New Hanover County, NC

Cape Fear Gardening: How to get the most from your rose bushes

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) – With six different types of roses grown in North Carolina, advice about planting conditions and pruning will keep your roses blooming. In this week’s episode of Cape Fear Gardening, New Hanover County Arboretum experts explain how to take care of your rose bushes to maximize their beauty year round.
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Monkey Junction residents voice concerns over proposed 94-home development

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Another proposed development has neighbors in New Hanover County anxious about its potential impacts. Zimmer Development Company is proposing a rezoning of 14.77 acres of land at 5304 Masonboro Loop Road between Grey Squirrel Road and Brighton Road. Right now, it’s zoned as R-15 to allow about 2.5 units per acre. They want to change it to conditional R-5 to allow about seven units per acre for a new townhome development.

North Carolina man under $10M bond after fentanyl bust

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man is jailed under bond of more than $10 million after a drug bust in which sheriff’s deputies seized more than 1,000 pills laced with fentanyl. The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office said its vice and narcotic unit recently concluded a three-month investigation into the sale and distribution […]

Port City United employee fired after about a week due to her arrest

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - A Port City United employee was fired after about a week on the job due to her arrest in connection to a fatal shooting in Wilmington. A New Hanover County spokesperson confirmed that Rone’Quia Harris was hired as a PCU Connect Specialist on April 19 but was dismissed on April 27.
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New Hanover County man wins $200,000 on scratch-off

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Steven Milligan of Wilmington tried his luck on a $5 scratch-off and won a $200,000 prize. Milligan bought his lucky Sapphire 7s ticket from the Gas Center on Market Street in Wilmington. Milligan arrived at lottery headquarters Tuesday to collect his prize and, after required...

'Fight every step of the way': Myrtle Grove residents oppose townhome project

Residents say they're resolved to fight a rezoning that would nearly triple the density allowed on a narrow strip of land in the heart of Myrtle Grove. Developers counter the project, which proposes 84 townhomes and 10 single-family homes on the nearly 15-acre tract at 5304 Masonboro Loop Rd., brings the density needed to address a shortage of housing in New Hanover County.

Holly Childs Resigns As WDI Head

Holly Childs resigned from her role as president and CEO of Wilmington Downtown iNC, the organization announced Thursday afternoon. Childs, whose resignation takes effect immediately, said she is returning “home for family reasons,” a news release stated. She took over as head of WDI in January 2021, shifting...
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NHSO seizes more than 1,000 pills in major fentanyl bust

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office has seized more than 200 grams of pills and arrested an alleged drug dealer after a three-month long investigation. According to a news release, the Vice and Narcotics unit learned Scott Kenneth Aubrey was in possession...