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New Hanover County News

FIRST ON 3: Carlyle Group in exclusive talks to buy PPD

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Carlyle Group is in exclusive talks to buy Pharmaceutical Product Development Inc. (PPDI), a clinical research company, said five people with knowledge of the discussions. Full story...
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Diligence, WFD practice for fire onboard

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video If you noticed more activity than usual on the downtown Wilmington waterfront today, it was from a Coast Guard and Fire Department drill. It was one test that Douglas Goodwin, the new commanding officer of the Coast Guard Cutter Diligence, thinks is very important. Full story...
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Sewage spill clean-up continues in Carolina Beach

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The Town of Carolina Beach says it is doing everything it can to clean up 72,000 of untreated wastewater that spilled from a ruptured force main on Raleigh Avenue. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Berger late (AGAIN) to New Hanover County Commission meeting, won't explain why

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It didn't take long for New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger to pop back up on the public radar. Full story...
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African American festival showcases area's heritage and culture

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It was a weekend of gospel singing, jazz music and eclectic exhibits.The third annual Southeastern North Carolina African American heritage festival was held in Wilmington. Full story...
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Protest held after sign outside of church tells gays to 'turn or burn'

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video An anti-gay sign outside of a Wilmington church resulted in a protest Sunday morning. The message, which had been up since last week instructed gays to 'turn or burn' Full story...
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Hammerheads clinch home playoff game

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The Wilmington Hammerheads secured a home playoff game next week with a win on the road Saturday night against Dayton in the USL Pro Soccer League. Full story...
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Soulful swimmer raises thousands for orphans

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video In an effort to keep up her physical and spiritual health and raise thousands of dollars for African orphans, one soulful swimmer set out to accomplish a big goal Saturday. Full story...
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5TH QUARTER: Rain delay, lightning delay & power outage at BB&T Jamboree, but well worth the wait

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video The 25th Annual BB&T Jamboree started late, but it turned out to be a wild and woolly night with a lot of scoring at Legion Stadium. Full story...
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Police seize $200,000 worth of marijuana

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New Hanover County Sheriff's deputies find a major marijuana operation and arrest one. Deputies executed search warrants at two separate homes and found more than 220 marijuana plants. Police say most of the plants seized were mature plants ready to be harvested. Full story...
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