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New Hanover County News

County commissioners meet about NHC property tax increase

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videoNew Hanover County residents could be in for a property tax increase at the very least. It was a topic of discussion at Monday night's County Commissioners meeting. A county-wide property revaluation is scheduled for January 2011.

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Jury selection underway in case against Brian Reavis

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videoThe man accused of brutally beating and sexually assaulting a 95-year-old Wilmington woman last year was in court today as jury selection began for 41-year-old Brian Reavis. Full story...
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Change for parking meters

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videoUntil now, parkers in downtown Wilmington had two alternatives to searching through the seats for spare change… the parking deck or a $6 park card. But now, Port City drivers have another option. Full story...
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Career Day for kids at Wrightsboro Elementary

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From chefs, to ballerinas - waitresses to veterinarians, all the way to a baseball player, kids dressed up and showed off what they want to be when they grow up. Full story...
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Renovated building downtown awarded Greenspace of the Month

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When you live downtown, green space can be difficult to come across, but one developer is trying to change that. Full story...
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Plans to ease congestion at Oleander and College

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Changes are on the way to ease congestion at Wilmington's busiest intersection. The Department of Transportation plans to add an additional left turn lane off Oleander and onto College in both directions. Full story...
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Lawmakers begin to redraw unconstitutional House district

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State lawmakers will begin figuring out how to redraw State House districts in Pender and New Hanover counties on Tuesday. In March, the US Supreme Court ruled the 18th House District, that snakes from downtown Wilmington into western Pender County, is an unconstitutional minority-influence district.

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Local high school students helps train German Shepherds

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A local high school student is helping the police and the military, as part of an assignment for school. For his senior project, Christopher Marshall learned to work with and train German Shepherds. Full story...
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Audit committee discusses City Council travel policies and procedures

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City officials spent $19,000 in tax payer money on a trip to the National League of Cities Conference. Councilmen Jim Quinn said the audit committee's review of City Council expense policies should ease tax payer concerns. Full story...
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Man accused of raping 95-year-old woman in court Monday

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The man accused of raping and beating a 95-year-old Wilmington woman in April 2008 is scheduled to appear in court Monday. Full story...
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New Hanover County bike routes to help with road safety

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videoNow that warm weather is here, you will be seeing more and more cyclists filling the streets and highways of the Port City. WWAY profiles bike routes in New Hanover County along with a few safety tips for cyclists and drivers. Full story...
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Cape Fear Public Utility Authority customers to see hike in rate

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Customers of the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority will see an increase in their bills by July. Full story...
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NHC Animal Control Shelter has Saturday hours cut

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Another impact from New Hanover County budget cuts started Saturday. The NHC Animal Control Shelter no longer has Saturday hours. Full story...
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Pups and people flock to Paw Jam

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Plenty of adopted pups came out to enjoy the weather and socialize at Battleship Park on Saturday. Hundreds of canines and their owners celebrated the 8th Annual Paw Jam. Full story...
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Cyclists go from River to Sea

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The streets of New Hanover County were full of cyclists Saturday morning as 150 cyclists put on their helmets and hit the pavement for the 20th Annual River to Sea bike ride. Full story...
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