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To vote or not to vote on NHC sales tax referendum

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New Hanover County wants to put a quarter-cent sales tax referendum on the November ballot. It would be the only county-wide item on the ballot. A county-wide vote would cost $180,000 to conduct, so county leaders asked the city of Wilmington to split the cost. However, city officials aren't buying it. Full story...
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Now that's a keeper!

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Kure Beach is the focus of this week's Cape Fear Pride, and incidentally a young fisherman there has a lot to be proud of. Johnny Bailey reeled in a 32-and-a-half pound king mackerel Thursday morning and now sits in first place in a local fishing contest. Full story...
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Topping out ceremony for Brunswick Community Hospital

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Construction on the new Brunswick Community Hospital paused today for an age old tradition. The topping out ceremony celebrates the placement of the last and highest beam, marking the end of the most dangerous phase of construction. Full story...
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New group formed to help owners of old houses

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There's a new support network for people who own historic homes and buildings in our area. Thursday morning, the Historic Wilmington Foundation introduced the New Preservation Resource Network. Full story...
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Residents of flooded apartments feeling left out in cold

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videoThe trouble continues for displaced residents of Wilmington apartment complexes flooded by Monday night's rain. Residents say management is not helping them at all, and much like their belongings - they've been hung out to dry. Full story...
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Joyce's oak tree finally falls

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After weeks of negotiation, the Joyce family's giant oak tree finally came crashing to the ground. It happened around 4:45 Wednesday afternoon. Family members left the house, because they said they could not bear to watch. Full story...
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Dog Court: Two Springer Spaniels - dangerous or not?

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videoOne of our monthly features on NewsChannel 3 is New Hanover County Dangerous Dog Appeals Court. Court was back in session Wednesday night with two English Springer Spaniels a Wilmington man said terrorized him while he was riding his bike. Full story...
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Renters swamped with flooding issues

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videoThe Campus Walk Apartments’ drains were still clogged with debris from Monday's rain on Wednesday morning. Meanwhile, many residents are trying to mop up the damage the floods left behind. Full story...
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Fire destroys Hampstead doctor's office

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videoA Hampstead doctor is looking toward the future after his family practice was destroyed by fire over the weekend. Doctor Shyam Garg had patient records on paper and on the computer, many of which were lost in the fire. Full story...
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Birds of a different feather flock together

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videoOur region is home to many species of birds, many of which choose to nest on an island off the lower Cape Fear River. Thousands of birds flock to Ferry Slip Island to nest, and nurture their young. Full story...
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