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New Hanover County News

Verizon Wireless employees see a nice boost

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Employees at Verizon Wireless just got a nice boost to their paycheck. Verizon planned to distribute bonus checks to employees Friday. Full story...
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Jump Rope for Heart takes place at Alderman Elementary

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Kids at Alderman Elementary School were jumping out of their chairs today, and that was a good thing! Full story...
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State aboard plan to bring rail to Port City

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videoPlanes, trains and automobiles, that's how we get from place to place. For the Port City, transportation is more than just getting around. It's part of what put our city on the map. Full story...
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Titan America is turning down state funds

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Titan America will turn down $200,000 of state funds. The money would have come from a Department of Transportation grant... Full story...
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Deputies use pepper spray at Williston Middle School fight

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A fight broke out behind the school while a talent show was going on inside. The school resource officer and a faculty member attempted to break up the fight and were rushed by the crowd. Full story...
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Dad comes home from Iraq to surprise of son

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videoA Brunswick County first grader got the shock of his life when his father paid a surprise visit to his school. It was a surprise because his father just made it back from a 22-hour flight from Iraq. Full story...
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Follow up on Officer Matthews' death

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videoThis tragedy brings to light the risk police officers take daily to keep our streets safe. Police officers take an oath to serve and protect their community, and most stand by that to the end. Full story...
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A Wilmington adult store is left wondering why it is being forced to close

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videoThe city has closed the doors on a Wilmington adult entertainment store, despite the fact that similar shops operate less than a half a mile away. Full story...
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New Hanover County school officials are asking for parents help

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Parents with students in New Hanover County schools are being encouraged to attend a district improvement meeting Thursday night. Full story...
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New Hanover County Animal Control holds another Dog Court

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The dangerous dog board heard one case last night; a dispute between neighbors who live in a development off Carolina Beach Road. Full story...
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Planners present designs for Cape Fear Skyway

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A new cable bridge connected New Hanover and Brunswick County is one step closer to reality. Full story...
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Market Street public forum continues Thursday night

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The second of two public forums addressing congestion, safety and general appearance of Market Street is Thursday night. Full story...
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Volunteer rates increase as unemployment rates go up

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videoFor the last five years Rory Platow has volunteered through the Cape Fear Volunteer Center. He lost his job three weeks ago, and is now looking for a new one, but that hasn't limited his volunteer hours. Full story...
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One Wilmington bank may be in trouble

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The exact words they use about Cooperative Bank are "troubled condition", which means the bank is now subject to restrictions on its asset growth, capital distributions and management fees. Full story...
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Market Street traffic flow to be discussed

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The DOT, along with Wilmington and New Hanover County are already working to fix one of the area's most congested roads. A plan is in the works to improve traffic flow on Market Street from Colonial Drive, all the way to the Pender County line. Full story...
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