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New Hanover County News

Preparations continue as Battleship Blast excitement grows

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videoSaturday night many of us will look to the skies to celebrate the Fourth of July. Friday, WWAY's Joe Mauceri took a look at the work that goes into getting ready for the nation's birthday. Full story...
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Cape Fear Pride Pleasure Island: Booming Carolina Beach Boardwalk

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videoFrom the beautiful sights of Carolina Beach, to its tastes, this year the boardwalk's got a bit more to offer in terms of entertainment. The amusements and businesses are reaping the benefits. Full story...
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Father-son duo arrested in drug trafficking charges

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The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office has arrested a father-son duo, after seizing more than a quarter million dollars in cocaine and cash Thursday. Full story...
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City honors retiring fire fighters

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videoThursday was a day filled with tears and laughter. The city of Wilmington said goodbye to ten fire fighters who gave more than 300 combined years of service to the city. Full story...
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NHC deputies seize cocaine and cash in drug bust

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New Hanover County deputies seized more than a quarter million dollars in cocaine and cash Thursday. The bust took place in the 300 block of South College Road around 11:00 a.m. Full story...
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Keeping drains clear to avoid flooding

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New Hanover County engineers are reminding people clogged drainage systems need to be cleared before unnecessary flooding costs them major money. Full story...
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Find today's specials at The Special Spot

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videoTwo brothers have created a website, TheSpecialSpot.com, where you can find out the specials at nearly every restaurant in Wilmington. Full story...
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Boil water advisory for Castle Hayne subdivision

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The Cape Fear Public Utility Authority has issued a boil water advisory for the Shearin Hills subdivision in Castle Hayne. Around 9:00 Wednesday morning, a water main broke after a contractor damaged the line. Full story...
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Family and airport discuss solution for last tree standing

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A Wilmington family will be able to enjoy its tree for a few more days. The Joyce family and airport authorities met in court today to determine what happens next. Full story...
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Too much adult merchandise at Pandora's Box

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The decision to cite a local business for violating city ordinances is because too much merchandise at Pandora’s Box was deemed "adult." Full story...
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Save-A-Life blood drive offers drawings and giveaways

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Camp Save-A-Life is in session at the American Red Cross. Blood donations generally decrease in the summer months. The 15-day program aims to collect much needed blood, and thank those who donate. Full story...
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It's official, McMahon takes oath

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videoThere's a new sheriff in town. Ed McMahon took the oath of office Wednesday morning to replace Sid Causey as New Hanover County Sheriff. Full story...
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Hammerheads Defeat Chicago Fire in US Open Cup Soccer

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videoThe Wilmington Hammerheads hosted the Chicago Fire Tuesday night at Legion Stadium. It was a third round match in the annual US Open Cup Soccer Tournament, pitting the Hammerheads against a team from Major League Soccer. Full story...
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Flag flies again at Winnabow Volunteer Fire Department

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Old Glory is proudly flying once again outside the Winnabow Volunteer Fire Department. The North Brunswick Chamber of Commerce presented the fire department with a brand new flag and flag pole Tuesday night. Full story...
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WPD honors retirees

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videoNine employees of the Wilmington Police Department were honored at their retirement ceremony Tuesday. Between them, they have almost 200 years of service with the department. Full story...
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