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New Hanover County

Fire marshal investigates vehicle fire

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New Hanover County firefighters are investigating a vehicle fire that started in the woods near Laney High School early Monday morning. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Accused 'Chihuahua Choker' appears in court

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video Justice for Charlie. That's what a family is seeking after their dog was strangled last week. Today, its accused killer appeared in court. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Newspaper ads stir WASTEC controversy

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video Two full page ads in the Sunday edition of the StarNews are getting some special attention today. Full story...
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Group challenges Titan's air permit

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The Southern Environmental Law Center has filed a legal challenge to the NC Division of Air Quality's air permit for the proposed cement plant in Castle Hayne. Full story...
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Residents debate seismic testing off our coast

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video The federal government is hearing from New Hanover County residents on surveying for oil and natural gas off the Atlantic coast. Those opposed to seismic testing off our coast say there are alternatives to oil and gas that should be explored first before we start tearing up the ocean floor. Full story...
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River search suspended for missing Lejeune Marine

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Crews have suspended their search for a Camp Lejeune Marine reported missing in the Cape Fear River. The Public Affair's Office at Camp Lejeune has confirmed he is Lance Cpl. John J. Pruitt of Fontana, CA. He is assigned to 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division. Full story...
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Brunswick County 911 service restored

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Technicians have restored partial service to the Brunswick County Central Communications (911) Center after an equipment failure early this morning caused a temporary loss of 911 service. 911 operators were notified of the failure shortly after 3 a.m. and immediately began routing calls to the New Hanover County 911 Center, which serves as a backup for Brunswick County. Full story...
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Fire destroys apartment building; resident says all is not lost

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video Several residents are displaced Thursday after a fire emergency responders say engulfed the entire building. Although the building was destroyed, one resident Meridian Village Apartments says not all was lost. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: New Hanover Co. School Board member files for county commission

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A New Hanover County School Board member has officially thrown his hat in the race for county commission. Full story...
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Kitchen Cops 11/17/2011

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One high and two low performers in this installment of Kitchen Cops. Starting at Yuki Roll 6801 Parker Farm Rd, unit 105 in Wilmington. Full story...
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D.C. Virgo to become a charter school

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video A new name, with a new curriculum. D.C. Virgo Middle School will reopen this fall as D.C. Virgo Urban Prep Charter School. Community leaders met Wednesday to put pen to paper to make it all official. Full story...
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Investigators searching for gas station robber

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The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a robbery at a gas station in Wilmington Tuesday night. Full story...
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Tea Partiers help to "Picket Across America"

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When Tina Sims, a 47-year-old unemployed woman from Hattiesburg, Mississippi left a post online asking Americans of any party affiliation to step outside on the morning of September 17 holding a sign asking "Can You Hear Us Now?" a group at the intersection of College and Oleander answered the call. Full story...
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Tourism spending increases in New Hanover county and statewide

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Tourism spending is up in New Hanover county. The county ranks 9th in the state for economic impact through tourism. Full story...
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BB&T Jamboree set for August 12th

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Football practice all across the state officially starts on Saturday for high school football teams. That means it's about to be jamboree time in New Hanover County. The BB&T Jamboree will kickoff in Wilmington on August 12th. Full story...
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