News Flash

Posted on: February 20, 2024

Commissioner Meeting Recap for February 19, 2024

It was a busy morning at the Historic Courthouse in downtown Wilmington as the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners held its second regular meeting for February. A full recap is below …

Thank you for your service!

As part of the meeting, Com...

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Commissioner Meeting Recap
Posted on: February 19, 2024

Public Notice: New Hanover County Non-County Agency Funding Committee to meet Thursday, February 22

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC - Notice is hereby given that the New Hanover County Non-County Agency Funding Committee will meet on Thursday, February 22, at 9:00 a.m. for the purpose of discussing the non-county agency funding for Fiscal Year 2024-2025...

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News Releases
Posted on: February 16, 2024

Board of Elections Special Meeting Notice

The New Hanover County Board of Elections will be meeting on February 20, 2024, at 5:00 PM in the Longleaf Room at the Board of Elections Office, located at 1241 A Military Cutoff Road, Wilmington, NC 28405, to review absentee ballot applications and disc...

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Board of Elections
Posted on: February 16, 2024 | Last Modified on: May 26, 2023

New Hanover County officially breaks ground on new museum and library site in the Grace District

Library and Museum from Grace and Third

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Following weeks of preparing the site, construction is set to begin on the new Cape Fear Museum and downtown Public Library facility, known as Project Grace, after the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners held a groundbreakin...

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News Releases
Posted on: February 14, 2024

Hubble Space Telescope: New Views of the Universe Exhibition Now Open

Hubble Exhibit

Hubble Space Telescope: New Views of the Universe is a NASA traveling exhibition that immerses visitors in the magnificence and mystery of Hubble’s mission and introduces the James Webb Space Telescope. The exhibit will be on view through June 2...

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Cape Fear Museum
Posted on: February 14, 2024 | Last Modified on: May 26, 2023

Public Notice: Location change for March 7 New Hanover County Planning Board meeting

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – The meeting location of the March 7, 2024, New Hanover County Planning Board has been changed to the New Hanover County Government Center in Conference Rooms 138-139 at 230 Government Center Drive, Wilmington, NC. The location cha...

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News Releases
Posted on: February 14, 2024

Science + You Exhibition Now Open

Kids exploring exhibit

Science + You is a groundbreaking interactive children’s exhibit that lets young learners ages 2 to 10 discover how science plays a role in health and wellness. The exhibit will be on view through September 8, 2024.

The exhibit offers a ...

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Cape Fear Museum
Posted on: February 13, 2024

Community Meeting Notice : 6208, 6216, 6218 Carolina Beach Road

A community meeting has been scheduled for a potential rezoning application. Please see the below information, which has been provided by the potential applicant. Please note that community meetings are held by the applicant and are conducted prior to the...

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Planning & Land Use
Posted on: February 12, 2024

Community Meeting Notice : 3121 Castle Hayne Road

A community meeting has been scheduled for a potential rezoning application. Please see the below information, which has been provided by the potential applicant. Please note that community meetings are held by the applicant and are conducted prior to the...

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Planning & Land Use
Posted on: February 12, 2024

Public Notice: Budget Work Session scheduled for February 19

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Notice is hereby given that the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners will hold a Budget Work Session on February 19, 2024 at 1:30 p.m. to discuss budget priorities for Fiscal Year 2024-2025. The work session will be...

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News Releases
Posted on: February 9, 2024

Board of Elections Special Meeting Notice

The New Hanover County Board of Elections will be meeting on February 13, 2024, at 5:00 PM in the Longleaf Room at the Board of Elections Office, located at 1241 A Military Cutoff Road, Wilmington, NC 28405, to review absentee ballot applications and disc...

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Board of Elections
Posted on: February 8, 2024

Voter registration deadline approaching for March 5 primary election

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC?– Residents of New Hanover County interested in participating in the upcoming 2024 Primary Election will need to register to vote by Friday, February 9, 2024. Voters who miss the registration deadline but would still like to registe...

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News Releases
Posted on: February 7, 2024

Community input is crucial to guiding the model of Good Governance

By Chris Coudriet, County Manager

This past summer, New Hanover County staff, our Board of Commissioners and community partners, along with your input from our Community Survey in 2023, worked to create a new five-year strategic plan that will set the fram...

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Manager's Message
Posted on: February 6, 2024 | Last Modified on: May 26, 2023

Commissioner Meeting Recap for February 5, 2024

The first New Hanover County Board of Commissioners meeting in February featured several resolutions and rezoning requests. A full recap is available below …

Resolving for community heart health

Commissioners unanimously approved a resolution in support of ...

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Commissioner Meeting Recap
Posted on: February 2, 2024

Board of Elections Special Meeting Notice

The New Hanover County Board of Elections will be meeting on February 6, 2024, at 5:00 PM in the Longleaf Room at the Board of Elections Office, located at 1241 A Military Cutoff Road, Wilmington, NC 28405, to review absentee ballot applications and discu...

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Board of Elections
Posted on: February 2, 2024

New Hanover County seeking applicants for boards and committees

To provide opportunities for citizens to participate in county government, the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners is seeking interested citizens to apply for appointment to the following: 

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News Releases
Posted on: January 30, 2024

Free tax preparation and filing starts February 1 in New Hanover County

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC?– Beginning February 1, residents can receive free tax preparation and filing by trained, IRS-certified volunteers through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and AARP Tax-Aide programs. These programs will be available at no...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 26, 2024

Board of Elections Special Meeting Notice

The New Hanover County Board of Elections will be meeting on January 30, 2024, at 5:00 PM in the Longleaf Room at the Board of Elections Office, located at 1241 A Military Cutoff Road, Wilmington, NC 28405, to review absentee ballot applications and discu...

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Board of Elections
Posted on: January 26, 2024 | Last Modified on: May 26, 2023

Public Notice: Joint Special Meeting with the Wilmington City Council

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Notice is hereby given that the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners will hold a Joint Special Meeting with the Wilmington City Council on Wednesday, February 7, 2024 at 9:00 a.m. at the Wilmington Convention Center...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 24, 2024

Community Meeting Notice - Sidbury Road - Gore Planned Development

A community meeting has been scheduled for a potential rezoning application. Please see the below information, which has been provided by the potential applicant. Please note that community meetings are held by the applicant and are conducted prior to the...

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Planning & Land Use
Posted on: January 23, 2024

Commissioner Meeting Recap for January 22, 2024

The second New Hanover County Board of Commissioners meeting in 2024 was a morning to highlight the amazing people and work taking place throughout the community. Highlights from the meeting are available below …

Recognizing the best and brighte...

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Commissioner Meeting Recap
Posted on: January 22, 2024 | Last Modified on: May 26, 2023

Fresh Chance Friday returning on February 2 to MLK Center

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – After a strong community response last year, Port City United (PCU) is excited to announce the second installment of an event that will offer residents valuable opportunities for employment and legal information. "Fr...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 18, 2024

A Public Service Profile for Making Taxes Less Taxing

By Chris Coudriet, County Manager

The spirit of volunteerism is important to so many organizations throughout our county. The ideal of giving back in service to others is a principle we should all strive to make a part of our lifestyle, as it connects us t...

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Manager's Message
Posted on: January 17, 2024

Public Notice: January 18 Agenda Review Canceled

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Notice is hereby given that the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners Agenda Review meeting scheduled for Thursday, January 18, 2024 at 4:00 p.m. at the New Hanover County Government Center in Conference Rooms 138-13...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 16, 2024

New Hanover County files lawsuit against PFAS manufacturers

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – On January 12, New Hanover County filed a lawsuit against more than a dozen manufacturers and sellers of products that use or contain polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).

Known as forever chemicals, PFAS contamination of th...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 12, 2024

Board of Elections Special Meeting Notice

The New Hanover County Board of Elections will be meeting on January 16, 2024, at 5:30 PM in the Longleaf Room at the Board of Elections Office, located at 1241 A Military Cutoff Road, Wilmington, NC 28405, to review the appointment of Early Voting Offici...

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Board of Elections
Posted on: January 12, 2024

Community Meeting Notice - 4737 Castle Hayne Road

A community meeting has been scheduled for a potential rezoning application. Please see the below information, which has been provided by the potential applicant. Please note that community meetings are held by the applicant and are conducted prior to the...

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Planning & Land Use
Posted on: January 12, 2024

Community Meeting Notice - Sidbury Planned Development

A community meeting has been scheduled for a potential rezoning application. Please see the below information, which has been provided by the potential applicant. Please note that community meetings are held by the applicant and are conducted prior to the...

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Planning & Land Use
Posted on: January 11, 2024

12th Annual Star Party

Moon Night Cropped

Join Cape Fear Museum of History & Science for a fun-filled evening of stargazing and astronomy-themed activities on Friday, April 12 from 7 to 10 at Carolina Beach State Park, 1010 State Park Road. 

FREE EVENT

Location: Carolina Beach State Pa...

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Cape Fear Museum
Posted on: January 9, 2024

Commissioner Meeting Recap for January 8, 2024

It was a busy first meeting for the 2024 calendar year for the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners, including a presentation on the county’s financing audit, an update from the New Hanover Community Endowment, and much more. See those deta...

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Commissioner Meeting Recap
Posted on: January 8, 2024

Board of Elections Cancellation Notice

The New Hanover County Board of Elections regular meeting, scheduled for January 9, 2024, at 5:30 PM, has been cancelled due to inclement weather. The Board of Elections will be holding a special meeting on January 16, 2024, at 5:30 PM in the Longleaf Roo...

