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New Hanover County News

Southeastern Mental Health Center looking for public input

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Last week, New Hanover County Commissioners decided to return 2 million dollars to the Southeastern Center for Mental Health. It was money that had originally been earmarked for building a new facility. That facility is on hold, and Southeastern Center wants your input on how to best utilize the funds instead. Full story...
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Downtown Wilmington home hit by car Sunday night

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Residents of one downtown Wilmington home were quite startled after a Cadillac crashed into their living and dining room late Sunday night. Full story...
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Award parties in Hollywood East

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videoWilmington is known as Hollywood East, so it only makes sense that there were several Academy Awards viewing parties Sunday night around the Port City. Our John Rendleman attended one that was fun… and green. Full story...
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Hundreds gather Sunday night to pay their respects to Officer Matthews

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videoSunday night, Wilmington police and firemen, state troopers, and highway patrol were among hundreds of people who honored the Wilmington police officer killed in the line of duty last week. Full story...
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Work on Wrightsville Beach drawbridge starts Monday night

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Work on the Wrightsville Beach drawbridge begins Monday night. The bridge will be left in the upright position overnight, for three nights, until Wednesday, February 25th. Full story...
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Officer punched in face after breaking up fight downtown

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A Wilmington police officer trying to break up a fight downtown early Sunday morning was punched in the face. Full story...
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Traffic advisories for Officer's memorial service

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A memorial service for Officer Richard Matthews will take place Monday at 1:00 pm, at St. Mark's Catholic Church on Eastwood Road. If you are attending the service, or will be traveling through that part of town, be aware of possible delays. Full story...
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Taking the plunge to help Special Olympics

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videoThe sun might have been shining Saturday, but it did little to warm up those who decided to take the polar plunge. A huge crowd participated in this year’s event to raise money for the Special Olympics. Participants took a dip in the frigid ocean and most immediately ran right back out. Full story...
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Local schools compete in mock trial

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Teams from eight schools including Laney and Hoggard competed in the Wade Edwards Mock Trial Regional Finals on Saturday. Full story...
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Families get help at FAFSA Day

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Some soon to be college students got some help filling out important financial forms today as 65 locations, like UNCW, participated in the Seventh Annual FAFSA Day. Full story...
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Visitation Sunday for Officer Matthews

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videoThis weekend, Officer Richard Matthews will be honored here in Wilmington. Visitation is set for Sunday from 5:00 to 8:00 pm, at Port City Community Church on Vision Drive. A funeral service will take place Monday at 1:00 pm, at St. Mark's Catholic Church on Eastwood Road. Full story...
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Two Killed In Wilmington Auto Accident

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Two men are dead after an early morning crash between a taxi and motorcycle on Eastwood Road. 26-year-old William Wilson Ward Jr. and 49-year-old Shukil Mohamed Rahibaux are both dead after the crash. Full story...
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UNCW students involved in two serious drug busts

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videoOn Wednesday night, two UNCW students were among four men arrested in a cocaine trafficking bust at the Reserve Apartments on Darlington Avenue. Full story...
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How bullying is handled at Codington Elementary School

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videoA couple of weeks ago, we posted a story on our website, about bullying in a Cumberland County school. The story generated a lot of viewer comments and lead to a heated discussion about an alleged bullying incident at Codington Elementary School in Wilmington. Full story...
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Deputies and school officials looking for answers to Williston fight

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New Hanover County Sheriff's deputies and school officials are looking into why a fight broke out last night at Williston Middle School. Full story...
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