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New Hanover County News

FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Troopers on desk duty after being accused of intimidation

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Trooper Edward Wyrick Jr. and Trooper Andrew Smith have been placed on administrative duty after allegations that Wyrick intimidated a Raleigh woman during a traffic stop. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: MLK back open after man rescued from marsh below

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video Firefighters rescued a man who jumped from MLK Parkway into the marsh below. MLK was shutdown heading out of downtown for more than an hour as they worked. Full story...
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Changing of the guard at UNCW

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Today marks the end of an era at UNC Wilmington. It's Rosemary DePaolo's last official day on the job at the university. Full story...
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Coast Guard urges caution following 7 deaths

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The Coast Guard is urging caution among boaters this holiday weekend after reporting seven water-related deaths in the Mid-Atlantic region in the past week. Full story...
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Hagan brings listening tour to Wilmington, to make other stops in area

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Sen. Kay Hagan brings her budget listening tour and "Conversations with Kay" to southeastern North Carolina next week. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Attorney and wife talk after meeting with Highway Patrol

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videoThe Raleigh attorney and his wife who called out a New Hanover County Highway Patrol trooper in a letter to the governor are now speaking out on camera. Hoyt and Gina Tessener say they were in Wilmington last week for a conference. The attorney thought the trip would be like any other trip to the coast. Instead it became an experience that evoked fear and uncertainty. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Carolina Beach McDonald's workers say coworker has TB

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videoThe McDonald's on Pleasure Island is a very popular spot for locals and tourists alike. The bad news is employees at this location could be sick. WWAY has learned a foreign exchange student working at the restaurant may have tuberculosis. Now all employees there are being checked for the disease. Full story...
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High school basketball teams continue to hoop it up in the summer

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video Even though it's late June most high school athletes are not spending all of the waking hours at the beach surfing or swimming. If they want playing time on the basketball court this winter they're more than likely playing hoops even though it's the start of the high school basketball season is still five months away. Full story...
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Severe weather causes commotion for drivers; no relief for wildfires

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video Severe weather rolled into the region early Wednesday afternoon, flooding streets and cars across the Cape Fear. Although the area has been in a serious drought over the last couple of months, the instantaneous rush of water caused by the heavy rain overwhelmed the area. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Frucci calling it quits; Coming home Thursday

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Captain Greg Frucci has decided to throw in the towel and come home. The sailor had hoped to sail from Wrightsville Beach to Portugal, but hit heavy storms on the way which damaged his boat and scared him to death. Full story...
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