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New Hanover County News

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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Man rescued from hole after searching for antique bottles in downtown Wilmington

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video Crews rescued a man Wednesday night after he was buried up to his chest in a hole dug behind a home in downtown Wilmington. While digging for historic bottles in a backyard, the ground collapsed around him. Full story...
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Hagan says failure to reach agreement on debt would be devastating

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video WWAY spoke to Sen. Kay Hagan Wednesday via satellite. She said a bipartisan agreement on the debt ceiling is needed now. Full story...
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