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New Hanover County News

Martin Luther King Parkway accident claims one life

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A 24 year old man is dead after an accident on Wilmington's Martin Luther King Parkway Thursday night. It happened around 8:45 p.m. near the Highway 133 exit. Full story...
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Two options discussed as Wrightsville Beach gets closer to having bike path

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videoAfter decades of discussion, Wrightsville Beach is getting closer to having a bike path of its own. Two options were presented to the Board of Alderman, and Thursday night, residents will have the chance to speak up at a public hearing. Full story...
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Locals seek change in hate crimes against gay community

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videoCritics of North Carolina hate crime laws made their voices heard outside of the New Hanover County Court House Thursday. Hate crime laws in North Carolina upgrade misdemeanors to felonies, but ... Full story...
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Text-a-Tip takes to the street

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The Wilmington Police Department has a new roaming advertisement. It is the Text-a-Tip van. Police officers will drive it around Wilmington, as well as park it in crowded places, as a reminder of the Text-a-Tip option. Full story...
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Towing guidelines more friendly for those parking in Carolina Beach

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videoIn a beach town, where everybody's looking for a place to park, there is no shortage of parking regulations both in the town and in private lots, but some citizens have been concerned about predatory towing practices. Full story...
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Spreading wireless signals to area beaches

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videoA Wilmington-based communications company is trying to make it easier for people to get online. Comspeco is setting up antennas to serve as wireless internet locations or "hot spots" in Wilmington and local beach towns. Full story...
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Wilmington Police looking for missing woman

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Wilmington Police need your help finding a missing woman. Forty-one-year-old Priscilla Ann Rodgers has not made contact with her family since June, and they fear she may be in danger. Full story...
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$3 million to go toward Wrightsville Beach renourishment

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Wrightsville Beach is getting $3 million for beach renourishment. The New Hanover County commissioners voted Tuesday night to allocate one and half million dollars of the county's room occupancy tax to renourishment.

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Shell fishing along Intracoastal stuck in the mud

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The heavy rains earlier this week have put a damper on the shell fishing industry. The State Department of Environment and Natural Resources has issued a temporary ban on shell fishing in the Intracoastal Waterway between the Surf City and Figure Eight Island bridges. Full story...
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Students listen as President Obama speaks Tuesday

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videoDespite some controversy over whether or not to show the President's address at local school districts Tuesday, once President Obama started speaking the students were all ears. Full story...
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New building opens on CFCC North Campus

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Cape Fear Community College had reason to celebrate Tuesday morning. A new building opened for high school and college students on Cape Fear's North Campus. Full story...
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New Hanover County students get an education in the history of downtown Wilmington

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videoIt is a history lesson you can not get in a classroom. Tuesday, some New Hanover County students got quite a tour of downtown Wilmington, while learning some interesting facts along the way. Full story...
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Low Country Oyster Roast coming in October

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If you like oysters, this is your chance to put your taste buds to work for a good cause. Airlie Gardens' annual Low Country Oyster Roast is coming up next month. The event includes music, dancing, barbecue and, of course, oysters. Full story...
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Carolina Beach celebrates amusing summer

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videoWith this year's addition of amusement rides, there was lots of fun to be found in Carolina Beach this summer. It was part of a larger effort that's working to revitalize the boardwalk. Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach prepares for busy Labor Day weekend

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videoWhen you live in a beach town, the last weekend of summer is a big deal. WWAY's Hailey Winslow hit Wrightsville Beach to see how the town is preparing for the Labor Day holiday. Full story...
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