This morning, the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners will swear in its newest member. Republican Thomas Wolfe will fill the vacancy left by former commissioner Rick Catlin. Wolfe’s appointment came as a surprise to Dr. Derrick Hickey, who was nominated by the New Hanover County Republican Party.
About 250 people showed up at River Front Park in downtown Wilmington yesterday for a protest. They took issue with the New Hanover County Commission’s unanimous rejection of an almost $9,000 family planning grant from the state earlier this week.