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New Hanover County News

District Attorney suing Rhino Club

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The Wilmington Police Department has responded to numerous calls for service at the club including fights, assaults and a fatal stabbing that occurred in January. The civil nuisance abatement action is the first step in permanently eliminating criminal activities on the property. Full story...
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Commissioners continue to avoid media

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video This has been a stressful and emotional week for New Hanover County Commissioners. An agenda briefing earlier this afternoon was the first time all five have been in a room together since County Commissioner Brian Berger's scathing email, bashing other commissioners. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Commission chairman threatens New Hanover County school board members

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video Jonathan Barfield is not a fan of neighborhood schools and some school board members say he's threatening their budget to get what he wants. School Board Member Janice Cavenaugh says she feels pressured by statements made by Barfield. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Barfield too busy ironing shirt to talk about commission imploding

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He said he was unavailable because he had several meetings and had "to iron a shirt." When we asked if we could e-mail him some questions to get some sort of response, he said, "I'd rather not e-mail. The e-mails go everywhere." Full story...
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Beating the odds, New Hanover student runs varsity track despite cerebral palsy

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video Doctors told the Swann family that Bonnie & Maggie Swann would never walk or talk sixteen years ago. It turns out they were wrong. The Swann twins talk up a storm. In fact Maggie Swann is a proud member of the New Hanover High School varsity track team. Full story...
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Carolina Beach boat slips to be sold at auction

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Eight slips will sell regardless of price with the balance selling subject to the owner's confirmation. The auction will be conducted on April 30, 2011 at 11 a.m. at the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel in Carolina Beach. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Berger's e-mail, accusations show divided commission

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video In his short time on the New Hanover County Commission Berger has certainly made his mark; much of it controversial. He's been reluctant to sit down and talk with us about much of that. So after his latest controversy involving an e-mail tirade launched at county staff and fellow commissioners, News Director Scott Pickey and News Content Manager Kevin Wuzzardo decided they would go to Berger. Full story...
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Wilmington woman organizes creek clean-up

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video At first, Lola James just wanted help clean up her neighborhood. She set a clean-up day, but no one showed up to help. Now, she's set her sights on a bigger project. Full story...
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Plane crash victim identified as Winston-Salem doctor

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Investigators are trying to determine what caused a small plane to crash into a home in High Point, killing the pilot and the passenger. Full story...
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Murder victim, suspect may have been friends

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video A friendship gone horribly wrong. Micheal Smith, whose body was found in a Monkey Junction parking lot may have been friends with his accused killer Charles Saliba. Full story...
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