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New Hanover County News

Sheila Boles named to NCHSAA Hall of Fame

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UNCW grad Sheila Boles was the first woman in North Carolina to coach a boys varsity basketball team. She won more than her fair share of games at Hoggard. As a result the pioneer coach is going to be inducted into the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame. Full story...
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Wilmington Housing Authority approves $66,000 for grills and picnic tables at public housing

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The Wilmington Housing Authority approved spending $66,000 on community amenities including barbecue grills for public housing units, but are also allowing residents to own their own grills. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. residents discuss new trash pick-up plan with county officials

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video Folks in New Hanover County were talking trash Tuesday night. The first of three town hall meetings was held today to discuss New Hanover County's proposed plan for the future of waste collection. Though the proposed recommendation would include new services like curbside recycling, some residents say there's no reason to change the current system. Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach considers grant for license plate scanning

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video Many people go to Wrightsville Beach to go fishing. Now Wrightsville Beach could be fishing for you. Two weeks ago the beach town received a federal grant for automatic license plate recognition systems to help police in their search for criminals. Full story...
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Donations soon to be Packages from Home

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Some of our nation's finest will be receiving some packages from home in the next few weeks. Full story...
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Painters robbed at Wilmington business

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A group of painters trying to make good use of the hours a business was closed wound up in the wrong place at the wrong time this morning. Full story...
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THE RANT: The GOP in New Hanover Co. is apparently VERY friendly and fun

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When are people going to learn that social media can bite you in the butt? Meet Kristy Daniels. According to the New Hanover County GOP website, she's the group's PR/Communications chair. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: New Hanover property values down significantly; beach towns hit hardest

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video Property values throughout New Hanover County are heading down. The areas seeing the largest drops since the last revaluation in 2007 are the beach towns. Full story...
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Ethanol creating mower problems

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video Cutting the grass is always a chore, but some of you may have found using your lawn mower is even more of a challenge lately. It turns out your grass cutter could have a gas problem. The extra ethanol that has been added to fuel over the past few years has caused some major issues for folks with vehicles and machinery, like lawnmowers. Full story...
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Post 10 eliminated in state legion tourney

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Wilmington Post 10 won their first two games at the legion baseball state championship, but Post 10 lost on Sunday and Monday. The last loss ended the season for Post 10. Full story...
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