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New Hanover County News

Green building can save money

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videoFor environmental enthusiasts tax rebates aren't the reason they got into green building, but it could be one reason the industry is growing. Full story...
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Woman dies after being hit by car last week

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Thirty-five-year old Nicole Harrison was struck in the 7400 block of Market Street in Ogden the night of February 23. She had been in the intensive care unit at Chapel Hill and died yesterday afternoon. Full story...
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Another power outage planned downtown

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The city's repairs on the Water Street bulkhead are nearly complete, but not without a third power outage for surrounding businesses. Full story...
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Eight more days of construction on Wrightsville Beach drawbridge

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Looks like construction on the Wrightsville Beach drawbridge is going to take longer than expected. Full story...
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Time to prepare for tornado season

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videoIt's Severe Weather Awareness Week in North Carolina, which is a chance to remind people that severe weather season is right around the corner, including the most likely time of year for tornadoes. Full story...
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Head-on collision on Independence Blvd Wednesday

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A head-on collision led to major traffic backups Wednesday morning in Wilmington. The accident happened around 7:00 a.m. on Independence Boulevard between 17th Street and Carolina Beach Road. Full story...
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Earth Day trash challenge

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videoAn environmentally friendly teacher challenges students to an Earth Day trash contest. Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach drawbridge may take longer than expected

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Repairs on the Wrightsville Beach drawbridge may require some extra time. An engineer for the DOT told WWAY NewsChannel 3 Wednesday that they are running into problems. Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach Fire Department says the time is now for a new building

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videoIt is moldy, cramped and has been an ongoing battle for the past three years; Wrightsville Beach Fire and Police departments say they need a new public safety building, and the town needs to act now. Full story...
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Troubleshooters: Monterey Heights Park

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videoRemember that $34 million parks bond New Hanover County voters passed back in 2006? Well, 3 years later, some residents who voted yes to the bond are wondering what happened to the money and why their parks are still in such bad condition. Full story...
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Video of Officer Matthews's fatal car crash

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videoThe video from the recently released dash cam of WPD Officer Richard Matthews’s patrol car shows how quickly things happened two weeks ago when his vehicle spun out of control. Full story...
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Wilmington Council votes to delay construction projects

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Wilmington City County voted Tuesday night to transfer nearly $4 million from construction project funds to the city's general fund. Full story...
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Rusty light tower off NC coast for sale

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A rusty, abandoned light tower off the North Carolina coast is for sale and the online federal auction has attracted two mystery bidders dueling at more than $500,000 for the relic. Full story...
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Sergeant Fey retiring from WPD

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videoAfter more than 14 years with the Wilmington Police Department, Sergeant Mike Fey is retiring. Sergeant Fey has spent the past four years recovering from a near fatal gunshot wound. Full story...
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City council votes on more budget cuts for Wilmington

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More budget cuts are in the city of Wilmington's future. City council will vote Tuesday night on whether to transfer about $4 million from construction projects into the city's general funds. Full story...
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