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Board of Elections
Posted on: January 8, 2024

New Hanover County announces early closures for Tuesday, January 9

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – In response to the forecasted non-tropical nor'easter, New Hanover County is announcing the closure of all county offices and libraries at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, January 9 to ensure public and staff safety. Essentia...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 5, 2024

Board of Elections Regular Meeting Notice- January 2024

The New Hanover County Board of Elections will be holding a regular meeting on Tuesday, January 9, 2024, at 5:30 PM in the Longleaf Room at the Board of Elections Office, located at 1241 A Military Cutoff Road, Wilmington, NC 28405, to conduct regular bus...

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Board of Elections
Posted on: January 5, 2024

Public Notice: Joint Special Meeting with New Hanover County Board of Education

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC - Notice is hereby given that the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners will hold a Joint Special Meeting with the New Hanover County Board of Education on Wednesday, January 17, 2024 at 9:00 a.m. at the Board of Education Cente...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 5, 2024

TreeFest to be held January 19-20 at Independence Mall

NEW HANOVER COUNTY – The 26th annual TreeFest will be held Friday, January 19 and Saturday, January 20, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., or while supplies last, at Independence Mall inside the JC Penney corridor.

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News Releases
Posted on: January 4, 2024

New Hanover County seeking applicants for boards and committees

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – To provide opportunities for citizens to participate in county government, the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners is seeking interested citizens to apply for appointment to the following: 

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News Releases
Posted on: January 2, 2024

New Hanover County Hispanic-Latino Commission to hold Emergency Meeting on Tuesday, January 2

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Notice is hereby given that the New Hanover County Hispanic-Latino Commission will hold an emergency meeting today, Tuesday, January 2, 2024, at 3 p.m. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss a response to the ...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 19, 2023

New Hanover Arboretum intern: How therapeutic gardening can help you achieve in life

Therapeutic horticulture: A term that was completely new to me before I started my internship at the Ability Garden in August.

Therapeutic gardening has been gaining in popularity in recent years, though therapeutic gardening dates back to ancient times. T...

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Arboretum & NCSU Extension Service
Posted on: December 19, 2023

Working with state extension office in Wilmington to make the place I love better

When I left North Carolina for college in Massachusetts, I quickly became known around my small school for how much I love my home state. After breaks, I’d return to New England toting cans of Cheerwine and waxing poetic about chopped BBQ and lo...

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Arboretum & NCSU Extension Service
Posted on: December 19, 2023

Annual tree recycling program starts December 26 for New Hanover County residents

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Following the holiday season, New Hanover County residents who do not have residential trash and yard waste pick-up from the City of Wilmington will be able to recycle their Christmas trees for free. The yearly program is a partne...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 18, 2023

As the year concludes, a look back at the accomplishments of 2023

By Chris Coudriet, County Manager

As it always seems to do, time has flown by, bringing us to another holiday season. It feels like mere weeks ago we were welcoming 2023 with hope for what was to come. As the calendar winds down, it provides an opportunity...

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Manager's Message
Posted on: December 18, 2023

Public Notice: NHC-City of Wilmington Community Relations Advisory Committee Cancels Dec. Meeting

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Notice is hereby given that the New Hanover County-City of Wilmington Community Relations Advisory Committee will not meet in December. The next committee meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 23, 2024 from 5:00 pm to...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 14, 2023

New Hanover County Announces Partnership with the Jordan Family

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – New Hanover County, in collaboration with the Jordan Family, is set to enter a planning phase for a museum to honor Michael Jordan's Family in Wilmington, NC. This initiative aims to celebrate the Jordan Family ...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 13, 2023

Public Notice: Surplus property for sale to non-profits then general public

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – New Hanover County’s Board of Commissioners adopted a resolution at their meeting on Monday, December 11, 2023, declaring certain personal property surplus to the County’s operations.

Non-profit organi...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 12, 2023

Commissioner Meeting Recap for December 11, 2023

To close out the 2023 New Hanover County Board of Commissioners regular meetings, the Board voted on leadership positions for the new year, celebrated a community member who was key to the local film industry’s success and more. These highlights...

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Commissioner Meeting Recap
Posted on: December 11, 2023

New Hanover County finalizes awards for mental health and substance use disorder programs

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Following a review of submitted proposals by community partners, New Hanover County has awarded $990,000 to six local programs aimed at addressing needs related to mental health and substance use disorders. This funding ...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 11, 2023

Rivenbark, Pierce to continue as Chair, Vice-Chair for Board of Commissioners in 2024

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – At its final regular meeting for 2023, the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners elected Commissioner Bill Rivenbark to continue serving as Chair, while Commissioner Leann Pierce will also continue as Vice-Chair. The...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 8, 2023

Board of Elections Regular Meeting Notice- December 2023

The New Hanover County Board of Elections will be holding a regular meeting on Tuesday, December 12, 2023, at 5:30 PM in the Longleaf Room at the Board of Elections Office, located at 1241 A Military Cutoff Road, Wilmington, NC 28405, to conduct regular b...

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Board of Elections
Posted on: December 8, 2023

New Hanover County seeking applicants for boards and committees

To provide opportunities for citizens to participate in county government, the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners is seeking interested citizens to apply for appointment to the following: 

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News Releases
Posted on: December 6, 2023

Community Meeting Notice - Ervins Place Drive

A community meeting has been scheduled for a potential rezoning application. Please see the below information, which has been provided by the potential applicant. Please note that community meetings are held by the applicant and are conducted prior to the...

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Planning & Land Use
Posted on: December 4, 2023

Cape Fear Museum Historian appointed to state board by Governor Cooper

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NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Dr. Jan Davidson, Historian for the Cape Fear Museum, was appointed by North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper to serve on the North Carolina State Historical Records Advisory Board. Davidson has worked as the Cape Fear Museum Historia...

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News Releases
Posted on: November 30, 2023

New Hanover County excels in CRS review with perfect correctness rate

New Hanover County, NC – Following its annual FEMA National Flood Insurance Program Community Rating System (CRS) verification visit, New Hanover County has achieved a 100 percent correctness rate on its construction certificate review and maint...

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News Releases
Posted on: November 29, 2023

Health and Human Services ready to assist community with Medicaid expansion rollout

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Medicaid expansion will officially take effect on December 1, allowing more North Carolina residents, ages 19 through 64, access to health-related coverage for doctor visits, yearly check-ups, emergency care, mental heal...

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News Releases
Posted on: November 22, 2023

Non-County Agency Funding applications open November 27

New Hanover County, NC – New Hanover County’s Non-County Agency Funding online application portal for the 2024-25 fiscal year will open on November 27. All application packets must be submitted by January 8, 2024 to be considered.

The c...

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News Releases
Posted on: November 21, 2023

Commissioner Meeting Recap for November 20, 2023

There was a lot to be thankful for at the second November meeting of the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners, including the celebration of longtime employees, diligent work by the Department of Social Services and more. All the highlights are availa...

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Commissioner Meeting Recap
Posted on: November 21, 2023

New customer convenience center set to open at New Hanover County Landfill on November 27

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Visitors to the New Hanover County Landfill will soon have a larger and more efficient site to dispose of trash and other waste materials.

Starting Monday, November 27, the new customer convenience center at the landfill ...

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News Releases
Posted on: November 16, 2023

Community Meeting Notice - 7600 Block of Carolina Beach Road

A community meeting has been scheduled for a potential rezoning application. Please see the below information, which has been provided by the potential applicant. Please note that community meetings are held by the applicant and are conducted prior to the...

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Planning & Land Use
Posted on: November 15, 2023

A Public Service Profile on Improving the Customer Experience

Cala Blondin

By County Manager, Chris Coudriet 

Through the doors. Down the hallway. Past the fish tank. Look for the signs.

There’s no way of knowing just how many times sentences like those were used by New Hanover County employees while helping visitors navi...

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Manager's Message
Posted on: November 15, 2023

Public Notice: Agenda Review for November 16 Canceled

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Notice is hereby given that the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners Agenda Review meeting scheduled for Thursday, November 16, 2023 at 4:00 p.m. at the New Hanover County Government Center in Conference Rooms 138-1...

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News Releases
Posted on: November 13, 2023

Board of Elections Special Meeting Notice

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC –  The New Hanover County Board of Elections will be meeting on November 16, 2023 at 2:00 PM in the Longleaf Room at the Board of Elections Office, located at 1241 A Military Cutoff Road, Wilmington, NC 28405, to conduct sa...

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Board of Elections
Posted on: November 10, 2023

Board of Elections Regular Meeting Notice- November 2023

The New Hanover County Board of Elections will be holding a regular meeting on Tuesday, November 14, 2023, at 5:30 PM in the Longleaf Room at the Board of Elections Office, located at 1241 A Military Cutoff Road, Wilmington, NC 28405, to act on a One-Stop...

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Board of Elections
Posted on: November 7, 2023

Board of Commissioners requests EPA oversight on Chemours' GenX importation

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – The New Hanover County Board of Commissioners has submitted a letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael S. Regan concerning the proposed importation of GenX waste material by Chemours to the Fayettevill...

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News Releases
Posted on: November 7, 2023

Commissioner Meeting Recap for November 6, 2023

The first New Hanover County Board of Commissioners meeting in November featured a show of support for veterans in the community, approval to replace an unsafe culvert, a pair of public hearings and more. All the highlights are available in the Meeting Re...

