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New Hanover County News

Frog population hops for joy over increase in rain

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videoAfter years of drought, the rains have returned to southeastern North Carolina. While this may be unwelcome to beach goers, its worked wonders for the area frog population. Full story...
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Condo project in Carolina Beach goes up for auction

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A Carolina Beach condo project will be up for auction on Friday. The Arcadius project is now bankrupt. The plan was to develop condos and a shopping complex, but town manager Tim Owens said the timing just was not right. Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach eyeing a new bike path

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The town of Wrightsville Beach is one step closer to implementing a new bike plan. The plan calls for a bike path that would stretch from the Cape Fear River to the Jonnie Mercer's Pier. Full story...
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Body of homeless man found off Market Street

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New Hanover County Sheriff's deputies are investigating a body found off of Market Street. Investigators say a homeless man was dead for about two days before his body was found Tuesday night. Full story...
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Dog saved from house fire on Grace Street

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A dog was saved from a house fire Tuesday night thanks to a Wilmington resident and firefighters. The fire broke out at a home in the 600 block of Grace Street. Full story...
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UNCW students concerned about H1N1

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School health officials say a number of students have reported to the health center with flu-like symptoms. The Centers for Disease Control recommends treating any sign of the flu as H1N1. Full story...
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Students return to Snipes Academy

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We caught up with the students at Snipes Academy in Wilmington Tuesday, where it is one down and 179 to go. Full story...
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Senator Hagan meets with local officials during Wilmington visit

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US Senator Kay Hagan came to Wilmington Monday to meet with local leaders. North Carolina's junior senator talked with representatives from New Hanover County, Wilmington, Wrightsville Beach, Carolina Beach and Kure Beach. Full story...
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Americans for Prosperity host health care forum

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Health care is a major issue here in the Port City. Americans for Prosperity hosted a health care forum where guest speaker Tracy Walsh addressed the media. As a cancer survivor, Walsh said she had the option of choosing her treatments. Full story...
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Fundraising efforts by NHRMC kicked off with Edwin McCain

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The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at New Hanover Regional Medical Center is getting support from an internationally known rock star. Edwin McCain stopped by the Betty H. Cameron Women's and Children's Hospital Saturday. Full story...
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Healthcare rally takes part at Hugh MacRae Park Sunday

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As the battle over health care reform rages on in Washington, community members continue to fight for health care here in Wilmington. Many local organizations, including Cape Fear Citizens for Health Care and RISE Community gathered at Hugh MacRae Park Sunday urging... Full story...
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Miss USA, Kristen Dalton finishes in Top 10, Miss Venezuela wins Miss Universe

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She gave it her best, but Miss USA's Kristen Dalton did not bring home the crown in the 2009 Miss Universe pageant, but the Wilmington native did make the top ten. Full story...
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Surf and waves high as Hurricane Bill passes by

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Hurricane Bill may not have made landfall in the U.S., but he sure made his presence felt at area beaches this weekend. High waves and surf were spun onto our shores from the storm that passed roughly four hundred miles east of the Carolinas. Full story...
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Legion Stadium opens up Pooch Plunge

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As the dog days of summer continue, man's best friend gets the chance to cool off this week. The swimming pool at Wilmington's Legion Stadium is going to the dogs. Full story...
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Investors flock as Carolina Beach property is auctioned off

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videoInvestors from all over the country have flocked to Carolina Beach this week in search of bargain basement prices. A real estate auction company will auction off about $20 million worth of property in Carolina Beach Full story...
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