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New Hanover County News

WPD hopes to curb gun violence with hotline

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This week marked the fourth murder of this young year in Wilmington all of them involved guns. Full story...
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Finding quality child care

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It won't be long now, our Ann McAdams will soon be coming back from maternity leave and she's been busy getting ready to return. One of the concerns facing Ann is one for all new mothers who plan on returning to their careers: finding quality child care. Full story...
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House committee recommends Wright be expelled

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A special House ethics committee on Thursday unanimously recommended Rep. Thomas Wright be kicked out of office for committing financial fraud on a "breathtakingly massive" scale. Full story...
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Car crashes into local pre-school

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videoA Wilmington daycare center had a close call late Thursday afternoon after a car crashed into Young Parents and Infant Pre-school. Full story...
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Road closed for repairs this weekend

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Repairs to the Northeast Interceptor sewer line will close part of a busy road in the Port City this weekend. Full story...
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Carolina Beach man sentenced for murder-for-hire scheme

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James Yuratovich conspired to have a Carolina Beach police officer and a local restaurant owner killed. Full story...
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Drought hurting timber industry

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The effects of the national housing crisis have trickled down all the way to the local timber industry. Full story...
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Second-highest cancer killer can be prevented

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videoColon cancer is the second-highest cancer killer of men and women in the United States, but it can be prevented. Full story...
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WPD investigating fatal shooting

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When police arrived they found 23-year-old Robert Lee Marshall Jr. of Wilmington lying in the road. Full story...
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Lakeside High School to change name, curriculum

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Lakeside High School in Wilmington may not be Lakeside High for much longer. The school will change its curriculum layout next year and school officials hope the name will change with it. Full story...
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Mayor, preschoolers celebrate Dr. Seuss

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Oh, the places you'll go if you read. That's the message one local preschool is trying to send to its students. Full story...
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Mental health discussion heating up in NC

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The discussion about the state's failing mental health system is heating up. Tuesday Gov. Easley asked state legislators to give his administration more authority to fix the system, a system which local agencies say is plagued with problems. Full story...
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Planned Hampstead housing development concerns residents

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St. George's Reach is a residential and commercial project which will be built off country club road. The biggest worry for residents is the traffic it will bring. Full story...
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PPD CEO donates $1 million to UNCW athletics

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UNCW athletes have a million reasons why they should be grateful to the CEO of PPD. Full story...
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SBI agent, elections official to testify in Wright's ethics case

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A State Bureau of Investigation agent says Rep. Thomas Wright admitted depositing charitable donations into his personal banking account. Full story...
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