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New Hanover County Commission

ONLY ON 3: Government e-mails discuss gambling boat in New Hanover County

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video WWAY has found e-mails on the New Hanover County government server to a county commissioner and several state legislators that talk about a gambling boat docking along our coast. Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach aldermen, county commissioners talk issues over breakfast

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New Hanover County Commissioners held a joint breakfast meeting this morning with the Wrightsville Beach Board of Aldermen. Full story...
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New Hanover County Commissioner Berger hacks off fellow commissioners calling last minute news conference

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video “First this is crap for a notice! 2 hours really?? I have a 1130 NHC meeting so I cannot attend. I would caution you to make sure you are speaking as an individual and not for the (County Commissioners) as I dont believe we took action on any of these issues." -- Jason Thompson to Brian Berger on calling a news conference without giving commissioners ample notice. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 & THE BIG TALKER FM: Thompson won't run again in 2012

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This will be Jason Thompson's last term in elected office. At least for now. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: So much for transparency; New Hanover County Commissioners able to conduct county business in secret

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videoWe discovered a disturbing loophole this week in New Hanover County policy that's allowing County Commissioners to conduct county business in secret on their county cell phone with no accountability. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Barfield responds - Making cell phone records public is "going too far"; Plays on constituents' fear

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Even though the county bought commissioners the phone - and pays each $75 per month in tax payer money - and even though County Attorney Wanda Copely told us the county bought them the phones so they could conduct county business - since Barfield also uses the phone for personal business running his real estate company, he says turning over his records is "going too far." Full story...
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COMMENTARY: First we were "ignorant"; Now Commissioner Thompson says we're "whores"

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When asked about being in the media spotlight of late and the commission being transparent, Thompson told the local newspaper, "They are whoring themselves out for ratings.” Full story...
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New Hanover commissioners spending money to talk money

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video Economic issues are something New Hanover County commissioners have struggled a lot with lately. So why are they spending more than $35,000 to hire a professional facilitator to run a planning session to talk about their money problems? Full story...
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Thompson wants more county power over uninsured cars

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Drivers who don't have car insurance may have their car impounded if a New Hanover County Commissioner has his way. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: DSS investigates situation at Commissioner Berger's home

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video The Department of Social Services is investigating tonight what's been going on at a New Hanover County Commissioner's house. Brian Berger has also had police officers show up at his house twice recently. He says he's caught in the middle of another couple's messy divorce. Full story...
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Why buy artificial turf for Legion Stadium now?

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video A million-dollar makeover. Legion Stadium is about to kiss its grass goodbye, and taxpayers will pick up the tab for artificial turf. With the economy still in trouble, why now? Full story...
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Legion Stadium to get artificial turf

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New Hanover County Commissioners are doling out cash to help get rid of the grass at Legion Stadium. Commissioners voted 3-2 today to spend $333,334 on artificial turf for the stadium. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: County Commission chair says military service justifies Gravely spending

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video Together, the City of Wilmington and New Hanover County paid $50,000 to help fund the USS Gravely Commissioning. But city and county leaders say their slim budgets might not be able to support other groups looking for a boost. Full story...
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New commissioners get sworn in

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New Hanover County swore Rick Catlin and Brian Berger as their newest commissioners. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. Commissioners get ready for a new year with new ideas

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video It's out with the old and in with the new. New Hanover County Commissioner-elects Brian Berger and Rick Catlin have not been sworn in yet but they are already getting down to business. Full story...
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