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New Hanover County News

NCAA Tournament - Is diving into the office pool safe?

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videoThe seeds have been announced for the 2009 NCAA Tournament and that means it's time to fill out your bracket for the office pool, right? Well, not so fast! Finding your Cinderella could get you more than a slap on the wrist. Full story...
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NHC layoffs made, county saves $1.5 million

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Twenty-seven New Hanover employees were let go Tuesday. Manager Bruce Shell met with the heads of county departments to discuss the layoffs this morning. Full story...
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Residents escape fire at Wilmington halfway house

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Eight residents of a Wilmington halfway house escaped a fire Tuesday morning, thanks to an alert Wilmington police officer. Full story...
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Corey Vann's family raising reward money

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It has been about a month and a half since 20-year-old Corey Vann was found dead along River Road in New Hanover County. His family is still desperate for answers. Full story...
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Film industry looking for bigger tax incentives from North Carolina

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videoThis is not a great time to be looking for a bigger tax break from the cash-strapped state of North Carolina, but that's exactly what our film industry is doing. They say they have to in order to stay competitive. Full story...
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New traffic enforcement initiative will concentrate on various violations

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The kick-off for a new traffic enforcement program is taking place Tuesday afternoon. The new initiative is called Wilmington AWARE, or Area-Wide Aggressive Road Enforcement. Full story...
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Undercover drug deal leads to car chase, suspect caught

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videoAn undercover drug deal Monday night ended with detectives getting their man, but not without the suspect putting up a fight. Full story...
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New Hanover County to announce layoffs Tuesday

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videoThe axe will fall Tuesday for more than two dozen New Hanover County employees. The layoffs are part of the county's effort to make up the 2008-2009-budget deficit. Full story...
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Probation violation a growing trend

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videoOur jails are more crowded than ever. To combat that, judges often give out probation instead of jail time, but with a limited number of probation officers to manage them, the number of people violating the terms of their probation has gone sky high. Full story...
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More celebrities coming out to the 2009 Azalea Festival

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Another big Azalea Festival announcement came Monday. They include Nicholas Braun and Joe Gallison. Full story...
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Wilmington Fire Department looks at a new pier

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The Wilmington Fire Department could soon begin work on a new pier in the Intracoastal Waterway, but it just needs to find a home. Full story...
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Wet roads cause slick driving conditions

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The wet roads caused some problems for drivers today. Police said 19-year-old Bianca Justafort of Rocky Point hydroplaned while traveling on Martin Luther King Parkway in Wilmington. Her Jaguar spun around and landed in a ditch. Full story...
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Millions filling out brackets in anticipation of NCAA Tournament

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videoMarch Madness is here once again, and with UNC and Duke at the top, people are scrambling to fill out their brackets. Full story...
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Codington students learn about influential Americans

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Can you name at least five influential people who shaped our country? Well, some students at Codington Elementary School can name three times that amount. For the past nine weeks, Codington's first graders have been learning about famous Americans who helped shape our country. Full story...
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Sewage spill stinks up Wilmington neighborhood

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Residents in one New Hanover County neighborhood learned putting the wrong materials down your toilet and sink can create big problems for the sewer system on Sunday. Full story...
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