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New Hanover County News

City honors retiring fire fighters

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videoThursday was a day filled with tears and laughter. The city of Wilmington said goodbye to ten fire fighters who gave more than 300 combined years of service to the city. Full story...
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NHC deputies seize cocaine and cash in drug bust

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New Hanover County deputies seized more than a quarter million dollars in cocaine and cash Thursday. The bust took place in the 300 block of South College Road around 11:00 a.m. Full story...
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Keeping drains clear to avoid flooding

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New Hanover County engineers are reminding people clogged drainage systems need to be cleared before unnecessary flooding costs them major money. Full story...
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Find today's specials at The Special Spot

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videoTwo brothers have created a website, TheSpecialSpot.com, where you can find out the specials at nearly every restaurant in Wilmington. Full story...
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Boil water advisory for Castle Hayne subdivision

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The Cape Fear Public Utility Authority has issued a boil water advisory for the Shearin Hills subdivision in Castle Hayne. Around 9:00 Wednesday morning, a water main broke after a contractor damaged the line. Full story...
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Family and airport discuss solution for last tree standing

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A Wilmington family will be able to enjoy its tree for a few more days. The Joyce family and airport authorities met in court today to determine what happens next. Full story...
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Too much adult merchandise at Pandora's Box

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The decision to cite a local business for violating city ordinances is because too much merchandise at Pandora’s Box was deemed "adult." Full story...
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Save-A-Life blood drive offers drawings and giveaways

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Camp Save-A-Life is in session at the American Red Cross. Blood donations generally decrease in the summer months. The 15-day program aims to collect much needed blood, and thank those who donate. Full story...
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It's official, McMahon takes oath

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videoThere's a new sheriff in town. Ed McMahon took the oath of office Wednesday morning to replace Sid Causey as New Hanover County Sheriff. Full story...
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Hammerheads Defeat Chicago Fire in US Open Cup Soccer

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videoThe Wilmington Hammerheads hosted the Chicago Fire Tuesday night at Legion Stadium. It was a third round match in the annual US Open Cup Soccer Tournament, pitting the Hammerheads against a team from Major League Soccer. Full story...
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Flag flies again at Winnabow Volunteer Fire Department

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Old Glory is proudly flying once again outside the Winnabow Volunteer Fire Department. The North Brunswick Chamber of Commerce presented the fire department with a brand new flag and flag pole Tuesday night. Full story...
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WPD honors retirees

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videoNine employees of the Wilmington Police Department were honored at their retirement ceremony Tuesday. Between them, they have almost 200 years of service with the department. Full story...
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Pandora's Box found to be violating city ordinance

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The city zoning board just wrapped up a hearing to determine the fate of Pandora’s Box in Wilmington. The city cited the business for being in violation of zoning ordinances, despite the fact Pandora’s Box has been licensed and operating on Oleander Drive for years. Full story...
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Travel down according to AAA

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videoThousands of people will be flocking to our coast for Independence Day, but AAA says travel is still not where it was a year ago. AAA blames sagging finances and rising unemployment rate for fewer people choosing to go on vacation. Full story...
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Last tree still standing, but with no one in it

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videoSince last Wednesday, Charlie Joyce Jr. has been sitting in an oak tree intermittently, in an attempt to save it from the chainsaws. On Tuesday, nearly a week later, the branches were bare. Joyce climbed down to go to work, but not before airport officials filed a lawsuit. Full story...
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