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New Hanover County Health Department

ONLY ON 3: As West Nile Virus outbreak grows, Wilmington expert weighs in on reasons why

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video In the past few weeks, numbers of those who have been infected or died from West Nile Virus have soared. WWAY spoke with a local expert on infectious diseases to find out more. Full story...
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Locals vigilant after NC West Nile Virus death

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video Nationwide, the number of West Nile cases is on the rise. More than 390 have been reported this year. That's the most since 2004. Full story...
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Kickback Jack's challenges smoking ban

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When is a wall not a wall? That was the main issue Wednesday when Battleground Restaurant Group Inc. appealed $1,200 in fines levied against it by the New Hanover County Health Department for violations of the state law that prohibits smoking in a restaurant. Full story...
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Commissioners react to mounting criticism of voting down contraceptive funding; Barfield: a colossal mistake

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video Criticism of the New Hanover County Commission's vote against accepting a family planning grant has reached the state level, and now the board wants to reconsider. Full story...
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ACLU-NC criticizes New Hanover Commissioners for rejecting reproductive health grant for women

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The American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina today criticized the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners for voting Monday to reject a state grant that would have funded reproductive health care and family planning services for women. Full story...
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New Hanover Health Dept. looking at other ways to use rejected grant money

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video After all five New Hanover County Commissioners voted against a grant to fund contraceptives for women yesterday, the New Hanover County Health Department is trying again. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. Animal Control Manager appeals termination

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New Hanover County Animal Control Manager Jean McNeil appealed her termination during a Health Board meeting Tuesday night. Full story...
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McNeil's administrative leave extended

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The paid administrative leave of New Hanover County's Animal Control Services Manager has been extended. Full story...
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Update: New Hanover Animal Control mgr. still on leave after Board of Health meeting

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video Abusing power or following protocol? One New Hanover County employee claims her boss is harassing her, which could lead to her termination. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Nursing home running without water

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video We discovered a nursing home with no running water when a concerned family member called us and told us about problems at a facility in New Hanover County. Full story...
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