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New Hanover County News

Deputies want to talk with teen about assault last week

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videoThe New Hanover County Sheriff's Office is looking for a teen investigators say is a person of interest in an assault investigation. Raquan Ki'sheen Williams, 18, is a black male, 6'6" tall. Full story...
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UPDATE: Wilmington approves $30,000 for fireworks show

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videoThe Wilmington City Council approved a $30,000 budget Tuesday night for the 4th of July fireworks show. Full story...
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Galleria shopping center in lawmakers' hands

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videoThe future of the old Galleria shopping center is now up to the General Assembly. Both the Wilmington City Council and Wrightsville Beach Board of Aldermen approved an inter-local agreement to annex the property Tuesday night. Full story...
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Wilmington passes $145 million budget

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videoProperty taxes are going up in Wilmington. The Wilmington City Council unanimously approved a $145 million budget. Full story...
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Funding for 4th of July fireworks still tough sell for Wilmington

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videoWilmington's 4th of July fireworks mean big crowds and big business downtown, but the city is again struggling to find funds to cover the cost. The show brings an estimated 40,000 people downtown each year. Full story...
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3rd Point arrested for stabbing after jumping from third-story window

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videoA third member of a Wilmington family is in custody in connection with a March stabbing. US Marshals Service spokesman Bryan Konig says a task force arrested Antonio Point, 21, this morning in Greensboro. Full story...
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Wilmington Fire Department honors fallen heroes

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videoThe Wilmington Fire Department honors one of its fallen heroes today. Firefighter Joe Willard died in the line of duty June 17, 1893. Full story...
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Suspect charged with murder in home invasion

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videoWilmington Police and US Marshals arrested a man for murder in connection to a Friday home invasion that left one man dead and sent another to the hospital. Full story...
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WPD investigating after 18-year-old stabbed in the back, neck

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Wilmington Police are investigating after they say a man was stabbed in the back and neck late last night. Full story...
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Hitman scammer targets Wilmington woman

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videoShe thought it was a simple Facebook message from a friend but it would turn out to be something far more sinister. Janet Benton contacted us about a possible scam this afternoon and told us it was one that left her fearing for her life. She says it started on Facebook and turned into text messages. Full story...
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FIT MINUTE - Bulk up the biceps for everyday use

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videoBig, strong and muscular arms are something a lot of us guys want. So, in the second part of a four-part series on areas of the body men want to improve, we work out the biceps. Full story...
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WPD shrinks K9 unit, city looks to donate dog to Fair Bluff

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videoThe Wilmington Police dog involved in a controversial bite last fall may soon belong to the Fair Bluff Police Department. Tomorrow Wilmington City Council will vote whether to donate Kaas to Fair Bluff as surplus property the city no longer needs. Full story...
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Shooting starts for Nicholas Sparks film

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videoThe Nicholas Sparks book turned movie "The Longest Ride" started filming at St. Mary Catholic Church this morning. Full story...
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Galleria could have new life if Wrightsville Beach lets it go

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videoYou might have seen the deserted Galleria shopping center on your way to Wrightsville Beach. A new developer is trying to bring the Galleria back to life if the Town of Wrightsville Beach will let it go. Full story...
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Senate bill pushes to close NC coal ash ponds

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videoThe North Carolina Senate is trying to push through legislation that will close all coal ash ponds in the state. The bill would also allow for clean-up of certain coal ash sites, including the Sutton Plant site right here in southeastern North Carolina. Environmental activists wonder if the bill goes far enough. Full story...
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