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New Hanover County Commission

Dominoes start falling as GOP taps Davis to fill NC House seat

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video If Gov. Bev Perdue makes the appointment official, Ted Davis, a Republican, will immediately step down from the New Hanover County Commission. That will leave his seat open and continue a domino effect in county government. Full story...
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County continues conversation on Covanta incinerator plan

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New Hanover County Commissioners talked trash again today. They discussed a contract with Covanta Energy to refurbish the county's trash incinerator. At a cost to the county of about $32 million, Covanta is proposing a 20-year commitment to re-furbish and run what was formerly known as WASTEC. Full story...
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Commissioners approve Pleasure Island beach renourishment, discuss incinerator's future

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videoNew Hanover County Commissioners unanimously approved a more than $14 million renourishment project for both Carolina Beach and Kure Beach. Part of the price tag is being funded at the federal and state level, something that commissioners say could soon come to an end. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Future funding for New Hanover Co. beach renourishment in question

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video Commissioners are at a point where funding beach renourishment could soon be put on the shoulders of the county. Also, it seems the Wilmington Convention Center is making it even more difficult to protect the county's beaches. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Thompson sets record straight on ballpark talks, says 'good for our community'

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video Upset with many inaccuracies in another media report, New Hanover County Commissioner Jason Thompson joined us today on WWAY NewsChannel 3 at 5:30 pm to talk about his perspectives on baseball in Wilmington. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: New Hanover Co. approached with stadium plan; Ripken confirms talks

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video A baseball stadium built without using taxpayer money. WWAY was first to uncover that's an idea one group has brought to New Hanover County. One city councilman calls it a rumor, while the county confirmed a group did approach it with this idea. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Newspaper ads stir WASTEC controversy

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video Two full page ads in the Sunday edition of the StarNews are getting some special attention today. Full story...
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County, city leaders reach few agreements in first meeting in months

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video From annexation to the contentious topic of baseball in the Port City, it was a war words this morning as Wilmington and New Hanover County leaders sat down at one table for the first time in months. Full story...
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Berger balks at new policy for travel

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New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger is back on the offensive challenging a recently passed travel policy after his request to use county funds to attend an upcoming conference was denied. Full story...
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Board denies proposed apartment complex, rezoning in Porters Neck

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New Hanover County Commissioners voted unanimously to deny rezoning an area of Porters Neck to build a 276-unit apartment complex at 8704 Market Street. Full story...
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Commissioners vote to rezone historical Seabreeze community

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Seabreeze residents got some upsetting news Monday night as New Hanover County Commissioners approved a rezoning request. Full story...
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Jury finds Berger not guilty in appeal of protective order violation

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video A Brunswick Count jury has found New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger not guilty of violating a protective order. Berger had appealed an earlier ruling that he had violated the order back in November. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Berger makes more corruption accusations in e-mail to fellow commissioners

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video New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger has been laying low. Other than appealing his violation of a protective order, Berger has been out of the news, until he sent an email to fellow commissioners around 2:40 a.m. The email expressed Berger's disapproval of the board sending a letter of support for a head start grant. Full story...
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Berger waits to have protective order appeal heard

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New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger will have to wait a little longer to appeal his violation of a protective order. Berger says although his case was not heard today, it will be heard at some point this week in Brunswick County, where the case was moved after a change of venue request. Full story...
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Seabreeze residents organize petition against rezoning

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videoThe once flourishing shore community of Seabreeze is now practically empty and New Hanover County leaders have approved a request to rezone the area to help it grow. However, the idea is not sitting so well with Seabreeze residents. They have organized a petition in protest of the rezoning. Full story...
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