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Commissioner Meeting Recap
Posted on: November 6, 2023

New Hanover County seeking applicants for boards and committees

To provide opportunities for citizens to participate in county government, the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners is seeking interested citizens to apply for appointment to the following: 

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News Releases
Posted on: November 3, 2023

Board of Elections Special Meeting Notice

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC –  The New Hanover County Board of Elections will be meeting on Monday, November 6, 2023 at 5:00 PM in the Longleaf Room at the Board of Elections Office, located at 1241 A Military Cutoff Road, Wilmington, NC 284...

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Board of Elections
Posted on: November 3, 2023

Health and Human Services offering drive-thru flu vaccine on November 7

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – New Hanover County Health and Human Services will be hosting a drive-thru flu vaccine event on Election Day to provide residents a streamlined opportunity to protect themselves from illness as colder weather begins.

Inter...

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News Releases
Posted on: November 2, 2023

Community Meeting Notice - 5700 Block of US HWY 421

A community meeting has been scheduled for a potential rezoning application. Please see the below information, which has been provided by the potential applicant. Please note that community meetings are held by the applicant and are conducted prior to the...

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Planning & Land Use
Posted on: October 30, 2023

Application portal open for mental health care providers fellows program

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – New Hanover County is now accepting applications for a fellows program providing financial assistance to students enrolled at in-state colleges and universities seeking a career in the mental health field, aimin...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 27, 2023

Board of Elections Special Meeting Notice

The New Hanover County Board of Elections will be meeting on October 31, 2023, at 5:00 PM in the Longleaf Room at the Board of Elections Office, located at 1241 A Military Cutoff Road, Wilmington, NC 28405, to review absentee ballot applications and discu...

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Board of Elections
Posted on: October 24, 2023

Community support for veterans requested as part of Operation Green Light

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – For the second consecutive year, New Hanover County will participate in Operation Green Light, a national initiative recognizing the service and sacrifice of our nation’s veterans. Community members are encoura...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 20, 2023

Board of Elections Special Meeting Notice

The New Hanover County Board of Elections will be meeting on October 24, 2023, at 5:00 PM in the Longleaf Room at the Board of Elections Office, located at 1241 A Military Cutoff Road, Wilmington, NC 28405, to review absentee ballot applications and discu...

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Board of Elections
Posted on: October 20, 2023

New Hanover County seeking applicants for boards and committees

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – To provide opportunities for citizens to participate in county government, the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners is seeking interested citizens to apply for appointment to the following: 

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News Releases
Posted on: October 20, 2023

Public Notice: NHC-City of Wilmington Community Relations Advisory Committee meeting on Nov. 8

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Notice is hereby given that the New Hanover County-City of Wilmington Community Relations Advisory Committee will hold a special meeting on Wednesday, November 8, 2023, at 5 p.m., for a joint meeting with the New Hanover...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 18, 2023

Starting Thursday, Health and Human Services will offer updated COVID vaccine

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – New Hanover County Health and Human Services is now booking appointments to receive the updated Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. This new vaccine will be available by appointment only starting Thursday, October 19.  

Ev...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 17, 2023

Calendar of events set to commemorate 125th anniversary of 1898 Wilmington Massacre and Coup d’état

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – As the 125th anniversary of the 1898 Wilmington Massacre and Coup d’état approaches, the New Hanover County Office of Diversity and Equity is collaborating with numerous community partners for events...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 17, 2023

Commissioner Meeting Recap for October 16, 2023

It was a busy second meeting in October for the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners filled with important discussions regarding workforce housing, the future of development on the western bank of the Cape Fear River and much more. Take a look at the...

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Commissioner Meeting Recap
Posted on: October 16, 2023

Commissioners approve nearly $3 million in funding for Workforce Housing

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – During its meeting on Monday, the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a resolution to fund four programs that will serve 274 households as part of the 2023 Workforce Housing Services Program.

Approximatel...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 16, 2023

Community Meeting Notice - 1132 Seabreeze Road S

A community meeting has been scheduled for a potential rezoning application. Please see the below information, which has been provided by the potential applicant. Please note that community meetings are held by the applicant and are conducted prior to the...

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Planning & Land Use
Posted on: October 16, 2023

Community Meeting Notice - 229 Pages Creek Drive

A community meeting has been scheduled for a potential rezoning application. Please see the below information, which has been provided by the potential applicant. Please note that community meetings are held by the applicant and are conducted prior to the...

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Planning & Land Use
Posted on: October 16, 2023

New Hanover County is building for a brighter future

The distance between our Government Center and the Appalachian State campus is a little more than 300 miles. Give or take a few pit stops on the route, that equates to around five hours of staring through a windshield – which offers someone a lo...

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Manager's Message
Posted on: October 16, 2023

New Hanover County receives two national recognitions for continued fiscal responsibility

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) has recognized New Hanover County for its excellence in budgeting and financial reporting with a pair of awards.

Earlier this year, the GFOA honored the county with a Dis...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 13, 2023

Airlie Gardens debuts renovated Guest Services Center

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Guests visiting Airlie Gardens will now receive enhanced service thanks to the newly renovated Guest Services Center. 

The improvements include upgrades to the ticket purchasing area and education center, allowin...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 13, 2023

Board of Elections Special Meeting Notice

The New Hanover County Board of Elections will be meeting on October 17, 2023, at 5:00 PM in the Longleaf Room at the Board of Elections Office, located at 1241 A Military Cutoff Road, Wilmington, NC 28405, to review absentee ballot applications and discu...

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Board of Elections
Posted on: October 11, 2023

Kate Baillon named director of the Cape Fear Museum

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – The Cape Fear Museum of History and Science will have a familiar face overseeing its operations moving forward. Kate Baillon has been selected to serve as the museum’s director, effective October 17, after serv...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 10, 2023

New Hanover County reports successful Project Grace bond sale

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – On Tuesday, New Hanover County successfully sold limited obligation bonds that will generate approximately $56.5 million in proceeds to fund the Project Grace initiative, which includes the construction of a new Public L...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 10, 2023

New Hanover County represented on Governor’s Hispanic/Latino Affairs Advisory Council

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Mari McKenzie, an Outreach Coordinator with the New Hanover County Office of Diversity and Equity, has been selected to serve on Governor Roy Cooper’s Advisory Council on Hispanic/Latino Affairs.

Established in 2017, the Governor’s...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 9, 2023

Important voter information as registration deadline approaches

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC?– Residents of New Hanover County interested in participating in the upcoming 2023 election will need to register to vote by Friday, October 13. Voters who miss the registration deadline but would still like to register an...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 9, 2023

New Hanover County Fire Rescue to Participate in Fire Prevention Week

New Hanover County Fire Rescue to participate in Fire Prevention Week  

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – As part of its ongoing community outreach, New Hanover County Fire Rescue (NHCFR) will participate in Fire Prevention Week from October 8-14. This ann...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 6, 2023

Board of Elections Special Meeting Notice

The New Hanover County Board of Elections will be meeting on October 10, 2023 at 5:00 PM in the Longleaf Room at the Board of Elections Office, located at 1241 A Military Cutoff Road, Wilmington, NC 28405, to review absentee ballot applications and discus...

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Board of Elections
Posted on: October 6, 2023

Notice of Intent to Acquire Property

Cape Fear Museum Building

Notice of Intent to Acquire Property

As of October 6, 2023, Cape Fear Museum of History and Science hereby asserts its intent to acquire title to the following unclaimed property. If you claim ownership of this property, you must contact the museum in writ...

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Cape Fear Museum
Posted on: October 5, 2023

Public Notice: October 12 Agenda Review canceled

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Notice is hereby given that the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners Agenda Review meeting scheduled for Thursday, October 12, 2023 at 4:00 p.m. at the New Hanover County Government Center in Conference Rooms 138-13...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 4, 2023

New Hanover County seeking applicants for boards and committees

This notice has been updated as of October 16 to reflect additional appointment opportunities for the New Hanover County Commission for African American History, Heritage, and Culture and the New Hanover County Juvenile Crime Prevention Council.

To provide...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 3, 2023

Commissioner Meeting Recap for October 2, 2023

The first October meeting of the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners was focused on rezoning. A brief rundown of the activity is available below.

Hearings to discuss rezoning

Two public hearings were held to discuss rezoning requests submitted by appl...

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Commissioner Meeting Recap
Posted on: October 3, 2023

Local Government Commission approves financing plan for Project Grace

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – At its October 3 meeting in Boone, N.C., the Local Government Commission reviewed and approved New Hanover County’s financial proposal for debt issuance of $57 million to fund the construction of a purpose-built, state-of-the-art ...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 3, 2023

WISEWOMAN health program set to relaunch starting October 4

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Female residents of New Hanover County who meet certain eligibility requirements can receive health screenings, intervention, counseling and referral services as part of the WISEWOMAN program.

An acronym for Well-Integrat...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 2, 2023

New Hanover County’s Triple-A bond rating reaffirmed ahead of proposed Project Grace financing

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – As New Hanover County seeks debt issuance of $57 million to finance Project Grace, Moody’s Investor Services (Moody’s) and Standard & Poor’s (S&P) have again confirmed the county&...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 27, 2023

Senior Resource Center seeking volunteer drivers for Home Delivered Meals Program

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Residents seeking an opportunity to give back to the community can volunteer for meal delivery service to homebound seniors here in New Hanover County.  

