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New Hanover County News

Follow up on downtown power outage

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Construction crews working to repair a bulkhead by the riverfront inadvertently cut a power line Thursday, which left downtown businesses without electricity for nearly eight hours. Full story...
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UNC tuition hike ready for legislature's approval

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Tuition is going up for UNC Wilmington students. The UNC Board of Governors voted this morning to approve an average 3.9% increase of in-state undergraduate tuition and fees at all 16 of its campuses. Full story...
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Lunch and learn at Ashley

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Air Sheriff One dropped in at Ashley High School during lunch on Friday. Students signed up to learn about the helicopter, and careers with the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Department as part of National Career Awareness Month. Full story...
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RBC customers declined funds

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Thousands of customers from RBC Bank thought they were being scammed earlier today, however it turns out there was a computer glitch at the bank's processing firm TSYS, causing many accounts to appear overdrawn. Full story...
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Unforeseen power outage causes problems downtown

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videoConstruction crews began repairing a bulkhead on Water Street about two months ago. Since the work began they've been forced to shut off the power on two different occasions. There were no plans to shut it off at around eleven o'clock on Thursday morning, however. Full story...
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Corning cuts took place in Wilmington on Wednesday

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videoCorning said it would reduce its global workforce by 3,500 employees. Sources told WWAY, some of those layoffs happened here in Wilmington on Wednesday. Full story...
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Cape Fear Singles on Meetup.com

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videoWilmington singles formed an alliance on meetup.com, called the Cape Fear Singles. The group was created four years ago by six people who moved to Wilmington, not knowing a soul. Now the club has nearly four-hundred active members of all ages. Full story...
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CFCC safety training center not properly built

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The ten million dollar training center for New Hanover County fire fighters and first responders has not actually been used. That is because it was not built properly. Full story...
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Representatives from transportation industry meet in Wilmington

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Representatives from various transportation industries around the country are gathered in Wilmington. Among the industries represented are ports, rail systems, airports, and transit systems. Full story...
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Rickenbacker pleads guilty

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A New Hanover County judge is making a Wilmington serial burglar pay his dues. Alan Rickenbacker plead guilty today to more than seventy felony charges, ten of which were for breaking and entering. Full story...
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Second headliner named for Azalea Festival

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The board announced Thursday that American Idol fan favorite, Kellie Pickler will headline a concert on April 1st. Full story...
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WPD statistics review shows burglaries and larcenies up

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The Wilmington Police Department spent part of Thursday morning crunching numbers in hopes of making our streets safer. In it's monthly crime statistics review, lieutenants from each of the city's six districts presented data analyzing rises and drops in certain types of crimes. Full story...
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Interpretive panel explains more about the Dil I

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The Coast Guard cutter Diligence now has a better-explained place in Wilmington's history. Today the commander of the Diligence helped unveil a new interpretive panel at the Cape Fear Museum that provides information about the Dil I. Full story...
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25-year-old Wilmington man is missing

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25-year old Christopher Reese was last seen January 22nd at his home on Pine Forest Road in Wilmington. Full story...
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11-year-old hit by car in Kings Grant neighborhood

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An eleven-year-old boy is in critical condition after a car hit him in the Kings Grant neighborhood of New Hanover County Wednesday night. Full story...
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