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Rabon's proposal could sink Skyway project

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video The Cape Fear Skyway was supposed to ease congestion between New Hanover and Brunswick counties. But it might never happen after a proposal from state Sen. Bill Rabon. Years of planning and people getting their hopes up might have been for nothing. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. throwing away incinerator plan

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video New Hanover County is trashing a plan a deal to get the county's solid waste incinerator back up and running. But the ongoing discussion about what to do with garbage has cost the taxpayers a pretty penny. Full story...
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County Commission looks at school security

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video New Hanover County Commissioners held their first public meeting of the New Year. The big topic of conversation law enforcement in elementary schools. The tragic incident in Newtown, CT, has our leaders taking action. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Brian Berger arrested for DWI, colleagues respond

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videoNew Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger was arrested again this morning. This time for driving while impaired. Wilmington Police arrested Berger in downtown Wilmington around 2 a.m. Full story...
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County Commission ignores GOP, picks Wolfe for open seat

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The New Hanover County Commission, with a Republican majority, thumbed its nose at the county GOP today, when it passed on the party's nominee to fill an open commission seat. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: New Hanover commission may consider ABC Board chair for open seat

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video New Hanover County Commissioners have called a special meeting Friday, where they may consider the chair of the county's ABC Board to fill an open commission seat. Full story...
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Transition on the New Hanover County Commission

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videoIt was transition time for the New Hanover County Commission tonight. Two newcomers were sworn in and there was a change in leadership. Full story...
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Old commissioners say goodbye as new faces join boards

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It's transition time in local government. The New Hanover County and Brunswick County commissions each welcome two new members tonight. Full story...
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Catlin's election to NC House leaves vacant seat on county commission

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video The New Hanover County Board of Commissioners will soon see a whirlwind of change. As two new commissioners wait to be sworn in, another is leaving, which means another seat is up for grabs. Full story...
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Commissioners outline future for New Hanover County

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video The voters have spoken and the ballots are in, Beth Dawson and Woody White will be joining the ranks of the New Hanover county commission. Full story...
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Barfield reelected, two new members join New Hanover Commission

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videoThe New Hanover County Commission will soon have two new members after Tuesday's election. The three spots up for vote went to Republicans Beth Dawson, Woody White and Democratic incumbent Jonathan Barfield. Full story...
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Incinerator deal still up in the air, Catlin concerned about dioxin emissions

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video Time is running out for current New Hanover County Commissioners to talk trash. With three commissioner seats up for election, it may be an entirely new board before a decision is made about what to do with the county incinerator. Full story...
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Elections Board schedules 2nd hearing on Gott's residency

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videoThe controversy surrounding Melissa Gott's nomination to the New Hanover County Commission is still not over. At a meeting tonight, the county Board of Elections decided to hold another full hearing on Gott's residency status. Full story...
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Barfield dismisses Melissa Gott as commissioner candidate despite GOP backing

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video Last week New Hanover County Commissioners ran into a roadblock in deciding whether to pick up Melissa Gott to act as their temporary fifth board member. Because of confusion over Gott's residency, commissioners decided to wait. But now, Chairman Jonathan Barfield says Gott has got to go. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. Commission candidates face off at Senior Center

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video Election Day is just four weeks from today, and time is winding down for candidates to make their case. Five of the six hopefuls for New Hanover County Commission faced off again this morning in a forum hosted by WWAY and the Volunteer Older Citizens Action League at the New Hanover County Senior Resource Center. Full story...
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