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New Hanover County News

FIRST ON 3: Strip club fire ruled arson

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WFD crews responded this morning at 5:10 am to a structure fire at 6768 Market Street, Private Dancer. Investigators have determined that the fire was intentionally set and is now a criminal investigation Full story...
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New Hanover Co. Superintendent calls proposed budget cuts 'Draconian'

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Markley: "We understand the current economic situation and we are prepared to deal with severe budget cuts. However, the Draconian level of cuts proposed by the House will do irreparable harm to the students in North Carolina's public education programs and New Hanover County Schools will not be able to meet the goals we have established for our school system." Full story...
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Meadowlark Lemon Basketball Scholarship awarded to Cape Fear Community College

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The scholarship will be awarded to one deserving student athlete on the men’s basketball team each year. Applicants must have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 to be considered for the scholarship. Full story...
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Progress Energy reviewing procedures after worker killed

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Progress Energy says it is trying to learn from an accident that killed a worker last month. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Sheriff's Department solves 40 breaking and entering cases

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videoThe New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office says it has made five arrests involving more than 40 Breaking and Entering cases spanning across four months. Full story...
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CFPUA: Water bills going up 13.1%, restaurants say it will hit hard

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video CFPUA voted today raise water rates 13.1 percent. "It's a needed 13.1% increase in revenue," said Carey Disney Ricks, CFPUA's Public Information Officer. "The tiered rate structure remains the same, but the thresholds for tiers have changed." Full story...
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Student flies high with award winning aerobatic pilot

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The Coastal Carolina Air Show is this weekend at the Wilmington International Airport. A Holly Shelter Middle School eighth grader got the chance of a lifetime to fly with one of the show's aerobatic pilots. Full story...
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Hoggard's Stilman White signs with UNC

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video It's official. Stilman White will be playing college basketball at the University of North Carolina. The Hoggard senior signed on the dotted line at a news conference at Hoggard High School on Wednesday. Full story...
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Technology changing tax filing

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videoYou have until midnight Monday to get your taxes filed. There are lots of forms and lots of ways to file, and technology is changing the way many people do it. Full story...
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Wilmington brain surgery survivor "plays ball"

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video Wilmington 10-year-old Zion Kinlaw played his first baseball game of the season Tuesday night. Kinlaw is a brain surgery survivor. His story which reaches to Chapel Hill and back is simply remarkable. Full story...
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