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New Hanover County News

NHSO demotes, suspends two lieutenants

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videoNew Hanover County Sheriff Ed McMahon has suspended two of his lieutenants and demoted them after internal affairs investigations. Full story...
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Police chief defends secrecy during standoff with suicidal officer

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videoIt took police negotiators more than 11 hours, but the standoff in Mayfaire ended peacefully Tuesday night. Now we are learning more about what happened inside the apartment where a police officer barricaded himself with a gun, and why the situation was handled with such secrecy. Full story...
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New marker symbolizes rebirth for historic building

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videoA historic downtown Wilmington building now dons a shiny new plaque. From a Masonic hall to a grocery store, music venue to nightclub and now pizza place, the Masonic Hall building at 125 Market Str. has seen it all. Full story...
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Wilmington soccer fans happy despite USA loss

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video The US team could not come up with a win, but it did enough to advance. They also got a lot of people to miss work or take an extended lunch. Full story...
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Hotel guests robbed by man with rifle

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videoWilmington Police are looking for a man who robbed three hotel guests with a rifle early this morning. Full story...
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Men in car rob man walking in Creekwood

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Wilmington Police are looking for two men who robbed another man in Creekwood early this morning. Full story...
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Wilmington eyeing solution to flooding problem

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videoResidents in the Clear Run Creek area of Wilmington live with the problem of flooding every day. Wednesday, the City of Wilmington held a meeting to begin working to fix the problem. Full story...
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EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: The Double Down Duo

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videoThis week's Extraordinary Person of the Week is a two for one. A father-son combo I call the "Double Down Duo." Full story...
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Prescribed burn in Wilmington, near ILM airport

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videoIf you were out and about in Wilmington Wednesday afternoon, you might have seen a large cloud of smoke. New Hanover County Dispatch confirmed a prescribed burn near the Northchase area. The smoke could be seen from miles away. Full story...
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Wooster Street fire intentionally set

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videoThe Wilmington Fire Department says a housefire that shut down part of Wooster Street this morning was intentionally set. WDF says Wilmington Police and the Fire Marshal's office are now investigating the fire at 718 Wooster. Full story...
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Film supporters rally again in Raleigh

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videoNorth Carolina's film industry made another appeal in Raleigh today. Workers fighting for nothing less the industry's very existance, according to advocates, who are concerned that the legislature will let film tax credits go away. Full story...
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Police investigating after hit and run crash near UNCW campus

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Police are investigating after dispatchers say officers responded to the scene of a hit and run crash at a Wilmington intersection early this morning. Full story...
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UPDATE: Mayfaire situation with off-duty cop ends peacefully

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A police stand-off that started at 11:30 Tuesday morning ended peacefully without incident around 11 p.m. The male subject, who is an off-duty police officer, was taken into custody and transported to New Hanover Regional Medical Center for evaluation. Full story...
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SURPRISE SQUAD gets a surprise of its own!

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videoThe Surprise Squad has paid bills, bought some lunches and gotten some gas for people. So we decided to combine that all Tuesday. We went to Mr. Frosty's and GoGas in Leland, and then we crossed the bridge into Wilmington to pay some bills. That's when the Surprise Squad got a surprise of its own! Full story...
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