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New Hanover County News

Campaigns 'for' and 'against' ballpark get underway

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video Wilmington voters, the ball's in your court. Voting 'yes' or 'no' on a bond referendum in November will determine whether professional baseball will find a home in the Port City. Full story...
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NOAA briefly opens red snapper fishing in South Atlantic

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NOAA Fisheries today approved an emergency action to temporarily open recreational and commercial red snapper fishing in federal waters off North Carolina. Full story...
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Drought returns to Southeastern North Carolina

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Parts of Brunswick and New Hanover County are again classified under drought status, as rain continues to elude the coast. Full story...
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Two local NFL players will hold free football camps in July

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Buffalo Bills defensive lineman Jay Ross will hold a free football camp in Wilmington on July 14. Oakland Raider defensive lineman Desmond Bryant will hold a free football camp on July 14 in Elizabethtown. Full story...
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Waccamaw Bank acquired by First Community Bank

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Waccamaw Bank is no more. First Community Bank, of Bluefield, VA, is taking over the business. Full story...
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Wilmington based Flight 22 basketball team wins Big Shots event in DC

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The Big Shots Washington, D.C Basketball Tournament is one of the nation's premier basketball exposure events. On Sunday the Wilmington based 17 and under Flight 22 team captured the title with a victory over the DC Metro Ballers. Full story...
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Wilmington based race team earns podium finish

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A Wilmington based race team is off to a fast start this year. Last weekend they even found the right formula in the rain. Full story...
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Former West Bladen coach joins NHHS staff

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Former West Bladen head football coach Pat Byrd has joined the football coaching staff at New Hanover High School. Byrd will start teaching at New Hanover on Monday. Full story...
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National Signing Day: Rayner signs with Duke; Topsail's Thomas is first player for Charlotte

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video Want to know where the local players will be playing college football later this year? Want to know how Duke, ECU, UNC, NC State, Charlotte, Wake Forest & Coastal Carolina fared on national letter of intent signing day? Full story...
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5th Quarter - week 8 high school preview

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video Week number eight of the high school football season kicks off on Friday night. Jesse Jones has a preview of Friday's action. It's highlighted by three games in Wilmington. Hoggard, Laney and New Hanover will all be playing at home. Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach 5:20 p.m.

Asha Dave reports from Wrightsville Beach with conditions and information about a pet-friendly shelter in New Hanover County

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Pro surfers gather at Wrightsville Beach for 7th Annual Reef Sweetwater Pro-Am Surf Fest

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video Thousands of local surfers and beach goers came out to enjoy this competition between some of the worlds best surfers. Full story...
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Burgaw teams dominate state championship week for Dixie Youth softball tournament

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video The state championship for Dixie Youth softball concluded in New Hanover County on Wednesday. Want to see the winning teams? Want to see a few celebrations? We've got it. Full story...
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Donations from Monkey Joe's go to 9/11 firefighter and family

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video Monkey Joe's is stepping up in support of 9/11 first responder Jimmy Kadnar who lost his home to a house fire. Full story...
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Shallotte golfer plays in final foursome at Pebble Beach with pro golfer Jay Haas as his partner

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Shallotte's Harrison Taylor and Wilmington's Tim Bringard will be bringing back golf memories that will last a lifetime from Pebble Beach. That's where the Nature Valley First Tee Open concluded on Sunday. Taylor and Bringhard are both youth golfers who are part of the "First Tee" golf program. Full story...
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