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New Hanover County News

TROUBLESHOOTERS: Miscommunication stalls Home Depot customer's refund

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video Imagine getting a bill for something you've never bought, and when you complain, the bills and late fees just keep coming. An elderly Leland woman has been trying to get a mess like this straightened out for months. Turns out, it was all a big misunderstanding. Full story...
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Report: Hurricanes pose risk to 1.8M costal homes

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More than 1.8 million homes along the Gulf and Atlantic coasts are at great risk of being damaged by a hurricane, three times the number located in federally defined flood zones, according to a report released Tuesday. Full story...
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The Rant: April 5, 2011

There's been a lot of drama in the political world around here lately, but a new poll shows some interesting trends. WWAY's Kevin Wuzzardo has more in tonight's edition of The Rant.

All-State honors go to Hoggard's Stilman White and East Bladen's C.J. Melvin

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East Bladen's C.J. Melvin earned all-state honors on Wednesday. Melvin will play college hoops at East Carolina. Hoggard's Stilman White also was named all-state. White hasn't made a commitment yet, but he does plan to play college basketball. Full story...
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Southport-Ft. Fisher Ferry to run abbreviated schedule

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The NC Department of Transportation’s Ferry Division will be running an abbreviated schedule at its Southport-Fort Fisher route today and Wednesday to perform annual maintenance to the ferry ramps. Full story...
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Unemployment up in 99 of NC's 100 counties

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The unemployment rate in the Wilmington metro area jumped 0.7 percent from December to January. Overall unemployment increased in 99 of the state's 100 counties. Full story...
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NCDOT wants your feedback on future projects

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The NC Department of Transportation is seeking public input on the proposed final version of the State Transportation Improvement Plan. This plan lists all the projects that will use federal funds between now and 2016. NCDOT is required by the federal government to have a plan and receive public input on it. Full story...
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Pender boys, East Bladen girls advance to the state finals; New Hanover boys fall short

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Next Saturday will be state championship weekend for high school basketball. Pender and East Bladen both earned invitations today in Fayetteville. Full story...
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Whiteville baseball coach gets tossed out of season opener against Laney

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video Whiteville baseball coach Brett Harwood only watched half the game on Tuesday night in the Wolfpack's baseball season opener against the defending state 4-A champions, Laney High School. Full story...
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New Hanover, East Bladen, West Bladen and Pender are headed to Fayetteville in search of a berth in the state title game

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Three more wins. That's all it will take in order to win a state championship for the teams still alive in the high school basketball state playoffs. The quest for Pender, West Bladen, East Bladen and New Hanover will continue in Fayetteville this week. Click full story for the full schedule and pairings. Full story...
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State high school basketball playoff pairings released

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The state playoffs for high school basketball start Monday. The pairings are set. Let the excitement begin. Full story...
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STORMTRACK 3: Conditions improving as sunshine returns

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Road conditions will continue to improve as sunshine warms road temperatures throughout the region.

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Nuclear plant staff donates bikes to kids

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Kids in the Cape Fear are getting an early Christmas present. Employees at Progress Energy's Brunswick Nuclear Plant are donating more than 1,700 bikes to elementary school children in Brunswick and New Hanover Counties. Full story...
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New Hanover and Brunswick Counties on Top 10 List of foreclosures in NC

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video The North Carolina Justice Center says the state is on pace to set a record with more than 70,000 home foreclosures in 2010. The advocacy group said Monday its projection is based on an analysis of current foreclosure filings across the state. Full story...
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Rep. Justice: Voters cheated by ballot mess up

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State Rep. Carolyn Justice says voters have been cheated. Justice says she received a called from Rep. Danny McComas (R-New Hanover) saying that the 16th District House candidates were completely left off the ballots at the Northeast Library in Wilmington. Full story...
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