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New Hanover County News

Commissioners pass New Hanover budget, reject ABC chief raise

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New Hanover County Commissioners passed the FY2011-2012 budget today with a few tweaks, including a one percent merit pay increase for county employees. Commissioners also increased the budget for new hanover county schools by $1 million. Full story...
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Record-breaking heat invades our area

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Wilmington hit a record-breaking high temperature of 101 degrees this afternoon. Full story...
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Wilmington crack dealer sentenced to 35 years

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A Wilmington crack dealer will spend decades behind bars. A federal judge sentenced Rushaun Necko Parker to 35 years in prison. Full story...
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Hoggard guard Lawson Ahrens signs with BCC

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Brunswick Community College didn't have to go very far to keep an eye on Hoggard shooting guard Lawson Ahrens. In turn, Ahrens won't have to go too far in order to go to college. Ahrens signed with BCC on Sunday in Bolivia. Full story...
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Erin Brockovich headlines NCAJ speakers

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video Her personal journey became a Hollywood story, and Sunday Erin Brockovich's journey led her to Wilmington where she spoke to the North Carolina Advocates for Justice. Full story...
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Hammerheads earn draw against Orlando City

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The Wilmington Hammerheads scored a late goal on Saturday night to even the score at one against Orlando City. The goal in the 84th minute turned out to be the final goal. Final score 1-1. Full story...
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Wilmington's Josh Brock earns first golf money

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Wilmington resident Josh Brock is now a professional golfer. The former UNCW Seahawk earned his first pro pay check on Saturday with a top ten finish on the E Golf Tour. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Brian Berger says he'll pay for damage to constituent's car; Includes WPD's response

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Angela Lilly says she finally talked to Brian Berger today. He told her he had called his insurance provider and should be able to find out if he's covered by Monday. She said Berger told her that if insurance doesn't cover it, he'll pay for it himself. Full story...
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Sea Dawgs give Charlotte raw deal

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video The Wilmington Sea Dawgs welcomed all the ladies for free Friday night, but the team they were supposed to face was a no show. Instead, the Dawgs tipped off with the Charlotte Raw featuring two former New Hanover High School stars. Full story...
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Hit me with your best shot

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video Robin Conroy was just an ordinary UNCW student, but all that changed her senior year when she got into boxing. From the time she started, it has been her dream to compete at the highest level. Full story...
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