New Hanover County

5:23 pm
Mon January 16, 2012

NHCo First in Nation to Deploy "Super Wi-Fi" Network


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. 

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6:14 pm
Wed January 11, 2012

NHCo. Teachers, Lawmakers Talk Shop

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

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4:50 pm
Wed December 14, 2011

Wilmington's D.C. Virgo Charter School Application Denied


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

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5:07 pm
Wed December 7, 2011

Construction Jobs Down in Wilmington, but Projects on the Rise

A construction crew uses an auger to drill into the ground at the site of a new Courtyard Marriott hotel in downtown Wilmington.

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

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5:32 pm
Tue November 22, 2011

Ability Garden Struggles to Keep Doors Open

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.

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10:00 am
Sat November 19, 2011

NHCo. Beach Towns Approve Renourishment Plan

Wrightsville Beach, NC

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.

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6:13 pm
Thu November 17, 2011

Funding Cuts for Heating Assistance Create New State Eligibility Requirements

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.

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10:35 am
Wed November 16, 2011

Wilmington Gets an Arts Council

Minnie Evans Sculpture Garden and Bottle Chapel in Airlie Gardens, designed by artist Virginia Wright Frierson. Minnie Evans was the gatekeeper of Airlie Gardens from 1949 to 1974 and is considered to be one of America’s most important visionary artists.
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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9:45 am
Wed November 9, 2011

2011 Election analysis with Ralph Kornegay

Among other skills, Ralph Kornegay, "The Doctor of Squares," is a noted square dance caller.

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.

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3:39 pm
Thu November 3, 2011

NHCo. Early Voting Turnout Low Despite More Polling Sites

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.

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