News Flash

Posted on: January 23, 2023

New Hanover County sees progress, successes at end of five-year strategic plan

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – At Monday’s meeting, the Board of Commissioners received a report out of the county's 2018-2023 Strategic Plan, which has helped to guide the work of the county’s 2,000 employees over the pas...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 20, 2023

New Hanover County CDC Community Level Returns to Low

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – New Hanover County is back in the Low CDC COVID Community Level after case rates and healthcare impacts have improved this week. While we are now at a low community level, it’s important to stay prepared for ch...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 18, 2023

Public Notice: January 19 Board of Commissioners Agenda Review Canceled

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC - Notice is hereby given that the Agenda Review Meeting of the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners scheduled for Thursday January 19, 2023 at 4 p.m. in the Harrell Conference Room of the New Hanover County Government Center ha...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 17, 2023

New Hanover County joins partners in dedication ceremony for The Healing Place

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – On Tuesday, officials with New Hanover County, Trillium Health Resources and The Healing Place came together with other community partners to hold a dedication and ribbon cutting for The Healing Place of New Hanover Coun...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 12, 2023

Energy bill assistance available for New Hanover County residents

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – New Hanover County Health and Human Services is administering the federally-funded Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) for qualified households through March 31, or until funds are exhausted. The program provides a one-ti...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 10, 2023

Port City United hosting Fresh Chance Friday with employment and expungement resources

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – To help area residents in their search for career opportunities and help those who may need record expungements, Port City United will host Fresh Chance Friday on January 27 from 2-5 p.m. at the MLK Center (401 S 8th Street, Wilmi...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 9, 2023

Public Notice: Health and Human Services Board to meet January 17; Subcommittee meeting to follow

NEW HANOVER COUNTY – The New Hanover County Health and Human Services Board will be holding their regular meeting on Tuesday, January 17, 2023, at 8 a.m. in Multipurpose Room 115A of Health and Human Services 1650 Greenfield Street, Wil...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 9, 2023

TreeFest set for January 20-21 at Independence Mall

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – The 25th annual TreeFest will be held Friday, January 20 and Saturday, January 21, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., or while supplies last, at Independence Mall inside the JC Penney corridor.

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News Releases
Posted on: January 6, 2023

New Hanover County CDC Community Level Increases to High

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Following a review of the latest COVID-19 data for New Hanover County, the CDC Community Level has increased to High.?The majority of the state is now at a high community level, indicating COVID-19 is widely circulating.  ...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 4, 2023

Public Notice: City of Wilmington/New Hanover County Joint Subcommittee to meet on January 10

Notice is hereby given that the New Hanover County/ City of Wilmington Joint Subcommittee (Elected Officials) and Staff Committee on Opioid Settlement Proceeds will meet on Tuesday, January 10, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. in the City of Wilmington - City Attorney’...

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County Commissioners
Posted on: December 21, 2022

Barfield selected to N.C. Institute of Political Leadership Board of Directors

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – New Hanover County Commissioner Jonathan Barfield Jr., has been appointed to serve on the North Carolina Institute of Political Leadership’s Board of Directors for a three-year term. 

Barfield, who was ...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 19, 2022

Yearly tree recycling program for New Hanover County residents begins Dec. 26

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – To help New Hanover County residents after the holiday season who do not have residential trash and yard waste pick up from the City of Wilmington, the county’s Recycling and Solid Waste Department is ...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 15, 2022

New Hanover County launches modern, customer-friendly website

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Finding information online about the programs, departments and services within New Hanover County Government just got easier.

On Wednesday, the county officially launched its newly redesigned website at NHCgov.com. This mo...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 13, 2022

Updated COVID-19 boosters available for everyone 6 months and older at Pandemic Operations Center

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have expanded the eligibility for the updated bivalent COVID-19 vaccine formulas from Pfizer and Moderna to include everyone six months...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 13, 2022

Nonprofits encouraged to apply for the county’s Capacity Building Grants, take part in info sessions

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – As part of the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners ongoing community building and investment efforts, local nonprofit organizations with a focus on preventing violence and providing wrap-around services can apply f...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 7, 2022

New Hanover County seeking applicants for boards and committees

To provide opportunities for citizens to participate in county government, the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners is seeking interested citizens to apply for appointment to the following:

  • New Hanover County Commission on African American History, He...
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News Releases
Posted on: December 7, 2022

New Hanover County Public Health Department awarded reaccreditation designation

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Following a rigorous review by the North Carolina Local Health Department Accreditation Board, New Hanover County Health and Human Services’ Public Health Department has been awarded Reaccreditation De...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 5, 2022

New Hanover County Board of Commissioners take oath of office, elect Chair, Vice-Chair

