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New Hanover County News

Ashley and Knightdale fight it out in state playoffs

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videoThe state playoffs are underway for high school soccer. The Ashley Screaming Eagles hosted the Knightdale Knights Wednesday night. The action packed, high scoring thriller was filled with tons of drama. Full story...
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Two new members join City Council, focus stays on city's future

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videoRonald Sparks, Earl Sheridan, Kristi Tomey, Jim Quinn, and Margaret Haynes have two more meetings as the Wilmington City Council. Kevin O'Grady and Charlie Rivenbark will replace Quinn and Haynes come January. Full story...
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Cape Fear Museum, conservation expert look to save a piece of Wilmington's history

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The Cape Fear Museum turned to an expert Wednesday to save a piece of Wilmington's past. Conservation expert Todd Jorgensen, who has worked on exhibits at the Smithsonian, is in the Port City... Full story...
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Concerned parents attend NHC School Board meeting

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The New Hanover County School Board met Tuesday night in a regular monthly session, but it was anything but a regular audience. An overflow crowd showed up just in case the school board decided to make a decision on middle school redistricting. Full story...
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Threathening phone call evacuates Wrightsville Family Practice and Urgent Care Center

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On Tuesday, someone made a threatening phone call to the Wrightsville Family Practice and Urgent Care Center. The office was evacuated, and officers went in to investigate. They found nothing suspicious. Full story...
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Wilmington Police looking for bank robber

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Wilmington Police are on the hunt for a bank robber. The robbery happened just before 11:00 Tuesday morning at the Bank of America at the corner of Independence and Oleander. Full story...
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Judges deny Thomas Wright's appeal

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Thomas Wright's 2008 conviction will stand. Tuesday, judges denied Wright's appeal of three counts of obtaining property by false pretenses. Full story...
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Tampa Bay signs former Hoggard kicker Connor Barth

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Former Hoggard kicker Connor Barth is back in the NFL. Full story...
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Going Green with rain barrels and compost bins

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There is yet another way to go green right in your own backyard. The New Hanover County Soil and Water Conservation Office is holding a compost bin and rain barrel sale. Full story...
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County commissioners approve permit for cell tower on school property

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videoIt was a disappointing night for a group of New Hanover County parents and property owners. Despite some residents efforts to fight it, county commissioners approved a special use permit for a cell phone tower on Murrayville Elementary School property. Full story...
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Sea Devils take season opener in come from behind victory

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Cape Fear Community College made it all the way to the Junior College National Tournament last year. Monday night, the Sea Devils returned to the court for their season opener against Wake Tech. Full story...
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Early voting numbers higher than expected

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Tuesday is Election Day and early voting numbers suggest a better turnout than expected. Despite a slow start, New Hanover County Board of Elections Director Bonnie Williams said more people came out to vote than in the last municipal election. Full story...
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NHC School Board, AT&T plan construction of cell tower behind elementary school

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videoPlans to build a cell phone tower near a local elementary school have parents hung up with health concerns. Monday, Murrayville Elementary School parents and neighbors are calling on county commissioners to stop AT&T from building the tower. Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach begins plan for annual NC Holiday Flotilla

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With Halloween behind us, folks are getting ready for the next set of holiday celebrations. In Wrightsville Beach, that means the annual North Carolina Holiday Flotilla. Full story...
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NC State students make plans to revitalize Kure Beach

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videoThe Town of Kure Beach is planning a makeover. Elected leaders have enlisted the help of some NC State students to help revitalize the heart of the town. Full story...
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