New Hanover

Latest stories

1h
The Wilmington Star-News
Polar Plunge benefits Special OlympicsCAROLINA BEACH -- This Saturday, some residents will be “freezin' for a reason”
Polar Plunge benefits Special Olympics
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted an hour ago
CAROLINA BEACH -- This Saturday, some residents will be “freezin' for a reason” -- a good reason. They're planning to jump into the cold water at Carolina Beach as part of a Polar Plunge event to raise funds to help hundreds of local athletes... Read more
2h
WWAY 3 Wilmington
STARNEWS REPORTS: Family who lost child in zip-line accident 'shocked' by state reportRALEIGH, NC (StarNewsOnline) — The family of 12-year-old Wilmington resident Sa
STARNEWS REPORTS: Family who lost child in zip-line accident 'shocked' by state report
WWAY 3 Wilmington / Posted 2 hours ago
RALEIGH, NC (StarNewsOnline) — The family of 12-year-old Wilmington resident Sanders Burney who died last June in a zip-line accident at YMCA’s Camp Cheerio in Alleghany County said their daughter would still be alive had the course been inspected... Read more
2h
WWAY 3 Wilmington
Comments pour in after 'booms' rock the Cape FearBOLIVIA, NC (WWAY) — For many years the ‘booms’ have confused people and there
Comments pour in after 'booms' rock the Cape Fear
WWAY 3 Wilmington / Posted 2 hours ago
BOLIVIA, NC (WWAY) — For many years the ‘booms’ have confused people and there are many theories about what causes them in our area. Monday people from different parts of New Hanover and Brunswick counties said they felt and heard the booms. Amber... Read more
2h
The Wilmington Star-News
Monday, Feb. 8South Brunswick swimmers post huge efforts at regionals It was a Saturday for
Monday, Feb. 8
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 2 hours ago
South Brunswick swimmers post huge efforts at regionals It was a Saturday for the swim programs at South Brunswick as the boys placed third while the girls were fourth overall the Class 3A East Regional championships at the Triangle Aquatic Center... Read more
6h
WECT 6 Wilmington
NHCS to offer free bus driving classes to increase drivers due to shortageSchool leaders in one county are looking for ways to get more drivers in buses.
NHCS to offer free bus driving classes to increase drivers due to shortage
WECT 6 Wilmington / Posted 6 hours ago
School leaders in one county are looking for ways to get more drivers in buses. New Hanover County Schools is offering free commercial driving classes to those who are interested. School officials are hoping this will encourage others to apply to... Read more
7h
The Wilmington Star-News
Family who lost child in zip-line accident 'shocked' by state reportRALEIGH -- The family of 12-year-old Wilmington resident Sanders Burney who die
Family who lost child in zip-line accident 'shocked' by state report
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 7 hours ago
RALEIGH -- The family of 12-year-old Wilmington resident Sanders Burney who died last June in a zip-line accident at YMCA's Camp Cheerio in Alleghany County said their daughter would still be alive had the course been inspected and regulated... Read more
13h
The Wilmington Star-News
Man jailed after tire-iron used in gas station robberyNEW HANOVER COUNTY -- A Wilmington man was arrested Sunday and charged with rob
Man jailed after tire-iron used in gas station robbery
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 13 hours ago
NEW HANOVER COUNTY -- A Wilmington man was arrested Sunday and charged with robbing a gas station with a tire iron. Michael Thomas Arslan, 32, of Cheryl Lane, is charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon. According to the New Hanover County... Read more
2 related stories
13h
The Wilmington Star-News
Tests show Silver Lake safe after algae bloomNEW HANOVER COUNTY -- Two and a half months after tests found a dangerous toxin
Tests show Silver Lake safe after algae bloom
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 13 hours ago
NEW HANOVER COUNTY -- Two and a half months after tests found a dangerous toxin in Silver Lake, officials say the water is safe again.� But the ordeal of responding to the algal bloom that caused the toxin -- a process that brought Division of... Read more
14h
WWAY 3 Wilmington
Man robs Scotchman armed with tire ironWILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — New Hanover County Sheriff’s Deputies responded last ni
Man robs Scotchman armed with tire iron
WWAY 3 Wilmington / Posted 14 hours ago
WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — New Hanover County Sheriff’s Deputies responded last night at approximately 9:47 p.m. to an armed robbery of the Scotchman gas station located at Market and Middle Sound Loop Rd. The clerk told deputies that a 6 ft. tall... Read more
2 related stories
14h
The Wilmington Star-News
Prized watch returns in luggage lost nearly 17 years agoMy husband, Bill, and I have a StarNews newspaper that is very special to us. I
Prized watch returns in luggage lost nearly 17 years ago
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 14 hours ago
My husband, Bill, and I have a StarNews newspaper that is very special to us. It is dated Tuesday, Feb. 16, 1999. You are thinking, so what? That's the day my husband and I flew out of New Hanover County airport for Hawaii via Los Angeles. We were... Read more
14h
The Wilmington Star-News
Redistricting changed, cemented powerWILMINGTON -- Six years ago, Democrats had a stranglehold on state politics.�
Redistricting changed, cemented power
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 14 hours ago
WILMINGTON -- Six years ago, Democrats had a stranglehold on state politics.� Before the 2010 election, the state had eight Democrats and five Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives. The N.C. General Assembly had firmly been in the hands... Read more
36 related stories
14h
The Wilmington Star-News
Redistricting changed, cemented power

