New Hanover County

Local
10:16 pm
Tue July 31, 2012

Eastern Equine Encephalitis shows up in New Hanover County; officials urge mosquito precautions

The good news:  it’s rare.  The bad news:  there’s no vaccine, no cure, and Eastern Equine Encephalitis can be fatal.  People catch it from mosquitoes – and with the recent rains, mosquitoes are plentiful.  WHQR’s Rachel Lewis Hilburn reports that authorities in New Hanover and Brunswick Counties are urging residents to take simple steps to protect themselves. 

Mosquitoes pass encephalitis to humans – usually after biting an infected wild bird – which make great hosts for the disease. 

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Local
5:00 am
Mon June 11, 2012

NHC residents and businesses could see insurance premium drop

Residents and businesses in the unincorporated portions of New Hanover County could soon see a sizable drop in their homeowner’s insurance premiums. 

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Local
5:49 pm
Wed May 9, 2012

NHC Voters sharply divided over Gay Marriage Ban

While the nation’s eyes are turned on North Carolina as it becomes the 30th state to adopt a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage, New Hanover County delivered a strikingly high percentage of votes opposing the amendment.  WHQR’s Rachel Lewis Hilburn reports. 

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Local
5:36 pm
Tue April 17, 2012

NHCo. One-Stop Voting Begins Thursday

Thursday is the first day for one-stop early voting for the May primary election in New Hanover County. Voters will select candidates for local, state and federal races for the November general election. They will also get to decide on a state constitutional amendment on same sex-marriage. 

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Local
4:34 pm
Tue April 17, 2012

Fire Officials Await Rain as Pine Valley Fire is Contained

The coordination of several agencies led to what Wilmington Fire Chief Buddy Martinette considers a successful containment of the fire that broke out yesterday in the Pine Valley neighborhood. 

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Local
2:54 pm
Fri March 30, 2012

NHCo. Commissioners Appoint New County Manager

New Hanover County Assistant Manager Chris Coudriet will become County Manager on June 30.
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.  

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Local
3:22 pm
Wed March 28, 2012

NHCo. to Collect E-Waste

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.

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Local
1:38 pm
Mon March 26, 2012

NHCo. to Post School Lockdowns on Twitter

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

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Local
4:12 pm
Thu March 22, 2012

NHCo. Telethon Raising Money for Residents without Water

Nicole-Koehler

Tomorrow, 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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Local
2:06 pm
Thu March 22, 2012

NHCo. Telethon will Launch Water Assistance Program

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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