The Senior Resource Center’s Nutrition Program s...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 26, 2023

Board of Elections Cancellation Notice

The New Hanover County Board of Elections special meeting, scheduled for October 3, 2023, at 5:00 PM, has been cancelled. The next Board of Elections regular meeting will be held on October 10, 2023 at 5:00 PM in the Longleaf Room located at 1241 A Milita...

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Board of Elections
Posted on: September 22, 2023

Veteran Services relocating offices, will resume in-person services on October 9

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – To better assist residents in the community who served in the Armed Forces, New Hanover County Veterans Services will be relocating to the Health and Human Services Annex at 1507 Greenfield Street in October. 

“We are very...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 21, 2023

New Hanover County Health and Human Services to host drive-thru flu vaccines

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – New Hanover County Health and Human Services will bring flu vaccines directly to you in your car as part of a drive-thru vaccination clinic. Individuals interested in receiving a flu vaccine from the comfort of their veh...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 20, 2023

Cape Fear Latinos Festival rescheduled for September 30

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Due to the threat of inclement weather, the second annual Cape Fear Latinos Festival has been rescheduled for Saturday, September 30. The event will start with a parade at 1:30 p.m. in Downtown Wilmington leading to Live...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 20, 2023

Volunteers needed to help with income tax assistance programs

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – New Hanover County is seeking volunteers for two programs to assist residents with their 2023 tax filing. 

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program (VITA) and AARP Tax Aide program are seeking adult volunteers...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 19, 2023

Commissioner Meeting Recap for September 18, 2023

The second September meeting of the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners featured an abundance of celebratory moments, including career milestones and a pair of proclamations. All that and more is in the meeting recap highlights below.

Thank you for y...

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Commissioner Meeting Recap
Posted on: September 18, 2023

Public Notice: Health and Human Services Board Meeting for Sept. 19 Canceled

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Notice is hereby given that the Health and Human Services Board Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, September 19, 2023, at 8:00AMOnce in the Multipurpose Room of the Health and Human Services building has been canceled. 

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News Releases
Posted on: September 18, 2023

Public Notice: Surplus property for sale to non-profits then general public

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – At its September 18, 2023 meeting, the New Hanover County’s Board of Commissioners adopted a resolution declaring certain personal property surplus to the County’s operations.  

Non-profit organizations will have an opport...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 15, 2023

A Public Service Profile on Communicating Better with our Community

Monica Rohena

One of the things that truly makes New Hanover County a special place to live is the wide variety of people who choose to call this community home.

With so many individuals from different backgrounds, cultures and lived experiences, our county truly is a p...

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Manager's Message
Posted on: September 15, 2023

Community Meeting Notice - 1728 Rockhill Road

A community meeting has been scheduled for a potential rezoning application. Please see the below information, which has been provided by the potential applicant. Please note that community meetings are held by the applicant and are conducted prior to the...

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Planning & Land Use
Posted on: September 15, 2023

Community Meeting Notice - 2117 Castle Hayne Road

A community meeting has been scheduled for a potential rezoning application. Please see the below information, which has been provided by the potential applicant. Please note that community meetings are held by the applicant and are conducted prior to the...

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Planning & Land Use
Posted on: September 15, 2023

Community Meeting Notice - 4224 Castle Hayne Road

A community meeting has been scheduled for a potential rezoning application. Please see the below information, which has been provided by the potential applicant. Please note that community meetings are held by the applicant and are conducted prior to the...

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Planning & Land Use
Posted on: September 15, 2023

Rescheduled Community Meeting Notice - 8138 Market Street

A community meeting has been scheduled for a potential rezoning application. Please see the below information, which has been provided by the potential applicant. Please note that community meetings are held by the applicant and are conducted prior to the...

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Planning & Land Use
Posted on: September 13, 2023

Public Notice: Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors meeting rescheduled

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – The New Hanover Soil & Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors is rescheduling its regular October board meeting due to scheduling conflicts and lack of a quorum. The meeting will be changed from October 4, ...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 11, 2023

Public Notice: NHC-City of Wilmington Community Relations Advisory Committee meeting on Sept. 26

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Notice is hereby given that the New Hanover County-City of Wilmington Community Relations Advisory Committee will hold a meeting on Thursday, September 26, 2023.

A subcommittee meeting to review recent special events and discuss up...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 8, 2023

Board of Elections Regular Meeting Notice- September 2023

The New Hanover County Board of Elections will be holding a regular meeting on Tuesday, September 12, 2023, at 5:30 PM in the Long Leaf Room at the Board of Elections Office, located at 1241 A Military Cutoff Road, Wilmington, NC 28405, to conduct regular...

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Board of Elections
Posted on: September 7, 2023

Collaboration brings Cape Fear Latinos Festival to Live Oak Pavilion on September 23

UPDATE: The Cape Fear Latinos Festival has been rescheduled for Saturday, September 30. Click here for more information.

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Following a large turnout last year, officials with New Hanover County and the City of Wilmington ha...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 6, 2023

Commissioner Meeting Recap for September 5, 2023

In their first September meeting, the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners recognized the work of our county’s Senior Resource Center, approved a grant application and considered a rezoning request. Check out the highlights below.

Honoring the work of...

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Commissioner Meeting Recap
Posted on: September 1, 2023

New Hanover County seeking applicants for boards and committees

This notice has been updated as of September 8 to reflect additional appointment opportunities for the New Hanover County Commission for African American History, Heritage, and Culture.

To provide opportunities for citizens to participate in county governm...

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News Releases
Posted on: August 30, 2023

New Hanover County announces delayed opening due to Hurricane Idalia

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC — August 30, 2023 — New Hanover County will delay opening county offices and attractions until 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 31, in response to expected impacts from Hurricane Idalia. Essential emergency services will continue to o...

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News Releases
Posted on: August 29, 2023

Public Notice of Closed Session following August 31 Agenda Review

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Notice is hereby given that the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners will hold a Closed Session Meeting pursuant to N.C.G.S. 143-318.11(a)(3) to consult with the county attorney in order to preserve the attorney-client privil...

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News Releases
Posted on: August 28, 2023

New Hanover County recognized at N.C. Association of County Commissioners event

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – During the N.C. Association of County Commissioners’ 116th annual conference last week, New Hanover County was honored with an Excellence in Innovation Award for the Building Safety Process Improvement plan imp...

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News Releases
Posted on: August 28, 2023

Public Notice: Board of Commissioners to hold Public Hearing on September 5

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – The New Hanover County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on September 5, 2023 at 4:00 p.m. to hear comments from the public on the joint application with the City of Wilmington to the Edward Byrne Memoria...

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News Releases
Posted on: August 25, 2023

West Nile Virus detected in mosquitoes during testing

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Following recent testing of mosquitoes trapped by New Hanover County Public Health’s vector control team, a confirmation of West Nile Virus (WNV) has been found in some of the samples collected. At this time, o...

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News Releases
Posted on: August 22, 2023

Commissioner Meeting Recap for August 21, 2023

Monday’s New Hanover County Board of Commissioners meeting featured several celebrations of county employees and their work, along with important discussions about projects and initiatives that will improve the quality of life in the county. For...

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Commissioner Meeting Recap
Posted on: August 18, 2023

**CANCELLED DUE TO HURRICANE IDALIA** Community Meeting Notice - 8138 Market St

A community meeting has been scheduled for a potential rezoning application. Please see the below information, which has been provided by the potential applicant. Please note that community meetings are held by the applicant and are conducted prior to the...

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Planning & Land Use
Posted on: August 18, 2023

Board of Elections Special Meeting Notice- August 2023

The New Hanover County Board of Elections will be holding a special meeting on Tuesday, August 22, 2023, at 5:30 PM in the Long Leaf Room at the Board of Elections Office, located at 1241 A Military Cutoff Road, Wilmington, NC 28405, to conduct regular bu...

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Board of Elections
Posted on: August 18, 2023

New Hanover County resiliency work highlighted in national publication

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – The work being done by the New Hanover County Resiliency Task Force has been highlighted in a national publication.

“Building Resilience to Trauma: The Trauma Community Resiliency” by Elaine Miller-Karas looks at initiatives across...

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News Releases
Posted on: August 18, 2023

Public Notice of NHC Commission for Women monthly meeting reschedule

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Notice is hereby given that the New Hanover County Commission for Women will change the monthly meeting from Wednesday, August 23, 2023, at 4:00pm, to Wednesday, August 30, 2023 at 4:00pm. The meeting will be held at the New Hanov...

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News Releases
Posted on: August 17, 2023

Information on Connected to Education, Employment & Entrepreneurship Program now available

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – The latest piece of the New Hanover County Commissioners’ Community Building Plan is ready to help adults and families get the support they need to meet career goals and create solid financial footing for the f...

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News Releases
Posted on: August 16, 2023

Suleyman honored by NC Coastal Federation with Pelican Award

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Joe Suleyman, New Hanover County’s Recycling and Solid Waste Director, was recognized by the North Carolina Coastal Federation earlier this month with a Pelican Award, highlighting his ongoing commitment to env...

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News Releases
Posted on: August 15, 2023

A strategic focus for continuing to move our community forward

By County Manager Chris Coudriet

June 20, 2011. There is no shortage of significant days throughout the history of our community, but that date more than 12 years ago marked a truly important moment for our county’s future.

On June 20, 2011, the New Hanover...

