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New Hanover County News

Arson suspected in car found on fire in yard

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Wilmington Police and the Wilmington Fire Department are investigating after a car was found on fire in the 600 block of Jennings Drive Friday morning. Full story...
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Man arrested after trying to drive away from police with 4-year-old

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Wilmington Police say a man is behind bars after he tried to run from officers Thursday afternoon. Full story...
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Ashley High School teacher turnover 'average'

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videoTurns out, turnover at Ashley High School in Wilmington is higher than WWAY was originally told. However, the number is on par with other schools in the area. Full story...
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Is something growing in the Cape Fear River?

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videoIf you live in Southeastern North Carolina the Cape Fear River is likely your drinking water. Could algae be tainting it? Kemp Burdette the Cape Fear Riverkeeper says runoff from animal farms give the cape fear the nutrients it needs for algae to grow. Full story...
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EXPLORE WITH GEORGE: The end of summer forecast

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video WWAY's George Elliot looks at what we could see and feel as we go into the end of the summer season. Full story...
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The SURPRISE SQUAD goes back-to-school shopping

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video Buying back-to-school supplies can come at a hefty cost. WWAY teamed up with Alan Perry and Perry's Emporium again for the Surprise Squad. Full story...
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Man wanted for stealing booze in Carolina Beach

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videoCarolina Beach Police and New Hanover County ABC Board investigators are asking for your help in identifying a man they say he stole around $175 worth of vodka and bourbon from the Carolina Beach ABC store. Full story...
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Police arrest man they say beat another with oak tree branch, took off with cash

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video Police arrested a wanted Wilmington man they say used a tree branch to beat another man and then took off with cash from his pocket in May. Full story...
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Happening this Weekend: 'Lettuce Grow Wilmington' at New Hanover Co. Arboretum

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videoHappening this weekend the New Hanover County Arboretum will host "Lettuce Grow Wilmington," an event to promote urban gardening in the Port City. The event includes a screening of "Growing Cities" the award winning documentary about urban gardening. Full story...
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STARNEWS Reports: Lawsuit calls New Hanover County Commission's voting into question

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A court case could throw some decisions by New Hanover County commissioners into question. A Wilmington development company is challenging the denial of its special-use permit for a project in Porters Neck. Full story...
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Wilmington's decision on breweries so close supporters can taste it

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videoMonths after the debate began Wilmington's position on breweries is headed to city council for a vote. The Wilmington planning commission approved amendments to the city's zoning regulations to include breweries. Full story...
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Jerry Jackson to wrap up 16-year career at WWAY

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videoAfter 16 years helping southeastern North Carolina through hurricanes, tornadoes, ice storms, droughts, floods and so much more, Jerry Jackson is heading up the coast. Full story...
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Some upset after diseased palms cut down near Wrightsville Beach

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videoWhen you picture a beach paradise you might imagine beautiful sand, crashing waves, and palm trees swaying in the breeze. But in Wilmington, those tropical trees have become trunks. Full story...
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WHA hosts meet and greet with new CEO

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videoThe Wilmington Housing Authority's new CEO hit the ground running this week. Katrina Redmon started her new job Monday, and today residents had a chance to meet her at Ebenezer Baptist Church. Full story...
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