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New Hanover County health board just barely decides to lift mask mandate

A portion of the audience engages in the Pledge of Allegiance, led by The Proud Boys during their member's public comment....

New Hanover chair drops retaliatory resolution to cut colleagues’ raises

New Hanover County Board of Commissioners Chair Julia Olson-Boseman delivers the county state of address. (Port City Daily/Courtesy New Hanover County)

New Hanover chair challenges commissioners to reject raises after criticizing budget, tax increase

New Hanover County Chair Julia Olson-Boseman requested county manager Chris Coudriet draft a resolution to decline vice-chair Deb Hays and commissioner...

New Hanover County voters may see transit sales tax on upcoming ballot. How would the money be spent?

A proposed quarter-cent sales tax, if approved by voters, could fund Wave Transit. Elected officials are also weighing whether to extend...

In first meeting as new board, county spends $2.75 million on $750 bonuses for all NHCS staff

New Hanover County Schools Superintendent Dr. Charles Foust thanks New Hanover County Commissioners for finding the funding to give all school...
WAVE transit faces financial challenges. Now, the county is preparing to walk away from its funding of public transportation. (Port City Daily photo / File)

New Hanover Commissioners voted to break ties with WAVE. What does that mean?

NEW HANOVER COUNTY --- In a move that clearly caught many off guard, county commissioners voted 3-2 to approve a motion to sever financial...
Rob Zapple won re-election to the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners. (Port City Daily photo / File)

County Commissioner Rob Zapple addresses lawsuit’s concerns regarding Healing Place security

The commissioner hopes to clear up some issues associated with the planned treatment facility WILMINGTON --- The planned drug treatment center known as The Healing...

New Hanover Commissioners elect Jonathan Barfield as Chairman, Olsen-Boseman takes vice-chair

WILMINGTON --- New Hanover County's leadership has a new face after the Board of Commissioners voted to elect Jonathan Barfield as Chairman of the...
The New Hanover Regional Medical Center old orthopedic hospital facility on Wrightsville Avenue. The aging facility is only being partially used, though it is still valued at $30 million. (Port City Daily photo | BENJAMIN SCHACHTMAN)

What’s next for the $30 million dollar Wrightsville Avenue hospital facility?

  WILMINGTON --- As the New Hanover Regional Medical Center moves its orthopedic services to a new $91 million facility, the fate of the aging...

County buildings win preservation, new development awards

Two buildings funded by county taxpayers were honored at the 2016 Historic Wilmington Foundation's Preservation Awards ceremony, which was held on May 19. The building...