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New Hanover County News

Deadline looms for charter schools to submit contract info

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Tomorrow is the deadline for charter schools to comply with a public record directive from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. Full story...
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Homes evacuated due to gas leak

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No injuries were reported in a natural gas leak that forced the evacuations of several homes in Wilmington. Full story...
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Catlin, Jordan to debate tonight on WWAYTV3.com

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videoThe fall campaign season is upon us. Tonight, candidates for NC House District 20 will meet for a debate sponsored by WWAY and WHQR. Full story...
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Just another day in paradise: Carolina Beach Island Day

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Carolina Beach hosted the 5th annual Island Day celebration Sunday. Hundreds of people gathered on Pleasure Island for the event that included lots of games and activities for the whole family, live music, and time to visit with friends and neighbors. Full story...
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8-year-old girl working to make big difference for homeless

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videoAn 8-year-old girl has taken her school assigned community service and gone above and beyond. She is taking it upon herself to help out the homeless in the Port City. Full story...
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Wilmington celebrates 275th anniversary

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video It has been 275 years since Wilmington was founded and a lot has changed over those years, but the love that people have for Wilmington has not. Full story...
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Disaster preparedness fair educates public

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video In honor of national disaster preparedness month, The Cape Fear Volunteer Center hosted a fair at the Independence Mall on Saturday. They were joined with the Wilmington Fire Department, Emergency Management, The National Weather Service, and Disaster One all which were giving out information to the public to prepared them for any disaster that could happen. Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach triathlon brought families together

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video The Wilmington YMCA Sprint Triathlon was held in Wrightsville Beach Saturday. The event included a 1500-meter swim, a 12-mile bike and 5k run. It was open for ages 10 and above and was even a family affair for some participants. Full story...
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2 charged after running gunbattle between vehicles Friday night

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Two people were jailed Saturday morning in connection with a running gunbattle Friday night on Dawson Street that spanned 11 blocks, according to police. Full story...
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Dispatchers say someone fell from balcony at Carolina Beach

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Carolina Beach Police are investigating after dispatchers say someone fell from a balcony Friday night. Full story...
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Jesse James Dupree comes to Wilmington to support "Ride for a Cause"

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Bikers started their engines tonight for a good cause. Performance Cycles hosted "Ride for a Cause." Full story...
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Hear what pilots had to say after finding ILM runway systems shut down

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video A scary situation in mid-air has Wilmington's airport making national headlines. Construction work is being done at night, but what's being called "human error" led to the runway lights being shut off an hour early Wednesday night. That left pilots with no way to land their planes. Full story...
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Residents remember boardwalk arcade, other businesses damaged in Carolina Beach fire

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videoInvestigators still do not know what caused the fire yesterday at the Carolina Beach boardwalk. It destroyed the arcade and damaged some neighboring businesses. Now locals, workers and tourists alike are reminiscing about the fun times, and trying to figure out how to rebuild. Full story...
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Community rides motorcycles for a cause

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video Performance cycles is hosting the Ride For A Cause event held Friday night which benefits the Wilmington Police Recreation Association. Full story...
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Two planes diverted from ILM because of "human error"

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video Pilots can't land in Wilmington after a navigation system at Wilmington International Airport shuts off an hour early. Full story...
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