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New Hanover County News

FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Kure Beach commissioner resigns after pot charge

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A Kure Beach commissioner arrested on drug charges has resigned. Barry Nelder's resignation is effective today. Full story...
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McIntyre: Focus should be local, not on Washington in wake of credit downgrade

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We caught up with Rep. Mike McIntyre today in Brunswick Ccounty and asked him for his thoughts about Standard & Poor's downgrade of America's credit rating. The congressman says southeastern North Carolina cannot focus on the debate in Washington, but rather should focus our attention here locally to boost our own economy. Full story...
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Local designers compete for national prize

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A Wilmington boutique has entered a national fashion design competition where the winner will win a $40,000 cash prize. Full story...
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I-40 stop leads to big drug bust

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In all detectives say they found about 700 bags of Heroin valued at approximately $21,000 and about one pound of marijuana valued at more than $1,000. Full story...
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Burn ban lifted in eastern NC

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The state has lifted a burn ban for much of eastern North Carolina, including the WWAY viewing area. Full story...
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N. 3rd St. improvement work begins

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According to the city, crews will do prep work this week, but starting next Monday, major construction will begin in the area of North 3rd Street between Market and Princess Streets. This will include the intersection of 3rd and Market Streets. Full story...
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Wilmington shoppers enjoy North Carolina tax free weekend

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video If you tried to visit your favorite stores this weekend you probably noticed a few more cars in their parking lots. With this weekend being a tax free holiday in North Carolina, stores were crowded with shoppers stocking up and trying to save a few bucks. Full story...
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Pedestrian hit and killed

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This weekend Wilmington saw it's second deadly pedestrian accident. Wilmington Police say 46 year-old Francisco Camey was hit by an SUV Saturday night while trying to cross the 4100 block of Market Street. Full story...
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Sharks win playoff series over Swampdogs

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In a must win game the Wilmington Sharks knocked off the Fayetteville Swampdogs on Saturday night in a first round Coastal Plain League baseball playoff game. This is the Sharks first playoff appearance since 2003. They're certainly making the best of it as they advance to round two at home on Monday. Full story...
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Wilmington revs up its need for speed

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The Cape Fear had a need for speed this weekend. But don’t get confused. This isn’t your everyday car show. Full story...
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