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New Hanover County News

Female engineers promoting profession for girls

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videoEngineering is a male-dominated profession in this country, with females making up only ten percent of engineers. Some local female engineers are trying to change that. Full story...
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Scam Jam held to combat identity theft

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identity theft is a growing problem -- especially among the elderly. An event Wednesday in New Hanover County aimed to educate those most vulnerable. Full story...
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Wilmington to put more police in schools

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The Wilmington City Council has approved an agenda that will put a greater police presence in our schools -- and possibly city council meetings as well. Full story...
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What makes a filmmaker pick Wilmington?

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Every now and then, you'll hear about a new production coming to Wilmington, whether it's a television pilot, a feature film or an independent film. But what makes a filmmaker choose Wilmington over other locations? Full story...
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Cape Fear 2020: Looking at NC's incoming demographics

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Throughout our Cape Fear 2020 series we've focused a lot of attention on the vast number of people coming to North Carolina. But just who is moving here and why? Full story...
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Cape Fear 2020: Baby boomers retiring in southeast

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An estimated 15 million baby boomers will move to the southeast over the next 15 years. This region is already seeing the growth. Full story...
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Anderson Elementary reassigning students

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One New Hanover County school is again reassigning students for the coming school year. Full story...
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Government to expand Wilmington VA clinic, add more throughout region

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videoMany Marines and soldiers end up here in the Cape Fear region after fulfilling their duties in the armed forces. This boom in the veteran population has put a strain on the area's lone V.A. clinic. The clinic is located in Wilmington. Full story...
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Cape Fear 2020: New Hanover County traffic

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For eight years running New Hanover County has been rated the most dangerous county in the state in which to drive. New Hanover County has more accidents per miles driven than any of the state's 100 counties. Full story...
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Wilmington daycare closes without warning

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A Wilmington daycare closed its doors Monday with next to no warning, according to parents. Full story...
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Still no developer for convention center hotel

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Construction on Wilmington's convention center is well underway. But there is still no developer for the adjacent hotel. The city hopes that will soon change. Full story...
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Beach erosion longstanding challenge for southeastern NC

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video Just in the past year we have reported on the problem of beach erosion right here in our area: at Kure Beach, Topsail Island, Ocean Isle and Oak Island. Erosion specialist Spencer Rogers said, "Erosion is a fact of life along most of North Carolina, and we'll have to live with it one way or another." Full story...
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NIU shooting hits home for UNCW Student

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Here on the campus of UNC-Wilmington, the news of the Northern Illinois University shootings came as more of a shock to some than others. Full story...
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Pro-weight disorder sites becoming more popular with teens

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videoAs the internet becomes more and more a part of our daily lives the effects will continue to be seen in our younger population. Full story...
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Cape Fear 2020: Will film incentives continue to work?

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videoWhen film scouts look for a location to shoot their movie they take many things into consideration. One is whether the state offers a tax break for filmmakers. Full story...
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