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New Hanover County News

FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: UNCW trustees approve tuition hike

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Determined to maintain a high quality academic experience in the face of decreasing state financial support, the University of North Carolina Wilmington Board of Trustees today approved a 6.5 percent tuition increase for the 2012-13 academic year. Fee increases were held to $9.50 for all students. Full story...
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Salvation Army gives Christmas gifts for kids in need

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video Is it better to give than to receive? You can see both in action at the Salvation Army's Distribution Center. Full story...
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THE RANT: Bravo to New Hanover Co. Commission for stepping up and taking a stand; Berger needs to take it like a man

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video While various boards, councils and commissions around the Cape Fear are languishing in dysfunction, under investigation or have lost public trust, the members of the New Hanover County Commission did something rare these day: They took a stand and did what was right for the greater good. Full story...
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Reward offered for CB store robber

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The Carolina Beach Police Department is offering a reward for information leading the arrest of a man who robbed a store earlier this month. Full story...
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Give & receive TODAY at Krispy Kreme to help Salvation Army

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We'll be at Krispy Kreme at 2822 South College Road in Wilmington Friday from 5:30 a.m. till 6:30 p.m. Stop by and donate at least five non-perishable food items or five dollars, and you'll get a coupon good for a dozen glazed donuts. Full story...
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Christmas Bird Count starts this weekend

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video It's going to be a big month for bird watchers across the Carolinas. Christmastime means it's time for counting birds with the Audubon Society. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Berger 'wasn't expecting to be ambushed' as commission pulls him from community boards

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video New Hanover County Commissioners have removed Commissioner Brian Berger from most of the community boards he sits on. The Commission made the decision at its Agenda Briefing this afternoon. It's still pending an official vote at Monday's County Commission meeting. Full story...
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New Hanover County Community Action back in the spotlight

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video New Hanover County Community Action is in the spotlight again this evening. It's under investigation for allegedly misspending funds. Now, a Wilmington City Councilman's wife says she was listed as being on the board of the organization, but never served a day. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Suspect arrested for fire at Independence Mall

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Wilmington Police arrest a suspect after they say a fire was intentionally set at Independence Mall. Police arrested William Peacock, 48, who they say started the fire at Belk that caused it to be closed Saturday afternoon. Full story...
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Despite better national numbers, local job market still tough

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video New data from the US Labor Department show signs of hope for the job market. The number of people applying for unemployment benefits nationally dropped to its lowest since 2008. But is the Cape Fear seeing a similar situation? Full story...
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