New Hanover County

John Seb Barber

Break out those old cans and bottles of household cleaners: pollen is back and it’s time for spring cleaning. Once New Hanover County residents are finished with those cleaning products, they can recycle them and other household wastes, like batteries.

Residents can now receive notices about public school lockdowns in New Hanover County through Twitter.

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Tomorrow, New Hanover County officially kicks off a new water assistance program to help residents who can’t pay their water bills.

On Saturday New Hanover County officially kicks off a new water assistance program to help residents who can’t pay their water bills. 

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On Monday the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners unanimously declined a $9,000 dollar family planning grant from the Department of Health and Human Services.

Local Girl Scouts Celebrate 100th Anniversary

Mar 8, 2012
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Saturday morning 700 girls from New Hanover, Pender and Brunswick counties will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scouts and its founder, Juliette Gordon-Low. 

Spring cleaning is upon us, but that doesn’t just mean emptying out our closets.

Homelessness Down across Region

Mar 1, 2012
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Each year, the Tri-County Homeless Interagency Council tracks the number of homeless living in New Hanover, Pender and Brunswick counties. 

Governor Bev Perdue joined a meeting of principals and school counselors in Wilmington Thursday to, as WHQR’s Michelle Bliss reports, discuss the county’s new strategies for lowering the dropout rate and helping kids flip that tassel.  

New Hanover County Board of Commissioners Chairman Ted Davis, Jr. delivered his State of the County address Monday night in downtown Wilmington.

The dropout rate for North Carolina saw a marked decrease last school year. 

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New Hanover County’s Animal Control Services will soon fall under the direction of the Sheriff’s Office.

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New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger has been arrested again.

NHCo. Launches White Space Network

Jan 26, 2012
Harry Taylor Photography / N.C. Arts Council

New Hanover County made history this week as it became the first place in the world to launch commercial use of the television broadcasting spectrum called white space.

Harry Taylor Photography / N.C. Arts Council

All eyes are on New Hanover County as it becomes the first place in the world to launch the white space network. An official launch event will mark the transition in downtown Wilmington Thursday.

 

After pioneering the switch from analog to digital television, New Hanover County is once again being used as a launch pad for testing the newest information technology. 

Teacher compensation, higher graduation rates, and increased school technology were hot topics at a meeting of lawmakers and New Hanover County school officials Wednesday.

 

A state advisory council has denied the charter school application for D.C. Virgo Middle in Wilmington.

Construction jobs in Wilmington were down 21 percent in October compared to the same month in 2010.

The Ability Garden in Wilmington is struggling to pay its bills.

WHQR’s Michelle Bliss reports that the nonprofit’s staff is hopeful that grant money will come in early next year, but funds have certainly dried up in this final stretch of 2011.

New Hanover County’s beach towns have approved an inter-local agreement to pay for beach renourishment.

WHQR’s Michelle Bliss reports that county commissioners must approve the agreement and a vote is expected before the end of the year.

North Carolinians once eligible for federal assistance to help keep their houses warm may not receive funding this winter. Last year New Hanover County received $800,000 for the Low Income Energy Assistance Program. WHQR’s Sara Wood reports this year that number has dwindled to $226,000.

Harry Taylor Photography / N.C. Arts Council

Despite a denied funding request from New Hanover County earlier this year, an arts council will be launched in Wilmington next month. After a three-year effort, the North Carolina Arts Council made the announcement this week.

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The 2011 municipal elections in the Cape Fear region, as analyzed by Ralph Kornegay, Professor of Political Science Emeritus at Cape Fear Community College and currently an instructor at UNC Wilmington.

Saturday is the last day for early voting in New Hanover County where there are more than 87,000 registered voters eligible for municipal elections. WHQR’s Sara Wood reports that despite the county’s efforts to make early voting more accessible, turnout so far for this election remains predictably low.

New Hanover County Welcomes Smith Creek Park

Nov 2, 2011
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New Hanover County welcomed its newest, 92-acre park today near Gordon and Harris Roads. Smith Creek Park features a fresh water lake, kayak and canoe launches, trails, and a playground. 

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