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New Hanover County News

Wilmington City Council votes to allow mosque

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videoThe Wilmington City Council unanimously voted to allow a Mosque at 17th and Rankin Streets Tuesday night. Full story...
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Potentially toxic algae found in Cape Fear River

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A potentially toxic blue-green algae that caused the shutdown of the public water system in Toledo, Ohio, has been found in the Cape Fear River at Lock and Dam No. 1, near the water intakes for the Brunswick and New Hanover counties' water systems. Full story...
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Three of country's top-rated aquariums just a short drive away

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videoThree of the best aquariums in the country are within a short drive. That includes the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher, which ranks Trip Advisor ranks 17th best in the US. Full story...
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Police make big drug bust

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videoAfter months of investigating, Wilmington Police have arrested four men in connection with a major drug bust. Police seized more than 4-thousand bindles of heroin and more than 300 grams of marijuana. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: State budget puts brakes on drivers ed funding

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videoDrivers education, a rite of passage for many teens, is losing state funding and putting the financial burden on schools. This has parents, students and educators wondering how safe our roads will be once the state stops fueling the program. Full story...
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Lumina Commons sold for millions

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videoThe Lumina Commons shopping center in Wilmington has a new owner. A real estate investment company bought it for $13.9 million. Full story...
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Lee not clear on whether he would accept Senate seat before election

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video A state senate candidate is being less than clear about whether he will accept an appointment to the now open seat he seeks. Full story...
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Thom Goolsby resigns from NC Senate

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videoThom Goolsby has resigned from the North Carolina Senate. He made the announcement this afternoon. Full story...
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Dr. Tim Markley Speaks Out About School Concerns

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videoOne month and three days after we requested an interview, New Hanover County School's Superintendent Dr. Tim Markley agreed to an interview. We started with concerns about Ashley High School and the teacher satisfaction survey that showed most of their teachers were unhappy. Full story...
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Naked man who reportedly spit on deputy arrested

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videoInvestigators say they charged a man walking naked along Carolina Beach Road this weekend with indecent exposure. Full story...
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WPD: Car break-ins becoming a routine problem

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videoA man is behind bars after police say he busted a car window to steal a purse at the Shell Gas station on N. 3rd Street Saturday afternoon. Full story...
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Rifle pointed at pizza delivery driver

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videoWilmington Police say officers responded to a ShotSpotter alert Friday night when a Domino's delivery driver drove up to a scene at 11th and Hall Streets, and said he had a rifle pointed at him. Full story...
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Teacher turned actress feels pressure from state budget debates

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videoAshley Bratcher left teaching because she said she was forced to work three jobs to make ends meet. Now with film incentives still in the air... "Here we go again," Bratcher said. She's worried her new career might start presenting challenges that are all too familiar. Full story...
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Wilmington woman jazzercising her way to the top

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video Wilmington resident Terry Noe recently completed her 30th year as a Certified Jazzercise Instructor and taught her class Saturday with a routine using a song from each of the 30 years. Full story...
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Shooting Friday night sends man to the hospital

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videoWilmington Police Department confirmed a shooting Friday night near 508 S 14th street sending one man to the hospital.. Full story...
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