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FIRST ON 3: New Hanover Co. School Board member files for county commission


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) – A New Hanover County School Board member has officially thrown his hat in the race for county commission.

Dr. Derrick Hickey filed his declaration of candidacy for New Hanover County Commission on Monday.

In a press release, Hickey said his campaign will focus on fiscal responsibility, fostering economic growth in the county and promoting education for the children of New Hanover County.

Hickey currently serves on the New Hanover County School Board. He was elected to that position in 2010.

Hickey is a board certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in hand and upper extremity surgery, microsurgery, and arthroscopy.

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