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New Hanover County News

Rep. Justice appointed to Joint Legislative Committee on Local Government

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The Joint Legislative Committee's work is intended to deal with review of local (county and municipal) bond issues. Any bond over $1 million, for anything other than schools, will be reviewed by the JLC from a fiscal perspective to determine the viability of the bond proposal. Rep. Justice's prior service as a Pender County Commissioner is an important reason she was chosen to chair this committee. Full story...
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Local legend promotes new hall of fame

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Residents around the Cape Fear got a special treat this morning when boxing great James "Bonecrusher" Smith stopped by a local radio station. Full story...
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Marina fire damages two boats, dock

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An early morning fire damaged two boats at a New Hanover County marina. It happened around 5 a.m. at Canaday's Yacht Basin off Mason Landing Road. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Weinermobile coming to Wilmington

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The “dog” days of summer might be over, but the fun continues as Wilmington KOA Campground on Market Street hosts the legendary 27-foot-long Oscar Mayer Wienermobile on site September 9 and 10. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Commissioner Brian Berger renegs on interview, again; Says he's considering resigning

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video Twenty five minutes before New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger was supposed to do a live interview here at the TV station, he called and pulled the plug. He called it a "postponement" not a "cancellation" even though he confirmed twice over the weekend that he would show up. He did tell us on the phone though that he is considering resigning and needs to talk more to other commissioners first. Full story...
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Labor Day laborers optimistic about working the holiday

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video Many of you are fortunate enough to not be working on this day all about celebrating work and the economic and social impacts of workers. However, there are still those who are stuck in the daily grind as usual. Full story...
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Wilmington calls in Florida company to help with storm debris

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This past weekend, crews finished picking up more than 900,000 pounds of debris left from just last Monday's pick-up route. That is more than nine times the normal amount of debris for the Monday pick-up. Full story...
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Wilmington man charged with jumping off Wrightsville Beach bridge

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The search for a man who jumped off a Wrightsville Beach bridge early this morning ended with a man in jail. Joseph Compton, 28, is charged with jumping from a state bridge, resist, delay and obstruction. Full story...
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Man arrested for wife's murder

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video A Wilmington man is behind bars accused of murdering his wife. It happened around 4:15 p.m. Sunday in a trailer park off of South Kerr Avenue. Full story...
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Business owners say summer season was 'great' despite Hurricane Irene

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videoFor most beach towns, Labor Day Weekend is considered the end of the summer season; and although the weather is beautiful this holiday weekend, is it enough to get people out and about to make up for last weekend's losses due to Irene’s visit? Full story...
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