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New Hanover County News

Local Red Cross website aims to inform in case of emergency

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videoThe American Red Cross provides nearly half the nation's blood supply. They come to the rescue during emergencies and natural disasters, and now they're using social media to communicate with the public. Full story...
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"Connect a Million Minds" initiative looks to help students with science, technology and math

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Groups of middle school students got a dose of science up close Thursday afternoon in Wilmington. It was part of Time Warner Cable's “Connect a Million Minds” initiative, an effort to... Full story...
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Trying to stifle Titan's progress due to possible Easley violations

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Former democratic consultant Joe Sinsheimer wrote a letter to Governor Perdue asking her to freeze Titan's permitting process for 90 days.

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Dangerous Dog Court: A jogger, a dog, and an electric dog fence

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videoNew Hanover County Dangerous Dog Appeals Court was back in session Wednesday night. The volunteer panelists heard a case that involves a jogger, a lab mix and an electric dog fence. Full story...
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Seahawks test well in NCAA's GSR Report

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For the second year in a row, UNC Wilmington's sports teams have posted a graduation success rate of 90 percent. That includes eight teams with a perfect 100 percent mark in the NCAA's litmus test for academic success. Full story...
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Wilmington's Bo Dean receives national recognition

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The National Recreation and Park Association selected Bo Dean from nominees across the country to receive a community service award. Full story...
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New cars on the lot at D&E

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videoWednesday was a big day for the D&E car dealership in Wilmington; new cars are on the lot once again. Today, they rolled out 10 new Mitsubishis. Full story...
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Creasy family faces federal fraud charges

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A father and daughter medical team is facing more than 200 federal fraud charges. Roy and Tammy Creasy are each being indicted on 225 counts of conspiracy to commit health care fraud, aiding and abetting... Full story...
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Subway in Castle Hayne robbed by gunpoint

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The Subway in Castle Hayne was robbed at gunpoint just before 9:00 p.m. Tuesday night. A man walked into the Subway with a handgun. He demanded money, got it, and left out the back door on foot. Full story...
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City Council approves contract for downtown construction

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videoBeginning in January, crews will tear up and redo parts of Front Street to beautify downtown, as well as improve water and sewer lines. Tuesday night, Wilmington City Council unanimously passed a resolution awarding the contract for the construction. Full story...
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Wilmington honors citizens who saved elderly couple

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Tuesday night, the city honored a Wilmington police officer and several citizens with commendations for saving an elderly couple from a sinking car. Back in August, the couple drove their Lincoln Town Car... Full story...
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New Hanover football faces "new" opponent in playoff game

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videoThe New Hanover High School football team has a new second round opponent for their state playoff game. The Pine Forest Trojans will visit Legion Stadium Friday, despite the fact the Trojans lost in the first round to Terry Sanford High School. Full story...
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Fears surround Front Street construction

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videoWilmington City Council has some big plans for improving downtown, but some business owners are worried they will not be around by the time the work is finished. Full story...
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North Carolina Ports Authority sees increase in container moves

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The North Carolina Ports Authority CEO gave his State of the Ports Address Tuesday. Thanks to the arrival of two new shipping lines, Tom Eager said there has been a 28 percent increase in container moves at the ports. Full story...
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CFCC Marine Tech students prepare for the unthinkable

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Cape Fear Community College Marine Technology students train for many situations. Tuesday, they learned what to do if the unthinkable happens at sea. Full story...
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