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New Hanover County News

Charges get more serious against Jessica Wishnask

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videoStatutory rape and dissemination of harmful materials are two of the newest charges against Wishnask, but the District Attorney's Office says more may be headed her way. Full story...
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Fifth suspected case of H1N1 in NHC schools

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There's another suspected case of the H1N1 virus in a New Hanover County school. School officials said Thursday that a student at Holly Tree Elementary School is suspected to have contracted the virus. Full story...
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Governor Perdue to visit Wilmington Friday

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Bev Perdue makes her second visit to Wilmington as governor Friday. This time to talk money. Perdue will speak at an economic recovery workshop at UNCW's Burney Center starting at 10:00 a.m.

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Pleasure Island Police has new motto

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Pleasure Island Police now have a new motto, thanks to a Carolina Beach Elementary fourth grader. Full story...
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Anderson Elementary students make Marconi proud

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videoFifth graders at Edwin Anderson Elementary in Wilmington have a lot to be proud of today. The students launched their own radio show. The nine fifth graders call themselves The Pelican Crew, named after their school mascot. Full story...
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It's a bird, it's a plane, it's... Anti-ticket Man

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videoParking in the Port City can be a frustrating game of beat the clock, especially when you return to your car to find a bright yellow ticket on the windshield. Anti-ticket Man tries to save parkers from getting ticketed by inserting quarters into expiring meters. Full story...
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Diligence returns to Port City

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videoSpending weeks, even months, apart from someone you love is hard to do. Spouses of those on board the Coast Guard cutter Diligence are used to it but Thursday, that time apart came to an end. Full story...
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Quaint Wilmington neighborhood joins historic district

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videoWilmington's history is one of the city's most appealing and interesting aspects. More than 6,000 buildings here are part of the National Register of Historic Places, which now includes one neighborhood that was just added. Full story...
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Sunset Park Elementary H1N1 case confirmed

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We have a fifth confirmed case of swine flu in New Hanover County schools. The school system sent out an alert about a possible H1N1 case at Sunset Park Elementary Tuesday night and canceled a book fair at the school. Full story...
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Man arrested after standoff in Wilmington

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A standoff on Montgomery Avenue in Wilmington ended in an arrest Wednesday night. Police said Devin Williams holed up in a house when they tried to arrest him on an outstanding warrant for possession of a firearm by a felon. Full story...
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Beach Music Festival back on beach with cheaper tickets

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The Pleasure Island Beach Music Festival is back for its 24th year this weekend. This year it's back on the beach and more affordable. Full story...
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Board to discuss Wishnask file with public on Friday

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We may soon know why former Williston teacher Jessica Wishnask was suspended. After wavering back and forth as to whether to release Wishnask's personnel file, the NHC School Board has reached an agreement. Full story...
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Market Street's El Berta Motor Inn to close down Sunday

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A Wilmington fixture is closing its doors. Whitey's El Berta Motor Inn has been part of the Market Street landscape for 55 years, however it'll be torn down to make way for other commercial development. Full story...
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Roland-Grise rolls to lacrosse championship

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A New Hanover County middle school boys lacrosse team had quite a season. The Roland-Grise lacrosse team won the county championship for the third year in a row. Full story...
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The climate of small businesses

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The Director of the North Carolina Small Business Association spoke to area business owners Wednesday. The session focused on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act which aims to jump start the economy. Full story...
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