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New Hanover County News

Schools could be starting closer to beginning of August

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State lawmakers could be cutting summer vacation short for North Carolina students. Proposed legislation may allow schools to start the academic year two weeks earlier in August. The bill would allow public schools to open as early as August 8th. Full story...
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Charlie Lipari honored for helping others with ALS

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videoThroughout the month of May, 31 people, including one Wilmington man, are telling their stories in the Muscular Dystrophy Association's national campaign promoting awareness about Lou Gehrig's Disease. Full story...
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Myrtle Grove Middle softball field semi-finalist in Kellogg's contest

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A student at Myrtle Grove Middle School is hoping to get the schools' softball field a makeover. Bailey Williams entered a contest through Kellogg's Frosted Flakes to revamp the field. Full story...
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Wave bus turns into fireball

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Four passengers and a Wave Transit bus driver are safe after the bus caught on fire around 6:30 Saturday night near Market and Wayne streets in Wilmington. Full story...
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UNCW grads enter the real world

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Another round of college graduates entered the real world Saturday, as it was day two for graduation ceremonies at UNCW. Family and friends gathered in Trask Coliseum during two processions for the College of Arts and Sciences. Full story...
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National Tourism Week celebrated locally

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videoEach day, visitors from all over the country fly into ILM. This week they'll feel a little more welcome than usual. As part of the 26th National Tourism Week the Cape Fear Coast Convention and Visitors Bureau will be giving out free snacks, drinks, and souvenirs to tourists. Full story...
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Reavis found guilty

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A jury found Brian Reavis guilty of the rape, robbery, and beating of a 95 year-old Wilmington woman. Full story...
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Reavis' mother opens up about son's problems

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videoThe jury is deliberating in the trial against Brian Reavis, the man charged with robbing, raping and beating a 95-year-old Wilmington woman. WWAY's Margo Gray sat down with Reavis' mother for an exclusive interview. Full story...
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CFCC student graduates at age 14

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Cape Fear Community College also had one of its commencement ceremonies Friday, and we were especially impressed by one young woman picking up her diploma. Full story...
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Wilmington Christian Academy students give back to the community

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Some kids proved Friday, that you do not need a holiday or a special occasion to give back to the community. Middle school students from Wilmington Christian Academy visited the Good Shepherd shelter today. Full story...
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Culinary landmarks at Wrightsville Beach

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videoThrough hurricanes and a big fire, King Neptune Restaurant has remained a staple of Wrightsville Beach. Full story...
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Outlook optimistic for recent grads and their job search

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videoToday's graduates face the harsh reality of finding a job. Not an easy task considering unemployment is at its highest levels in their lifetimes. Full story...
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Security tight at UNCW commencement ceremonies

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Commencement ceremonies are going on Friday at UNC Wilmington. Due to a bomb threat last week, security is tight at Trask Coliseum. Full story...
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Biodiesel fuel makes its way to Wilmington

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videoFive-hundred gallons of free biodiesel were up for grabs in ten gallon installments at Eco-Collection Systems in Wilmington Friday afternoon. Full story...
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State lawmakers to vote on new Pender and New Hanover County districts

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State lawmakers are expected to vote next week on a new map of House districts for New Hanover and Pender counties. Full story...
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