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New Hanover County News

DWI's "not prevalent" this New Year's says local bail bonding company

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video New Year's celebrations are often associated with the consumption of alcohol. Conventional thinking may be that DWI numbers are up during a weekend like this, but we found out much the opposite. For one business that is not good news. Full story...
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Downtown plans for New Year's Eve

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video It's no Times Square but downtown Wilmington is always a popular spot to ring in the New Year. Question is, can revelers keep themselves under control and will the cops be ready for them if they can't? Full story...
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Robert Downey Jr. requesting 3-inch lifts for Iron Man 3

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The longtime actor behind the cinematic version of Tony Stark wants to appear taller come Iron Man 3. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Girl fight at Laney caught on cell phone; Posted on YouTube

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video We got a heads-up this morning from a concerned parent regarding a video of a fight between two girls posted on YouTube. The two go to Laney High School and the fight happened last week outside the cafeteria. Full story...
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BREAKING UPDATE: Multi-car accident shuts down Market St.

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Authorities shut down a portion of Market Street at Alexander Street near Jones Fish Camp due to a multi-car accident. Full story...
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WPD makes cocaine & heroin bust on Castle Street

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In recent weeks, WPD has received numerous complaints that the occupants of 1216 Castle Street were selling narcotics. Detectives executed a search warrant there Thursday night at the residence of David Benjamin Alston. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Victimized store clerk gets shooting lessons

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video You may remember the Wrightsville Country Store clerk who shot a robber in November. Having had no experience with a gun, the store's owner thought it would be a good idea to get Mark Headstrong some training. Full story...
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WWAY, DIRECTV reach agreement

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Good news for anyone who watches WWAY on DIRECTV. Today WWAY's parent company, Morris Network, and DIRECTV agreed on a deal that means DIRECTV customers in southeastern North Carolina will continue to be able to watch WWAY. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Area Sears, Kmart stores avoid closing list for now

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Sears Holdings has announced some of the Sears and Kmart stores it will close as a way to save hundreds of millions of dollars. The list of 79 stores does not include any in the Cape Fear. Full story...
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Donors rush to charities ahead of New Year's tax deadline

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video It's a great time of year to give and to receive. Charities are being flooded with donations right now, but those good deeds don't only help those in need. This week is historically one of the biggest weeks for generosity as people donate money and used items to charities to claim the donation on their taxes for the year. Full story...
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