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New Hanover County Commission

Three Republicans already in race for New Hanover Co. Commission

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videoFiling to run for office this year is still a week away, but three Republicans have already begun their campaigns for New Hanover County Commission. John Dismukes, Chuck Kays and Skip Watkins all have plans to run for two open commission seats. Full story...
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Former Wilmington Council candidate Watkins running for County Commission

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Skip Watkins announced he would seek the office of County Commissioner for New Hanover County. Watkins fell just 470 votes short of being elected to the Wilmington City Council in 2013, his first bid for public office. Full story...
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Wolfe won't seek reelection to New Hanover Co. Commission

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videoNew Hanover County Commissioner Tom Wolfe says he will not seek election to a full four-year term this fall. Wolfe was appointed last year to fill the unexpired term of Rick Catlin after Catlin won a seat in the NC House of Representatives. Full story...
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Judge issues warrant for Berger's arrest; commissioner says he didn't know he had court

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videoA judge has issued a warrant for Brian Berger's arrest after the New Hanover County Commissioner failed to show up for a court appearance. But Berger tells WWAY he did not know he was supposed to be in court. Full story...
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Board tables special use permit amendment

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video After nearly three hours of heated debate the New Hanover County Planning Board tabled a proposed amendment to their Special Use Permitting process so that the public had more time to understand the changes. Full story...
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Entertainment tax forces commissioners to raise Airlie admission

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video It could cost you more to stop and smell the roses as a new entertainment tax goes into effect in the Tar Heel state. Full story...
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Commissioners move on as Berger misses second meeting since arrest

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videoNew Hanover County Commissioners met today for the second time since Brian Berger was arrested again last month for DWI, but there was again an empty seat at the table. Full story...
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Former New Hanover commissioner Don Blake dies at 89

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video Former New Hanover County Commissioner Donald Blake died Monday. He was 89. According to his obituary, Blake died peacefully at Lower Cape Fear Hospice Care Center. Full story...
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New Hanover County security cost involving Berger: $5,000

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videoNew Hanover County officials have spent more than $5,000 this year on added security measures involving Commissioner Brian Berger since his fellow commissioners called for his resignation in March. Full story...
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Berger's drug case continued until January

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videoNew Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger's court case on a drug charge has been continued until next year. Berger was due in court today for his charge of possession of schedule II drugs, but his attorney Buddy Allard says the case was continued until Jan. 16. Full story...
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E-cigarettes banned in New Hanover County buildings; vehicles

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video Electronic cigarettes are banned from all New Hanover County facilities by an amended ordinance adopted by the Board of Commissioners. Full story...
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New Hanover Commission continues to ask Berger to resign

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videoThe New Hanover County Commission reiterates the need for Brian Berger to resign. Berger was arrested last Friday on a second DWI charge after Wilmington Police said he was found slumped over the steering wheel of his car. After Monday's scheduled meeting, Chairman Woody White spoke about their concern and reiterated the Commission's request for his resignation. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Brian Berger bonds out of jail after DWI arrest

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video New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger bonded out of jail around 7:30 p.m. Friday after being arrested overnight for DWI and drug possession. Full story...
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WHA says cooperation key to grant that could change Hillcrest completely

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videoThe Wilmington Housing Authority hopes to transform the Hillcrest community from a neighborhood of crime and violence to a new mixed-income neighborhood. Full story...
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Coudriet: County vacation policy is a guideline

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videoThe StarNews reported this weekend that New Hanover County Manager Chris Coudriet is intentionally violating the county's personnel policy to fatten the compensation of several top department managers. This morning we went to the County Commission meeting to see what Coudriet and commissioners had to say. Full story...
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