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ONLY ON 3: Wilmington father loses kids to Social Services

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video Steven Alfano has had five kids removed from him by the New Hanover County Department of Social Services in the past few months. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: No charges filed in suicide of man under investigation for underage pornography

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While Mr. Cape’s decision to end his own life is certainly a tragic outcome, no criminal laws were violated by officers in connection with his death. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Catlin wrong about county credit downgrade

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video New Hanover County Commissioner Rick Catlin may have put his foot in his mouth this morning during a radio show. On the Big Talker FM this morning Catlin said just like the federal government Standard & Poor's had downgraded the county's credit rating to AA+. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Appears Bowden will get to dress out for football games

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A plan has been agreed upon for Brett to remain a part of the team that would also comply with North Carolina High School Athletic Association regulations. It will allow him to participate actively and give him the opportunity to feel as a part of his team. He will still be allowed to lead his team on the field and participate in pre and post-game activities. Full story...
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Anti-annexation petitions still have a long way to go

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The New Hanover County Board of Elections sent out 2,032 letters to affected property owners. The board is now reviewing the petitions it's gotten back so far.s gotten back so far. Full story...
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WPD: Man wanting weed gets robbed; Suspect shoots self in hand

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The male victim, age 25, admitted that he called the suspect and met him in the wooded area behind the shopping center to buy marijuana. Instead, the suspect pointed a small handgun at the victim and robbed him. Full story...
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Packages from Home heading to military overseas

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videoSoon hundreds of brave men and women overseas will receive a little piece of home. It's all made possible by members of the community, who donated and volunteered their time to send Packages from Home. Full story...
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2003 jail death lawsuit settled

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There's no need to go to trial to resolve a civil suit stemming from a death in the New Hanover County Jail back in 2003. County Attorney Wanda Copley says a deal has been reached between the family of Gary Rummer and the county's insurer. Full story...
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Lawyer: 'Jeopardy!' burglary suspect a prostitute

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The lawyer for a San Francisco woman charged with breaking into the hotel room of "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek says his client is a prostitute, not a thief. Full story...
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New face of chimpanzee attack victim revealed

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The new face of a Connecticut woman who was mauled by a chimpanzee two years ago has been revealed for the first time in photos showing a startling transformation. Full story...
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