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New Hanover County News

UNCW announces major gifts

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video Today, UNCW officially kicked off the school's Soaring to Greatness campaign with a very special announcement. school leaders announced two major gifts donated to the university. One of the gifts, from the McNeill family, is going to the schools of business and nursing and is the largest gift the school has ever received. Full story...
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Perdue to attend Wilmington business roundtable

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Gov. Bev Perdue is coming to Wilmington next week. Full story...
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WPD: B&E suspect arrested, another on the run

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A witness reported that he was driving by the store when he heard a loud noise. He saw someone breaking into the business, and then leaving the area in a truck heading westbound on Wrightsville Avenue. Full story...
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WPD warns of phone scams

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The scams consist of a phone call to residents notifying them that their relative is in some type of legal trouble and needs money sent quickly to help them. Full story...
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High School Hoops: February 17th

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video Conference tournament action continued on Thursday all around the region in high school basketball. Click full story for Thursday's scores. Click play video in order to watch Thursday's special edition of the Full Court Press with John Rendleman and Brett Blizzard. Full story...
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15-year-old takes stage at NC Jazz Festival

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video Sultry sounds and swinging songs will flow through the streets of downtown Wilmington starting tonight. The annual North Carolina Jazz Festival hits the stage. The line-up of performers includes a young man with some big talent. Full story...
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WDI looks to other cities for downtown models

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Wilmington Downtown Inc. Is trying to revitalize our the area by learning from other cities with similar downtowns. WDI executive director John Hinnant said while downtown Wilmington is unique, we face similar trials with other city centers like New Orleans. Full story...
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NHRMC considers outsourcing management

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video New Hanover Regional Medical Center could be run by another health care system located in another part of the state. Full story...
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Inmate paint job saves tax dollars

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The New Hanover County Jail is getting a makeover, and it's coming on the cheap. The sheriff is using inmate volunteers to save tax payers money. Full story...
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Perdue's budget plan cuts CFCC Marine Tech program

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video Gov. Bev Perdue released a budget plan today that preserves public teaching jobs. But she still found ways to cut back on education. Perdue wants eight specialized programs from community colleges throughout the state eliminated. Included in that list is the Marine Technology program at Cape Fear Community College. Full story...
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