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New Hanover County News

FIRST ON 3: Eagar out as port chief

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Tom Eagar is out as executive director of NC Ports. The announcement became public in a letter from NC Secretary of Transportation Gene Conti to business associates of the port. Full story...
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First Presbyterian bell tower finally gets bells

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This morning four new bronze bells arrived at First Presbyterian Church. Even though the church was built in 1929, it's never had any bells. Full story...
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Man, woman arrested in largest heroin bust in New Hanover history

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A drug arrest last week turned out to be the largest heroin bust in New Hanover County history. They say it was enough to produce more than 15,000 bags of heroin. Full story...
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Battleship attendance best in 18 years

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The Battleship North Carolina announced today that attendance continues to increase with the best December in 18 years. Almost 6,800 paid visitors came to the ship in December 2011. Fiscal year visitation numbers are also up, reaching an increase of 13 percent. Full story...
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NC firefighters go to fire college

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video Before North Carolina firefighters battle flames out in the field they learn in a controlled environment. This weekend hundreds of firefighters came together from across the state for the Pender County Firefighter's Association Fire College. Full story...
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UNCW improves to 3-1 in the CAA

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After a 0-5 start to the season the UNCW Seahawks are on a roll. They're now tied for second place in the CAA with a 3-1 conference mark. The Seahawks also sport a four game winning streak. Full story...
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Man dead after car crash in Carolina Beach

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One man is dead after losing control of his vehicle Saturday afternoon in Carolina Beach. Full story...
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UPDATE: Driver in fatal crash identified; deputy out of hospital

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video A New Hanover County Sheriff's deputy is out of the hospital after an overnight crash that left another driver dead. LISTEN TO RADIO CALL FROM DEPUTY AFTER CRASH. Full story...
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Castle Hayne woman fights Leukemia, with help from friends and family

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video Everyone is stressed out over the holidays but not like one family from Castle Hayne. Kiersten Wildeboer is fighting Leukemia, but she is not fighting alone Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 & THE BIG TALKER FM: Rep. Justice calls for Brian Berger's resignation

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video High-profile support for New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger is eroding. Rep. Carolyn Justice asked for Berger to resign today, because he broke the law when police say they caught him driving without a valid license. Now it appears he's also broken his vow to remain transparent to voters. Full story...
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