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New Hanover County News

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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Debris pickup in New Hanover Co. starts Tuesday

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New Hanover County residents in the unincorporated area should have all vegetative debris from hurricane Irene ready for pick up by the end of Monday, September 12. Full story...
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CFCC Memorial event draws hundreds to honor and celebrate lives lost on 9/11

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video Ceremonies were held all across our county today to remember what happened ten years ago. Hundreds in our area came together to honor and celebrate the lives lost on that day in 2001. Cape Fear Community College held a memorial event at their North Campus. The service marked the events of that tragic day in real time. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: For Trot Nixon 9/11 a day of family joy amidst terror, frustration

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video As a nation, September 11, 2001, will always represent a dark day in our history. But for a member of the WWAY family, it has a much different meaning. For "5th Quarter" co-host Trot Nixon and his wife Kathryn it was the day their lives changed forever in a good way, even though the terrorist attacks kept them from sharing a very special experience. Full story...
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9/11 5k run honors fallen NYC firefighter

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A 5k walk/run in honor of a New York firefighter who died on 9/11 was held at CFCC after the memorial ceremony. It's called the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Tower Run. Full story...
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UPDATE: Man hit and killed on Carolina Beach Road

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A man is dead after being hit by a truck on Carolina Beach Road. Full story...
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