their service with a free fishing event at Kure Beach on Saturday. Full story...
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Miss USA attends Hammerheads game, Pittsburgh prevails

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Things didn’t go as planned Saturday night at Legion Stadium. The Hammerheads lost 3-1 and Miss USA had a bad allergy infection, which is not conducive to singing the National Anthem. Full story...
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Wishnask's personnel file to possibly be opened

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videoJessica Wishnask was arrested over the weekend after police found her in the back seat of a car with a fifteen-year-old boy. During her tenure with New Hanover County, Wishnask was suspended twice, but managed to move on to another school district after she resigned. Full story...
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Will economy put public safety at risk?

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videoThe effects of the economy are hitting the criminal justice system. Hiring freezes are thinning departments, and the fear is that public safety could be at risk. Full story...
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Many students absent from Gregory and Snipes amidst H1N1 concerns

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Gregory Elementary School and Snipes Academy are still on high alert after four students were confirmed to have the H1N1 virus. The cases were confirmed Thursday by the ... Full story...
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Camping businesses well grounded

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videoTaking a family vacation is tough to afford in this economy. It seems many families are still vacationing, but their finding a cheaper way to do it, in the great outdoors. Full story...
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The future of businesses on Front Street

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videoWith Kingoff's Jewelers moving from it's downtown location there will be one more empty property on Front Street this fall. Other business owners in the area say it's part of a regular trend. Full story...
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Ashley High students get careers cooking

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videoSome area students are jumping at the chance to work… for free. The culinary arts internship at Ashley High School is giving students the chance to learn some skills in the kitchen and maybe even land a job. Full story...
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Airlie art a tribute to Minnie Evans

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videoMinnie Evans used wax crayons, vibrant colors, and mystical creatures in her art, and what better way to remember her at Airlie Gardens than with a chapel made from glass bottles? Full story...
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