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New Hanover County News

Where there's a Wilson, there's a way; UNCW wins in final seconds

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video The UNCW Seahawks returned home Monday night. They trailed most of the game and only held one lead in the second half, but that was when the final buzzer sounded. A last second tip-in lifted the Hawks to their third win in their last four outings. Full story...
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One-Day Blitz sets new record to help Salvation Army

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Once again our community has shown just how generous it is, contributing a record amount of money and food for the annual Help for the Holiday One-Day Blitz to restock the Salvation Army's Food Pantry. Full story...
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Secret Santa pays for layaway at Wilmington Kmart

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video The spirit of giving is in the air across the nation. Anonymous donors are paying off layaway purchases at Kmart stores from coast to coast. Now, it's happening in Wilmington. Full story...
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Gym makes sure needy pets have good Christmas, too

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All the food and toys collected will benefit two area animal rescue groups. The supplies will not only be used for animals in the shelters, but they will also be handed out to needy families with pets. Full story...
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Korean pastor in Wilmington reacts to death of North Korean dictator

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video Tensions and uncertainties are high in Asia following the death overnight of North Korean president Kim Jung Il. Half a world away, Kim's death is impacting people in the Port City as well. Full story...
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Christmas tree sales affected by the economy

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videoFinances are putting a damper on Christmas tree sales. At least, that's what some Christmas tree lots are reporting this season. Full story...
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Churches put their 'Boots on the Ground' to stop problems in low-income areas

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In the wake of drug problems and violence in low-income neighborhoods, area churches have decided it's time to put their ‘Boots on the Ground’ and change hearts and minds for the better. Full story...
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Seahawks soar toward their futures

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A new flock of Seahawks turned their tassels and soared toward their destiny Saturday. Full story...
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Christmas gift wrappers brighten the season and children's futures

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'Tis the season for shopping, presents and gift-wrapping. One group has set up shop for the 19th Christmas in a row to help you make sense of the paper, ribbons and bows. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Body found in Wilmington woods, woman charged with murder

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Johanna Christine Leitch, 38, is in jail and charged with killing Richard Alvey Partello III, 43, in the homeless encampment where both had been staying. Full story...
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