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New Hanover County News

Search for young woman leads to body buried in yard

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videoA grisly discovery for Wilmington Police officers searching for a missing person today. While looking for clues, officers found a body buried outside a downtown Wilmington home. Full story...
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Titan site in Castle Hayne wins Energy Star award

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As opponents continue to fight a proposed cement plant in Castle Hayne because of environmental impacts, the plant's parent company has won an environmental award. Full story...
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WWAY, NHRMC Health Fair offers free screenings, advice

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videoIf you haven't given up on your New Year's resolutions yet, you may be looking for a way to get healthy. There was plenty of advice available today at the annual Taking Control of Your Health Fair hosted by WWAY and New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Full story...
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CFCC teacher joins Wahlberg in 'Contraband'

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videoFrom the classroom to the big screen, one Cape Fear Community College teacher is in a major motion picture hitting theaters tomorrow. Jack Landry, the lead drama instructor at CFCC, is in the new movie "Contraband" staring Mark Wahlberg. It's an exciting experience for both landry and his students. Full story...
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First rabies case of 2012 reported in New Hanover County

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New Hanover County Animal Control Services has confirmed the first case of rabies for 2012 in New Hanover County. ACS officers recovered an injured feral cat from a Hart Street residence in Wilmington on Wednesday. The cat was euthanized after exhibiting neurological signs and sent to the State Lab for testing. Full story...
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New Hanover, Wilmington firefighters learn to work together

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Firefighters from both the county and the city are going through special training this week to help them better interact with one another in times of need. Since automatic mutual aid dispatching began more than a year ago, the county and the city have responded to about 100 combined calls. Full story...
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Case delayed for suspects in cop sucker punch

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An off-duty Wilmington Police officer allegedly assaulted by two men in a bar will have to wait to see what will happen with his accused attackers. Full story...
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Wilmington couple pleads guilty to federal charges

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The US Department of Justice says Maurice and Jessica Lott received a suspicious package that was mailed from Washington state to Wilmington last March. The couple picked up the package containing marijuana, ecstasy and oxycodone from the post office. Full story...
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Man charged with rape of child

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Jabarr Johnson has been in prison for kidnapping since April 2009. Now he's charged with first degree rape of a child and two counts of sex offender use of a social website. Full story...
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Leaders discuss business of education over breakfast

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videoLocal and state leaders met for breakfast this morning and to discuss business of education. The New Hanover County School Board held a breakfast meeting to inform leaders about the importance of considering education as a top priority, especially when it comes to planning the 2012 budget. Full story...
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