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New Hanover County News

CFPUA holds meeting about new water filtration system

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A new water filtration system will soon be in place for northern New Hanover County residents. The Cape Fear Public Utility Authority said the additional filtration will improve the quality of water and provide alternatives to water softeners used by many homeowners. Full story...
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Clean Marine Solutions goes green

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videoSaving the environment one power wash at a time; that's the goal for David Flagler and his company, Clean Marine Solutions. Their products help boatyards and marinas comply with the Clean Water Act. Full story...
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Texting your emergencies to 911

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videoTexting has become a popular form of communication for all ages, but it could soon become the best form of communication for all emergencies. Full story...
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Summer sex predator sting a success in New Hanover County

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videoThe New Hanover County Sheriff's Office is calling a summer sex predator sting a success. More than one thousand man hours, that included door-to-door checks on sex offender's registered addresses, resulted in multiple arrests. Full story...
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More than $100,000 in cocaine seized in drug bust

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A month-long investigation led to the arrest of two New Hanover County men and the seizure of more than $100,000 of cocaine. Full story...
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Affordable housing gets financial boost

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videoThe economy has put stress on affordable housing in Wilmington, but thanks to a multi-million dollar tax credit from the North Carolina Housing and Finance Agency, help is in sight. Full story...
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Picketers back for day two

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videoEver since a Wilmington medical practice discontinued its midwifery program, the voices of concerned mothers have been growing louder. Picketers outside New Hanover Regional Medical Center, determined to raise awareness about the need for more local midwives, were present for a second day on Tuesday. Full story...
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New Hanover County Schools hop on social networking

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New Hanover County Schools have hopped on the band wagon; they are now on Facebook and Twitter. Parents, teachers, and students can now keep track of what is going on around campus through the social-networking sites. Full story...
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911 dispatch partners with Wilmington and NHC fire departments

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Wilmington and New Hanover County fire departments have partnered with 911dispatch to cut down on response times. The departments now share the same dispatch system, whereas in the past they each had a separate channel. Full story...
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Three alleged sex offenders wanted in New Hanover County

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The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office is searching for three sex offenders. Deputies say Jamahl Taylor, Nieto Middlebrooks and Gary Reed are sex offenders who are not registered properly according to a recent investigation. Full story...
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Area has fourth drowning victim of the summer

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videoA fourth drowning this season at area beaches has raised further concerns. Three of the four drowning victims were from out of town, so lifeguards are trying to educate tourists not used to the dangers of the ocean. Full story...
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Picketers hope to raise awareness about widwives

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videoSome expecting parents from around the Cape Fear region continue to ask - where is my midwife? Patients who use the two midwives at Carolina OB/GYN were surprised to find out last week that the practice is discontinuing the midwifery program. Full story...
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Investigation underway in Sidebar incident

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The Alcohol Law Enforcement Agency is investigating an incident at a downtown Wilmington bar. Thursday, a twenty year old patron was inside Sidebar on Front Street when he got into a fight. Full story...
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Getting pampered at a fraction of the cost

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videoWhen you are trying to balance your budget with less money coming in, often the little luxuries are the first to go. But there is a way to work in the occasional day of beauty. Full story...
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New Hanover County helps the environment and recycles electronics

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videoThe New Hanover County Environmental Management Department sponsored an electronics recycling event Saturday outside their Highway 421 facility. WWAY's John Rendleman was has our report. Full story...
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