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New Hanover County News

Screen Gems on track for opening

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The third-largest film and production stage in the United States is on track to open in a couple of months here in the Port City. Full story...
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Troubleshooters: Towing concerns mount

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videoSome folks who were recently towed from outside the Long Leaf Mall Gold's Gym have a particularly frustrating story. Not only were they paying customers, annoyed to be towed while they were working out, but when they went to pick up their cars from the towing company, the women got charged more than the men. Full story...
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With 100 positions unfilled, NHC manager talks of challenges ahead

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videoMore than 100 job positions are, or will soon be, unfilled. As a result, departments are being restructured. Despite the changes, county leaders stress that public safety will not be compromised. Full story...
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Online marketing the topic of conversation at a local breakfast

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Business owners are recognizing the importance of marketing their companies on the internet. A crowd of more than five hundred gathered at the Hilton in Wilmington Wednesday to talk about it. Full story...
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Parent wants others to be aware of seclusion rooms in school

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videoHave you ever heard of a seclusion room? A Carolina Beach mom found out about them after her son's teacher allegedly threatened to put him in one. Full story...
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Local meat cutter proves to be Grade A

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videoGetting the right piece of meat can take both a butcher and an artist. One Wilmington meat cutter is trying to prove he's a cut above the competition. Full story...
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Two more cases of rabies in New Hanover County

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Two more rabies cases have been confirmed in New Hanover County. That makes seven cases in the past month. Full story...
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NCAA Tournament - Is diving into the office pool safe?

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videoThe seeds have been announced for the 2009 NCAA Tournament and that means it's time to fill out your bracket for the office pool, right? Well, not so fast! Finding your Cinderella could get you more than a slap on the wrist. Full story...
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NHC layoffs made, county saves $1.5 million

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Twenty-seven New Hanover employees were let go Tuesday. Manager Bruce Shell met with the heads of county departments to discuss the layoffs this morning. Full story...
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Residents escape fire at Wilmington halfway house

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Eight residents of a Wilmington halfway house escaped a fire Tuesday morning, thanks to an alert Wilmington police officer. Full story...
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Corey Vann's family raising reward money

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It has been about a month and a half since 20-year-old Corey Vann was found dead along River Road in New Hanover County. His family is still desperate for answers. Full story...
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Film industry looking for bigger tax incentives from North Carolina

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videoThis is not a great time to be looking for a bigger tax break from the cash-strapped state of North Carolina, but that's exactly what our film industry is doing. They say they have to in order to stay competitive. Full story...
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New traffic enforcement initiative will concentrate on various violations

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The kick-off for a new traffic enforcement program is taking place Tuesday afternoon. The new initiative is called Wilmington AWARE, or Area-Wide Aggressive Road Enforcement. Full story...
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Undercover drug deal leads to car chase, suspect caught

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videoAn undercover drug deal Monday night ended with detectives getting their man, but not without the suspect putting up a fight. Full story...
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New Hanover County to announce layoffs Tuesday

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videoThe axe will fall Tuesday for more than two dozen New Hanover County employees. The layoffs are part of the county's effort to make up the 2008-2009-budget deficit. Full story...
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