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New Hanover County News

NC checks preliminary plans for Hurricane Irene

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North Carolina emergency management officials say preparing for hurricanes isn't merely second nature. They are always preparing for major storms, even though a hurricane hasn't made landfall in the state since 2003. Full story...
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McIntyre only Democrat to sign on to tea party-backed balanced budget amendment

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The proposed amendment is an opportunity for Democrats to cast a tough-on-spending vote. Sixteen House Democrats have signed on to the version that passed the House in 1995. So far, Rep. Mike McIntyre of North Carolina is the only Democrat to sign on to the tea party-backed version requiring two-thirds supermajorities in the House and Senate to raise taxes. Full story...
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CFPUA wants to know, when would you like to pay your bill?

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The Cape Fear Public Utility Authority is considering changing its billing options and wants to know what you think. Full story...
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"Wilmington. River District and Island Beaches" formally pitched Wednesday

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The Brandon Agency and Clean Design will present their new tourism logos to the Tourism Development Authority Board meeting Wednesday. The plan is to change the familiar "Cape Fear Coast" to "Wilmington. River District and Island Beaches." Full story...
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College freshmen hopeful about future despite tough economy

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video Some say the economy is recovering. Others think we're still in a recession. Either way you look at it, the truth is: it's still difficult to find jobs. Full story...
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Diligence out to sea

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Our Coast Guard Cutter Diligence is out to sea protecting the waters once again. The Diligence said goodbye to the Port City Saturday morning. Full story...
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Week # 1 - High School Scoreboard

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Week number one is complete on the high school football scene. Click full story in order to see all the scores from Friday night from around North Carolina. Full story...
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UNCW drops second game in Bahamas

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The UNC Wilmington men's basketball won their first exhibition game in the Bahamas on Thursday, but the Seahawks were not able to pick up a win on Friday night. Full story...
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Hammerheads fall in penalty shootout

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The Richmond Kickers eliminated the Wilmington Hammerheads from the USL Pro soccer playoffs on Friday night at Legion Stadium. Full story...
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WPD: Suspect on run after shooting at barber shop; LISTEN TO 911 CALL

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Wilmington Police say a barber was shot inside his shop this morning. A police spokeswoman says it happened at Mirror Image Barber and Styling Salon at Dock and 13th Streets around 9:15 a.m. Full story...
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