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New Hanover County News

Prokop pleads guilty to indecent liberties

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Before the jury had a chance to deliberate, former New Hanover County K-9 officer Thomas Prokop pleaded guilty Thursday to taking indecent liberties with a four-year-old girl. Full story...
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Britt Motorsports owner facing felony charges

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After a ten month investigation by the DMV, the owner of a well known Wilmington business faces several felony charges. Full story...
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Former Laney High teacher cuts deal with prosecutors

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A band teacher who admitted to having sex with a student will not serve a day in jail, will not have to register as a sex offender, but will never teach again. Full story...
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Days dwindle before voters head to polls

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videoThe convention center, annexation, the Cape Fear Skyway Project are all issues important to voters in the Port City, and all issues the candidates for Wilmington mayor have strong opinions on. Full story...
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Local business world speeds up sales pitch

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videoSpeed dating has been around for a while. If anything, it cuts to the chase. The UNC-Wilmington Entrepreneurship Center took the elements of speed dating into the business world Wednesday night. Full story...
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NHC detectives looking for suspect in counterfeit investigation

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New Hanover County detectives are asking for your help identifying a suspect involved in an ongoing counterfeit investigation. Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach Fire prepares with real-life training exercise

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There was a real-life training exercise in Wrightsville Beach Wednesday night. The Wrightsville Beach Fire Department simulated a hydrogen peroxide spill from a tanker on North Lumina Avenue. Full story...
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Investigators looking for killer in Creekwood murder

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videoDetectives are investigating the death of a 25-year-old man, whose body was found in the woods behind the Creekwood community in Wilmington. This is the second homicide in the city this year. Full story...
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Seahawks hope job industry soars

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videoSeahawk job seekers were on the prowl Wednesday. UNCW hosted an internship and job fair to help graduating students and alumni secure jobs in the local community. Full story...
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Prokop in court Wednesday

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A former New Hanover County K-9 officer was in court Wednesday facing allegations of molestation. Thomas Prokop was fired in 2008, after he was charged with first-degree sex offense and indecent liberties with a minor. Full story...
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Fun and food, it is all at the fair

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Crews were busy setting up the Cape Fear Fair and Expo Wednesday. The fair opens Thursday afternoon at Wilmington International Airport. Full story...
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Local youngsters celebrate fall

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Class turned spooky today for students at New Hanover County's Pre-K Center. Students and teachers got a chance to go through a scary maze as part of a celebration of Halloween and the fall season. Full story...
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Man dies from H1N1 at NHRMC

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Health officials have confirmed a man in his fifties died recently of the H1N1 virus at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Full story...
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Middle school redistricting forums conclude with wider mix of impassioned parents

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videoThe middle school redisticting debate played out one more time Tuesday night. The third and final public forum drew a wider mix of impassioned parents at Williston Middle School. Full story...
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Scientists concerned about rise of sea level

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videoClimate experts came to the Port City today to talk about sea level rise. Some of their findings don't bode well for our coast. Full story...
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