New Hanover County

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.