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New Hanover County News

FIRST ON 3: Holiday fireworks a go around the area this weekend

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video When you think of 4th of July, most likely the first thing that pops in your mind is fireworks. But with dry conditions and wildfires across the area, a lot of people are worried the big fireworks shows across the Cape Fear may be canceled. Full story...
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Special Olympics camp kicks off

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Some special kids around the Cape Fear are getting a special treat this week Their week is full of soccer, kickball and all sorts of games, and it's all put on by the Special Olympics. Full story...
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Scam paver no-show at contempt hearing

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A paver banned from working in North Carolina was a no-show this morning in Wake County Court. Noelle Talley, a spokeswoman for the NC Department of Justice says a lawyer for Tommy Clack, who got his start in Wilmington, did attend the criminal contempt hearing. Full story...
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Macy McRae, Jr, Williston Asst. Principal, dies

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New Hanover County Schools mourns the loss of Macy McRae, Jr., Assistant Principal at Williston Middle School. He passed away over the weekend at the age of 67. Full story...
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Couple celebrates 70 years of love

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video In a time when divorce is almost a norm, one Wilmington couple is celebrating 70 years of love and marriage. The inside of Ernie and Dee Young's wedding bands say "Come grow old with me; the best is yet to be," and family and friends say they live that out each day. Full story...
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Skaters beat the heat on the ice

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Now that summer has officially begun, and temps are really warming up, everyone is finding a different way to beat the heat. One group is escaping the rays by getting on the ice. Full story...
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Gov. Perdue declares State of Emergency in eastern NC

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Gov. Bev Perdue has declares a State of Emergency for much of eastern North Carolina because of wildfires and the threat of continued dry conditions. Full story...
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Battery takes the charge out of Hammerheads

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video More than 5,000 fans showed up on Friday night to watch the Wilmington Hammerheads at Legion Stadium. Unfortunately the home team came up short against the Charleston Battery. Full story...
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Downtown venue hopes to provide fun atmosphere to an older crowd

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video Well it’s probably safe to say that downtown Wilmington hasn't necessarily had the best reputation lately. But, a new venue in the Port City wants to change things up. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Solo sail to Portugal anything but smooth

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video A dream journey across the ocean has become something of a nightmare for a Wilmington man. Greg Frucci arrived safely in Bermuda after battling a dangerous storm, and in more trouble than he originally thought, which leaves his journey to Portugal in doubt. Full story...
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