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New Hanover County News

Downtown Wilmington decorated with new art

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Out with the old, in with the new: downtown Wilmington is now decorated with new pedestrian art. Five new statues can be found scattered around the streets of the city. Full story...
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Staff reductions, furlough days have New Hanover County residents paying

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videoTo help meet a $21 million budget shortfall, New Hanover County offered employees early retirement, laid others off, and issued mandatory furlough days. While the cuts helped balance the budget, county residents might still end up '”paying”. Full story...
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US Army Reserves reads Polar Express to Wilmington students

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The Polar Express is a popular children's book this time of year, but not everyone is lucky enough to hear it told by an actual railroad conductor. Friday morning, members of the U.S. Army Reserves... Full story...
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Progress Energy says goodbye coal, hello natural gas

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The company plans to retire its coal-fired units and replace them with structures fueled by natural gas. The company says the project will bring construction jobs to the area. Full story...
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Body found at Carolina Beach State Park

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The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office needs your help identifying a body discovered by Carolina Beach State Park employees Thursday. Full story...
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Hampstead man is charged with five counts of 2nd degree sexual exploitation

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A Hampstead man is charged with five counts of 2nd degree sexual exploitation of a minor. Christopher Rouse was the target of a joint investigation by the Pender County Sheriff's Office and the FBI. Full story...
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Truck takes out pole, traffic snarled as a result

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videoAn accident knocked out power in parts of Wilmington Thursday and closed one intersection all together. Full story...
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Putting on a bow for education

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If wrapping presents gives you headaches during the holiday season, a group of women are willing to help. Full story...
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Daughter charged with concealing her mother's death appears in court

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The New Hanover County woman charged with concealing her mother's death for the past seven months appeared in court Thursday. Authorities say Amy Stewart and her family were living in the home where 87 year old Blanche Roth was found decomposing. Full story...
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Convicted murderer to be released from New Hanover Correctional Facility

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A convicted murderer in the New Hanover County Correctional Facility is scheduled to be released Friday. A state appeals court ruled Thursday that... Full story...
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Santa cops spread holiday cheer to needy children

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Children with a police escort took over a Wilmington Wal-Mart today to do their Christmas shopping. The Wilmington police department held its annual Santa cop program this morning. Full story...
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Follow-up on death of Ogden woman

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video New Hanover County deputies yesterday arrested the daughter of a woman found dead in her home months after she died. The discovery of Blanche Roth's body came after a 911 call to dispatch Tuesday. Full story...
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Charities having trouble meeting their goals

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video'Tis the season for giving. Many of us typically donate food, clothes or toys to help out our local charities. But it is a little more difficult this year. Some charities are having trouble meeting their goals. Full story...
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New deputies take an oath and received their badges

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The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office has 17 new deputies. The new officers took an oath and received their badges Wednesday. Full story...
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The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office sponsors sixth annual Make a Child Smile Operation

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The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office played Santa Wednesday night. They sponsored the sixth annual Make a Child Smile Operation at Murrayville Elementary. Full story...
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