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New Hanover County News

Cucalorus presents “An Evening at the Oscars”

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Get dressed to the nines and hit the red carpet – join Wilmington’s film industry insiders at the Cucalorus Film Foundation’s second ever “An Evening at the Oscars.” Full story...
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Weather provides break from wildfires

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Cooler temperatures and higher humidity today gave firefighters a much needed break. Full story...
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UNCW named 'Best Value' again

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For the third consecutive year, the University of North Carolina Wilmington has been named one of the nation’s 50 "Best Value" public colleges and universities by The Princeton Review Full story...
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Mr. Chairman, we're flattered, but we don't want to date

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As New Hanover County Commission Chairman Jonathan Barfield wrapped up his State of the County address Monday night, he invited Wilmington media to partner with the county to showcase all of the great things it's doing for citizens. Full story...
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WPD: Baby-Daddy cuts woman's face and arms

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The victim told officers that the father of her children, Terrell Courtney Battle, d.o.b. 8-19-1975, of Wilmington, had come to her residence and cut her with a knife. The victim sustained a puncture wound above her eye, as well as numerous cuts to her arms that required stitches. Full story...
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Barfield refuses to raise property taxes during his first State of the County address

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video We've heard the State of the Union, the State of the State and the State of the City. Now it's time for an update on New Hanover County. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: UNCW student in Christchurch, New Zealand, OK after earthquake

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A UNCW spokesperson tells us the university has six students studying abroad in New Zealand. Five are on the north island in locations that are safe from any damage caused by Monday's earthquake. One student, though, is studying at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, where the earthquake hit. Full story...
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Man says he's stabbed while standing on downtown corner at 3 a.m.

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The victim told investigators that he was on the corner at 10th and Campbell when a man drove up in a burgundy jeep and asked him if he had anything (drugs) to sell. He said that when he replied he didn’t have anything, the man got out of the jeep, stabbed him several times, took his money, and then drove away. Full story...
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WPD: Drunk driver plays bumper-cars last night downtown

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Responding WPD officers spoke with witnesses who said they saw a vehicle hit a car in the unit block (0 – 99) S. Water Street. The witnesses followed the vehicle, trying to get a license plate number, but the car sped away. The witnesses said they relocated the vehicle after it had hit three parked cars in the 1300 block of Dock Street. Full story...
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Perdue talks to business owners during Wilmington visit

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video Gov. Bev Perdue spent part of her day in Wilmington today. The governor took part in a roundtable discussion on business at UNCW. Business owners were also there, wanting to know why it's so difficult to grow their company. Full story...
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