WILMINGTON -- Six years ago, Democrats had a stranglehold on state politics.

Redistricting changed, cemented power
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 14 hours ago

WILMINGTON -- Six years ago, Democrats had a stranglehold on state politics.

Before the 2010 election, the state had eight Democrats and five Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives. The N.C. General Assembly had firmly been in the... Read more

14h
WECT 6 Wilmington
Suspect uses tire iron to rob ScotchmanThe New Hanover County Sheriff's Office has arrested a man for allegedly robbin
Suspect uses tire iron to rob Scotchman
WECT 6 Wilmington / Posted 14 hours ago
The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office has arrested a man for allegedly robbing a Scotchman gas station with a tire iron Sunday night. Michael Thomas Arslan, 32, was charged with felony robbery with a dangerous weapon and booked at the New Hanover... Read more
2 related stories
15h
The Wilmington Star-News
Lung cancer screening efforts lead to spike in projected cases, earlier treatmentProjected new cases of lung cancer are on the rise across North Carolina, a sta
Lung cancer screening efforts lead to spike in projected cases, earlier treatment
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 15 hours ago
Projected new cases of lung cancer are on the rise across North Carolina, a statistic doctors largely attribute to more and better screening.�Statewide, projected diagnoses are up 65 percent over the period from 2000 to 2016 according to the�N.C.... Read more
16h
The Wilmington Star-News
Wilmington convenience store clerk shot in robberyWILMINGTON� -- An employee was shot Sunday night during an armed robbery at a F
Wilmington convenience store clerk shot in robbery
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 16 hours ago
WILMINGTON� -- An employee was shot Sunday night during an armed robbery at a Front Street convenience store. The shooting happened just after 9 p.m. at Munches Grocery, 404 Nixon St., after a masked gunman confronted the 61-year-old male victim,... Read more
18h
WWAY 3 Wilmington
Take the Polar Plunge and help Special OlympicsCAROLINA BEACH, NC (WWAY) — This Saturday crowds will gather at the Carolina Be
Take the Polar Plunge and help Special Olympics
WWAY 3 Wilmington / Posted 18 hours ago
CAROLINA BEACH, NC (WWAY) — This Saturday crowds will gather at the Carolina Beach Boardwalk for the 12th Annual Special Olympics Polar Plunge. Join hundreds who will be freezin’ for a reason as they jump into the Atlantic ocean wearing only a... Read more
1d
The Wilmington Star-News
Bags of Love helps kids going into foster care“IT’S MY VERY OWN -- BAGS OF LOVE” is the name of a ministry that has been serv
Bags of Love helps kids going into foster care
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted yesterday
“IT’S MY VERY OWN -- BAGS OF LOVE” is the name of a ministry that has been serving the Wilmington area for the past three years. Children from birth through age 17 who have had to be removed from their homes by Child Protective Services receive a... Read more
1d
The Wilmington Star-News
Brunswick Nuclear Plant announces damage to electrical panelDuke Energy Progress said all event classifications were ended at 6:14 p.m. Op
Brunswick Nuclear Plant announces damage to electrical panel
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted yesterday
Duke Energy Progress said all event classifications were ended at 6:14 p.m. Operators safely shut down Unit 1. Unit 2 continued to operate at 100 percent power, Duke Energy Progress said in a news release. Brunswick plant emergency response... Read more
4 related stories
1d
The Wilmington Star-News
Brunswick Nuclear Plant announces damage to electrical panelOperators safely shut down Unit 1. Unit 2 continued to operate at 100 percent p
Brunswick Nuclear Plant announces damage to electrical panel
