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New Hanover County News

Classic Jeep helps raise awareness, money for military groups

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A classic car is touring the southeast for a good cause, but this vehicle isn't shiny or sleek. A 1952 Willys CJ-3 Jeep along with a USO jeep crew are giving area residents the chance to give video salutes to the military. Full story...
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UNCW releases early men's hoops schedule for 2011-2012 season

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UNC Wilmington's first road game of 2011 will be against the Maryland Terrapins in College Park. That's not the only ACC opponent for UNCW though. Full story...
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Steamers sink Sharks

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The Wilmington Sharks will need to win two consecutive games on the road against Edenton in order to continue the season. The Sharks did it last week against Fayetteville. Can the Sharks do it again? Full story...
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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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