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New Hanover County News

Making Earth Day more than just today

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videoThe fight for a cleaner environment sometimes comes from a small source, like the students at Murray Middle School in New Hanover County who spread the word about Earth Day among each other. Full story...
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CFCC students win first place for building green design

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Some students at Cape Fear Community College are officially the best when it comes to going green. Full story...
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Special Olympics held at UNCW

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Hundreds of Special Olympians gathered for the annual spring games Wednesday at UNCW. They took part in track and field events like dashes, jumping events, and wheelchair races. Full story...
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Students want to be able to carry concealed weapons on campus

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Some UNCW students wore gun holsters on their belts Wednesday, minus the gun. The College Republicans sponsored Empty Holster Day. They are protesting the fact that people with the proper permits are not allowed to carry concealed weapons on college campuses. Full story...
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Marino on Money: April 22

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videoRoss Marino looks at strategies for how the government can repay debt. Full story...
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City Council votes on money for Cross City Trail and two voluntary annexations

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The City of Wilmington will get a financial boost from federal stimulus money to help create the Cross City Trail. Full story...
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New Hanover County students awarded for artistic talents

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Many artists strive to have their work on display. Four New Hanover County students have reached that goal. The four pieces of art will be on display for one year at the New Hanover County Schools Administration Offices. Full story...
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Basketball fans fill Brogden Hall for charity game

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Basketball fans of all ages came out to Brogden Hall Tuesday night to see Tyler Hansbrough and the Carolina Barnstorming Tour. Full story...
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Lavin and husband receive Community Recognition Award

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Two Wilmington thespians were honored for their efforts in keeping the arts alive in the Port City. The Wilmington Rotary Club presented Tony-award-winning actress Linda Lavin ... Full story...
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Number of local gun permits shooting skyward

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videoThe number of handgun permits issued in New Hanover County so far this year is more than double the number issued in all of 2008. This handgun craze has many people wondering, why now? Full story...
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New Hanover sales tax increase proposed to ease budget problems

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videoNew Hanover County Commissioners are proposing a sales tax increase to help deal with budget shortfalls. They want to ask voters to approve a one-quarter of a percent increase. Full story...
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Flower launch celebrates children

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April is Child Abuse Prevention Month and an event in downtown Wilmington Tuesday afternoon honored children everywhere. Full story...
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Magnet designation lost by NHRMC

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Despite high marks, New Hanover Regional Medical Center has lost its Magnet designation. That designation is given to hospitals for their ability to retain and recruit nurses. Full story...
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UNCW students work on creating their own text message applications

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videoText messaging is something many of us do when we want to communicate a quick message without making a phone call. A group of UNCW computer science students are some of the first in the country to develop these text-messaging applications. Full story...
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Pair of fundraisers help Habitat for Humanity

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Habitat for Humanity will benefit from a couple different events happening in the area this week. Full story...
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