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New Hanover County News

First rabies case of 2012 reported in New Hanover County

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New Hanover County Animal Control Services has confirmed the first case of rabies for 2012 in New Hanover County. ACS officers recovered an injured feral cat from a Hart Street residence in Wilmington on Wednesday. The cat was euthanized after exhibiting neurological signs and sent to the State Lab for testing. Full story...
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New Hanover, Wilmington firefighters learn to work together

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Firefighters from both the county and the city are going through special training this week to help them better interact with one another in times of need. Since automatic mutual aid dispatching began more than a year ago, the county and the city have responded to about 100 combined calls. Full story...
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Case delayed for suspects in cop sucker punch

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An off-duty Wilmington Police officer allegedly assaulted by two men in a bar will have to wait to see what will happen with his accused attackers. Full story...
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Wilmington couple pleads guilty to federal charges

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The US Department of Justice says Maurice and Jessica Lott received a suspicious package that was mailed from Washington state to Wilmington last March. The couple picked up the package containing marijuana, ecstasy and oxycodone from the post office. Full story...
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Man charged with rape of child

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Jabarr Johnson has been in prison for kidnapping since April 2009. Now he's charged with first degree rape of a child and two counts of sex offender use of a social website. Full story...
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Leaders discuss business of education over breakfast

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videoLocal and state leaders met for breakfast this morning and to discuss business of education. The New Hanover County School Board held a breakfast meeting to inform leaders about the importance of considering education as a top priority, especially when it comes to planning the 2012 budget. Full story...
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CFCC drama instructor in new Mark Wahlberg film

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If you catch the latest Mark Wahlberg film, Contraband, which opens nationwide on Friday, you might recognize a familiar face from Wilmington. Full story...
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Hammerheads release 2012 soccer schedule

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The Wilmington Hammerheads will open the 2012 USL Pro Soccer schedule on the road against Orlando on April 15. The Hammerheads will open their home schedule on Saturday, April 21 against Harrisburg. Click full story for the entire 2012 Hammerheads schedule. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Author of book discussing NC forced sterilization talks about proposed compensation

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video Victims of involuntary sterilization in North Carolina may finally be compensated for what they went through. Earlier today a task force voted to pay each sterilization victim $50,000. The legislature must still approve that money, but this is the first time a state has approved paying victims of eugenics. Full story...
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Suspect arrested after shooting at Wilmington convenience store

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A fight led to a shooting in front of a Wilmington convenience store this morning. It happened just before 11 a.m. at Sam's Superette on Dawson Street. Full story...
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