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Manager's Message
Posted on: August 15, 2023

Public Notice: Joint Special Meeting with New Hanover County Planning Board

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Notice is hereby given that the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners will hold a Joint Meeting with the New Hanover County Planning Board on Tuesday, August 29, 2023, at 8:30 a.m. The meeting will be held at the New...

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News Releases
Posted on: August 14, 2023

Community Meeting Notice - 3100 Blue Clay Rd

A community meeting has been scheduled for a potential rezoning application. Please see the below information, which has been provided by the potential applicant. Please note that community meetings are held by the applicant and are conducted prior to the...

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Planning & Land Use
Posted on: August 11, 2023

As new school year begins, COVID-19 protocols remain crucial

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – While the Federal Public Health Emergency declaration for COVID-19 ended in May, continuing to practice healthy habits in defense of COVID and other respiratory illness remains critical as the 2023-24 school year gets set to begin...

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News Releases
Posted on: August 11, 2023

Community Meeting Notice - 6218 Carolina Beach Road

A community meeting has been scheduled for a potential rezoning application. Please see the below information, which has been provided by the potential applicant. Please note that community meetings are held by the applicant and are conducted prior to the...

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Planning & Land Use
Posted on: August 10, 2023

Public Notice: New Hanover County/City of Wilmington Community Relations Advisory Committee Meeting

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Notice is hereby given that the New Hanover County/ City of Wilmington Community Relations Advisory Committee will hold a special meeting on Tuesday, August 15th at 4:30 p.m. to finalize plans for the upcoming Listening Session fo...

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News Releases
Posted on: August 9, 2023

Community Meeting Notice - 5322 Carolina Beach Road

A community meeting has been scheduled for a potential rezoning application. Please see the below information, which has been provided by the potential applicant. Please note that community meetings are held by the applicant and are conducted prior to the...

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Planning & Land Use
Posted on: August 9, 2023

Health and Human Services hosting Pre-K Health Fair on August 17

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – To help families prepare for the start of the 2023-24 school year, New Hanover County Health and Human Services will host a Pre-K Health Fair from 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 17 at the Health and Human Servic...

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News Releases
Posted on: August 9, 2023

Public Notice: New Hanover County Non-County Agency Funding Committee to meet Friday, August 11

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Notice is hereby given that the New Hanover County Non-County Agency Funding Committee will meet on Friday, August 11, at 9:30 a.m. for the purpose of discussing the non-county agency funding process for fiscal year 23-24...

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News Releases
Posted on: August 8, 2023

Commissioner Meeting Recap for August 7, 2023

The first meeting in August featured a significant milestone for Project Grace, as the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners approved an amended development agreement that will move this project forward. More information on that and other items, is av...

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Commissioner Meeting Recap
Posted on: August 8, 2023

Registration open for August 22 listening session for caretakers of special education students

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Parents and guardians of children who receive special education and related services from New Hanover County Schools are invited to take part in a listening session from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 22 in the multip...

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News Releases
Posted on: August 3, 2023

New Hanover County seeking applicants for boards and committees

This notice has been updated as of August 9 to reflect additional appointment opportunities for the Non-County Agency Funding Committee.To provide opportunities for citizens to participate in county government, the New Hanover County Board of Commissioner...

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News Releases
Posted on: August 2, 2023

Project Grace Update: Revised development agreement includes $4.6 million in cost savings

Update: The Board of Commissioners unanimously approved the updated development agreement at its August 7 meeting.

The New Hanover County Board of Commissioners will be considering an amended development agreement with Cape Fear Development for the county-...

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News Releases
Posted on: August 1, 2023

WIC offers in-person consultations to provide nutritional, health guidance for young children

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – As National Breastfeeding Month begins, the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) team with New Hanover County Health and Human Services is working to share information on the nutritional advantages of breastfeeding for newborn childr...

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News Releases
Posted on: July 31, 2023

Equity Award recipients announced, tickets now available for third annual gala

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Nine community members have been selected as honorees for the third annual Equity Awards Gala, hosted by the New Hanover County Office of Diversity and Equity. This annual event recognizes individuals in New Hanover Coun...

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News Releases
Posted on: July 28, 2023

National Association of Counties adopts resolution offered by New Hanover County Commissioners

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – As part of the 2023 National Association of Counties Conference held July 21-24 in Austin, Texas, members of the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners presented a policy resolution to support the enforcement of PFAS ...

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News Releases
Posted on: July 27, 2023

New Hanover Arboretum wins national award for sustainability

I had the pleasure and privilege of attending the American Public Garden Association’s annual conference in downtown Fort Worth, Texas – The Cowtown – where the west begins. Each year the conference is held in a different cit...

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Arboretum & NCSU Extension Service
Posted on: July 25, 2023

Property tax bills arriving soon, flexible payment options offered

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – The New Hanover County Tax Department has begun mailing real estate tax bills and property owners should receive their bill by the middle of August. Property taxes are due on September 1, 2023, but can be paid without in...

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News Releases
Posted on: July 24, 2023

New Hanover County earns 11 Achievement Awards from National Association of Counties

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – For the eighth consecutive year, New Hanover County has received recognition from the National Association of Counties (NACo) earning 11 Achievement Awards in 2023 for programs and initiatives that highlight the county&a...

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News Releases
Posted on: July 19, 2023

New Hanover County Equity and Inclusion Summit set for September 14-15

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Registration is now open for the second annual New Hanover County Equity and Inclusion Summit.

The event, which will take place September 14-15, will be held at Cape Fear Community College’s Union Station (502 N...

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News Releases
Posted on: July 18, 2023

Commissioner Meeting Recap for July 17, 2023

Monday might have been the only New Hanover County Board of Commissioners meeting in the month of July, but it certainly featured some very important items, including the adoption of a new strategic plan that will guide the county through Fiscal Year 2024...

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Commissioner Meeting Recap
Posted on: July 18, 2023

New Hanover County Commissioners adopt new five-year strategic plan

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – During Monday’s meeting, the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners unanimously adopted a new five-year strategic plan that will help guide the county through Fiscal Years 2024-28.

This marks the third strate...

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News Releases
Posted on: July 17, 2023

Proposals now being accepted for workforce housing funding

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – New Hanover County is now accepting proposals from for-profit and non-profit developers and agencies to provide financial assistance for projects that improve the stock of workforce housing in the community. The Request ...

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News Releases
Posted on: July 14, 2023

A Public Service Profile on Breaking Through by Fixing Things

Managers Message photo Emiliee Johnson

By County Manager, Chris Coudriet

Here in New Hanover County, we are fortunate to have amazing team members across more than 30 departments dedicated to working with our customers to administer services and programs that enhance the quality of life in our ...

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Manager's Message
Posted on: July 14, 2023

Board of Elections Special Meeting Notice- July 2023

The New Hanover County Board of Elections will be holding a special meeting on Tuesday, July 18, 2023, at 12:00 PM in the Long Leaf Room at the Board of Elections Office, located at 1241A Military Cutoff Road, Wilmington, NC 28405, where members of the Ne...

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Board of Elections
Posted on: July 13, 2023

Limberger selected to serve as New Hanover County Permitting Director

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – JD Limberger, a longtime New Hanover County employee, will transition into a new role for the organization, serving as the county’s Permitting Director starting August 8. He takes over for Nicholas Gadzekpo fol...

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News Releases
Posted on: July 12, 2023

Health and Human Services Board to meet July 18 at Government Center; Subcommittee meeting to follow

The New Hanover County Health and Human Services Board will be holding their regular meeting on Tuesday, July 18, 2023, at 8:00 AM in Multipurpose Rooms 136 and 137 of the New Hanover County Government Center at 230 Government Center Drive, Wilmington, NC...

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News Releases
Posted on: July 11, 2023

Airlie Gardens hosting ninth annual Family Fun Night on July 15

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, N.C. – Airlie Gardens is excited to host its ninth annual Family Fun Night from 5-8 p.m. on Saturday, July 15.

This special after-hours event is for the young and young-at-heart, featuring live music by The Broccoli Brothers C...

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News Releases
Posted on: July 5, 2023

New Hanover County seeking applicants for boards and committees

To provide opportunities for citizens to participate in county government, the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners is seeking interested citizens to apply for appointment to the following: 

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News Releases
Posted on: June 28, 2023

Williston Legacy Graduation will stream live online via WECT on July 1

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – On Saturday, July 1, members of the Williston Senior High School classes of 1969 and 1970 will have the chance to participate in a Legacy Graduation Ceremony with their classmates, a moment that was denied to them more t...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 21, 2023

International consulate representatives coming to provide assistance for citizens

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – A partnership between the New Hanover County Office of Diversity and Equity and Cape Fear Latinos will bring representatives from several Latin American consulates to the county to help expedite requests related to passports or vi...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 20, 2023

Commissioner Meeting Recap for June 19, 2023

A big surprise opened the second June meeting for the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners, celebrating an important figure in county history. Additionally, Commissioners approved important proclamations and voted to move forward with the second year...

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Commissioner Meeting Recap
Posted on: June 19, 2023

Wanda Copley presented Order of the Long Leaf Pine Award

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – During Monday’s meeting of the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners, longtime County Attorney Wanda Copley was recognized with The Order of The Long Leaf Pine Award. Granted by the Office of the Governor t...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 16, 2023

Community Meeting Notice - 4580 S College Dr

A community meeting has been scheduled for a potential rezoning application. Please see the below information, which has been provided by the potential applicant. Please note that community meetings are held by the applicant and are conducted prior to the...

