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New Hanover County News

Jay Ross to shuffle off to Buffalo

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Former New Hanover Wildcat Jay Ross will be getting another NFL tryout. He's going to need some snow boots and a few jackets if he sticks with this AFC East team. Full story...
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UNC kicker Casey Barth out for the season

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North Carolina coach Everett Withers made it official on Thursday. He says former Hoggard kicker Casey Barth will not kick again this season for the Tar Heels. Full story...
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Police search for Family Dollar robber

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Wilmington Police are looking for a man who robbed a store in broad daylight. It happened around 1:15 p.m. Wednesday at the Family Dollar at 700 Shipyard Blvd. Full story...
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Wilmington City Attorney leaving for Charlotte

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Wilmington City Attorney Carolyn Johnson will leave her job in the coming months to return to Charlotte. Full story...
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Meeting seeks feedback on plan to improve traffic in Port City

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Transportation planners are looking for feedback on a plan to make getting around Wilmington better. Full story...
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Work starts on downtown hotel

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Work is underway on a new hotel in downtown Wilmington. Local leaders helped break ground today for a Courtyard Marriott. Full story...
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Weather says fall, azaleas say spring

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It definitely feels like fall, but this morning a sign of spring arrived in Wilmington. Encore Azalea dropped off hundreds of azalea plants at Airlie Gardens this morning for next spring's Azalea Garden Tour. Full story...
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Wilmington soldier injured in Iraq honored with Purple Heart

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video It's an honor bestowed on very few. US Army Sgt. Jason Thigpen received the Purple Heart during a special ceremony Wednesday for his service in Iraq. Full story...
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Onslow Spider-Man robber beaten with broom, not Wilmington suspect

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Spider-Man appears to be a copycat. The Onslow County Sheriff's Office says a man wearing a Spider-Man masked tried to rob a store with a sword this morning, but ran off after clerks beat him with a broom. Full story...
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Trask wins middle school football title

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video Two undefeated teams went toe to toe on Wednesday night in Wilmington with all the marbles on the line. WWAY 5th Quarter co-host Trot Nixon attended the title contest between Trask Middle School and Roland-Grise Middle School. Nixon said it was the best football game he'd seen all season. Full story...
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