UPDATE: New Hanover County teen missing after skipping school returns home

Reese Cole Bledsoe

UPDATE, Thursday: Reese Cole Bledsoe, 15, is safe and has returned home to his family, according to the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office. —- NEW HANOVER COUNTY — Detectives with the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office are searching for a missing 15-year-old boy. Reese Cole Bledsoe was last seen at about 7:30 a.m. leaving school […]

‘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 […]

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 […]

County officials hope to show off the region’s selling points to Wells Fargo Championship attendees

"We've be working with the PGA to showcase the quality of life we have and now its time to take the next step to make sure the information was ready to highlight New Hanover County as place of interest to expand or relocate a business."

L-R: Wells Fargo Regional President Kendall Alley, Wells Fargo Championship Executive Director Kym Hougham, Eagle Point Golf Club President Bobby Long, Wilmington Chamber of Commerce President Connie Majure-Rhett.

WILMINGTON – Local officials continue to work on ways to make sure whatever economic benefits the area reaps from the upcoming Wells Fargo Championship, Wilmington’s largest sporting event ever, extends beyond the first week of May. On Monday, the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners held a public hearing regarding the release of $75,000 to get a […]

Here’s where to dump household chemicals and old electronics free and close to home in New Hanover County


NEW HANOVER COUNTY — New Hanover County is giving residents an easy way to dispose of household hazardous waste, and it starts next Monday. The county has created a new, mobile collection unit known as the “Hazwagon.”  Starting Monday, Jan. 16, the Hazwagon will travel to three locations in the county each week to allow […]

After a ‘WIIN’ for area beaches, Congressman Rouzer sets sights on ‘Obamacare’

Congressman David Rouzer, Republican of Johnston County.

NEW HANOVER COUNTY — After helping to author a bi-partisan bill that will help maintain area beaches, Congressman David Rouzer is setting his sights on something that will receive much less bi-partisan support – repealing the Affordable Care Act, or as Rouzer calls it, “Obamacare.” As 2016 drew to a close, area beaches were fast […]

New Hanover Board of Elections brings closure to contentious 2016 election


WILMINGTON – The New Hanover County Board of Elections met today to issue certificates for all county races, bringing closure to the contentious 2016 elections. Elections results were challenged numerous times, both by recount requests from candidates Derrick Hickey and Julia Boseman, and protests by Densay Sengsoulavong and John Christian Anderson. Anderson appealed his protest […]

Tornado warning canceled for the Wilmington area

Tornado warning Dec. 12, 2016

NEW HANOVER COUNTY — The tornado warning issued for the Wilmington area has been canceled by the National Weather Service.  The National Weather Service in Wilmington issued a tornado warning for the Ogden and Murrayville areas at about 10:45 a.m. Monday. The warning was based on radar, according to the agency’s Twitter feed. According to […]

New Hanover County Board of Elections certifies election, then reverses decision


NEW HANOVER COUNTY — Members of the New Hanover County Board of Elections on Thursday held fast to their opinions that an election protest filed by resident John Christian Anderson was “frivolous” and meant to “delay the democratic process,” but they ultimately backed off a split vote earlier in the day to accept vote totals […]

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