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Planning & Land Use
Posted on: June 15, 2023

County budget continues support for public education, community resources and more

By County Manager, Chris Coudriet

Time truly does fly, or at least it feels like it does.

While it’s hard to fathom that six months have passed since we turned the calendars, June is a significant milestone for those of us working in the public se...

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Manager's Message
Posted on: June 15, 2023

Nominations being accepted for third annual New Hanover County Equity Awards

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – The nomination portal is now open for the third annual Equity Awards, presented by the New Hanover County Office of Diversity and Equity and the Carousel Center. These yearly awards honor and celebrate individuals in New...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 14, 2023

New Hanover County Mobile Dental Unit holds Open House at new summer location

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – This summer, the New Hanover County Health and Human Services Mobile Dental Unit will be set up at the HHS Annex (1507 Greenfield Street, Wilmington) to provide low or no-cost dental services for eligible children. To ki...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 13, 2023

Joint Special Meeting with the New Hanover County Airport Authority

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC –  Notice is hereby given that the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners will hold a Joint Meeting with the Airport Authority on Wednesday, June 21, 2023, at 8:30 a.m. in the second floor conference room of the...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 9, 2023

Board of Elections Regular Meeting Notice- June 2023

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NCThe New Hanover County Board of Elections will be holding a regular meeting on Tuesday, June 13, 2023, at 5:15 PM in the Longleaf Room at the Board of Elections Office, located at 1241A Military Cutoff Road, Wilmi...

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Board of Elections
Posted on: June 7, 2023

Commissioners adopt budget with half-cent property tax reduction for Fiscal Year 2023-24

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – For the third straight fiscal year, the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners adopted a budget lowering the property tax rate for residents. The framework for Fiscal Year 2023-24 (FY 23-24), which was approved at Mon...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 7, 2023

Tim Lowe selected to lead New Hanover County Engineering

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – A familiar face will be guiding New Hanover County Engineering starting Tuesday, June 13. Tim Lowe, the current Chief Project Engineer for Stormwater Services with the county, has been chosen to take over as County Engin...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 6, 2023

Commissioner Meeting Recap for June 5, 2023

The first June meeting of the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners featured important discussions around equality for all, a tax decrease for the Fiscal Year 23-24 budget and much more. Check out the meeting highlights below.

A focus on men’...

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Commissioner Meeting Recap
Posted on: June 2, 2023

Health and Human Services teaming up with community partners to increase access to Economic Services

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Beginning June 13, New Hanover County Health and Human Services will hold mobile outreach visits in the community during the second full week of each month to help individuals and families connect with financial assistan...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 1, 2023

New Hanover County seeking applicants for boards and committees

To provide opportunities for citizens to participate in county government, the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners is seeking interested citizens to apply for appointment to the following: 

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News Releases
Posted on: June 1, 2023

Third annual “Read across the County” centers on music as universal language

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – The connectivity, power and inclusivity of music for all is the central theme for books selected as part of the third annual “Read across the County” initiative.

The yearly program from the New Hanover...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 30, 2023

New Hanover County again earns Triple-A bond rating from Moody’s and S&P

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Moody’s Investor Services (Moody’s) and Standard & Poor’s (S&P), the nation’s top bond rating agencies, have both assigned New Hanover County a Triple-A bond rating on its general obligation bonds, the highest rat...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 26, 2023

New Hanover County celebrates 11 employees with Hall of Honor award

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – A total of 11 New Hanover County employees were recognized with the organization’s highest distinction as Hall of Honor awardees during the county’s Stellar Awards Banquet on Wednesday night.

Each of t...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 25, 2023

Additional $75 million from hospital partnership proceeds distributed

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – An additional $75 million from the sale of New Hanover Regional Medical Center (NHRMC) has been distributed equally between the New Hanover Community Endowment and the NHRMC Foundation, as outlined in the asset purchase ...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 22, 2023

Josh Smith named as Chief Communications Officer for New Hanover County

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Josh Smith has been selected to serve as New Hanover County’s Chief Communications Officer beginning Tuesday, July 11.

Smith comes to New Hanover County Government after serving as the Chief Communications Officer for New Hanover C...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 19, 2023

Community Meeting Notice - 4801, 4805, 4809 & 4813 Shelley Dr

A community meeting has been scheduled for a potential rezoning application. Please see the below information, which has been provided by the potential applicant. Please note that community meetings are held by the applicant and are conducted prior to the...

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Planning & Land Use
Posted on: May 17, 2023

A Public Service Profile on Creating a Cleaner Community

GaryMoore

By County Manager, Chris Coudriet

This will come as no surprise to anyone who calls New Hanover County home, but our community is rapidly growing. As people learn about the amazing quality of life available here and make plans to relocate, we know there wi...

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Manager's Message
Posted on: May 17, 2023

Register of Deeds’ downtown office now an official passport acceptance facility

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – International travelers can now apply for a new passport through the New Hanover County Register of Deeds.

Appointments, which must be made through this portal, are available from 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday through Friday a...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 16, 2023

Commissioner Meeting Recap for May 15, 2023

Monday’s meeting of the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners was filled with important items for consideration including a development agreement that will create a new public library and Cape Fear Museum in Downtown Wilmington and a present...

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Commissioner Meeting Recap
Posted on: May 16, 2023

Community Meeting Notice - 8102, 8104, 8106 Sidbury Road

A community meeting has been scheduled for a potential rezoning application. Please see the below information, which has been provided by the potential applicant. Please note that community meetings are held by the applicant and are conducted prior to the...

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Planning & Land Use
Posted on: May 15, 2023

How going local for farm-fresh produce produces a 'multiplier effect'

I love living in Southeastern North Carolina. We have amazing outdoor recreation, mild winters, warm summers, and such a great variety of local meats, veggies, and seafood. Plus, I believe food brings people together, and that is exactly what I see local ...

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Arboretum & NCSU Extension Service
Posted on: May 15, 2023

Want to conserve New Hanover land? There's an easement for that. Here's how it works.

Land has many uses.

Land use is a term used to describe the human use of land. It represents the economic and cultural activities that are practiced at a given place. Build a house on the land, use it for growing a variety of crops, fence the land in for l...

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Arboretum & NCSU Extension Service
Posted on: May 15, 2023

Community Meeting Notice - 4503 N College Road

A community meeting has been scheduled for a potential rezoning application. Please see the below information, which has been provided by the potential applicant. Please note that community meetings are held by the applicant and are conducted prior to the...

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Planning & Land Use
Posted on: May 12, 2023

New Hanover County Fire Rescue continues monitoring mulch fire off North Kerr Avenue

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – New Hanover County Fire Rescue is continuing to work in conjunction with the North Carolina Forest Service and the property owner to address an ongoing fire in the 2800 block of North Kerr Avenue.

The fire, which sparked ...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 12, 2023

Senior Resource Center hosting Health and Resource Fair on May 17

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – In celebration of Older Americans Month, the New Hanover County Senior Resource Center will host more than 40 vendors specifically focused on the health and well-being of adults 55 and over at a Health and Resource Fair ...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 11, 2023

Animal awareness, safe practices encouraged following positive rabies test

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – As the summer weather warms up and activities move outdoors, residents are reminded to be mindful as they enjoy nature and encouraged not to engage with wildlife, particularly if it looks sick or is acting erratically.

Early this w...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 10, 2023

As Public Health Emergency ends, local COVID-19 dashboard will sunset

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – The federal Public Health Emergency declaration related to the COVID-19 pandemic is set expire on Thursday, May 11, which will also bring an end to the collection of certain COVID-related data by the Centers for Disease ...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 10, 2023

Project Grace Update: New Development Agreement Proposed

[Update: The Board of Commissioners unanimously approved the development agreement at its May 15 meeting] 

A new development agreement for the redevelopment of the county-owned block in Downtown Wilmington bounded by Chestnut, Grace, Second and No...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 9, 2023

Public Notice of Change of Time for May 11 Agenda Review

Notice is hereby given that the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners Agenda Review meeting scheduled for Thursday, May 11, 2023 will begin at 3:00 p.m. instead of 4:00 p.m. The location will remain at the New Hanover County Government Center in Confe...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 5, 2023

Board of Elections Regular Meeting Notice- May 2023

Board of Elections Regular Meeting Notice

The New Hanover County Board of Elections will be holding a regular meeting on Tuesday, May 9, 2023, at 5:15 PM in the Longleaf Room at the Board of Elections Office, located at 1241A Military Cutoff Road, Wilmingt...

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Board of Elections
Posted on: May 4, 2023

New Hanover County seeking applicants for boards and committees

To provide opportunities for citizens to participate in county government, the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners is seeking interested citizens to apply for appointment to the following: 

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News Releases
Posted on: May 3, 2023

Health and Human Services offering vaccines related to international travel

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Individuals interested in being vaccinated prior to international travel can now receive the services they need locally as part of the New Hanover County Health and Human Services International Travel Clinic.

The clinic, ...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 2, 2023

Commissioner Meeting Recap for May 1, 2023

The first Board of Commissioners meeting in May featured a plethora of proclamations, an infrastructure contract for Blue Clay Business Park and funding for projects throughout the county. Check out the highlights from the meeting below.

Proclamations aple...

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Commissioner Meeting Recap
Posted on: May 1, 2023

Community Meeting Notice - 7641 Carolina Beach Rd

A community meeting has been scheduled for a potential rezoning application. Please see the below information, which has been provided by the potential applicant. Please note that community meetings are held by the applicant and are conducted prior to the...

