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New Hanover County News

DA: No officers charged in Hewett jail death

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videoAfter a full review of security video and a SBI investigation, New Hanover County District Attorney Ben David has decided not to charge any officers in the jailhouse death of former Brunswick County Sheriff Ron Hewett. Full story...
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Douglass Academy meets enrollment numbers for upcoming school year

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videoState regulators say a Wilmington charter school should have enough students this fall. Douglass academy had until today to provide records showing they have at least 65 students. Full story...
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Lots to do and see at the 50+ Coastal Lifestyles Expo

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videoIt was a day of celebrating life after 50 at the Wilmington Convention Center. The 50 plus coastal lifestyles expo featured free seminars, health screenings, giveaways, and plenty of vendors including WWAY. Full story...
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Two cases of Eastern Equine Enchephalitis confirmed in New Hanover County

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The New Hanover County Health Department is warning people to protect themselves from mosquito bites after two cases of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) have been confirmed in the county. Full story...
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Coal ash bill in limbo after NC Senate adjourns

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The North Carolina Senate has adjourned without finalizing a bill requiring Duke Energy to clean up its 33 leaky coal ash dumps in the state. The move comes nearly six months after a spill coated 70 miles of the Dan River with sludge. Full story...
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Police use ankle bracelet monitor to track down man wanted for armed robbery

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Police arrested one of two wanted men after they say the duo robbed another man at knife-point while he was trying to buy heroin. Full story...
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Crews work to stop sunken ships leaking oil off NC

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Experts say there are at least 13 ships sunk off the North Carolina coast that could leak oil. Full story...
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Amendment to try and save film incentives passes NC House

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videoThe NC House passed an amendment this afternoon that may save film incentives in the state for at least one more year. Full story...
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Coastal Lifestyle Expo 2014

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videoThe Coastal Lifestyle Expo is back! The 50+ event will be held at the Wilmington Convention Center Friday afternoon. Full story...
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Taking a look at the disappearance of two local fishermen; a 25 year-old unsolved mystery

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videoIn a special report the Star News is taking a deeper look into a Carolina Beach disappearance that happened 25 years ago. Two men left to go fishing one morning in Carolina beach and never returned. Full story...
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Sunday shooting suspects in custody

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videoWilmington Police have arrested two people wanted for a shooting Sunday in Creekwood. Police arrested Hykeem Quintell Durant, 24, and Jakia Imani Boney, 24, and 24 year old Hykeem Quintell Durant yesterday Full story...
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WPD: Man found badly beaten bites paramedic trying to treat him

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Police are investigating after they say a man who was found badly beaten in downtown Wilmington bit one of the paramedics working to treat him for his injuries. Full story...
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Brewing questions with no answers, yet

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videoThe Wilmington Planning Commission held a workshop Wednesday to decide how to handle small breweries in the Port City. Full story...
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Police issue warrants for weekend shooting suspects

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Wilmington Police are looking for two suspects in a shooting Sunday. Police issued warrants for Jakia Imani Boney, 24, and Hykeem Quintell Durant, 24. The warrants are for assault with a deadly weapon, Going armed to the terror of the public and injury to personal property. Full story...
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8 years after woman's disappearance still no answers in murder

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videoAllison Jackson Foy went missing eight years ago today. Her body was found two years later. But her sister Lisa Valentino has found keeping cold cases in the spotlight is not easy. Full story...
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