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Community to county leaders: ‘Don’t sell our hospital!’

Last month, New Hanover County announced it was exploring the idea of selling New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Hospital President and CEO John Gizdic says several billion dollars will need to be put into it over the next decade to keep up with the growing population.

New Hanover County implements new paid parental leave for county employees

New Hanover County has just put a new parental leave policy in place for all eligible county employees.

Memorial Day event at Wilmington National Cemetery honors fallen

For many Memorial Day is a holiday in which family and friends gather for fun, food and fellowship. But the annual ceremony at Wilmington National Cemetery remembers the ultimate sacrifice of so many who gave their lives in service to our country.
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Petition pushes for grocery store to replace Everybody’s Supermarket

The one year anniversary of the fire that burned down Everybody's Supermarket has come and gone, but that land is still just an empty parking lot.
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Commissioners want Project Grace to move forward, neighbors say ‘pump the brakes’

Three years and now the New Hanover County Commission wants to move forward with Project Grace. Many neighbors want them to look at splitting the project up altogether and keep two old, but prominent buildings.
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Medical facilities fight proposed drug treatment facility

Back in February, Wilmington City council approved a special use permit for a drug abuse treatment center, which has been in the works for more than four years. Now two medical facilities have filed an appeal, asking for an injunction.

County, city leaders hold meeting to discuss affordable housing

Working together to create more affordable housing. It's an issue that became more urgent after Hurricane Florence, and Thursday a meeting was held to discuss the problem.
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Barfield: ‘State of the county is strong,’ in Monday address

A day before the president gives the annual State of the Union address to the nation, New Hanover County residents will get the State of the County update.
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County leaders press for film funding as local film foundation begins grant push

Lawmakers have made steps to improve the grants year after year, but local leaders here want to see more.

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