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New Hanover County News

Region's road project list trimmed to save money

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video Funding for several road construction projects in our area have been cut. The NCDOT’s 10-year transportation improvement plan was underfunded by $73 million. In order to offset that amount, funding for seven projects will be eliminated. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: College student falls victim to federal loan changes

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About this time every year students get ready for school. At Cape Fear Community College, registration is this week, and many students are looking for financial aid. For some, that aid will not be available. Full story...
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Police: Father, son in BSL died from medical complications

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Boiling Spring Lakes Police say they found a father and son dead inside their home yesterday, but investigators say they died of natural causes. Full story...
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CFPUA releases efficiency and competitiveness study results

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After an intensive interview and analysis process involving CFPUA management and staff, Woolpert determined that CFPUA, “Operates at a high level of performance with little opportunity for significant improvement...." Full story...
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Bus routes to beaches may be too good to be true

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video To most, the idea of having bus routes that could drop you off a few yards from water's edge seems too good to be true, and it just might be. There may soon be bus routes to our area's southern beaches if Wave Transit gets its way. Full story...
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Sharks keep season alive against Steamers

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The Wilmington Sharks survived a must win game on Tuesday night in Edenton. The playoff game turned out to be a home run derby, but the Sharks outslugged the Steamers to keep the Sharks season alive. Full story...
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5th Quarter co-host Trot Nixon is guest speaker at BB&T Football Jamboree luncheon

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videoThe 25th annual BB&T Football Jamboree kicks off at Legion Stadium in Wilmington Friday. All 10 head coaches got together Tuesday for a media luncheon. WWAY’s 5th quarter co-host Trot Nixon was the keynote speaker. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Missing man's dad says car that took him found

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It's been almost three weeks since 18-year-old Al'Quon Flowers was last seen in downtown Wilmington. Today, there still is no sign of Flowers, but we do have some new information on the case you'll see FIRST ON 3. Full story...
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JUST ADD HOPE: Julia's Florist

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videoWe often hear from viewers who want to see more coverage of positive things in our community. So tonight, we are featuring Julia's Florist here in Wilmington. The 22-year-old flower shop is providing non-profit organizations in the community beautiful decorations for their events. Full story...
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Deputies find 155 pot plants at Scotts Hill home

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Investigators found more than 150 marijuana plants at a Pender County home yesterday. The Pender and New Hanover County Sheriff's Offices narcotics units seized the pot plants at 104 Wyndham Way in the Scotts Hill community. Full story...
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