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Number of local gun permits shooting skyward

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videoThe number of handgun permits issued in New Hanover County so far this year is more than double the number issued in all of 2008. This handgun craze has many people wondering, why now? Full story...
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New Hanover sales tax increase proposed to ease budget problems

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videoNew Hanover County Commissioners are proposing a sales tax increase to help deal with budget shortfalls. They want to ask voters to approve a one-quarter of a percent increase. Full story...
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Flower launch celebrates children

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April is Child Abuse Prevention Month and an event in downtown Wilmington Tuesday afternoon honored children everywhere. Full story...
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The Carousel Center for Abused Children Fundraiser

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Every year, to support the Carousel Center, local VIPs and elected officials put their egos aside and put on the performance of their lives. This year’s show, Vegas and More, will be held on April 25, 2009 at Thalian Hall. Full story...
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Magnet designation lost by NHRMC

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Despite high marks, New Hanover Regional Medical Center has lost its Magnet designation. That designation is given to hospitals for their ability to retain and recruit nurses. Full story...
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UNCW students work on creating their own text message applications

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videoText messaging is something many of us do when we want to communicate a quick message without making a phone call. A group of UNCW computer science students are some of the first in the country to develop these text-messaging applications. Full story...
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Pair of fundraisers help Habitat for Humanity

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Habitat for Humanity will benefit from a couple different events happening in the area this week. Full story...
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Marino on Money: April 21

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videoThis week, Marino on Money addresses the question of how our government manages its money. Ross Marino will also discuss who the US borrows money from? Full story...
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NC DMV workers retire after being cleared in probe

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Two officials with the North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles are retiring after they were cleared by an investigation into whether they took free tickets from a vendor to a state inauguration event. Full story...
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NC Medical Board ranked among most improved in US

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A consumer group says North Carolina's medical regulators are among the most improved in the nation for protecting patients against unethical doctors or those whose care is below standards. Full story...
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Water Festival to help highlight Earth Week in NC

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State officials say a water festival at a North Carolina park will be held to help highlight the observance of Earth Week in North Carolina to 8th grade students. Full story...
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Charity basketball game will showcase players from UNC, Duke and Wake Forest

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Seniors from UNC's National Championship team, including Tyler Hansbrough, and other stars from Duke and Wake Forest will play seniors from New Hanover County's four high schools in a charity basketball game. Full story...
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Could your DNA be carrying diseases?

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What sort of diseases might be lurking in your DNA? Several companies now offer consumers the chance to have their genes analyzed to see if they might have a higher risk for some diseases. Full story...
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New Hanover County Sheriff selected in a landslide

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videoThe man likely to be the next New Hanover County Sheriff has been selected. Members of the county's Democratic Party Monday night overwhelmingly voted for Chief Deputy Ed McMahon. Full story...
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Williston getting a makeover

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videoMillions of dollars are being poured into the former Williston Junior High School, which will soon re-open to guide students to a brighter future. Full story...
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