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New Hanover County News

Azalea Festival: Downtown parking info

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If you're heading to any of the Azalea Festival events this weekend one of the biggest challenges you may face is parking. Full story...
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Train derails on Wilmington tracks

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A CSX train derailed just before midnight in the 100 block of Cinema Drive. Full story...
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Bragg's 82nd to again serve as quick-reaction force

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The Army's 82nd Airborne Division will reclaim its role as the nation's quick-reaction force in 2009, once again keeping a unit on alert and ready to jump into combat anywhere in the world within 18 hours. Full story...
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Wright under extended lock-down

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Prison officials brought Wright to Vanceboro just hours after he was found guilty of fraud. Wright pulled in to the Craven Correctional Institution after the judge handed him a six-to-eight-year sentence. The institution is a processing center for new inmates. Full story...
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Azalea Festival Queen visits seniors

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The azalea festival is in full swing and that means the queen is busy making her rounds through town. Full story...
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Easley officially appoints Wright replacement

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The people previously represented by former state House member Thomas Wright officially have their replacement. Full story...
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2008 Azalea Festival Queen crowned

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videoBarbara Alyn Woods was crowned our 2008 Azalea Festival queen. The coronation drew a large crowd to Riverfront Park. Woods stars on the hit TV show "One Tree Hill," which is filmed here in Wilmington. Full story...
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Azalea Festival concert postponed

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The group Sugarland was scheduled to perform Thursday at UNCW's Trask Coliseum. The concert has been postponed. Full story...
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TroubleShooters: Wilmington family close to losing everything

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videoA Wilmington family is on the brink of losing everything. Four family members were injured in a recent auto accident and the woman who caused the wreck didn't have enough insurance to cover the family's medical bills. Full story...
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Azalea Festival crowds good for business

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Hundreds of thousands of tourists and residents are expected to take part in this year's Azalea Festival. Big crowds translate to big bucks for local business. Full story...
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Law enforcement aims for Azalea Festival safety

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With all of the people taking part in the festival, law enforcement will be making its presence known. We can expect to see law enforcement officers on everything from boats to Segways to their own two feet -- whatever it takes to keep their eye on the crowds. Full story...
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Waterway public access becoming rare

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Spring is here and that means boating season is right around the corner -- that is, if you can get your boat out into the water. Full story...
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DA: Wright's prison term appropriate

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videoOn Monday former state Rep. Thomas Wright was found guilty of three of the four felony fraud charges that he was facing. He's already in jail, and for now he's at the Craven County Correctional Facility in Vanceboro. Full story...
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Free rabies clinic

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A free rabies clinic is available to New Hanover County residents on Saturday, April 19. Full story...
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Carolina Beach Town Council votes on re-zoning

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An issue near and dear to many Carolina Beach residents went before the town council Tuesday night. Council voted on re-zoning areas from conservation to residential and vice versa. Full story...
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