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted yesterday
Operators safely shut down Unit 1. Unit 2 continued to operate at 100 percent power, Duke Energy Progress said in a news release. Brunswick plant emergency response facilities were staffed, the utility said, adding that there was no impact to the... Read more
4 related stories
1d
The Wilmington Star-News
Letters to the Editor, Feb. 8One statement in your recent editorial on voter ID rules may have left some rea
Letters to the Editor, Feb. 8
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted yesterday
One statement in your recent editorial on voter ID rules may have left some readers confused, "Even if you are not interested in voting for a candidate in the primary election or if you are registered as non-partisan, you still can vote on the $2... Read more
1d
The Wilmington Star-News
Weather Service extends flood warningAt 3:57 p.m., the National Weather Service extended a flood warning in effect u
Weather Service extends flood warning
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted yesterday
At 3:57 p.m., the National Weather Service extended a flood warning in effect until 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. for New Hanover, Brunswick and Pender counties and northeastern Columbus County. A flood warning means that flooding is imminent or has been... Read more
1d
The Jacksonville Daily News
COLUMN: Jacksonville movers help save a motorists life Posted Feb. 7, 2016 at 1:26 PM Hello, friends and neighbors. It is good to s
COLUMN: Jacksonville movers help save a motorists life
The Jacksonville Daily News / Posted yesterday
Posted Feb. 7, 2016 at 1:26 PM Hello, friends and neighbors. It is good to see you here.On Jan. 29, Danny Hester Jr.,30, and Melchazadey “A.D.” Batts, 25, both of Jacksonville, helped save the... Read more
1d
The Wilmington Star-News
Windy and wet today with some flooding likelyIn a statement issued by the National Weather Service at 9 a.m. Sunday, a wind
Windy and wet today with some flooding likely
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted yesterday
In a statement issued by the National Weather Service at 9 a.m. Sunday, a wind advisory is in effect for Brunswick, New Hanover and Pender counties and two counties of coastal South Carolina. A flood watch is in effect for those counties and... Read more
2d
The Wilmington Star-News
Local leaders unite in Carolina fandom for Super Bowl 50The staff at the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office makes no doubt about who t
Local leaders unite in Carolina fandom for Super Bowl 50
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 2 days ago
The staff at the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office makes no doubt about who they're picking to win the Super Bowl. Contributed photoStarNewsOnline.comFebruary 6, 2016 10:40 PM

In Carolina Panthers country, it's not unusual to see folks... Read more

2 related stories
2d
The Wilmington Star-News
Local leaders unite in Carolina fandom for Super Bowl 50

In Carolina Panthers country, it's not unusual to see folks picking th

Local leaders unite in Carolina fandom for Super Bowl 50
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 2 days ago

In Carolina Panthers country, it's not unusual to see folks picking the Panthers to beat the Broncos in Super Bowl 50. Still, it's interesting to see who's been paying close attention throughout the year and who's rooting for the home team,... Read more

2 related stories
2d
The Wilmington Star-News
The Buzz, Feb. 4

NC_Wilmington -

Vote Republican -- no second-place country and m

The Buzz, Feb. 4
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 2 days ago

NC_Wilmington -

Vote Republican -- no second-place country and military, backpedaling, unqualified czar appointments, trillions in debt -- or learn the Koran.

