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New Hanover County News

All hands on deck for Memorial Day ceremony on Battleship North Carolina

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video The deck of the USS North Carolina was packed Memorial Day with people paying their respects to those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. Full story...
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It's down to the wire in the high school baseball & softball playoffs

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Between the high school baseball state playoffs, the high school softball state playoffs and the CAA baseball tournament there's going to be a lot of tournament action around our region the next few days. Click full story for a schedule of playoff games and times. Full story...
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Marine experts warn against harming turtles

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North Carolina Marine Fisheries agents are warning fishermen and beach-goers to look out for endangered sea turtles as the large reptiles move into coastal waters as temperatures warm. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Checkpoint yields DWIs, fugitives

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video Some Cinco de Mayo partiers got a surprise on the way home from the bars last night: a DWI checkpoint. Full story...
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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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