New Hanover County Commission

After proving to be an especially hot topic during election season,  economic development now tops the agendas for national, state, and local leaders. 

Spirited public debates on the issue recently centered on whether a baseball stadium would revitalize downtown Wilmington or if Titan Cement should operate a facility in Castle Hayne.

In a recent interview, Woody White, newly-appointed as Chairman of New Hanover County’s Commission, offered his strategy for growing the local economy. 

New Hanover County Commissioners unanimously passed a resolution last night to request port enhancement zones in the county.  If approved by the Secretary of Commerce, the three zones would provide higher tax incentives to businesses willing to expand or relocate in those areas. 

One potential zone is near the Port of Wilmington, one is in Castle Hayne, and the third is near U.S. Highway 421 – east of Castle Hayne.

New Hanover County

When New Hanover County Board Chairman Woody White took office December 3rd, he had a slew of issues he planned to address as a new community leader. 

NHCo. Sheriff's Office

Embattled New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger is facing yet another legal issue after his arrest early this morning on a DWI charge.   

NHCo. commission swears in newest member

Dec 17, 2012

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.

Republican and Democratic candidates running for New Hanover County Commissioner gathered at UNCW’s McNeil Hall last night for a candidates’ forum hosted by the League of Women Voters and WECT.  

NHCo. to Vote Again on Family Planning Grant

Mar 30, 2012
New Hanover County

On Monday the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners will once again vote on an almost $9,000 state family planning grant it unanimously rejected last month. 

NHCo. Commissioners Appoint New County Manager

Mar 30, 2012
New Hanover County

The New Hanover County Board of Commissioners announced a new county manager to succeed Bruce Shell, who retires at the end of June after 25 years.  

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.