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New Hanover County News

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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Woman dies after being hit by car last week

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Thirty-five-year old Nicole Harrison was struck in the 7400 block of Market Street in Ogden the night of February 23. She had been in the intensive care unit at Chapel Hill and died yesterday afternoon. Full story...
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Another power outage planned downtown

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The city's repairs on the Water Street bulkhead are nearly complete, but not without a third power outage for surrounding businesses. Full story...
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Eight more days of construction on Wrightsville Beach drawbridge

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Looks like construction on the Wrightsville Beach drawbridge is going to take longer than expected. Full story...
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Time to prepare for tornado season

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videoIt's Severe Weather Awareness Week in North Carolina, which is a chance to remind people that severe weather season is right around the corner, including the most likely time of year for tornadoes. Full story...
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Head-on collision on Independence Blvd Wednesday

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A head-on collision led to major traffic backups Wednesday morning in Wilmington. The accident happened around 7:00 a.m. on Independence Boulevard between 17th Street and Carolina Beach Road. Full story...
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Earth Day trash challenge

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videoAn environmentally friendly teacher challenges students to an Earth Day trash contest. Full story...
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