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New Hanover County News

Police: Motorcycle ran over bicyclist's legs after crash, kept going

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Police are investigating after they say a man who was taken to the hospital after a New Year's Eve crash was later charged for failure to yield to the right of way. Full story...
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Effect of red knot's new protection on NC unclear

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State officials say it's too early to know how the declaration of the red knot as a threatened species will affect the North Carolina coast. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service added the Atlantic coast population of the robin-sized shorebird to the federal Endangered Species Act in December. Some researchers estimate the species population has plummeted in 20 years from nearly 150,000 to as few as 20,000 today. Full story...
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Man wanted for Best Buy parking lot assault arrested

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A Henderson man wanted in connection to an assault in the Best Buy parking lot last month is behind bars on an assault charge, according to the jail's website. Full story...
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First new year's baby born in New Hanover County brings many surprises

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video The new year has new meaning for family in New Hanover County. Their new addition happens to be the first baby of 2015 in our area. The Steele family welcomed their newborn into the world just moments after midnight. Gabriel was born at 8 pounds 3 ounces and a bundle of surprises at 12:24 am New Year's Day. This was four days after his due date. Full story...
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Road work could cause delays

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video There are some upcoming lane closures in New Hanover County that you might want to prepare for. Full story...
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Island of Lights New Year's Countdown at Kure Beach

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videoHundreds of people gathered to ring in the New Year at Kure Beach's Island of Lights New Year's Countdown Wednesday night. Full story...
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The Cape Fear Academy Basketball Challenge begins

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videoThe Cape Fear Academy Basketball Challenge tipped off Wednesday. It's a three day event that will wrap up on Saturday. Wednesday's action included one of the best dunks of the season. Full story...
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Judge on her career: 'It's not about us'

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videoAn important woman in the Cape Fear is retiring. Rebecca Blackmore said she has been a district court judge for New Hanover and Pender Counties for 21 years, but on New Year's Day, she will wake up as a retiree. Blackmore ruled on many cases, anything from traffic violations to child custody battles. Full story...
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Car services prepare for one of the busiest nights of the year

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videoNew Year's Eve is one of Downtown Wilmington's busiest nights, but with all the excitement and celebrating, it's important to remember to plan ahead on how to get home once the party ends. Full story...
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Fmr. UNCW advisor officially named in UNC academic scandal

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videoIn a court settlement with ABC11 and a coalition of other media organizations, UNC Chapel Hill Wednesday released the names of four employees who were terminated or retired in the wake of the Wainstein report on academic fraud at the school involving student athletes. Full story...
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