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New Hanover County News

New Hanover set to choose new sheriff

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videoWe'll find out for sure Monday night just who will be the next sheriff of New Hanover County. Two men are vying for the job. Both Chief Deputy Ed McMahon and David Smithey have extensive experience in the sheriff's department, but one is heavily favored. Full story...
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Should a political party decide New Hanover County's next sheriff?

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videoMonday night, the New Hanover County Democratic Party's Executive Committee will meet to choose who it will nominate to be the county's next sheriff. But should that power be left in the hand of a political party? Full story...
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Senator Burr visits Wilmington for Republican fundraiser

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videoSenator Richard Burr was the keynote speaker at a Republican fundraiser in downtown Wilmington Friday. He spoke with WWAY’s afterwards about politics, as well as about a comment that has North Carolina’s senator taking heat nationally.

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Alcohol plays a factor in car crashing into a house

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Residents of a home on Hillside Drive in Wilmington got a surprise Sunday morning when a car crashed into their house. Full story...
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Saturday's Chowder Cook-Off won by Michael's Seafood

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Hundreds of people gathered at Carolina Beach Lake Park Saturday to taste some of the best chowder on Pleasure Island and Wilmington. Full story...
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Earth Day gets started early

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Earth Day is officially Wednesday throughout the country, but here in Wilmington many kicked off what is looking more and more like Earth Week on Saturday. Full story...
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Pridgen organizes Feed the Homeless

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It was a day of giving back for former Hoggard girls’ basketball coach, Columbus Pridgen. With the help of his new employer, Powell Bail Bonding, Pridgen organized a Feed the Homeless event in downtown Wilmington on Saturday. Full story...
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Port City Rock Against Rape wraps up

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Saturday was the final night for the 7th annual Port City Rock Against Rape benefit to support the Coastal Horizons Rape Crisis Center. New Hanover County ranks fourth in North Carolina for the highest incidence of rape per capita in the state. Full story...
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Holistic healing on display

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The first ever Holistic Health Expo took place Saturday. Holistic healing is any kind of wellness activity that helps restore balance to the body. Accupuncture, massage therapy, and nutrition services were all featured. Full story...
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Parents scope out childcare options

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The Warwick Center was a one-stop shop for new mothers with questions about childcare on Saturday. Seaside Media organized the Choices in Childcare Expo at UNCW. Full story...
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All revved up about Rims on the River

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It was hot rods as far as the eye could see in downtown Wilmington Saturday. The fifth annual Rims on the River event rolled into town. Onlookers were able to view vintage cars and motorcycles dating back to 1980 and earlier. Full story...
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Wilmington ALS walk generates over $35,000

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Hundreds of people walked UNCW's campus in to support friends and loved ones struggling with ALS. Lou Gehrig's Disease, as it's more commonly known, attacks nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Full story...
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Canine Relay for Life raises money for cancer research

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Almost 350 dogs walked at Halyburton Park for the Canine Relay for Life. Participating dogs wore bandannas to show their support for the cause. Full story...
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School bus rear ends another bus

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It was a bumpy ride home for some New Hanover County school middle school students Friday. Two school busses transporting children from Myrtle Grove Middle School got in an accident, with each other. Full story...
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Bruce Cavanaugh closes up shop

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videoBruce Cavanaugh has closed his auto sales business. The problem is financing, more specifically the lack of it. Full story...
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