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New Hanover County News

Second headliner named for Azalea Festival

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The board announced Thursday that American Idol fan favorite, Kellie Pickler will headline a concert on April 1st. Full story...
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WPD statistics review shows burglaries and larcenies up

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The Wilmington Police Department spent part of Thursday morning crunching numbers in hopes of making our streets safer. In it's monthly crime statistics review, lieutenants from each of the city's six districts presented data analyzing rises and drops in certain types of crimes. Full story...
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Interpretive panel explains more about the Dil I

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The Coast Guard cutter Diligence now has a better-explained place in Wilmington's history. Today the commander of the Diligence helped unveil a new interpretive panel at the Cape Fear Museum that provides information about the Dil I. Full story...
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25-year-old Wilmington man is missing

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25-year old Christopher Reese was last seen January 22nd at his home on Pine Forest Road in Wilmington. Full story...
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11-year-old hit by car in Kings Grant neighborhood

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An eleven-year-old boy is in critical condition after a car hit him in the Kings Grant neighborhood of New Hanover County Wednesday night. Full story...
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Fair Thursday night provides information on local magnet schools

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The New Hanover County School District is hosting its second annual Magnet Schools Fair Thursday night. Full story...
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Search warrant indicates trail of blood found in Gallaghers' house

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videoDeputies have called it a brutal murder, and on Wednesday search warrants revealed some gruesome information about the deaths of Jim and Laura Gallagher. The search warrant indicates bloody knives, and a hammer were taken from the crime scene, as evidence. Full story...
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Wilmington police solve multiple murder mysteries

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The Wilmington Police Department has solved two murder cases that have been under investigation for years. James Daughtie has been charged with the murder of Vicky Robbins Brendle after additional witnesses came forward. Also, police said DNA tests confirm Sarah Bailey stabbed Buren Borneman in the head with a screwdriver in his home during a robbery. Full story...
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Virus strikes New Hanover County nursing home

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A virus has swept through a New Hanover County nursing home, sickening about 100 people. The facility discouraged visitors, as to not spread the sickness. Full story...
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Beam signing ceremony at convention center

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videoA rather unusual event took place in downtown Wilmington on Wednesday… a beam signing. Local leaders gathered at the new convention center construction site to put pen to iron as the controversial project rises from the ground. Full story...
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Corning layoffs will hit their optical fiber workforce

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This is a tense week for employees at Corning, Inc. in Wilmington. A Corning spokesperson confirmed that the company will announce layoffs this week. Full story...
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ILM receives more than $900,000 in federal funds

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ILM will use the money to improve the airport ramp; the area planes use to load and unload passengers. Full story...
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DC Virgo Middle School students skipped class and rocked out

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videoA band called Hello Revolution fired up students and teachers. The band is a part of the Young American Showcase, a Florida-based production company that works to motivate students. Full story...
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Early Risers with a Valentine's Day twist

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videoFlorists do not usually work extremely early in the morning, but wait until the holiday of love comes around. That's when their hours become thorny. Full story...
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NC firefighter finds wife dead on emergency call

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A volunteer firefighter found his wife dead when he responded to a hit-and-run call on a rural North Carolina road. Full story...
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