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New Hanover County News

FIRST ON 3: Gov. Perdue coming to Wilmington to talk budget and education

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Gov. Bev Perdue today will meet with education leaders in Wilmington. She will brief leaders on the impact of the proposed budget and ask for their input on what budget cuts will mean for education in New Hanover County. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. schools talk money with commissioners over budget discussion

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video Funding for education was one of the main issues discussed during the New Hanover County Commission meeting Monday night. Tim Markley, the New Hanover County Schools superintendent, requested $1 million for their operating budget, the same amount that was allotted last year. Full story...
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NC Secretary of State to lead Learn to Spot and Avoid Fraud event in Wilmington

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Learn to Spot and Avoid Fraud will help Wilmington residents fight back against the crooks and swindlers who are taking advantage of tough economic times to target investors, especially the elderly. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Twenty percent of Wilmington homeowners "upside down" on their mortgage

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In Wilmington, 20.40 percent, or 14,608, of all residential properties with a mortgage were in negative equity for first quarter 2011. An additional 6.30 percent, or 4,519, were in near negative equity. Full story...
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Castle Hayne incorporation clears Senate vote

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The state Senate is one vote away from helping open the door for Castle Hayne to become New Hanover County's fifth incorporated area. Full story...
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Michael's Seafood wins third straight world championship

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videoMichael's Seafood in Carolina Beach now has another trophy to add to their case. It's just more proof that the restaurant's seafood chowder really is the world's best. Full story...
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Former ABC administrator's trial to move out of Wilmington

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Former New Hanover County Alcoholic Beverage Control Administrator Billy Williams will not go on trial in New Hanover County. Instead, his trial is moving to Onslow County, as long as some administrative hurdles can be cleared. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Foreclosure rates in Wilmington increase

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A new housing report out today indicates foreclosure rates in the Wilmington area are on the rise. These figures, coming from CoreLogic, show foreclosure rates up in March 2011 over two and a quarter percent. Full story...
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Fire in Dare County fills our air with smoke

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The smoke that's filling our air is not from a fire in our area but from a wildfire up the coast in Dare County. Full story...
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NCGOP Convention wraps up in Wilmington

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video The North Carolina Republican Party wrapped up their state convention in downtown Wilmington Sunday. Full story...
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