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New Hanover County News

UPDATE: Study Barfield cited on Gravely impact doesn't exist

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This morning on "The Big Talker FM," New Hanover County Commission Chairman Jonathan Barfield referenced an economic study the county did on the USS Gravely's visit. He said the commission used the study to help justify giving the commissioning committee $25,000 to help host their parties. Problem is, no one knows what study he's talking about. Full story...
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Former state superintendent Craig Phillips dies at 88

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Former state education superintendent Craig Phillips died this morning in Wilmington. He was 88. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Gas prices close in on $3.80 a gallon in Wilmington

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Gas prices continue to climb this week and are closing in on $3.80 a gallon at many stations across the city. Full story...
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Debbie Yow headlines NCADA conference

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Downtown Wilmington is the site for the North Carolina Athletic Directors Association conference. Two-hundred-fifty high school AD's are in town for the three-day event. Full story...
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Drivers start to cut back on gas as prices rise

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According to MasterCard SpendingPulse, which tracks spending at 140,000 service stations, gas sales have fallen for five weeks in a row. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Most of Petrolino's charges dropped; Won't serve jail time

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video The teenager who wrecked her car last year near the Wrightsville Beach drawbridge because investigators say she was high has had most of her charges dropped. Full story...
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WPD officers nab robbery suspect

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The robber started a dispute with the victim and then pulled out a handgun. He pulled off the victim’s gold chains and took cash from his front pocket. Full story...
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Juvenile nabbed for setting fire

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WPD officers responded to assist the Wilmington Fire Department behind P. T.’s Grill. WFD quickly extinguished a small fire in the woods. Officers located a 14–year-old male (juvenile) in the area, and upon questioning, he admitted that he was responsible for the fire. Full story...
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Sheriff gives grant money to SABLE

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Now that they share a helicopter, the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office gave Wilmington Police some big bucks to help pay for it. Full story...
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ATMOSPHERE ACADEMY: Spring snow in the Carolinas

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video You don't usually think of snowfall in the spring, but it can happen. Full story...
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