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New Hanover County News

Cape Fear Historic Byway receiving state recognition

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Improvement plans for the state's first urban scenic byway has won an award from the state's chapter of landscape architects. Full story...
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Tax breaks for owners of wildlife havens

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North Carolina is backing private landowners who want to make their property a haven for wildlife. Full story...
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Demolition delayed for some historic buildings

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It will be at least another year before the wrecking ball is free to swing on three historic buildings in downtown Wilmington, but there are mixed emotions about this delayed demolition. Full story...
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Sunset Park resident educationg others on history

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Wilmington is a city that prides itself on keeping its history intact. Today WWAY had the opportunity to visit Sunset Park, and one newcomer is helping long-time residents realize how this small neighborhood has managed to stay true to its roots. Full story...
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Autopsy results of body found in freezer

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Preliminary autopsy results are back for 80-year-old Elloise Wentz. She was found dead in a freezer Wednesday night. Full story...
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Wave Transit holds meetings on possible fare increases

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videoRising fuel costs have Wave Transit considering higher bus fares. Today they held a meeting to get the publics input. Full story...
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Surfer's Healing at Wrightsville Beach

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videoThe group Surfers Healing and volunteers gave some youngsters with autism the opportunity to hang ten. Full story...
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Update on body found in freezer

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videoNew Hanover County Sheriffs Detectives are still investigating the death of 80-year-old Elloise Wentz whose body was found in a freezer in her son's home. Full story...
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Late Night Wilmington Bus Service Starts Aug. 14

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videoStarting Thursday, August 14th there's going to be late night bus service from downtown Wilmington to the neighborhoods surrounding the UNCW campus. One purpose of the bus is to keep drunk drivers off the streets of Wilmington late at night. Full story...
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Body found in freezer

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The New Hanover County Sheriff's Department is handling what is being called a bizarre death investigation. Full story...
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Law enforcement to keep an eye on Masonboro Island this Labor Day

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videoThe summer boating season is winding down. For many, that means one last hurrah out on Masonboro Island. But this year, law enforcement officers will be there too. Full story...
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Sketch artist helps local law enforcement

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videoWilmington police are using a few leads and a composite sketch to find the man responsible for a brutal downtown assault. The likeness may be the strongest clue detectives have to find the man who raped and stabbed a woman. Full story...
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Follow-Up on man in battle with his HOA over tow truck

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We have an update tonight on the New Hanover County man at war with his homeowners association over his tow truck. Full story...
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Rain today, but should we still conserve water?

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videoPlenty of rain today and right near the average for the year, but after a severe drought last year should we be keeping an eye on how much water we use? Full story...
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Troubleshooters: Woman with unfinished construction job seeking justice

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videoLinda Kasyan's yard has been covered with building materials, and an unfinished project for the past 3 months. Full story...
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