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC –?Re-elected Commissioner Rob Zapple and newly-elected Commissioner LeAnn Pierce took the oath of office during the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners’ regularly scheduled meeting on Mond...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 2, 2022

Public Notice: Health and Human Services Board meeting rescheduled, subcommittee meeting canceled

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Notice is hereby given that the regular meeting of the New Hanover County Health and Human Services (HHS) Board has been rescheduled and will now be held on December 13, 2022, at 8 a.m. in the multipurpose room of the He...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 1, 2022

Pandemic Operations Call Center gets a new number

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Beginning December 1, the Pandemic Operations Call Center will be available at a new number. Community members needing more details about vaccines, boosters, at-home testing kits and other COVID-related informat...

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News Releases
Posted on: November 30, 2022

Public Notice of New Hanover County Board of Commissioners Special Meeting

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Notice is hereby given that the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners will hold a special meeting on Monday, December 5, 2022 at 8 a.m. to consider adopting the public officials bond resolution in advance of the Sher...

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News Releases
Posted on: November 30, 2022

New Hanover County Health and Human Services recognizes World AIDS Day, offers free testing

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – December 1 is internationally recognized as World AIDS Day, an annual event designed to unite everyone in the fight against Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), show support for people living with HIV and commemorate those...

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News Releases
Posted on: November 29, 2022

Public Notice: December 1 Board of Commissioners Agenda Review Canceled

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Notice is hereby given that the Agenda Review meeting of the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners scheduled for Thursday, December 1, 2022 at 4 p.m. in the Harrell Conference Room of the New Hanover County ...

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News Releases
Posted on: November 22, 2022

Volunteers needed for income tax assistance programs

NEW HANOVER COUNTY – There are two volunteer programs in New Hanover County looking for dedicated individuals to help guide residents through the 2022 tax filing process.

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program (VITA) and AARP Tax Aide progra...

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News Releases
Posted on: November 21, 2022

New Hanover County holds dedication ceremony for new Government Center facility

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – On Monday, New Hanover County officials, employees, site developers and the media gathered at the new Government Center building for a dedication ceremony of the complex to recognize the completion of the building largel...

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News Releases
Posted on: November 18, 2022

Thanksgiving precautions encouraged, COVID-19 vaccines and booster available on walk-in basis

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Residents are encouraged to practice safety precautions over the Thanksgiving holiday with COVID-19 continuing to impact the community. Some of these measures include getting a vaccine and updated booster, self-...

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News Releases
Posted on: November 17, 2022

Commissioner Hays selected to National Housing Task Force

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Deb Hays, Vice Chair for the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners, has been appointed to the National Association of Counties (NACo) Housing Task Force by NACo President Denise Winfrey.

This new task force will bring...

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News Releases
Posted on: November 16, 2022

Public Notice: City of Wilmington/New Hanover County Joint Subcommittee to meet on December 6

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Notice is hereby given that the City of Wilmington/New Hanover County Joint Subcommittee (Elected Officials) and Staff Committee on Opioid Settlement Proceeds will meet on Tuesday, December 6, 2022, at 10 a.m. i...

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News Releases
Posted on: November 16, 2022

PUBLIC NOTICE: Surplus property for sale to non-profits then general public

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – At its November 14, 2022 meeting, the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners adopted a resolution declaring certain personal property surplus to the county’s operations, allowing for the sale of the...

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News Releases
Posted on: November 16, 2022

New Hanover County Attorney Wanda Copley retiring at end of June

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – New Hanover County’s long-time county attorney Wanda Copley has announced that she plans to retire on June 30, 2023. Copley has served as a county attorney for 38 years, starting in 1984 as an assistant county ...

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News Releases
Posted on: November 7, 2022

New Hanover County Fire Rescue ready to ‘Fill the Boot’ for Muscular Dystrophy Association help

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – New Hanover County Fire Rescue (NHCFR) will continue its support for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) with the annual Fill the Boot fundraising campaign which kicks off November 8. This yearly event rais...

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News Releases
Posted on: November 4, 2022

Safety measures encouraged to help avoid COVID-19, other respiratory viruses

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – While COVID-19 metrics in New Hanover County have improved over the last few weeks, this time of year is the beginning of respiratory virus season. Across the country, medical professionals have seen a spike in ...

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News Releases
Posted on: November 3, 2022

Residents asked to join county in Operation Green Light to honor veterans

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – As Veterans Day approaches, New Hanover County residents are encouraged to participate in Operation Green Light, a national initiative to honor the service and sacrifice of our country’s veterans.

