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New Hanover County News

WPD looking for shooting suspect

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Wilmington Police are looking for a shooting suspect. The shooting happened around 11:30 p.m. Monday in the 700 block of 30th Street. Tyrone Tyson of Wilmington was shot in the thigh by a man who claimed Tyson took his money. Full story...
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Community remembers anniversary of missing woman

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One year ago Monday a Wilmington woman went missing. Family and friends gathered in hopes to unearthing new information about her disappearance. Full story...
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Dozens evicted from apartment complex

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videoDozens of angry Wilmington residents are homeless after this weekend's rain storms flooded their apartments off Shipyard Boulevard. Management left a note on resident's doors Monday saying they had to leave immediately. The note was posted in three apartment buildings at The Pines apartments. Residents say they weren't given any warning and they have no place to go. Full story...
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Boat preparations important for hurricane season

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videoAs the peak of hurricane season approaches, experts say boat owners should prepare their boats now before it's too late. Captain Gregory Woodby works for Aquatic Safaris and Towboat U.S. He said, "A lot of times people are scrambling at the last minute to try to get their boat secure." Full story...
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Man wanted for attempted murder turns self in

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A local man wanted for attempted murder turned himself in to authorities Monday evening. Full story...
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Restaurant owner found dead in river

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One of the owners of a popular downtown restaurant has died. Jim Womer's body was found in the Cape Fear River Saturday morning. Full story...
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Lightning cuts power to traffic signals

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Weekend storms also affected things out on the street. Lightning cut power to traffic signals on several busy streets. City Traffic engineers say the storm affected signals at 55 intersections throughout the City, 30 of which suffered direct lightning damage. Full story...
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Local woman's art to appear on Wheat Thins box

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A local woman whose hobby is geared at encouraging women to dream, just had her own dream come true. April Negron of Wilmington has crafted fairy wings since she was young. Now her creations will be featured on a limited edition Wheat Thins box. Full story...
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Teen girl arrested, suspected of carjacking

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A 16-year old girl is in jail Monday. She's one of two suspects in a carjacking over the weekend. Police say a woman matching Alicia Ramos's description car-jacked a man at gunpoint on Rankin Street Sunday morning. Full story...
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Boat owners need to prep before hurricane season

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Most of us take the proper precautions to protect ourselves and our homes from hurricanes, but boat owners also have to be prepared. Prepping your boat now before the peak of the hurricane season should save you time, money and most importantly, your boat. Full story...
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Thunderstorms knock out emergency lines

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Strong thunderstorms wreaked havoc on the Port City this weekend, cutting connections to some vital emergency services including 911. New Hanover County's 911 Center lost six of its emergency telephone lines Saturday. Telecommunications Director Brenda Hewlett says those lines are still trying to get fixed Monday. Full story...
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Cape Fear Red Cross looking for volunteers

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When a disaster like a fire strikes they jump into action. But the American Red Cross says it is in need of volunteers. Saturday the Cape Fear chapter recruited nearly 20 new volunteers. They attended training sessions, including several courses on mass care and shelter operations. Full story...
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Family continues to search for missing woman

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videoMonday marks the one-year anniversary of the disappearance of Allison Foy. She went missing last July after visiting a New Hanover County bar. Her sister is reaching out to the community for help. A picture of Allison Foy has been plastered on local buildings, telephone polls and web sites since her disappearance a year ago. Full story...
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Residents recovering from apartment fire

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videoResidents are still trying to pick up the pieces from last week's fire at another Wilmington apartment complex. It happened late Thursday night at Canturbury Woods. Full story...
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New Hanover County gets four new fire trucks

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There are four new fire engines in New Hanover County. Wrightsboro Volunteer Fire Department is kicking their 1965 model engine 13 to the curb. It's replacement is a 2007 Pierce Dash fire truck. Full story...
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