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New Hanover County News

Local woman finds humor in unemployment

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video When you lose your job, it's normal to have feelings of fear, anger, and even depression. One local woman who has been laid off since May has chosen to look at the bright side. Full story...
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WWAY NewsChannel 3 welcomes anchor Cacky Catlett to Wilmington

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We're excited to announce that Cacky Catlett has joined the WWAY NewsChannel 3 Team as our newest anchor. You'll get to meet her Monday, January 3 during WWAY NewsChannel 3 at 5 & 6. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. looks to expand Castle Hayne Park

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New Hanover County is getting ready to add a new public park. Full story...
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Gravely Commissioning organizers promised expense reports today; Still no numbers

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Organizers for the Gravely Commissioning and the 11-day party centered around the event told a local newspaper this week that it would be able to provide expense reports on how it spent at least $50,000 in tax payer money by today. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Your tax $ and the Gravely; McColl asked for $50k to avoid cutting budget

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Louise McColl admitted today she was under-budget by $50,000 a few weeks out, and went to the Wilmington City Council Members and New Hanover Commissioners for the money. "We could have (cut back)," she said, "We just, at that late point, we didn't. We probably, you know, we could have done that." Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Chairman Thompson admits commission gave McColl $25k for Gravely without asking what it would be spent on

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video Now that Louise McColl, chairman of the group in charge of the Commissioning of the USS Gravely, admitted that she asked for $50,000 in taxpayer money instead of cutting the budget for her 11-day party, we wanted to know if the New Hanover County Commission bothered to ask her what the money would be spent on when she made her request. Full story...
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Cucalorus sets box office record

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A record year for Wilmington's Cucalorus Film Festival. More than 10,000 people attended the 16th annual festival. Full story...
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STORMTRACK 3 UPDATE: Jerry says don't worry about snow this weekend

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A weak "clipper" system will approach the area late Saturday night/Sunday morning. Historically, these systems bring very little precipitation to our area. Full story...
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Berger sets the record straight on tax money for Gravely party

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video WWAY continues covering controversy surrounding taxpayer money going to the commissioning of the USS Gravely. We sat down with Brian Berger to get the facts straight Thursday night. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. Commissioners get ready for a new year with new ideas

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video It's out with the old and in with the new. New Hanover County Commissioner-elects Brian Berger and Rick Catlin have not been sworn in yet but they are already getting down to business. Full story...
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