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New Hanover County News

Pleasure Island goes to the dogs at Salty Paws Festival

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Looking for some fun with your four-legged friend? Head to Pleasure Island this weekend. Carolina Beach goes to the dogs Saturday for the Third Annual Salty Paws Festival. Full story...
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Laney vs. Ashley & Hoggard vs. New Hanover - Tuesday night soccer on WWAY

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video Laney entered Tuesday night's action sporting a nine game winning streak. Ashley stood in the way of win number ten. Hoggard and New Hanover also tangled in high school soccer on Tuesday. Full story...
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Carolina Beach mayor, two council members under SBI investigation

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Carolina Beach Mayor Joel Macon confirmed at Tuesday night's town council meeting that he, Mayor Pro-Tem Pat Efird and councilman Dan Wilcox are all under SBI investigation. Full story...
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Candidate profile: Joshua Fulton

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video Election Day is less than a month away and WWAY wants you to meet your candidates for Wilmington City Council. Today we sat down with Joshua Fulton, who describes himself as a fiscal conservative. Full story...
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Carolina Beach dealing with multiple issues

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video Along with a SBI investigation of its mayor and two other council members, Carolina Beach Town Council is dealing with multiple other issues. Those include questions about a state pier, parking management and a water billing problem. Full story...
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Experts say local economy recovering, but slowly

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video Good economic news for the region was announced today at the eighth annual Economic Outlook Conference at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, where faculty economists forecast that the Wilmington area will outperform the state and nation in economic growth in the coming year. Full story...
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New store brings old feel to downtown Wilmington

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video There's an old saying "If you hold onto it long enough, it will come back in style." A new shop in downtown Wilmington is banking on the clothing karma, hoping these classics make their way to the Wonder Shop and then to your closet. At the Wonder Shop, that's not just the business plan, but the inspiration for the store itself. Full story...
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WFD says morning fire was arson

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The Wilmington Fire Department says a house fire early this morning was intentionally set. It happened before 5:30 a.m. at 508 Anderson Street. Full story...
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5th rabies case found in New Hanover Co.

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New Hanover County Animal Control Services has confirmed the second case of rabies in a week and the fifth case for the year. ACS officers were called to a home on Shinn Creek Lane on Monday where a homeowner’s dog was attacked by a raccoon. The dog was current on its rabies vaccination. However the dog's owner was notified of possible exposure to the virus from handling the dog. Full story...
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Front Street to see new businesses

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video Downtown Wilmington might be starting to bounce back as a handful of businesses will be opening on Front Street. A few of those places are replacing legendary city locations like old Tom's Drugs store and Orton's Pool Room. Full story...
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