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New Hanover County Commission

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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New Hanover Commission approves nearly $670k for sheriff's Housing Unit

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videoNew Hanover County Sheriff Ed McMahon told county commissioners this morning he has a new plan to fight crime. It involves a seven new positions, six deputies and one sergeant, who will work side-by-side with seven Wilmington Police officers in the city's public housing projects. Full story...
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Commissioners approve raise for ABC chair, e-cig ban

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videoNew Hanover County Commissioners today approved a raise for the head of the county's Alcohol Beverage Control and banned e-cigarettes from county property. Full story...
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Despite most write-in votes for mayor, Meeks says, 'You don't mess with Saffos'

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video Although Wilmington's mayoral race was uncontested, there was more than 500 write-in votes. Among those man about town Ricky Meeks led the way with 73. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Former City Councilman, County Commissioner Jason Thompson joins us tonight for Election Night analysis

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videoFormer Wilmington City Councilman and New Hanover County Commissioner Jason Thompson will join WWAY Political Editor Kevin Wuzzardo tonight at 6 p.m. on WWAY NewsChannel 3's Election Night coverage. Full story...

New Hanover to open up trash hauling for bids

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videoMore companies will be given a chance to bid on a contract for hauling trash out of New Hanover County under a plan adopted by the board of commissioners Monday. Full story...
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New Hanover Commissioners support median project

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videoNew Hanover County Commissioners have thrown their support behind a plan aimed at making Market Street safer. Commissioners today voted to support NCDOT efforts to get money to build landscaped medians on Market between MLK Parkway and Station Rd. and between Middle Sound Loops Rd. and Mendenhall Dr./Marsh Oaks Dr. Full story...
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School board, commission discuss millions in bond money for school repairs

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video The New Hanover County School Board and County Commission met this afternoon to talk about a number of issues, including the current condition of some county schools. Commissioners and board members discussed what it will take to fix aging schools, including the possibility of hundreds of millions of dollars in bond money. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Woody White's amotion against Brian Berger cost taxpayers $68,000

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videoInvoices filed today with New Hanover County show that County Commissioner Woody White's attempt to throw Commissioner Brian Berger off the board cost taxpayers more than $67,000 in legal fees. That does not include hours worked by internal legal staff. Full story...
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City, county leaders announce 'enforcement partnership' in wake of shootings

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video Wilmington and New Hanover County leaders announced what they called an "enforcement partnership" between Wilmington Police and the Sheriff's Office in the wake of recent violence, including the shooting of a deputy and the shooting death of his alleged assailant. Full story...
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WIC, Wave feeling impacts of federal shutdown

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video The impact of the federal government shutdown continues to be felt locally. Today New Hanover County Manager Chris Coudriet let commissioners know that the county's Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program and Wave Transit are now being impacted thanks to a lack of federal funding for the programs. Full story...
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Commissioners to negotiate solid waste deal with Waste Industries

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video After years of debate the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners has decided to take out the trash, and send it to Sampson County. Full story...
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Employees take a loss to provide care during Shutdown

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New Hanover County said it will not tap into its fund balance to aid programs affected by the Government Shutdown. To make up for funding cuts, some have had to make personal sacrifices to keep day-to-day activities running smoothly. Full story...
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County funds cannot bail out federal programs

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videoPeople are feeling the effects of the government shutdown nation-wide, including right here in New Hanover County. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Government shutdown costing New Hanover Co. $300,000 a week; Planning service cuts

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videoIn response to lost funding, the administration is moving forward with the following reduction plan, effective immediately, to generate the necessary weekly reduction of $300,000... Full story...
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