New Hanover County

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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Local - April 22
2:47 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

Whether Hauled Away or Kept in NHC, Efforts Ensue to Ensure Solid Waste Stream Diverts from Landfill

The question of what to do with New Hanover County’s solid waste is still open. After hearing long-awaited presentations Monday from two private companies vying to haul local waste to neighboring counties, the commissioners were left dissatisfied with projected costs. While the outside companies have been invited to justify their numbers during next month’s commission board meeting, the county could simply continue to handle waste management operations on its own.

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Local
6:20 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

Garner Report says SUP is Business Deterrent; Area Lacks Economic Leadership

Jay Garner, Economic Development Consultant
Garner Economics, LLC

New Hanover County is well-positioned to serve international markets through its port facilities, but the area doesn’t have sufficient access to national markets. 

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Stream Live at 2PM, April 2nd
11:55 am
Wed April 2, 2014

Breaking News: 2PM Today, Live Stream Garner Economic Development Report Presentation to NHC Board

The report, entitled Pathways to Prosperity:  New Hanover County's Plan for Jobs and Investment, contains a list of recommendations that consultant Jay Garner will present to the Board at 2 PM today.  Whether recommendations from the report will be used to develop or adjust county policy is not yet clear.
 

Today's meeting at the Courthouse in downtown Wilmington is open to the public.

Today at 2 PM, WHQR brings you a live online stream of the report announcement via NHCTV:

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