Trump questions birth eligibilities of Obama and Cruz. His birth... Read more

2d
The Wilmington Star-News
Coastal storm coming, snow a small possibilityTemperatures critical for snowfall accumulation were teetering as of Saturday a
Coastal storm coming, snow a small possibility
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 2 days ago
Temperatures critical for snowfall accumulation were teetering as of Saturday afternoon. Weather service meteorologist Steve Pfaff said models Saturday were showing mostly rain Sunday, but forecasters were getting mixed signals. "We are just seeing... Read more
2 related stories
2d
The Wilmington Star-News
Letters to the Editor, Feb. 7I recently listened to a sound bite from New Hanover County Commissioner Rob Za
Letters to the Editor, Feb. 7
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 2 days ago
I recently listened to a sound bite from New Hanover County Commissioner Rob Zapple concerning Woody White’s decision to respond to Chairman Beth Dawson’s State of the County address. Both being Republicans was the “issue” since typically the other... Read more
2d
The Wilmington Star-News
Coastal storms coming, snow a small possibilityTemperatures critical for snowfall accumulation were teetering as of Saturday a
Coastal storms coming, snow a small possibility
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 2 days ago
Temperatures critical for snowfall accumulation were teetering as of Saturday afternoon. Weather service meteorologist Steve Pfaff said models Saturday were showing mostly rain Sunday, but forecasters were getting mixed signals. "We are just seeing... Read more
2 related stories
2d
The Wilmington Star-News
Police blotter - Reports filed Jan. 28-Feb. 3

NC_Wilmington -

The following is a sampling of reports taken

Police blotter - Reports filed Jan. 28-Feb. 3
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 2 days ago

NC_Wilmington -

The following is a sampling of reports taken by the Wilmington Police Department and the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office from Jan. 28 through... Read more

