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Pender County News

State Farm dropping beach policies

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video WWAY has learned State Farm is dropping coverage for homes east of the Intracoastal Waterway. Full story...
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Taking advantage of Flu Vaccine Week

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videoIf you haven't received your flu shots, there's no time like now. They're free, and there's a large supply of both H1N1 and seasonal flu shots at the New Hanover County Health Department. Full story...
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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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Area counties offer Christmas tree recycling

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video The pile of Christmas trees at each of the four drop off centers in New Hanover County grew over the weekend. By Sunday afternoon dozens of trees were at each of the sites. 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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Parents show concern over President Obama's speech

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videoPresident Obama is addressing students throughout the country next week, and local schools are planning on sharing his message with students here. But not without addressing parent's concerns first. 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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State funds now available for flood victims

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State funds are now available for victims of this area's flooding three weeks ago. Small businesses, homeowners, and renters may be eligible for low interest loans to pay for flood damage caused by a severe storm on July 6th. 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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Three suspects arrested in cold case, detectives looking for one more

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A New Hanover County cold case is almost solved, but detectives may need your help. Three men accused of shooting and killing 22-year-old Geoffrey Graham appeared in court Friday. Graham was shot in the head in October of 2007 at his Ogden home. Full story...
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Senator Hagan recommends Ben David, Allen Cobb for top federal positions

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North Carolina Senator Kay Hagan recommended two members of our legal community for some of the state's top federal positions. New Hanover and Pender County District Attorney Ben David is one of three people being recommended for the US Attorney for the eastern district of North Carolina. Full story...
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State Senate approves new district map

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The N.C. Senate gave final approval today to a redrawing of districts in New Hanover and Pender counties. The House approved the plan last month. Full story...
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State lawmakers to vote on new Pender and New Hanover County districts

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State lawmakers are expected to vote next week on a new map of House districts for New Hanover and Pender counties. Full story...
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Lawmakers begin to redraw unconstitutional House district

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State lawmakers will begin figuring out how to redraw State House districts in Pender and New Hanover counties on Tuesday. In March, the US Supreme Court ruled the 18th House District, that snakes from downtown Wilmington into western Pender County, is an unconstitutional minority-influence district.

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Home insurance rates on the rise for our area

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videoIf you own a home in our area, your homeowners insurance is about to go up. Depending on where you live, the increase could be significant. Full story...
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