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New Hanover County News

New Hanover considers buying 85 acres next to Smith Creek Park

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New Hanover County Commissioners are considering the purchase of 85 acres that border the existing 92-acre Smith Creek Park off of Gordon Road in Wilmington as a means of significantly expanding the county’s green space system. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: CFCC facing huge budget cuts; tuition hike likely

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video Just days after graduation, community colleges across North Carolina got news of a potential 12 percent funding cut from the state. Students who rely on scholarships from the North Carolina Education Lottery may also lose funding. Full story...
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Going Greek: Festival organizers get ready

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Members of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church have been working night and day getting ready the 19th Annual Greek Festival. It features lots of food, music, drinks and dancing. Full story...
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UPDATE: Teenager wanted for robbery in Wrightsville Beach turns self in

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Wrightsville Beach Police are looking for girl wanted for a home invasion and armed robbery. Tiffany Pittman, 17, is wanted for first degree burglary, conspiracy robbery with dangerous weapon, among other charges. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Police investigating report of sexual assault behind downtown gay bar

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While on routine patrol, officers discovered a 24-year-old man in the alley behind Slice of Life and Ibiza. He was naked except for a trash bag wrapped around his waist, and he appeared to be urinating on a vehicle in the parking lot. Full story...
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Sharks need more host families for players

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The upcoming Wilmington Sharks summer league baseball season is approaching. The players need a nice, comfortable place to stay while they're in town. Do you believe your home would fit the bill? Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Is Club 609 the new Rhino Club?

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video The shooting death at Club 609 early Sunday morning marks the second murder at a Wilmington night club this year. Some people say after the Rhino Club closed down following the murder of a gang leader, Club 609 became the new hang out and attracted the same crowd. Full story...
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Tar Heels cool off Seahawks

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The four game winning streak for the UNC Wilmington baseball team is over. The nationally ranked North Carolina Tar Heels defeated the Seahawks Tuesday night at Brooks Field on the UNCW campus. Full story...
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Students donate $1,200 to tsunami relief effort

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A Wilmington elementary school donated some big bucks to help the victims of the tsunami in Japan. Full story...
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Rotary honors Thalian, Rivenbark

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If you've ever been downtown on 3rd Street, chances are you've seen the historic Thalian Hall. The Downtown Rotary Club honored the historic theater and its executive director Tony Rivenbark today as part of Community Recognition Day. Full story...
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