New Hanover County


Polar Plunge at Kure Beach to Benefit Special Olympics!

11th ANNUAL POLAR PLUNGE TO BENEFIT SPECIAL OLYMPICS Saturday, February 21  Kure Beach Boardwalk (adjacent to Kure Beach Pier)   WILMINGTON, NC Feb. 5, 2015 – The Polar Plunge is taking place on Saturday, February 21, 2015 at the Pleasure Island’s Kure Beach Boardwalk, adjacent to the Kure Beach Pier.  […]


North Carolina Coastal Federation Report: A Sustainable Economic Development Vision for New Hanover

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC August 17, 2014 – The N.C. Coastal Federation, in partnership with Cape Fear River Watch and local business leaders, has scheduled a media event at the Wilmington Riverfront Park at the corner of Market and Water Streets on Thursday August 21 from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. This news […]


Free Tax Preparation and Electronic Filing

WILMINGTON, NC Feb. 3, 2014 – A local volunteer group, the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), will soon begin preparing and electronically filing Federal and NC state income taxes for 2013.  All services are free of charge.  Tax returns for previous years and amended returns will be done starting in […]


New Hanover County government offices will be closed Wednesday, Jan. 29

WILMINGTON, NC January 28, 2014 – Given the current forecast and dangerous conditions currently affecting New Hanover County, all administrative offices will be closed on Wednesday, January 29. This closure includes all county parks, Airlie Gardens, and Cape Fear Museum. Additionally, New Hanover and Pender County courts will also be […]


New Hanover County declares State of Emergency

WILMINGTON, NC January 28, 2014 – New Hanover County has declared a State of Emergency effective noon today, Jan. 28. According to the National Weather Services, snow and sleet accumulations are imminent. Accretion of freezing rain will be significant, especially along the coastal counties and areas a little farther inland. Citizens are encouraged […]


Emergency officials continue to monitor rare winter storm

WILMINGTON, NC January 28, 2014 – After briefings with the National Weather Service, residents of coastal and inland New Hanover County should be prepared for harsh winter conditions. A Winter Storm Warning is in effect through 6 p.m. Wednesday. Weather conditions will deteriorate during the day on Tuesday with significant […]


New Hanover County Library offers free access to online courses

WILMINGTON, NC December 30, 2013 – New Hanover County Public Library announces a new subscription to Learn4Life, an online service giving local residents free access to instructor-led online courses. Instead of a credit card all they will need is a valid NHC library card number when they enroll at http://nhcpl.libguides.com/Learn4Life. […]


New Hanover County to host next Community Conversation on Gang Violence

WILMINGTON, NC December 20, 2013 – Community conversations on gang violence in Wilmington continue on January 13 with New Hanover County hosting Part 4: A Behavioral Health Focus on School-Aged Youth. The meeting will be held 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at the New Hanover County Main Library, 201 Chestnut Street […]


Programming Notice: NHCTV goes digital on Time Warner Cable

WILMINGTON, NC November 21, 2013 – Time Warner Cable has moved New Hanover County Television (NHCTV) Channel 13 to the digital tier. For subscribers who have a digital television set and no converter box, Channel 13 may now be found on Channel 16.10 or 16-10, depending on your set’s display. […]