Wilmington, NC – New Hanover County says it will conduct the next property revaluation four years from now.
State law requires property revaluations at least every eight years. And the last New Hanover County tax revaluation happened in 1999 - eight years ago. But New Hanover County Manager Bruce Shell says the next revaluation will come around in 2011.
We've had a four year, for years, but due to hurricanes which upset the comparability of sales prices, we weren't able to implement that.
Wilmington, NC – Wilmington police report a calm weekend after last Thursday's shooting of a young man by an officer. Police spokesperson Lucy Crockett says there were intermittent vigils throughout the weekend at the site where Phillipe Elon McIver, 23, died, but the scene remained peaceful.
McIver's shooting near the Tidewater Townhomes on Princess Place Drive, igniting strong tensions in the neighborhood.
Wilmington, NC – Congressman Mike McIntyre awarded a Wilmington veteran of World War II the Bronze Star and POW medal along with seven others.
82-year-old Delmer Wells was holed up in a house in France waiting for supplies and ammunition when German forces shelled the house and captured him and nearly 50 others. The Private First Class was held from February to May of 1945.
His daughter-in-law worked with McIntyre's office to get him his nine medals more than 60 years after coming home.
Wilmington, NC – Travis Eggers thinks his new restaurant has the perfect location - tons of foot traffic and just blocks from the courthouse, Thalian Hall and Front Street, with thriving businesses all around.
Of course, that may be exactly what the last four restaurants that tried to make a go of it on this corner of Princess and Second streets thought, too.
Wilmington, NC – After lengthily debate, the Wilmington City Council last night approved ten proposals that could become the basis for a Special Order of Consent with the state's Department of Environment and Natural Resources.
The binding agreement would trade strict repair deadlines for regulatory flexibility, such as allowing the city to divert more sewage from the Southside to the Northside treatment plant, bypassing the troubled NEI sewer line.