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New Hanover County News

FIRST ON 3: Catlin wrong about county credit downgrade

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video New Hanover County Commissioner Rick Catlin may have put his foot in his mouth this morning during a radio show. On the Big Talker FM this morning Catlin said just like the federal government Standard & Poor's had downgraded the county's credit rating to AA+. Full story...
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Anti-annexation petitions still have a long way to go

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The New Hanover County Board of Elections sent out 2,032 letters to affected property owners. The board is now reviewing the petitions it's gotten back so far.s gotten back so far. Full story...
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WPD: Man wanting weed gets robbed; Suspect shoots self in hand

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The male victim, age 25, admitted that he called the suspect and met him in the wooded area behind the shopping center to buy marijuana. Instead, the suspect pointed a small handgun at the victim and robbed him. Full story...
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Packages from Home heading to military overseas

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videoSoon hundreds of brave men and women overseas will receive a little piece of home. It's all made possible by members of the community, who donated and volunteered their time to send Packages from Home. Full story...
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2003 jail death lawsuit settled

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There's no need to go to trial to resolve a civil suit stemming from a death in the New Hanover County Jail back in 2003. County Attorney Wanda Copley says a deal has been reached between the family of Gary Rummer and the county's insurer. Full story...
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Sharks end season with playoff loss

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The Edenton Steamers are considered to be one of the premier summer league baseball teams in the nation. On Wednesday the Steamers ended the season for the Wilmington Sharks in the second round of the CPL playoffs. Full story...
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Hammerheads get shutout at home

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video On "Fan Appreciation Night" at Legion Stadium the Richmond Kickers seemed to want the game more than the Wilmington Hammerheads on Wednesday night in the regular season home finale. Full story...
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TROUBLESHOOTERS: Camp workers waiting for pay, camp waiting for grant

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video Many people depend on a summer job to help pay for school. That's the reason why some students worked at a new summer camp in Wilmington. But they haven't been paid. The camp's director claims there's a reason why. Full story...
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TROUBLESHOOTERS UPDATE: Concert refund finally arrives

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Our TROUBLESHOOTERS are getting results and the money is in the bank for a woman we met last month, who was waiting on a refund. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Shooting suspect says victim molested him

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video The suspect in a shooting near the UNCW campus last month says he was actually a victim. Reginald Gagnier says he doesn't remember shooting David Carroll, but he says Carroll is the reason why he can't remember and the reason the shooting happened at all. Full story...
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