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New Hanover County News

Wilmington Police looking for help in fatal shooting of teenager

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A 17-year-old Wilmington boy died Sunday, after someone shot him in downtown Wilmington Saturday night. Now Wilmington Police need your help finding his killer. Full story...
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Family reminds others to be aware of rip currents

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videoIt has been a summer of strong rip currents. Lifeguards say they have already claimed the lives of four people at New Hanover County beaches. David Weaver, of Brunswick County, got pulled under water trying to save his daughter and a friend who were caught in a rip on June 27th. Full story...
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What's up with Benson?

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videoIf you live in the Wilmington area, you have probably driven to Raleigh at one time or another. Considering it's the state capitol, you'd think more DOT signs around New Hanover County would have Raleigh on them instead of Benson. This has always bugged our John Rendleman, so who better to tell us more. Full story...
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New Hanover hosts Dixie Girls Softball Tournament

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Thirty-two softball teams are competing in the Dixie Girls State Softball Tournament this week at the Cape Fear Optimist Park softball complex in New Hanover County. Full story...
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Wave offers free public transportation

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Riding public transportation paid off Saturday. Wave Transit sponsored their Third Annual Free Fare Alternative Transportation Day. Full story...
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Got 'Em On casts off 30th tournament

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A big catch down by Carolina Beach could reel in a hefty prize for area fisherman in the 30th Annual East Coast Got Em' On Classic King Mackerel Tournament. More than two hundred fishing teams signed up for the tournament. Full story...
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Exclusive information on Williston teacher case

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videoThere is new exclusive information surrounding the case of a former Williston Middle School teacher, and allegations she may have had a sexual relationship with one of her students. On top of her criminal charges, Jessica Wishnask is now facing a lawsuit. Full story...
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Search is on for man who robbed Wilmington RBC Centura bank

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Wilmington Police are looking for a man they say robbed an RBC Centura bank Friday morning. It happened just after the bank opened for business around 9:00, at the branch along Market and New Centre. Full story...
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Many NC drivers are taking to the roads uninsured

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videoWith a struggling economy, many people are forced to pick and choose what bills they pay. Experts say one of the first places people are applying the brakes is on their car insurance payments. Full story...
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City considers making downtown more green

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There has been an effort for years to get more green space in downtown Wilmington. Now, the city has a chance for a riverfront park. The city is considering buying three and a half acres of waterfront property for a park. Full story...
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Red Cross helps out Clear Run tenants

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Members of the Red Cross were out helping flood victims this week. Volunteers met with renters who were affected by Monday's flash floods. Friday, Red Cross crews were at the Clear Run apartments. Full story...
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Cape Fear Pride Pleasure Island: Kure Beach Fishing Pier

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videoStretching 711 feet into the ocean, the Kure Beach Fishing Pier connects the shoreline to the depths below. Since 1923, the pier has been the center of the town and a cornerstone of good times. Full story...
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Senator Hagan recommends Ben David, Allen Cobb for top federal positions

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North Carolina Senator Kay Hagan recommended two members of our legal community for some of the state's top federal positions. New Hanover and Pender County District Attorney Ben David is one of three people being recommended for the US Attorney for the eastern district of North Carolina. Full story...
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Amateurs and pros stoked about Reef Sweetwater Surf Contest

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The Fifth Annual Reef - Sweetwater Surf Contest got underway at Wrightsville Beach Friday afternoon. The Pro-Am event is one contest surfers look forward to up and down the east coast. Full story...
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Apartment tenants getting some relief from American Red Cross

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Wilmington residents picking up the pieces from Monday night's flooding are getting some help from the American Red Cross. Full story...
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