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New Hanover County News

Traveling Vietnam War memorial arrives in Wilmington

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A traveling memorial for those who lost their lives in the Vietnam War has made its way to New Hanover County. On Tuesday, "The Wall That Heals" arrived at Ogden Park. Full story...
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Two cases verified as H1N1

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Those suspected flu cases at two New Hanover County schools are indeed the H1N1 virus. This brings the total to eight across the county. Full story...
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Seawitch Cafe fire deemed suspicious

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Carolina Beach fire officials are investigating a suspicious fire at the Seawitch Cafe. Carolina and Kure Beach fire departments responded to the 200 block of Carolina Ave. at about 1:30 Monday afternoon. Full story...
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Investigators looking for information surrounding home fire

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Fire investigators are looking for help involving fire that took place last month. On May 23, officers responded to a home fire at 743 Eastwood Road. The fire caused more than $150,000 in damages. Full story...
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South Brunswick and New Hanover make list of top high schools

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According to Newsweek magazine, a couple of local high schools are among the nation's best. South Brunswick High School in Southport and New Hanover High School in Wilmington both made Newsweek's list of America's top public high schools. Full story...
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Suspected H1N1 case at New Hanover High School

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The list is getting longer of suspected cases of the H1N1 virus in New Hanover County. A student at New Hanover High School is the latest person believed to have the virus. The student was not in school today and the case has not yet been confirmed to be H1N1. Full story...
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D&E Dodge to close tomorrow amidst auto industry troubles

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videoSupreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has temporarily delayed Chrysler's sale to Fiat. Meantime the clock is ticking for a local auto dealer. Barring a last minute legal miracle, D&E Dodge's days in the Chrysler family are over as of Tuesday. Full story...
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Soldier visits local elementary school

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This weekend, Leroy Cain returned home after a 15-month deployment in Iraq. Today, Cain stopped by his son Chris’ fifth-grade class at Belville Elementary to show his appreciation. Full story...
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NHC high schoolers given dress code

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There will be some sharp-dressed students in New Hanover County high schools next year. Students in public high schools will have to adhere to a new dress code in the fall. Full story...
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NC Lt. Governor talks small business

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Small business owners in the Greater Wilmington area had the chance to express some of their concerns to the lieutenant governor Monday. Walter Dalton is on a state-wide tour to hear the needs of small businesses. Full story...
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Cape Fear Memorial Bridge inspection brings lane closures, delays

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Drivers may hit some traffic crossing the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge later this week. Starting on Wednesday or Thursday, and continuing all next week, lanes will be closed for inspections. Full story...
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Wilmington landmark checks out

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videoWilmington waved goodbye to a local landmark Sunday. We're not talking about a major corporation or a bank; it was Whitey's El Berta Motor Inn on Market Street. After more than 50 years in business, the vacancy sign is off for good. Full story...
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Give blood, enter to win a vacation

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You could win a vacation by giving the gift of life Monday. New Hanover Regional Medical Center is hosting a community blood drive. Full story...
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Fundraiser a big hit for Stewart Willard

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Musicians, artists, family and friends attended a fundraiser Sunday night to help a 14-year-old boy battling cancer. Full story...
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Michael's Seafood wins chowder cook-off

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A Carolina Beach seafood restaurant is an international champion tonight. Michael’s Seafood competed in the 28th Annual Schweppes International Great Chowder Cook-off in Rhode Island… and won! Full story...
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