New Hanover County, NC Lifestyle

Half-millennium-old Airlie Oak gets TLC, makes babies

NEW HANOVER COUNTY –– After surviving dozens of hurricanes and somehow going unnoticed by lightning, this spring the Airlie Oak was examined by tree experts and given a handful of interventions. “The care of the oak has evolved,” said Janine Powell, Airlie Gardens’ director of donor relations. “Pretty much for...
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1-Year-old Siberian Husky is looking for a new home

NEW HANOVER COUNTY (WWAY)– This week’s Pet Pal is a 1-year-old Siberian Husky named Sky and is in need of a forever home after being found surrendered by her owner. According to staff at the New Hanover County Animal Shelter she is very energetic and loving. They say they’ll only adopter “sky” to someone who understands the breed and knows how to train and care for this type of dog.
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Beach renourishment funds approved for Carolina Beach, Kure Beach

CAROLINA BEACH, N.C. (WECT) - Federal funding is on its way to help two beaches in New Hanover County. Congressman David Rouzer, Senator Richard Burr, and Senator Thom Tills announced the approval of funding for the Coastal Storm Damage Reduction (CSDR) project at Carolina Beach and Kure Beach on Monday.

Arboretum prepares for 4-H Pumpkin Palooza and Art in the Arboretum

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) – Members of the community will show off their pumpkin carving skills at this weekend’s 4-H Pumpkin Palooza. The event at the New Hanover County Arboretum also showcases New Hanover County 4-H. “4-H is probably the largest youth development organization in America that serves over 6 million...

Lawsuit alleges NHC beach paid parking programs are unconstitutional

Jon Evans interviews Greta van Susteren about Infrastructure bills and national debt. According to records requests from NC Health News, 38 counties filed 24,760 reports involving domestic violence. In contrast, those same counties had 22,776 domestic violence reports in 2019. Early voting began today for upcoming municipal elections. Updated: 1...
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Popular local brunch spot pays it forward to non-profits

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A popular brunch and dinner spot in New Hanover County is giving all its tips to local non-profits. According to Sweet N Savory owner Rob Shapiro, the restaurant raised their base pay to $15 an hour to attract more full time employees. Now that his servers...
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Pet Pals: 2-Year-old tabby cat is looking for a new home

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — This week’s Pet Pal is a gray male tabby cat named Tigger who is in need of a new home. New Hanover County Animal Services Supervisor Stephen Watson tells us Tigger was removed from his last home due to poor living conditions and being mistreated. Watson...
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How did Banks Channel get its name?

According to Christine Divoky at Wrightsville Beach Museum, the name comes from “The Banks,” the local name for what is now Wrightsville Beach back in the 1700s and early 1800s. Harbor Island was known as “The Hammocks” as late as the 1890s. In fact, Banks Channel originally separated The Hammocks...
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Brunswick County brewery breaks ground

BRUNSWICK COUNTY (WWAY) — A Leland Brewery has finally broken ground after a two year delay. Co-owners Will Cameron and Jud Watkins said work should be complete before Labor Day of next year. The two began work after noticing customers in New Hanover County saying they were driving from Brunswick...
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NHSO sees increase in owner surrenders at animal shelter

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — The pandemic has impacted many people physically, emotionally, and financially — leaving some people with difficult decisions to give up things that they love. The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office Animal Services Unit Shelter Manager Stephen Watson said their owner surrender hotline has seen...

NC distilleries now allowed to sell liquor by bottle on Sundays

Miss out on making that necessary Saturday pit stop at the ABC store to fulfill Sunday’s Bloody Mary needs? No worries — an omnibus legislation, House Bill 890, signed into law by North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper, went into effect Friday. It allows distilleries to open Sundays to sell to-go bottles of its spirits from noon to 9 p.m.