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New Hanover County News

Drug charge against driver accused of killing cyclists dropped

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Prosecutors have dropped a drug charge against a man accused of hitting and killing two cyclists. Full story...
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Even as oil drops, gas prices rise

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Even as oil prices drop, Gas prices continue to climb. The national average is now $3.97 a gallon for regular unleaded. In many places across the country the price has already passed four dollars. Here in our area it's getting close. Full story...
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Wilmington City Council approves North 3rd Street enhancement project

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video If you think North Third Street has been long overdue for a makeover, you're in luck. Wilmington City Council approved a resolution to improve the downtown road. Full story...
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New Hanover student finalist in Google doodle contest

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Google visited Anderson Elementary today to congratulate Joseph Miller. He is one of the 40 finalists in the "Doodle for Google" contest. Joseph's doodle was picked from more than 100,000 applicants. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Bouncer who assaulted customer charged again

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video A Wilmington pub owner had his own run-in with trouble downtown recently. He says he was attacked from behind as he tried to walk away from a misunderstanding at another bar. His alleged attacker is a bouncer who has been in trouble before. Full story...
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City, county working on working together

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video Like a marriage, for better or worse, the City of Wilmington and New Hanover County are joined for life. Today, leaders from both sides met to discuss their ideas and opinions. Full story...
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County budget cuts could clip CFCC

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One thing County Commission Chair Jonathan Barfield said will be cut is money to Cape Fear Community College. Barfield says CFCC asked the county for $1.4 million, but the county has allocated only $300,000. Full story...
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New Hanover commissioners to talk pollution with EPA

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County Commission Chair Jonathan Barfield and Commissioner Rick Catlin are on their way to Washington, DC, to talk to the EPA about the region's air quality. Full story...
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Gary Miller named UNCW Chancellor

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video The UNC Board of Governors has named Dr. Gary Miller chancellor at UNC Wilmington. Miller is Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs and Research at Wichita State University. Full story...
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Survivor of '98 US Embassy bombing reacts to bin Laden death

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video In 1998, US Embassies in Kenya and Tanzania were bombed within minutes of each other. The attacks left more than 200 killed and thousands injured. Jim Owens, who has a house in Wilmington, survived the bombing in Tanzania. Owens was working as a humanitarian in Africa in 1998. He was at a meeting at the US Embassy in Dar es Salaam when it was bombed. Full story...
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