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New Hanover County News

Wave offers free public transportation

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Riding public transportation paid off Saturday. Wave Transit sponsored their Third Annual Free Fare Alternative Transportation Day. Full story...
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Got 'Em On casts off 30th tournament

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A big catch down by Carolina Beach could reel in a hefty prize for area fisherman in the 30th Annual East Coast Got Em' On Classic King Mackerel Tournament. More than two hundred fishing teams signed up for the tournament. Full story...
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Exclusive information on Williston teacher case

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videoThere is new exclusive information surrounding the case of a former Williston Middle School teacher, and allegations she may have had a sexual relationship with one of her students. On top of her criminal charges, Jessica Wishnask is now facing a lawsuit. Full story...
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Search is on for man who robbed Wilmington RBC Centura bank

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Wilmington Police are looking for a man they say robbed an RBC Centura bank Friday morning. It happened just after the bank opened for business around 9:00, at the branch along Market and New Centre. Full story...
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Many NC drivers are taking to the roads uninsured

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videoWith a struggling economy, many people are forced to pick and choose what bills they pay. Experts say one of the first places people are applying the brakes is on their car insurance payments. Full story...
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City considers making downtown more green

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There has been an effort for years to get more green space in downtown Wilmington. Now, the city has a chance for a riverfront park. The city is considering buying three and a half acres of waterfront property for a park. Full story...
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Red Cross helps out Clear Run tenants

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Members of the Red Cross were out helping flood victims this week. Volunteers met with renters who were affected by Monday's flash floods. Friday, Red Cross crews were at the Clear Run apartments. Full story...
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Cape Fear Pride Pleasure Island: Kure Beach Fishing Pier

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videoStretching 711 feet into the ocean, the Kure Beach Fishing Pier connects the shoreline to the depths below. Since 1923, the pier has been the center of the town and a cornerstone of good times. Full story...
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Senator Hagan recommends Ben David, Allen Cobb for top federal positions

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North Carolina Senator Kay Hagan recommended two members of our legal community for some of the state's top federal positions. New Hanover and Pender County District Attorney Ben David is one of three people being recommended for the US Attorney for the eastern district of North Carolina. Full story...
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Amateurs and pros stoked about Reef Sweetwater Surf Contest

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The Fifth Annual Reef - Sweetwater Surf Contest got underway at Wrightsville Beach Friday afternoon. The Pro-Am event is one contest surfers look forward to up and down the east coast. Full story...
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Apartment tenants getting some relief from American Red Cross

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Wilmington residents picking up the pieces from Monday night's flooding are getting some help from the American Red Cross. Full story...
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Local family awaiting state's decision on budget

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videoThe state budget situation has created a lot of uncertainty, especially for a local family waiting to hear what lawmakers in Raleigh are going to do. Max Weavil is completely disabled and if programs like Medicaid get cut, the Weavil family may be forced to pay thousands of dollars per month out of pocket for Max's medication and supplies. Full story...
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Ed Kramer remembered, laid to rest on Thursday

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videoSergeant First Class Ed Kramer served his community as a firefighter and gave his life serving his country as a National Guard soldier. On Thursday, hundreds gathered to say their final good-byes to their friend, co-worker, and loved one. Full story...
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Police close Carolina Beach Road after fatal accident

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A fatal car accident on Carolina Beach road stopped traffic for a good part of the day. Police said the accident took place around 11:45 when a blue Ford Taurus traveling south on 421 ran off the side of the road. Full story...
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To vote or not to vote on NHC sales tax referendum

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New Hanover County wants to put a quarter-cent sales tax referendum on the November ballot. It would be the only county-wide item on the ballot. A county-wide vote would cost $180,000 to conduct, so county leaders asked the city of Wilmington to split the cost. However, city officials aren't buying it. Full story...
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