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New Hanover County News

Berger sets the record straight on tax money for Gravely party

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video WWAY continues covering controversy surrounding taxpayer money going to the commissioning of the USS Gravely. We sat down with Brian Berger to get the facts straight Thursday night. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. Commissioners get ready for a new year with new ideas

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video It's out with the old and in with the new. New Hanover County Commissioner-elects Brian Berger and Rick Catlin have not been sworn in yet but they are already getting down to business. Full story...
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Helping fund film means tax write-off

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video Tonight, you can help a locally-produced film become a reality. And you can write it off come tax time. Full story...
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Community members speak out about finding a new chancellor

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video UNCW is gearing up for what's expected to be a long and tedious journey. Chancellor Rosemary DePaolo is leaving the university, and now it's time to start the search for a new chancellor. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: THE GRAVELY AND YOUR TAX $; Thompson backtracks on "ignorant" quote; Berger backtracks on "disgraceful" comment

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Many local politicians have said the money was well spent, and will bring in more than was handed out in sales and room occupancy taxes. Tuesday, New Hanover County Commissioner Jason Thompson told a local newspaper that "the people who can't see that are shortsighted with ignorance and spite and can't look at the common good." Many took that to mean ANYONE who didn't agree with Thompson on that fact was "ignorant". But when we asked him Wednesday who specifically he was talking about, he narrowed it down... Full story...
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Who is Brett Blizzard? Find out TONIGHT on WWAY NewsChannel 3 at 11

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video Get ready Wilmington. You're about to get hit with a blizzard, but there's no need to grab your winter coat. It's not a storm. It's Brett Blizzard. He joins the WWAY team Friday night at 11 for our new high school basketball show. It's called the Full Court Press. Full story...
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See 'A Charlie Brown Christmas' on stage and screen

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A beloved Christmas cartoon comes to life this weekend. You can catch the original 1965 animated classic "A Charlie Brown Christmas" on stage at Cape Fear Community College. Full story...
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Jordan finally to join NC Sports Hall of Fame

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A long overdue honor for one of Wilmington's favorite sons. Michael Jordan is finally being inducted into the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Your tax $ and the Gravely; Commissioner Thompson - Don't like it? You're "ignorant"

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When asked about approving $25,000 in local tax money to help throw an 11-day party for the Gravely Commissioning, New Hanover Co. Commissioner Jason Thompson told a local newspaper Tuesday, "The people who can't see that (the benefits of the ship's visit) are shortsighted with ignorance and spite and can't look at the common good." Full story...
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It's the first night of Hanukkah

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It's time to get the menorahs out because it's the first night of Hanukkah. Full story...
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