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New Hanover County News

Area unemployment up again

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The Employment Security Commission today said more than 18,000 people in the Wilmington metro area were out of work in November. Full story...
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Road block for Skyway Bridge

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The proposed Skyway Bridge to connect southern Brunswick and New Hanover County has met a potential road block. Full story...
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Local counties see fall in unemployment

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There is encouraging news on the job front. There was a downtick in unemployment for our local counties in August. Full story...
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Law enforcement in New Hanover and Brunswick kept busy over Labor Day holiday

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The Labor Day holiday kept area law enforcement busy. Over the course of a week-long operation, the Highway Patrol Division that covers New Hanover and Brunswick Counties made 95 DWI arrests. Full story...
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Area driver license office to close for update

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Driver license offices around Southeastern North Carolina will each close for half a day this week as the DMV moves to a central issuance system for licenses and IDs. That means you'll get a temporary... Full story...
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Deadly cases of mosquito-borne disease found in Columbus/New Hanover counties

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Public health officials are on alert after cases of a deadly mosquito-borne disease were found in Columbus and New Hanover counties. Full story...
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Grant will help local students learn about American history

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The US Department of Education has given UNCW almost a million dollars in grant money to ramp up history lessons for kids in local school districts. Full story...
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Blue Moon fundraiser benefits Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Hospital

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Blue Moon gift shops, along with other vendors, hosted a fundraiser for the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Hospital on Saturday. Visitors were able to enter a raffle, see a fashion show, and taste one-of-a-kind treats to support a good cause. Full story...
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Helping kids stay fed during the summer

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videoSchool is officially out for most kids in our area. For a lot of parents, making sure their children get good meals can be tough in the summer. But there is help available. Full story...
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Pender County sherrif's want man accused of kidnapping, sexual offenses

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The Pender County Sheriff's Office is asking for your help locating a man charged with kidnapping and sex offenses involving an 11-year-old girl. Full story...
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What are local schools doing to protect students?

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The Columbine anniversary prompted us to take a closer look at what local school officials do to protect our students. Full story...
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Vice President Biden focuses on health care during his visit to Duplin County

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videoVice President Joe Biden spent part of his morning Wednesday in Duplin County. His focus was health care in rural counties and towns. Full story...
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Local unemployment numbers continue to rise

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The news is not good on the unemployment front. The Wilmington area jobless rate rose in February nearly one point from January. Full story...
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Southeast NC population growing, despite unemployment numbers

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videoDespite the unemployment numbers, people are still moving to North Carolina. Though the growth rate has slowed a bit, new numbers from the US Census Bureau shows our piece of paradise is still a desirable place to live. Full story...
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Friends remember UNCW student involved in fatal car crash

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videoThe weather played a role in the death of a 21-year-old UNCW student over the weekend. Ryan Young died Saturday in a car crash in Brunswick County. Full story...
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