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New Hanover County News

New bar wants to open at old Rox site downtown

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Friday the city's ABC Review Committee will review a liquor license request for 208 Market Street. That's the site of what was Rox. Full story...
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Fort Fisher hosts holiday open house

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Christmas came early to an area historic site. The Friends of Fort Fisher hosted a holiday open house today to help visitors get into the holiday spirit. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: City pays to clean up eyesore

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A Wilmington eyesore is being cleaned up. Crews today began tearing down the old Almont Shipping Warehouse at Front and Nutt Streets. Full story...
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THE RANT: Berger odd man out at Monday's commission meeting

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video First and not surprisingly, Commissioner Brian Berger was late... again. How is it that he can be early to a New Hanover County Community Action Inc. meeting to stake out his ex-girlfriend and break a protective order, but he can't show up on time for the job he was elected to do? Full story...
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Wilmington council to consider developer's voluntary annexation

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video You've heard a lot lately about fights against annexation, like in Monkey Junction and Southport. But a development company wants the City of Wilmington to annex property for a future apartment complex. Full story...
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Wilmington home prices inching upwards

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Homes across Wilmington continue to gain value according to new data released today by CoreLogic. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Murder suspect's ex-fiancee regrets dropping charges

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The Castle Hayne man accused of murdering his wife sits in the New Hanover County Jail. The arrest of Keith Waters shocked one woman, but it didn't surprise her. She, too, has a violent history with Waters and feared something like this would happen. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Records show pastor's alleged victim was teen boy

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New details about a local pastor charged with sex crimes against a child. Today, we dug a little deeper into the file of Thomas Archie Wiggins, Jr. at the New Hanover County Courthouse. Full story...
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Commissioners vote for beach nourishment agreement

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New Hanover County Commissioners voted Monday night in favor of a beach enrichment agreement. Under the agreement, county and federal dollars would cover 82.5 percent of the cost while the state would pay for the other 17.5 percent. Full story...
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New Hanover Commission appoints Ted Davis as chairman

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video The New Hanover County Commission has a new leader. At a meeting Monday night, commissioners voted unanimously to appoint Ted Davis as the board's new chairman. He replaces Jonathan Barfield, who held the position for the last year. Full story...
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