‘Active shooter’ drill set to be conducted Wednesday morning New Hanover Government Center

WILMINGTON  — Emergency vehicles will converge on the New Hanover County Government Center Wednesday morning, but it’s only a test. The county is conducting an active shooter drill at the building Wednesday morning. New Hanover County Spokeswoman Jessica Looper said the drill will take place from 8 to 10 a.m. Wednesday and will be limited […]

Give blood in March in celebration of ‘Red Cross Month’

WILMINGTON — March is Red Cross month, and you can join in on the American Red Cross life-saving mission by giving blood. Red Cross Month is a celebration of supporters, who are the face of the Red Cross in their communities and who bring hope to people facing emergencies, according to a press release from […]

YWCA at GLOW Academy receives First Book grant

WILMINGTON — For the past seven months, the YWCA Lower Cape Fear has been providing an after school enrichment program for the students of GLOW Academy. The program incorporates Girls Circle, a model that assists girls with a healthy passage through pre-teen and adolescent years by discussing topics such as body image, self-esteem, healthy relationships, […]

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Property revaluations set to be mailed to New Hanover County residents

NEW HANOVER COUNTY — Property owners in New Hanover County should expect to get their property revaluation in the mail in the coming days. The New Hanover County Tax Department has completed its 2017 tax revaluation for all properties in the county. Residential property owners are first on the mailing list and will receive a […]

New Hanover County students win Scholastic Art Writing Awards

WILMINGTON — The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers recently announced the recipients of the 2017 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards for the Southeast Region. Gold Key winners will automatically advance to national judging, where medalists will be announced on March 14, 2017. The New Hanover County School System congratulates the following county students:   […]

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UNCW grads to join the Proclaim Interactive team

WILMINGTON — Dan Walsh, a UNCW graduate, recently joined Proclaim Interactive as a search engine marketing specialist. Walsh will help amplify clients’ messages through search engine optimization and pay-per-click (PPC) advertising. He is Google AdWords certified, meaning he has the PPC expertise needed to help clients craft the most effective marketing strategies. “We’re glad to […]

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Flu season ramps up, illness-related school absences increasing


NEW HANOVER COUNTY — Tis the season for infection being spread, resulting in fever, chills and body aches — all symptoms of influenza. As the flu season continues, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) has reported a spike over the last few weeks in the percentage of outpatient visits with flu-like illnesses. […]

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