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New Hanover County News

FIRST ON 3: Military solves mystery of drones washed up at area beaches

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video Folks at two area beaches had quite a surprise this morning. They found what turned out to be military target drones on the the beach. Full story...
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Ashley's Mason Boyles is back on top after suspension; New Hanover's best female runner competes with the boys

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video Ashley senior Mason Boyles hasn't been able to compete on the high school level since the spring of his sophomore year due to a suspension that centered around his residency. He's back in rare form along with New Hanover distance runner Shelby Howell. She's not running against the girls. Howell is competing against the boys instead. Full story...
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Blue Velvet 25th anniversary celebrated at Wilmington icon

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video This is the 25th anniversary of Blue Velvet. the David Lynch cult classic was shot here in Wilmington, and the city is almost like part of the cast. Full story...
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WWAY's High School Football preview

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video Weather pending,week number six of the high school football season kicks off on Friday night. Jesse Jones has a preview of some of the best matchups. Full story...
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NHCGOP will not take position on Berger

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video The New Hanover County Republican Party got together Thursday night for its monthly meeting. One of the topics of discussion was a Republican whose name and face has been everywhere the past few weeks. New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger's issues were discussed, but only for several seconds. Full story...
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State starts waiting list for Irene appliance replacement funds

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Within a few days, North Carolina families and small businesses have reserved all money available in a program to replace appliances damaged by Hurricane Irene. Full story...
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Cowper gets probation, fine in ABC scheme

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The contractor who admitted ripping off the New Hanover County ABC Board will avoid jail time. A federal judge today sentenced Lee Cowper to three years probation and a $25,000 fine. Full story...
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Commissioners still have beef with Berger

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video It seems the controversy surrounding New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger will never end. The board tried to have a productive town hall meeting Wednesday night, but it wasn't long before issues involving Berger took over the conversation. Full story...
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Mid season report on Mideastern Conference

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video Two years ago Laney didn't win a varsity football game. This year the Buccaneers sport the best record in the Mideastern 4-A conference at 5-0. Hoggard is 4-0 this season after a down year in 2010. New Hanover and Ashley may end up with better record than last year as well. Full story...
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Experts cautious despite big jump in area home sales

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video Home sale numbers in the Cape Fear are up more than ten percent in the last year. And while that may be good news, some realty experts say it's too early to celebrate. Full story...
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