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Planning & Land Use
Posted on: April 28, 2023

Strawfield Drive road closure starting May 1 for stormwater pipe replacement

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Beginning Monday, May 1, 2023, Strawfield Drive between Nettle Circle and Twin Leaf Road will be closed for approximately two weeks as crews from New Hanover County Stormwater Services repair a drainage outfall adjacent t...

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News Releases
Posted on: April 26, 2023

Gattison promoted to Director of Port City United

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Rashad Gattison will transition to director of Port City United (PCU) beginning May 2.

Gattison, who was hired as the PCU Connect Supervisor in March 2022, has served as interim director of PCU since February of this year...

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News Releases
Posted on: April 25, 2023

Historical marker celebrating local civil rights leader to be unveiled on May 1

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – The life and work of Dr. Hubert Eaton, a local civil rights champion and community leader, will be commemorated with the installation of a North Carolina Civil Rights Trail marker in front of the Historic Downtown Courth...

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News Releases
Posted on: April 25, 2023

New Hanover County holds ribbon cutting for new Government Center

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – After years of hard work and planning, Tuesday was an opportunity for celebration as officials with New Hanover County cut the ribbon on the recently opened Government Center complex.

The new building officially opened to...

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News Releases
Posted on: April 24, 2023

New Hanover County following new COVID-19 vaccine guidelines

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – The US Food & Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have authorized changes to the administration of COVID-19 vaccines and boosters to ensure continued public protection from severe illne...

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News Releases
Posted on: April 24, 2023

Public Notice of Budget Work Session on April 27

Notice is hereby given that the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners will hold a Budget Work Session on April 27, 2023 at 2:30 p.m. to discuss budget priorities for Fiscal Year 2023-2024. The meeting will be held at the New Hanover County Government ...

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News Releases
Posted on: April 21, 2023

Airlie Gardens announces lineup for summer concerts

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Airlie Gardens is excited to announce its slate of musical performers for the 2023 Summer Concert Series powered by REV Federal Credit Union. The concert season will run select Fridays from June 2 through September 1.

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News Releases
Posted on: April 18, 2023

A new home for government to better serve our community

By County Manager Chris Coudriet

Looking out my new office window, I have a bird’s eye view of the former facility that served as the primary home for New Hanover County Government for more than two decades. 

When it was constructed in 19...

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Manager's Message
Posted on: April 18, 2023

Commissioner Meeting Recap for April 17, 2023

Monday’s meeting of the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners featured the appointment of a new Commissioner, an update on workforce housing, info on the work by Port City United and much more. Check out the highlights below.

Welcome, Commiss...

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Commissioner Meeting Recap
Posted on: April 17, 2023

Community Meeting Notice - 4012 Castle Hayne Road

A community meeting has been scheduled for a potential rezoning application. Please see the below information, which has been provided by the potential applicant. Please note that community meetings are held by the applicant and are conducted prior to the...

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Planning & Land Use
Posted on: April 17, 2023

Scalise appointed to serve as New Hanover County Commissioner

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – On Monday, Dane Scalise was unanimously approved by the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners to serve as a County Commissioner through the 2024 election cycle.

Scalise was selected and unanimously recommended by the ...

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News Releases
Posted on: April 11, 2023

Public Notice: Agenda Review for April 13 Canceled

Notice is hereby given that the Agenda Review meeting of the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners scheduled for Thursday, April 13, 2023 at 4:00 p.m. in Conference Room 138 of the New Hanover County Government Center has been canceled.

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News Releases
Posted on: April 10, 2023

Public Notice: Health and Human Services Board to meet April 18; Subcommittee meeting to follow

The New Hanover County Health and Human Services Board will be holding its regular meeting on Tuesday, April 18, 2023, at 8:00 AM in Multipurpose Room 115A of the Health and Human Services building at 1650 Greenfield Street in Wilmington. In-person seatin...

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News Releases
Posted on: April 6, 2023

Arboretum earns national recognition from American Public Gardens Association

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – The New Hanover County Arboretum and N.C. Cooperative Extension has been honored by the American Public Gardens Association’s Awards Committee with the 2023 Sustainability Award. The award will be presented in ...

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News Releases
Posted on: April 6, 2023

Board of Elections Regular Meeting Notice- April 2023

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC- The New Hanover County Board of Elections will be holding a regular meeting on Tuesday, April 11, 2023, at 5:15 PM in the Longleaf Room at the Board of Elections Office, located at 1241A Military Cutoff Road, Wilmington, N...

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Board of Elections
Posted on: April 5, 2023

Awardees of County’s Nonprofit Capacity Building grants announced

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Twenty-four local nonprofit organizations have been awarded grants through New Hanover County’s newly-established Nonprofit Capacity Building Grant Program.

These grants are part of the county’s commun...

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News Releases
Posted on: April 4, 2023

Commissioner Meeting Recap for April 3, 2023

Celebrating the life of a remarkable public servant opened Monday’s meeting of the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners, followed by a look at how American Rescue Plan Funds are helping the community, a new revenue source at the landfill and more. Ch...

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Commissioner Meeting Recap
Posted on: April 3, 2023

Jessica Loeper named newest Assistant County Manager

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Jessica Loeper has been selected to serve as Assistant County Manager for New Hanover County beginning Tuesday, April 4. Loeper has been the county’s Chief Communications Officer since 2019 and has worked for N...

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News Releases
Posted on: April 3, 2023

Public Notice: April 3 Board of Commissioners meeting to stream live on YouTube

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – The April 3 meeting of the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners will stream live on the county’s YouTube channel starting at 4 p.m. The meeting is being held at the New Hanover County Historic Courthouse (...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 31, 2023

Plant an Azalea Week launch event scheduled for April 4

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – To kick off Plant an Azalea Week, New Hanover County Parks & Gardens and The Parks Conservancy of New Hanover County are partnering with The Cape Fear Garden Club, Inc.’s Civic Improvements Committee for an official planting o...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 31, 2023

Workforce Housing Advisory Committee April 5 meeting canceled, rescheduled for April 12

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Notice is hereby given that the Joint New Hanover County/City of Wilmington Workforce Housing Advisory Committee regular meeting scheduled for Wednesday, April 5, 2023, at 3:00 p.m. has been canceled.

The Workforce Housin...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 30, 2023

New Hanover County seeking applicants for boards and committees

This notice has been updated as of April 14, 2023 to reflect additional appointment opportunities for the Tourism Development Authority.

To provide opportunities for citizens to participate in county government, the New Hanover County Board of Commissioner...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 30, 2023

Soil & Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors to meet April 5

The New Hanover Soil & Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors regularly monthly meeting will occur in room 138 of the New Hanover County Government Center at 230 Government Center Drive the first Wednesday of every month on the following dat...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 29, 2023

New materials now able to be recycled in New Hanover County, City of Wilmington

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – A new partnership between New Hanover County Recycling and Solid Waste and the Foodservice Packaging Institute will enable county residents to recycle single use paper products often associated with packaging used in the foodservi...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 29, 2023

New Government Center Complex opens for business Monday, April 3

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Starting Monday, April 3, individuals needing to conduct business with New Hanover County Government will be able to utilize the newly constructed Government Center complex adjacent to the former facility at 230 Governme...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 29, 2023

Tree Planting Dedication & Community Gathering in Memory of Commissioner Hays

New Hanover County will host a tree planting dedication and community gathering at Airlie Gardens on Wednesday, April 5 at 1 p.m., to celebrate the life of Commissioner Deb Hays and honor her service to the citizens of New Hanover County.

“This w...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 27, 2023

Public Notice: Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors meeting March 30

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Notice is hereby given that the New Hanover Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors will hold a special meeting March 30, 2023 at 2 p.m. in conference room 119 of the New Hanover County Government Center at 230 G...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 26, 2023

County mourns sudden passing of Commissioner Deb Hays

New Hanover County is saddened to share that Commissioner Deb Hays passed away suddenly on March 25.

“This is a shock for all of us and is a tremendous loss for this board and all of New Hanover County,” said Board of Commissioners Chai...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 23, 2023

Public Notice: New Hanover County Non-County Agency Funding Committee to meet Saturday, March 25

Notice is hereby given that the New Hanover County Non-County Agency Funding Committee will meet on Saturday, March 25, at 10 a.m. for the purpose of discussing the non-county agency funding for Fiscal Year 2023-2024. The meeting will be held in the Harre...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 22, 2023

Revised Public Notice of Budget Work Session

Notice is hereby given that the March 30, 2023 Budget Work Session of the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners to discuss budget priorities for Fiscal Year 2023-2024 will not be streamed live, due to an equipment move. The meeting’s recordi...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 21, 2023

Commissioner Meeting Recap for March 20, 2023

Monday’s meeting of the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners was a chance to help the community in the ongoing battle with opioid addiction, celebrate career milestones and finance important projects and purchases. Check out the highlights ...

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Commissioner Meeting Recap
Posted on: March 20, 2023

New Hanover extension agent shows paths to connect nature and wellness

Spring came early to the lower Cape Fear this year and it brought me a renewed sense of energy. A hope for regeneration as I cope with the stressors of pandemic recovery, global and domestic unrest and increasing political polarization.

As I thought about ...

