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New Hanover County News

Petitions to oppose Monkey Junction annexation due Nov. 29

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The Board of Elections wants to know what property owners in Monkey Junction think of annexation. New Hanover County sent out letters Thursday asking property owners if they want to deny Wilmington's annexation of Monkey Junction. Full story...
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Bird Islands a natural treasure off our coast

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video Southeastern North Carolina is full of natural beauty and wildlife. Some of it happened by accident. The Bird Islands in the Lower Cape Fear River began as dredge drop-offs. Now thousands of birds from more than 10 species call the islands home. Full story...
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Catlin plans run for state House

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New Hanover County Commissioner Rick Catlin says he will run for the state House of Representatives. Catlin says he will make an official announcement after the legislature finishes drawing new lines for House districts, but he says he does plan to run in the newly drawn House District 20. Full story...
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DOT awards contract for Wilmington bridge improvements

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NC Department of Transportation Secretary Gene Conti has awarded a contract to make improvements to the Cape Fear Memorial and Isabel Holmes Bridge in Wilmington. Full story...
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No charges filed against Laney High School assistant principal

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No charges have been filed against Robin Lamberty, who had been accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a student back in May. Full story...
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Man trapped in hole safe and healthy; bottle hunters find buried treasure in hole

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Barnes and a few friends returned back to the hole Thursday to fill it in, saying they don’t like to leave a mess behind when they’re treasure hunting. Full story...
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Area schools struggle to meet higher AYP standards

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videoThe grades are in for area schools, and many did not pass with flying colors. Adequate Yearly Progress, or AYP, scores show that school districts have their work cut out for them if they want to meet federal standards. Full story...
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Even as end nears 'One Tree Hill' still draw fans to Wilmington

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videoThe crew of "One Tree Hill" moved down Front Street from their unofficial homebase of Clothes Over Bros today. Aubrianna's restaurant was the site of today's shoot in Downtown Wilmington. Full story...
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Police search for missing man

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An 18-year-old Wilmington man is missing. Police are looking for Al'quon Flowers. Full story...
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STORMTRACK 3: Tropical Storms Bret and Cindy pose no direct threat to our area

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videoTwo tropical systems are off the east coast, but neither one is expected to make landfall or pose any threat to our area. Full story...
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