New Hanover County

Local
5:50 pm
Thu February 26, 2015

Local County Commissioners Visit DC for National Legislative Agenda, Meet with SE NC Delegation

U.S. Capitol Building, Washington, D.C.
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Commissioners from Brunswick, Pender, and New Hanover Counties just returned from a four-day trip to Washington, D.C.

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Local
12:17 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

New Hanover County Planners Seek Input from Next Generation of Citizens

County planners chat with students as they make recommendations for the future of New Hanover County.
Isabelle Shepherd, WHQR

New Hanover County is creating its Comprehensive Plan, which will determine how the community would like to see development occur over the next twenty-five years. Even the youngest citizens are offering input. 

County planners visited Castle Hayne Elementary to speak with 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders in Nicole Wolf-Camplin’s gifted classes. The students represent the next generation of residents, and their goals for the future of the county were very much in line with those set forth by the adult focus groups: 

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Wednesday, January 28 at Noon
12:31 pm
Thu January 22, 2015

On the Next CoastLine: Long Term Plans for the Cape Fear Region

On the next CoastLine: We're taking a closer look at the future.

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Local
11:02 am
Fri December 5, 2014

Evaluation of New Hanover County's Drug Treatment Court Shows Signs of Success

Ten Key Components of Drug Treatment Court. The 8th component involves "monitoring and evaluation measure the achievement of program goals and gauge effectiveness."
New Hanover County's Community Justice Services Department / Penny Craver

When the state stopped funding Drug Treatment Courts in 2011, New Hanover County stepped up to support the program.  To measure effectiveness since that switch, the drug court commissioned an evaluation, which was completed last week.  UNCW sociology researchers found marked success, though recidivism rates for drug court clients are widely considered to be hard to gauge.  

Drug Treatment Court is an intensive substance abuse program.  For those who’ve been convicted of crimes connected with drugs—such as possession or stealing—it can serve as an alternative to prison time.

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Local
6:19 pm
Fri September 12, 2014

Interview: NHC Commission Chair Woody White on School Bond -- Part Two

One new public elementary school is going up near Porters Neck in northern New Hanover County. 

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Local
6:11 pm
Tue August 26, 2014

Tri-County Economic Alliance In The Works

Out of 21 Garner report recommendations, the Wilmington City Council and New Hanover County Board of Commissioners chose to focus on these six objectives.
Isabelle Shepherd

It has oft been said that a rising tide lifts all boats. The City of Wilmington and New Hanover County are banding together to create a marketing alliance between Brunswick, Pender, and New Hanover counties. 

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Local
1:56 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

Group of Local Leaders Proposes Alternative Special Use Permit Process

New Hanover County currently has one special use permit for all industries. Local leaders are looking to change that.
New Hanover County

Local government representatives are joining with environmental advocates and business leaders to create an alternative to a controversial recommendation from the Garner economic development report. Instead of doing away with the special use permit process, they hope to cut the red tape for some industries.  

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Local
1:59 pm
Thu August 14, 2014

New Hanover County's Comprehensive Plan Reaches Next Phase

Plan NHC will act as a guide for New Hanover County's future development.
New Hanover County

New Hanover County’s Comprehensive Plan is moving forward.  After four months of work, the citizen-led theme committees completed their recommendations.

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Local - May 7
12:29 pm
Wed May 7, 2014

Rouzer Bests White in District Seven's GOP Primary Race

U.S. House Candidate David Rouzer (right) checked in with GOP pals including Republican Ricky Meeks, who last night lost a nod for the New Hanover County Commission race, at Wilmington's Republican Headquarters.

After a long battle in the primaries, the Seventh Congressional District—that stretching from Wilmington to the Raleigh suburbs--is down to one Republican contender for the U.S. House seat being vacated by Democrat Mike McIntyre. Former state senator David Rouzer of Johnston County won more than fifty-three percent of the vote last night, beating Woody White, chairman of the New Hanover County Commission, and Chris Andrade, a Fayetteville military veteran.

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Local - April 30
5:00 am
Wed April 30, 2014

Candidate Profile: Danny Hefner (D), NC Senate, District 8

Danny Hefner, the Ocean Isle Beach Democrat who lost 2012’s Senate District Eight race to incumbent Bill Rabon, has thrown his hat into the same ring again. A former Marine Corps officer and truck driver, Hefner now works as a local delivery driver, an inter-faith minister, and a therapeutic foster parent to abused and troubled children. The third-time Senate candidate recently sat down with WHQR to discuss his plans for a range of social issues—but first, Hefner says he plans to address the economy.

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