2d
The Wilmington Star-News
Film, teacher pay top issues for short sessionSOUTHEASTERN N.C. -- If there's one thing the region's seven delegates to the N
Film, teacher pay top issues for short session
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 2 days ago
SOUTHEASTERN N.C. -- If there's one thing the region's seven delegates to the N.C. General Assembly agree on, it's that the upcoming short session should actually live up to its name. "My first goal is to make the short session a short session,"... Read more
3d
WWAY 3 Wilmington
WWAY's Full Court Press - Feb. 5New Hanover's Ramello Wiliams tries to get a shot off in traffic against Hoggar
WWAY's Full Court Press - Feb. 5
WWAY 3 Wilmington / Posted 3 days ago
New Hanover's Ramello Wiliams tries to get a shot off in traffic against Hoggard on Feb. 5, 2016. (Photo: Rodney Willliams) WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Did you see all of those close high school basketball games on Friday night? More close games than... Read more
3d
The Wilmington Star-News
Advertorial - Brunswick Forest’s Attractive Lifestyle Brings New Residents To The Areaarea’s mild climate, lower cost of living, and relaxed, coastal lifestyle free
Advertorial - Brunswick Forest’s Attractive Lifestyle Brings New Residents To The Area
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 3 days ago
area’s mild climate, lower cost of living, and relaxed, coastal lifestyle free from the traffic concerns and hectic pace often experienced in larger cities. North Carolina: Top Five for Inbound Moves According to the 2015 Movers Study by United... Read more
3d
WECT 6 Wilmington
H.S. Basketball ScoreboardSouth Columbus 41, St. Pauls 59 F New Hanover 40, Hoggard 37 F Ashley 43, Lan
H.S. Basketball Scoreboard
WECT 6 Wilmington / Posted 3 days ago
South Columbus 41, St. Pauls 59 F New Hanover 40, Hoggard 37 F Ashley 43, Laney 40 F West Brunswick 73, South Brunswick 31 F Whiteville 48, East Columbus 31 F North Brunswick 79, Dixon 76 F Midway 55, Trask 74 F Coastal Christian 72,... Read more
3d
The Wilmington Star-News
Cats come up big in clutchAcchaeus Fields didn’t let the moment phase him. With less than 30 seconds left
Cats come up big in clutch
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 3 days ago
Acchaeus Fields didn’t let the moment phase him. With less than 30 seconds left in Friday’s game against Hoggard, the New Hanover senior toed the line for a free throw attempt that rattled out and was rebounded by the Vikings. Fields made sure when... Read more
3d
The Wilmington Star-News
Bucs find rhythm just in time for comebackThe scenario was all too familiar for Laney girls basketball coach Sherri Tynes
Bucs find rhythm just in time for comeback
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 3 days ago
The scenario was all too familiar for Laney girls basketball coach Sherri Tynes. Careless turnovers kept the Buccaneers from getting into a rhythm early in Tuesday’s home game against Ashley. The same thing happened when the team’s met on Jan.... Read more
3d
WWAY 3 Wilmington
NHCS settles with state following scaffolding incidentNew Hanover High School (Photo: Sarah Johnson/WWAY) WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Ne
NHCS settles with state following scaffolding incident
WWAY 3 Wilmington / Posted 3 days ago
New Hanover High School (Photo: Sarah Johnson/WWAY) WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — New Hanover County Schools has settled its case with the N.C. Department of Labor after two men fell from a piece of equipment at New Hanover High last year. Two... Read more
3d
The Wilmington Star-News
'Still a lot to be appreciative for,' shooting survivor saysShooting survivor Jessica Modolo with her fiance, Stuart Meyers, a few months a
'Still a lot to be appreciative for,' shooting survivor says
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 3 days ago
Shooting survivor Jessica Modolo with her fiance, Stuart Meyers, a few months after the Feb. 6, 2015, shooting. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOStarNewsOnline.comFebruary 5, 2016 8:23 PM

Until Stuart Meyers opened up the memory box handed to him by a hospital... Read more

