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New Hanover County News

Wilmington Police seize dozens of guns

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video Wilmington Police say they have taken a large number of guns off the streets in the first two weeks of this month. Officers confiscated many of the guns from convicted felons. Full story...
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Jay Ross all-stars play Wilmington PD Saturday in benefit basketball game

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A star studded list of celebrities will play basketball on Saturday at Brogden Hall in Wilmington. This includes a few NFL players and two WWAY co-hosts: Trot Nixon & Brett Blizzard. Full story...
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Ricky Meeks joins crowded City Council field as municipal filing ends

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Meeks joins a crowded field for Wilmington City Council that includes incumbents Laura Padgett and Ronald Sparks and former City Council member Margaret Haynes. Frank Christopher Meares, Joshua Fulton, Matt Hinson, Napier Fuller and Neil Anderson have also filed to put their name on this fall's ballot. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Plane makes safe emergency landing at ILM

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Airport director Jon Rosborough says the pilot could not get the landing gear of his Cessna 182 to go down during a flight from Harnett County to Jacksonville. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Harry Potter premiere sold out at Regal Mayfaire

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video Local Harry Potter fans have made tickets to tonight's premiere of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 disappear. Workers at Regal Cinemas at Mayfaire say all 15 theaters at are sold out at for the midnight showings, including the 3D screening. Full story...
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Battery powers past the Hammerheads

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The Wilmington Hammerheads had the lead against Charleston on Thursday night, but they couldn't hold the lead against USL League foe Charleston on the road. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Wilmington man convicted of robbing three banks in '09

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A federal jury has convicted a man of robbing three Wilmington banks nearly two years ago. Full story...
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McIntyre has raised 3x more money than Pantano

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Both Rep. Mike McIntyre and Republican challenger Ilario Pantano have released campaign fundraising information this week. Full story...
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Michael Jordan risks fine to play golf

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Don't expect Charlotte Bobcats owner Michael Jordan to yell "fore!" if an errant tee shot heads Deron Williams' way... And MJ won't be hugging Jason Kidd after making a long putt. Full story...
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RANT REAX: The Convention & Visitors Bureau on "Please don't call it 'Cape Fear' any more"

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For the first time in more than 20 years, Wilmington is being positioned as the lead “portal” through which vacationers locate, consider and eventually experience our vacation paradise. Name recognition is exponentially enhanced by branding the single destination “Wilmington, NC”, versus an obscure name like ‘Cape Fear Coast’. Full story...
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