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New Hanover County Commission

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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County leaders talk sand, bans with Carolina Beach & Kure Beach

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video Leaders from both Kure Beach and Carolina Beach met this morning with New Hanover County Commissioners. The purpose of the special meeting was to discuss issues important to all communities, from dredging to smoking on the beach. Full story...
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New Hanover commissioners honor Montford Pt. Marines, retiring reps

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New Hanover County Commissioners took their turn to recognize the dedication the Montford Point Marines made to their county. The also honored a pair of retiring state representatives. Full story...
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Wilmington Council, County Commission to hold joint meeting

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Wilmington City Council and the New Hanover County Commission could be taking steps to break the ice on their relationship. The two sides have announced a joint meeting next month. Full story...
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County Commission helps Kure Beach finance renourishment

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video One topic at Monday night’s New Hanover County Commission meeting was money. Kure Beach needs nourishment money and the Fed is not too generous. Full story...
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Ballpark may go on November ballot, Mandalay says private financing is now off the table

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video The City continues to slide closer to building a ballpark and bringing a minor league team to the Port City. Wilmington City Council voted Tuesday night to continue negotiations with Mandalay Baseball and the Atlanta braves for another six months. Full story...
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Commissioners and Aldermen discuss countywide plastic bag ban, shoppers react

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video Paper or plastic? That's the discussion between New Hanover County Commissioners and Wrightsville Beach Aldermen. Last week, they revisited the idea of a countywide plastic bag ban to be more environmentally friendly. Full story...
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Berger, Davis feud as New Hanover commission updates travel policy

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video New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger is back in spotlight. Berger and Commission Chair Ted Davis, both Republicans, had a heated exchange at this morning's county commission meeting. Full story...
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New Hanover commissioners approve budget, honor retiring manager

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New Hanover County Commissioners unanimously approved next year's budget today. Commissioners also honored many retiring county employees at today's meeting, including long time County Manager Bruce Shell. Full story...
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Commissioners question Berger's travel, attendance

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Some New Hanover County Commissioners plan to address attendance and travel issues with Commissioner Brian Berger. Full story...
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County partner agencies, supporters only ones to speak at budget hearing

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The budget is typically a contentious topic among folks in the county, but no one outside of an organization spoke out to county commissioners about the recommended funding. Full story...
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