3d
The Wilmington Star-News
'Still a lot to be appreciative for,' shooting survivor saysMeyers was busy dealing with the shooting death of his brother-in-law, Russell
'Still a lot to be appreciative for,' shooting survivor says
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 3 days ago
Meyers was busy dealing with the shooting death of his brother-in-law, Russell Allen Mitchell, 38, and helping his fiancee fight for her life after she was shot twice Feb. 6, 2015, during a murder-suicide at a Monkey Junction gas station. He was busy... Read more
3d
WWAY 3 Wilmington
Lab mix attacks 5-old, momLELAND, NC (WWAY) — A mom and her young child are recovering from a dog attack.
Lab mix attacks 5-old, mom
WWAY 3 Wilmington / Posted 3 days ago
LELAND, NC (WWAY) — A mom and her young child are recovering from a dog attack. Leland Police said it happened on Monday just before 9 a.m. on Provincial Drive. Police said a man walking a lab mix on a leash when he passed the mom and child. The mom... Read more
2 related stories
3d
The Wilmington Star-News
Mother and child attacked by dog in LelandLELAND -- A mother and her 5-year-old child are recovering from a dog attack in
Mother and child attacked by dog in Leland
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 3 days ago
LELAND -- A mother and her 5-year-old child are recovering from a dog attack in Leland Monday. The dog involved, a lab mix, will be euthanized after a 10-day holding period in the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office Animal Services facility, according... Read more
2 related stories
3d
WECT 6 Wilmington
Mother, child attacked by dog in LelandA mother and her 5-year-old child were attacked by a neighbor's dog in Leland e
Mother, child attacked by dog in Leland
WECT 6 Wilmington / Posted 3 days ago
A mother and her 5-year-old child were attacked by a neighbor's dog in Leland earlier this week. According to Lt. Jeremy Humphries with the Leland Police Department, the incident happened on Provincial Drive in the Windsor Park neighborhood around 9... Read more
2 related stories
3d
The Wilmington Star-News
Snow could hit region SundaySOUTHEASTERN N.C. -- A slight drop in temperature this weekend could bring an i
Snow could hit region Sunday
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 3 days ago
SOUTHEASTERN N.C. -- A slight drop in temperature this weekend could bring an inch of snow to eastern parts of the state.� The National Weather Service's Wilmington office says that rain in the area Sunday could become snow if colder air hits the... Read more
3d
The Wilmington Star-News
New Hanover County seeks volunteers for committeesNEW HANOVER COUNTY -- The county is accepting applications for openings on two
New Hanover County seeks volunteers for committees
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 3 days ago
NEW HANOVER COUNTY -- The county is accepting applications for openings on two committees. The Adult Care Home Community Advisory Committee and Nursing Home Community Advisory Committee each have vacancies, according to a release on the county's... Read more
3d
WECT 6 Wilmington
SPECIAL REPORT: DWI ArrestsWe’ve made a discovery about crime that came as a surprise to many local law en
SPECIAL REPORT: DWI Arrests
WECT 6 Wilmington / Posted 3 days ago
We’ve made a discovery about crime that came as a surprise to many local law enforcement agencies. Officers throughout New Hanover County made almost 1000 fewer drunk driving arrests last year than they did in 2008, about a 30% drop. Many agencies... Read more
3d
WECT 6 Wilmington
US Marshals arrest armed robbery suspect in BurgawThe US Marshals arrested a man Thursday wanted in connection to an armed robber
US Marshals arrest armed robbery suspect in Burgaw
WECT 6 Wilmington / Posted 3 days ago
The US Marshals arrested a man Thursday wanted in connection to an armed robbery in Wilmington last month. According to US Marshals officials, Kason Duquarius Murphy, 24, was arrested at a family member's home in Burgaw. The US Marshals service had... Read more
3d
Liverpool Echo
Busaba Thai restaurant opening postponed due to building workLiverpool’s newest Thai restaurant Busaba is to postpone its opening as buildin
Busaba Thai restaurant opening postponed due to building work
Liverpool Echo / Posted 3 days ago
Liverpool’s newest Thai restaurant Busaba is to postpone its opening as building work has over run. The new Hanover Street venue was due to open on February 29, but due to what's being described as 'a complicated stairway installation' the opening... Read more
3d
WECT 6 Wilmington
cooler, but thankfully much drier, for your FridayFirst Alert Forecast: First Alert Forecast: After a very soggy Thursday, a hi
cooler, but thankfully much drier, for your Friday
WECT 6 Wilmington / Posted 3 days ago
First Alert Forecast: First Alert Forecast: After a very soggy Thursday, a high pressure system will bring a welcome window of dry weather for your... Read more
39 related stories
4d
The Wilmington Star-News
Pruning at right time essential to plants' healthPruning is an essential gardening skill. When you prune correctly, you encourag
Pruning at right time essential to plants' health
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 4 days ago
Pruning is an essential gardening skill. When you prune correctly, you encourage healthy growth and flowering as well as an aesthetic appeal. For most shrubs and trees, it helps to prune at the right time. Some are best pruned in winter; some right... Read more
3 related stories
4d
The Wilmington Star-News
Teens learn about filmmaking from industry insiderLights, camera, action! One film industry veteran has come up with a way to kee
Teens learn about filmmaking from industry insider
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 4 days ago
Lights, camera, action! One film industry veteran has come up with a way to keep Wilmington filmmaking thriving without any tax incentives. His secret weapon? Teenagers. “There’s an opportunity to develop talent here. It seems like a no-brainer, a... Read more
More

People in this news