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New Hanover County News

5K Run for Preservation

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videoHundreds of runners crowded the streets of Downtown Wilmington Thursday night for the 5K run for Preservation. Full story...
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WWAY SURPRISE SQUAD helps ensure some smooth rides

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videoThe Surprise Squad was out and about today. This time, we did something a little different. Full story...
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Teacher charged with threatening neighbor back at work

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videoA teacher charged with threatening her neighbor is back at work after a brief suspension. A New Hanover County Schools spokeswoman says Wanda Leggett returned to work today. Full story...
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WFD honors lives lost on 9/11

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videoThe Wilmington Fire Department hosted a ceremony this morning to honor the lives lost 13 years ago on Sept. 11, 2001. Firefighters along with the Wilmington Police Department, New Hanover County Sheriff's Office and members of the community came together to pledge never to forget. Full story...
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EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: The Underdog's Angel

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videoSome animals are simply easier to adopt at an animal shelter. Certain breeds, certain colors, the way they wag their tail...you may be amazed on what can cause a dog or cat to be passed over time and time again. Jill Jones knows this, so she targets the underdog(or cat). Full story...
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UPDATE: ADA reacts to first sentencing under new sex trafficking law

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videoA Wilmington man will spend at least 11 years in prison after admitting to sex trafficking, the District Attorney's Office says. It's the first sentence handed down for such crimes under a law that went into effect last year. Full story...
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VA clinic delays causing problems for local veteran

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videoVA clinics are facing severe scrutiny across the country. Now, one local veteran is speaking out saying he's facing 'ridiculous' wait times right here in the Port City. Full story...
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Dog Court: All it takes is one complaint

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video Dog court was in session today. It's a system that allows pet owners to appeal violations from New Hanover County Animal Services. Like many others, dog owner, Lauren Freeman, says her eight-pound Maltese Bo is part of the family. Full story...
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Castle Hayne man sentenced to decades in prison for sex crimes involving child

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videoA Castle Hayne man will spend at least 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to multiple sex crimes. Full story...
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WPD releases name of Oriole Drive murder victim

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videoWilmington Police have released the name of a man killed early yesterday morning. Investigators say Erasto Hernandez Lopez, 26, was found stabbed to death in a home on Oriole Drive around 1 a.m. Tuesday. Full story...
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Duke Energy investigating after fire at Sutton Plant

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videoDuke Energy and firefighters are investigating to figure out what caused a turbine to catch fire at the Sutton Combined Cycle Plant in New Hanover County overnight. Full story...
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Documentary teaches Williston students legacy of alum Althea Gibson

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videoStudents at Williston Middle School were in for quite a treat this afternoon. The documentary "Althea" premiered at their school today. Full story...
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Charges upped in June crash after passenger dies

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videoWilmington Police have upgraded the charges against a driver involved in an alleged drunk driving crash earlier this year after one of his passengers died. Full story...
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Judge rules Berger violated probation

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video Three months since his latest arrest, New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger finally learned his fate today. Full story...
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Police identify pedestrian hit and killed on Market St.

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Wilmington Police have released the name of a pedestrian who was hit and killed while crossing Market Street last night. Full story...
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