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New Hanover County Commission

Brian Berger skips out on leadership conference, says it's not his fault

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New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger is once again back in the spotlight. After requesting county staff to send out a news release about a conference he was invited to, Berger did not go. But Berger says it's not his fault. Full story...
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New Hanover Commission trashes Covanta deal

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video New Hanover County Commissioners will have to start talking trash all over again. Today, they threw out Covanta Energy's proposal to reopen the old WASTEC facility. Full story...
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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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