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Arboretum & NCSU Extension Service
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Artists invited to apply for 2023 Airlie art exhibit – Turtley Awesome

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Airlie Gardens is looking for artists, or teams of artists, to decorate, paint, and adorn one of ten oversized fiberglass turtles for the gardens’ newest art exhibit, Turtley Awesome.

The artist-designed turtles will be placed thro...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Public Notice: New Hanover County Non-County Agency Funding Committee to meet March 23-24

Notice is hereby given that the New Hanover County Non-County Agency Funding Committee will meet on Thursday, March 23, at 9 a.m. and if needed on Friday, March 24, 2023, at 9 a.m. for the purpose of discussing the non-county agency funding for Fiscal Yea...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Surplus property from Government Center for sale to nonprofits then general public

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC - The New Hanover County Board of Commissioners adopted a resolution at its meeting on Monday, November 14, 2022, declaring certain personal property at the county’s Government Center offices surplus to the county&rsqu...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 17, 2023

COVID-19 vaccine distribution shifting to Health and Human Services Clinic

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Starting Monday, March 20, the Pandemic Operations Team will be moving its COVID-19 vaccine services to the general clinic located in the New Hanover County Health and Human Services building at 1650 Greenfield Street. C...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 16, 2023

A Public Service Profile on the Elements of Building Relationships

Elements members at table

By County Manager, Chris Coudriet

Every day, individuals make choices. Some can be as simple as choosing where to grab lunch or what outfit to wear. Choices can also be extremely difficult and have dire consequences. Sometimes, it can feel like there isn&a...

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Manager's Message
Posted on: March 13, 2023

Board of Elections Cancellation Notice

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – The New Hanover County Board of Elections emergency meeting, scheduled for March 14, 2023, at 8:30 AM, has been cancelled. The next Board of Elections regular meeting will be held on April 11, 2023 at 5:15 PM in...

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Board of Elections
Posted on: March 13, 2023

Board of Elections Emergency Meeting Notice

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC- The New Hanover County Board of Elections will be holding an emergency meeting at 5:30 PM on Monday, March 13, 2023, in the Longleaf Room at the Board of Elections Office, located at 1241 A Military Cutoff Road, Wilmington, NC 2840...

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Board of Elections
Posted on: March 13, 2023

Public Notice of the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners

Notice is hereby given that the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners will hold a Closed Session Meeting pursuant to NC General Statute 143-318.11(a)(5) to instruct the public body’s staff concerning the position to be taken by or on behalf ...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 7, 2023

Commissioner Meeting Recap for March 6, 2023

Sharing the strong state of the county, a commitment to meeting community nutritional needs and the hiring of a new county attorney – the first March meeting of the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners was loaded with an abundance of noteworthy items...

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Commissioner Meeting Recap
Posted on: March 6, 2023

Community Meeting Notice - 6634 Carolina Beach Rd

A community meeting has been scheduled for a potential rezoning application. Please see the below information, which has been provided by the potential applicant. Please note that community meetings are held by the applicant and are conducted prior to the...

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Planning & Land Use
Posted on: March 6, 2023

Public Notice of Strategic Planning Work Session

Notice is hereby given that the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners will hold a Strategic Planning Work Session on March 14, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. to discuss the development of a new five-year strategic plan. The meeting will be held at the New Hanover...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 6, 2023

Smith appointed by Commissioners to serve as New Hanover County Attorney

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Jordan Smith was appointed by the Board of Commissioners during Monday’s meeting to serve as the new Attorney for New Hanover County.

Smith will take over from Wanda Copley, who is retiring after 39 years of ser...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 3, 2023

Board of Elections Cancellation Notice

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – The New Hanover County Board of Elections regular meeting, scheduled for March 14, 2023, at 5:15 PM, has been cancelled. The next Board of Elections regular meeting will be held on April 11, 2023 at 5:15 PM in the Longlea...

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Board of Elections
Posted on: March 3, 2023

Community input encouraged for Northchase Library planning

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – As plans take shape for a New Hanover County Public Library branch in the Northchase area, residents are being asked to provide feedback that will be used to ensure the facility meets community needs.

A survey is now open...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 1, 2023

New Hanover County seeking applicants for boards and committees

To provide opportunities for citizens to participate in county government, the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners is seeking interested citizens to apply for appointment to the following: 

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News Releases
Posted on: February 27, 2023

Social Services helping connect families with resources as emergency allotments come to end

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – In response to the COVID-19 public health emergency, Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) benefits were temporarily increased with additional financial resources, known as emergency allotments, provided to individuals and f...

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News Releases
Posted on: February 24, 2023

Public Notice: New Hanover County Non-County Agency Funding Committee to meet March 2-3

Notice is hereby given that the New Hanover County Non-County Agency Funding Committee will meet on Thursday, March 2, 2023, at 9 a.m. and if needed, on Friday, March 3, 2023, at 9 a.m. for the purpose of discussing the non-county agency funding for Fisca...

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News Releases
Posted on: February 23, 2023

Community Meeting Notice - Blue Clay Road

A community meeting has been scheduled for a potential rezoning application. Please see the below information, which has been provided by the potential applicant. Please note that community meetings are held by the applicant and are conducted prior to the...

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Planning & Land Use
Posted on: February 23, 2023

Public Notice of Budget Work Sessions

Notice is hereby given that the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners will hold Budget Work Sessions on March 2, 16, and 30, 2023 at 3 p.m. to discuss budget priorities for Fiscal Year 2023-2024. The meetings will be held at the New Hanover County Gov...

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News Releases
Posted on: February 21, 2023

Commissioner Meeting Recap for February 20, 2023

Celebrating employee milestones, establishing a commission dedicated to advancing equity and inclusion for the Latin and Hispanic community, and reviewing health department objectives for the next three years – these were just some of the topics...

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Commissioner Meeting Recap
Posted on: February 21, 2023

Developing a strategy for the journey ahead

By County Manager Chris Coudriet

Does anyone remember a time before GPS? Back when traveling, especially to unfamiliar places, meant pulling out an oversized map from the glove compartment and hoping there were no roadblocks or detours between Point A and ...

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Manager's Message
Posted on: February 20, 2023

Community encouraged to take survey, share priorities for New Hanover County’s Strategic Plan

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Feedback from the community is now being collected as part of the development process for New Hanover County’s next five-year Strategic Plan.

Through March 6, residents are invited to complete an online survey, ...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 2, 2022

Board of Elections Cancellation Notice

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – The New Hanover County Board of Elections regular meeting, scheduled for December 13, 2022, at 5:15 PM, has been cancelled. The next Board of Elections regular meeting will be held on January 10, 2023 at 5:15 PM in the Lo...

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Board of Elections
Posted on: November 15, 2022

Board of Elections Meeting Notice

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC –  The New Hanover County Board of Elections has scheduled an additional meeting for November 15, 2022 at 4:15 PM in the Longleaf Room at the Board of Elections Office, located at 1241 A Military Cutoff Road, Wilm...

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Board of Elections
Posted on: November 14, 2022

Board of Elections Special Meeting Notice

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC –  The New Hanover County Board of Elections will be meeting on November 17, 2022 at 2:00 PM in the Longleaf Room at the Board of Elections Office, located at 1241 A Military Cutoff Road, Wilmington, NC 28405, to ...

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Board of Elections
Posted on: November 12, 2022

Board of Elections Regular Meeting Notice

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC- The New Hanover County Board of Elections will be meeting on Tuesday, November 15, 2022, at 5:15 PM in the Long Leaf Room at the Board of Elections Office, located at 1241A Military Cutoff Road, Wilmington, NC 28405, for a...

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Board of Elections
Posted on: November 3, 2022

Board of Elections Special Meeting Notice

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC –  The New Hanover County Board of Elections will be meeting on Monday, November 7, 2022 at 5:00 PM in the Longleaf Room at the Board of Elections Office, located at 1241 A Military Cutoff Road, Wilmington, NC 28405, to rev...

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Board of Elections
Posted on: October 19, 2022

For mental health and substance use, help is on the way

In today’s world, the likelihood that you or those closest to you have been impacted, either directly or indirectly, by mental health or substance use issues is almost guaranteed.  

Long before the pandemic changed how we went about our lives, the...

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Manager's Message
Posted on: September 16, 2022

A Public Service Profile for Superior Fire Services

Battalion Chief Jennifer Smith conversing with fellow firefighter

Recently, New Hanover County Fire Rescue (NHCFR) became an Accredited Agency with the Commission on Fire Accreditation International. Going through this process was voluntary and something our Fire Rescue team was dedicated to – because they are constantl...

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Manager's Message
Posted on: August 18, 2022

Quarter-cent sales tax for public transportation in New Hanover County

When ballot boxes open for the upcoming 2022 elections, our community will be asked to answer a question – Is improved mobility and access to public transportation something our citizens have a desire to make possible through sales tax funds?

Before voting...

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Manager's Message
Posted on: July 15, 2022

A Public Service Profile for Housing Affordability

Rachel LaCoe and Rebekah Roth in discussion over plans

New Hanover County is growing. This is an undeniable fact.?? 

And while growth is inevitable, making sure it provides affordable opportunities for an array of families at different income levels is something the Board of Commissioners has committe...

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Manager's Message
Posted on: June 15, 2022

Lower taxes, expanded service – a budget committed to helping New Hanover County move forward

A little more, with a little less.

It sounds like an impossible task. But that was the challenge and opportunity presented to New Hanover County staff when talking with the Board of Commissioners about their goals for Fiscal Year 2022-23 budget.

Lo...

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Manager's Message