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New Hanover County News

UNCW named 'Best Value'

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For the fourth consecutive year, Princeton Review has named UNCW one of the nation's "Best Value" public colleges and universities. Full story...
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CFCC offers short sessions for students who couldn't get classes

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Good news for students who missed the opportunity to register for classes at Cape Fear Community College. CFCC is offering two special mini-sessions for this spring semester. Full story...
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Kure Beach mayor explains profanity-laced tirade at fellow commissioners

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video An area mayor known for saying it how it is says he'll continue to speak his mind despite a recent outburst. Dean Lambeth is known as Kure Beach's straight-shooting mayor, but some have questioned a recent outburst during a town retreat. Full story...
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Report: Building Trader Joe's on College & Oleander wouldn't make traffic worse

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Building a Trader Joe's in the empty lot on College and Oleander wouldn't cause much more congestion says a study done for the city. Full story...
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Atlanta Braves and Mandalay reps in town for tonight's city council meeting to talk new stadium

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Former Atlanta Braves Manager Bobby Cox, as well as Atlanta Braves General Manager Frank Wren and Mandalay Baseball CEO Art Matin are in town to attend tonight's Wilmington City Council meeting. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Wrightsville Beach wants to spend $2,300 to display pictures at convention center

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About this time last year, leaders of the beach towns voiced their concerns about not being visually represented on the walls of the new convention center. When it launched, only historic photos of Wilmington were hanging. Full story...
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Friends School of Wilmington announces new Head of School

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The Friends School of Wilmington recently announced the hiring of Brenda Esch Boggess to serve as the new Head of School effective July 1, 2012. Full story...
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Davis talks taxes, progress in State of the County

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video New Hanover County Commission Chair Ted Davis gave the State of the County Address Monday. He talked about the strides the county has made and some of the issues it faces. Full story...
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Wilmington council considers small biz help along with ballpark

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video Spending money to make money. The City of Wilmington is looking for ways to spur economic development. Some council members believe a baseball stadium may do that. At the same time, the city also wants to help small business owners. Is there money for both? Full story...
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Your day at the beach could lead to a night in the bathroom

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video Add another thing to worry about when you head out to the beach. No, it's not the sun. It's the sand. A new study from the EPA suggests that playing in beach sand could lead to some unwanted symptoms, like diarrhea and vomiting. Full story...
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