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New Hanover County News

War veteran shares her unique story with UNCW students

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video Jennifer Crane is a veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom. As a victim of post-traumatic stress disorder, Crane now travels the country trying to raise awareness about what many service members are going through in their post-war lives. Full story...
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NC program aimed at removing litter from highways

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The state of North Carolina is launching a new program to rid some of its busiest highways of trash. Full story...
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Sharks rank in top 15 for attendance

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Final attendance numbers are in for the Wilmington Sharks summer league baseball squad. The Sharks finished in the top 15 nationally among all the summer baseball teams. Full story...
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UNCW creates position to focus on community partnerships

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The University of North Carolina Wilmington has hired Jennifer B. Harris to fill a new position of Assistant to the Chancellor for Community Partnerships. She will join the university Monday, Sept. 19. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Barfield travels a lot, but commission costs well under budget

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There has been talk that New Hanover County Commission Chairman Jonathan Barfield has been traveling a lot and may have caused the county to overspend its travel budget. So we looked into Barfield's expenses. Full story...
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Sports memorabilia exhibit opens at UNCW

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A collection primarily focused on memorabilia from college and professional football and basketball is on display at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Full story...
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UPDATE: Carolina Beach leaders to look at numbers before decision on billing error

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Town Manager Tim Owens says the billing department recently discovered customers were not billed enough for water and sewer services. The Town raised rates in their 2010/2011 fiscal year budget, but didn't adjust the rates in the billing system. That means some customers paid lower rates. Owens noted that. Full story...
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PPD's outlook is strong, analyst says

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While rumors persist about drug researcher PPD’s possible takeover by a private equity group, an analyst report this week suggests the company has room to expand as its clients increase their research and development funding. Full story...
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Foreclosure rates in Wilmington increase

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A new housing report out indicates foreclosure rates in the Wilmington area are on the rise. These figures, coming from CoreLogic, show foreclosure rates up in June 2011 - over two and a half percent. Full story...
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Sheila Boles honored on NCHSAA Day

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Former Hoggard High School director of athletics Sheila Boles was honored on the football field at the half of the UNC-Rutgers game in Chapel Hill. Boles will officially be inducted into the NCHSAA Hall of Fame in the spring. Full story...
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