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Tuesday, September 21, 2021
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Crowded field to run for 3 New Hanover Co. Commission seats

The race for three open New Hanover County Commission will be a crowded one next year with a total of ten candidates filing to run, including seven Republicans.

Beth Dawson voted commission chair

The New Hanover County Commission has a new chair.

After State Fair sex offender arrests, Cape Fear Fair & Expo talks safety

The Cape Fear Fair and Expo starts tomorrow and organizers said this year is bigger and better than ever.

ONLY ON 3: Commissioners approve budget, throw jabs on Twitter

New Hanover County Commissioners approved a budget today, one that includes a 2 cent property tax increase. Not everyone was happy about it though, in fact one commissioner took to twitter to vent his frustration. The twitter reaction from Commissioner Woody White came not after the meeting but in the middle of the meeting.

Public comment open on New Hanover County budget

New Hanover County formally presented its proposed $302 million budget Monday which includes a two-cent property tax increase.

New Hanover residents likely to see tax rate increase

New Hanover County residents likely will see a tax rate increase following a budget work session where the county board of commissioners agreed not to use the county's fund balance to avoid a tax increase.

Commissioners seek appraisal of WASTEC turbines

New Hanover County Commissioner want to know how much value there is in equipment left at the old WASTEC facility.

Commissioners approve final $40M in bonds for CFCC

Cape Fear Community College will get to spend the final $40 million of bond money voters approved several years ago after a long debate by the New Hanover County Commission today.

All five seats full on New Hanover County Commission

After months of the New Hanover County Commission functioning with only four members and weeks of uncertainly of the current make-up of the board, New Hanover County finally has five commissioners.

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Pet Pals: 6-month-old Pitbull is looking for his forever home

This week’s Pet Pal is a 6-month-old Pitbull named Prince and is in need of a forever home after being found as a stray.

Dog who completed bucket list in New Hanover County dies of canine lymphoma

In August, we reported the story of Petey, a three-year-old dog suffering from canine lymphoma.

Wilmington film industry booming, but lacking in extras

The film industry is breaking records in 2021, both in North Carolina as a whole and in Wilmington specifically. However, the industry is currently struggling in one area.

Laney stays unbeaten against Ashley

Laney moves to 5-0 and 1-0 in MEC play. Ashley is now 1-2 after winning last game before having a week off for COVID protocols.