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New Hanover County News

Towing guidelines more friendly for those parking in Carolina Beach

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videoIn a beach town, where everybody's looking for a place to park, there is no shortage of parking regulations both in the town and in private lots, but some citizens have been concerned about predatory towing practices. Full story...
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Spreading wireless signals to area beaches

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videoA Wilmington-based communications company is trying to make it easier for people to get online. Comspeco is setting up antennas to serve as wireless internet locations or "hot spots" in Wilmington and local beach towns. Full story...
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Wilmington Police looking for missing woman

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Wilmington Police need your help finding a missing woman. Forty-one-year-old Priscilla Ann Rodgers has not made contact with her family since June, and they fear she may be in danger. Full story...
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$3 million to go toward Wrightsville Beach renourishment

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Wrightsville Beach is getting $3 million for beach renourishment. The New Hanover County commissioners voted Tuesday night to allocate one and half million dollars of the county's room occupancy tax to renourishment.

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Shell fishing along Intracoastal stuck in the mud

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The heavy rains earlier this week have put a damper on the shell fishing industry. The State Department of Environment and Natural Resources has issued a temporary ban on shell fishing in the Intracoastal Waterway between the Surf City and Figure Eight Island bridges. Full story...
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Students listen as President Obama speaks Tuesday

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videoDespite some controversy over whether or not to show the President's address at local school districts Tuesday, once President Obama started speaking the students were all ears. Full story...
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New building opens on CFCC North Campus

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Cape Fear Community College had reason to celebrate Tuesday morning. A new building opened for high school and college students on Cape Fear's North Campus. Full story...
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New Hanover County students get an education in the history of downtown Wilmington

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videoIt is a history lesson you can not get in a classroom. Tuesday, some New Hanover County students got quite a tour of downtown Wilmington, while learning some interesting facts along the way. Full story...
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Low Country Oyster Roast coming in October

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If you like oysters, this is your chance to put your taste buds to work for a good cause. Airlie Gardens' annual Low Country Oyster Roast is coming up next month. The event includes music, dancing, barbecue and, of course, oysters. Full story...
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Carolina Beach celebrates amusing summer

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videoWith this year's addition of amusement rides, there was lots of fun to be found in Carolina Beach this summer. It was part of a larger effort that's working to revitalize the boardwalk. Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach prepares for busy Labor Day weekend

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videoWhen you live in a beach town, the last weekend of summer is a big deal. WWAY's Hailey Winslow hit Wrightsville Beach to see how the town is preparing for the Labor Day holiday. Full story...
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Parents show concern over President Obama's speech

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videoPresident Obama is addressing students throughout the country next week, and local schools are planning on sharing his message with students here. But not without addressing parent's concerns first. Full story...
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Family feud erupts in Wilmington parking lot, brother stabbed

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A family feud in Wilmington Thursday night ended with one man in intensive care. Wilmington Police have charged 58-year-old Nathan Cheek for assault with a deadly weapon. Full story...
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Deputies checking on safe boating practices this Labor Day weekend

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If you plan on hitting the open water, the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office and fire services will be working together to make sure people are practicing safe boating this holiday weekend. Full story...
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Three interesting exhibits coming to a close at Cape Fear Museum

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videoTime is running out to catch not one, but three unique exhibits at the Cape Fear Museum. This weekend, it is your last chance to check them out before they are gone. Full story...
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