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New Hanover County News

75th anniversary of the Wrightsville Beach fire

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videoEach summer, coastal towns worry about the potential of a devastating hurricane. But for Wrightsville Beach, perhaps the greatest disaster happened in the middle of winter. Full story...
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WHQR will continue to operate on half of last year's budget

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After cutting four key positions last month, Wilmington's public radio station has mapped out a new plan. Full story...
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International fuel company purchases a terminal in Wilmington

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An international fuel company plans to open a regional distribution terminal in Wilmington. Full story...
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St. Mary School is helping out those in need

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It is National Catholic Schools Week, and what better way to celebrate, than by helping others? Full story...
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Fort Fisher Aquarium is hitting the road

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Can't get to the state aquarium at Fort Fisher? They are bringing the sea creatures to you. Full story...
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Corning to lay off thousands

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The parent company of one of Wilmington's major employers is eliminating thousands of jobs. Full story...
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Taking Control of Your Health Fair offers wealth of information

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videoThe New Hanover Regional Medical Center and WWAY teamed up for the Taking Control of Your Health Fair on Monday. The health fair, set up in the Dillard’s wing of Independence Mall, consists of ten booths, staffed by different health care professionals; you can find info about everything from cancer to nutrition. Full story...
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Get Free Health Advice Today

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WWAY NewsChannel 3 is once again teaming up with the New Hanover - Pender County Medical Society for the Health Hotline. Get your questions answered by calling (910) 392-3540, or toll-free at 1-(888)-0992-3540. Full story...
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Early Risers: Behind the scenes at Fort Fisher Aquarium

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videoIt is 7:30 in the morning, time to rise and shine for the residents of the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher. That is when the aquarists arrive. Full story...
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Mayor Saffo addresses the city's financial state Monday night

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videoWilmington Mayor Bill Saffo took to the podium Monday night for his State of the City address.

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Trial for Wilmington police officer delayed

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Wotzvely Albert Perez was supposed to be tried Monday, but the case was continued because neither side was prepared for trial. Full story...
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Fort Fisher Ferry about to set sail again

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videoAfter being shut down for repair for two months, the ferry will be re-opening on Monday, February 2. The Department of Transportation had to stop ferry service so they could fix the ramp vehicles use to drive onto the ferry. Full story...
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State of the City address Monday night at City Hall

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Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo will give his annual State of the City address Monday. The public is invited to attend. Full story...
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SPARK training is helping local students become more active

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Dozens of P.E. teachers from New Hanover, Pender and Brunswick counties were at UNCW Monday for SPARK training. The program teaches instructors new physical education activities... Full story...
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Attempted kidnapping at Lowe's Food in Monkey Junction

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New Hanover County Sheriff's deputies are investigating an attempted kidnapping off Carolina Beach Road. Full story...
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