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New Hanover County News

Anticipation builds as Carolina Beach sets up amusement rides

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videoCrews in Carolina Beach are working to finish setting up amusement rides near the boardwalk before Memorial Day weekend. Visitors and business owners can not wait until the Tilt-a-Whirl is up, and running. Full story...
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Kure Beach Boardwalk receiving finishing touches before Memorial Day

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Carolina Beach is not the only place getting ready for Memorial Day weekend. In Kure Beach, the boardwalk extension is almost complete for the unofficial start of the summer season. Full story...
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McIntyre to present New Hanover County Fire Department with funding

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Congressman Mike McIntyre will be at the New Hanover County Courthouse to present a check to the New Hanover County Fire Department. Full story...
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Weekend of soccer gives Cape Fear economy a boost

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videoNearly 4,000 soccer players came to New Hanover County this weekend for the 16th Annual Seaside Soccer Classic; a big score for the Cape Fear economy. Full story...
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Rabies clinic held at Ogden Park

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There have been a dozen confirmed cases of rabies in New Hanover County so far this year. Saturday, a free rabies clinic sponsored by the New Hanover County Humane Society helped county residents protect their pets. Full story...
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Yard sale to benefit Burgwin Wright House

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Dozens of shoppers in downtown Wilmington bought something new to help preserve something old. A yard sale was held Saturday at the Burgwin Wright House and Museum on Market Street to raise money for the museum. Full story...
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Greek Festival enjoyed by Wilmingtonians

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Wilmington has gone Greek. Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church is hosting its Fifteenth Annual Greek Festival this weekend. Full story...
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Local business shows how thank you can go a long way

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videoMom always taught us to say words like "please" and "thank you". These words are a regular part of the vocabulary for one local business. Full story...
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Former co-worker speaks about Commander Keith Springle

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videoEarlier this week, Commander Keith Springle was one of five Americans gunned down by a fellow soldier in a military counseling clinic in Baghdad. WWAY's Meghan Torjussen spoke with a former co-worker at New Hanover County's Department of Social Services Full story...
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Early retirement packages for city workers reaches deadline

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videoHere in Wilmington, city workers have reached the deadline to take advantage of early retirement packages. They were offered to help the city make up a $6.5 million shortfall. Full story...
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One man recalls the history of Wrightsville Beach

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videoFrom his water-front porch, long-time resident Bill Creasy watches what has become of Wrightsville Beach. Full story...
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Reel fun at the Cape Fear Disabled Sportsman Fishing Tournament

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It has become a tradition at Kure Beach. The 11th Annual Cape Fear Disabled Sportsman Fishing Tournament got underway early Friday morning. Full story...
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Maides Park re-opens Friday

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The City of Wilmington re-opened another public park Friday. After a year of construction and renovations, the park on Princess Place is officially back open. Full story...
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D&E Dodge terminated as Chrysler cuts dealerships

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videoBankrupt Chrysler Motors is putting nearly 800 of its own dealers out of business. The announcement hit like a bomb across the country and our area was not spared the fallout. Full story...
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WPD Law Enforcement Memorial Service stirs emotions

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videoThe Wilmington Police Department held it's annual WPD Law Enforcement Memorial Service, to honor officers who have died in the line of duty. With the loss of Officer Richard Matthews just three months ago, today's ceremony was especially poignant. Full story...
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