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New Hanover County News

Friends remember Shak on Saturday

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A taxi driver killed in a road accident was remembered with a memorial service Saturday evening. Dozens of people came out to Fibber McGee’s in Wilmington to remember "Shak" Rahimbux, the owner of Kat's Taxi. Full story...
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Road work on campus this week at UNCW

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Workers are installing underground storm water pipes. That means driver's won't be able to make a continuous loop around campus. The work was intentionally planned for spring break since there are fewer drivers on campus. Full story...
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Peacemaker docks in Wilmington

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videoThe Peacemaker made it's way to the docks of downtown Wilmington on Saturday. The 150-foot sailboat will be a part of the Wilmington Riverfront for the next month. Full story...
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Stimulus money to be spent on road improvements

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Traffic improvements are one area where federal stimulus money will be spent. Of $780 billion federal stimulus package, about $6 billion is coming to North Carolina. A new website, ncrecovery.gov, helps break down where that money will go. Full story...
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St. Patrick's Day parade

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Green was the color of the day in downtown Wilmington on Saturday as the city held it's 10th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade. Full story...
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Arboretum hosts orchid seminar

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Four speakers shared information about the most common orchids available in local stores and garden centers on Saturday at the NHC Arboretum. Full story...
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Behold, the great white alligator

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The alligators we usually see are green, but the Fort Fisher Aquarium found a rare albino alligator. The gator is white with big red eyes. Full story...
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Fire erupts in downtown home

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Fire crews battled a blaze in downtown Wilmington Saturday afternoon. The call came in to dispatchers around 2:00 p.m. when a home on Sixth and Market caught fire. Full story...
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Economic boost sails into Wilmington

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videoOf all of the ships in and out of the Port of Wilmington Friday, one in particular was the center of attention. Full story...
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WPD ceremony for Sergeant Fey

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An 18-year veteran of the Wilmington Police Department said goodbye to the force. A retirement ceremony for Sergeant Mike Fey was held at police headquarters Friday afternoon. Full story...
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Retirees fill time, make money playing fetch

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videoThese days, just about everyone is looking for ways to make a little extra cash. One group in particular may have found their niche. Area retirees are finding an in with from some four-legged friends. Full story...
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Sheriff Sid Causey sends his recommendation to NHC

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Sheriff Sid Causey recommended Chief Deputy Ed McMahon take over as his successor. The party will make a final nomination to the county commissioners by July 1st. Full story...
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Pilot involved in crash dies

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There is more information in the plane crash that killed a Burgaw man. 80-year old Glenn Moore was flying his single engine plane that he built around one o'clock Thursday afternoon. Full story...
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Third case of rabies found in New Hanover County

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A sick raccoon that was approaching residents in the area of South Cardinal Drive tested positive for the virus. Full story...
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Green building can save money

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videoFor environmental enthusiasts tax rebates aren't the reason they got into green building, but it could be one reason the industry is growing. Full story...
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