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News Releases
Posted on: November 2, 2022

Non-County Agency Funding applications open November 10, training sessions held prior

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – New Hanover County’s Non-County Agency Funding online application portal for the 2023-24 fiscal year will open on November 10. All applications must be submitted by January 9, 2023 to be considered.

In preparati...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 28, 2022

Residents encouraged to dispose of unneeded medication during Take Back Day

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Making sure unused or unwanted prescription medication doesn’t fall into the wrong hands is important for community health and safety.  

With National Prescription Drug Take Back Day s...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 25, 2022

Workforce Housing Advisory Committee Special Meeting to be held November 2

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC Notice is hereby given that the New Hanover County/City of Wilmington Workforce Housing Advisory Committee will hold a special meeting on Wednesday, November 2, 2022, at 2:30 p.m. The committee will meet to participate in...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 21, 2022

Updated COVID-19 boosters are now available to everyone 5 and older

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Following Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorization and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommendation, the Pandemic Operations Center is now offering updated bivalent COVID-19 boosters for eve...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 20, 2022

1898 Remembrance events feature an array of opportunities for learning, involvement

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – In commemoration of the 124th anniversary of the 1898 Wilmington Massacre and Coup d’état, New Hanover County, the City of Wilmington and other local organizations and community partners have scheduled engagement opportunities for...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 19, 2022

New Hanover County seeking applicants for boards and committees

This notice has been updated as of November 1 to reflect additional appointment opportunities for the Non-County Agency Funding Committee.

To provide opportunities for citizens to participate in county government, the New Hanover County Board of Commission...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 14, 2022

New Hanover County names Conners as Public Library Director

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Dana Conners, a North Carolina native with nearly three decades of experience working in public libraries, has been selected as the new Director for the New Hanover County Public Library system. &nb...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 13, 2022

Health and Human Services encourages safe sleeping habits to protect infants

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – With October designated as National Safe Sleep Awareness Month across the country, New Hanover County Health and Human Services is reminding residents just how important it is to practice safe sleeping habits with an inf...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 12, 2022

Public Notice: Agenda Review for October 13 canceled

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Notice is hereby given that the Agenda Review meeting of the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners scheduled for Thursday October 13, 2022 at 4 p.m. in the Harrell Conference Room of the New Hanover County G...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 7, 2022

Pandemic Operations Center updates operations, no longer providing on-site COVID testing

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – The Pandemic Operations Center will no longer provide on-site COVID-19 testing as part of its daily operations. This change comes based on the availability of testing throughout the community and as a result of ...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 3, 2022

Board of Commissioners approve funding to help create 152 new workforce housing units

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – At Monday’s meeting, the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners approved the use of $3 million to help fund a pair of projects that will bring 152 new workforce housing units to the community. &...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 3, 2022

New Hanover County Public Health offers drive-thru flu vaccines in October

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC –?New Hanover County Health and Human Services’ Public Health will be offering drive-thru flu vaccines over the next two weeks. Flu vaccines will be given this week, October 4-7, and next week, October 10-14, fro...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 30, 2022

County plans to resume normal operations Saturday as impacts from Hurricane Ian move out of area

This news release has been updated as of Saturday, October 1 at 9 a.m. with Parks openings and updates.

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Wind gusts from Hurricane Ian continue to be felt across New Hanover County, but the storm is beginning to move out o...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 30, 2022

New Hanover County offices, attractions & courts closed Friday, September 30

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – New Hanover County is currently under a Hurricane Watch and a Tropical Storm Warning from Hurricane Ian. The storm has shifted slightly to the east and landfall is now predicted to occur around Georgetown, SC, bringing i...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 29, 2022

New Hanover County seeking applicants for boards and committees

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – To provide opportunities for citizens to participate in county government, the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners is seeking interested citizens to apply for appointment to the following:

  • Cape Fear Community Colleg...
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News Releases
Posted on: September 28, 2022

New Hanover County actively monitoring Hurricane Ian

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – New Hanover County Emergency Management officials are closely monitoring Hurricane Ian and any potential impacts for our area.?At this time, based on information from the National Weather Service, New Hanover Co...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 27, 2022

Residents encouraged to learn more, attend info sessions for quarter-cent transportation sales tax

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – New Hanover County will be partnering in the community to hold pop-up information sessions for the quarter-cent transportation sales tax that will be on the November ballot. These pop-up sessions will provide an opportun...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 23, 2022

CERT Training prepares residents to respond and help neighbors in emergencies

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC –?Registration is open to New Hanover County residents for the upcoming?Community Emergency Response Team?(CERT) training, which begins Tuesday, October 4. CERT training is designed to provide basic training in disaster pr...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 22, 2022

Project Grace lease agreement not approved by LGC, County plans to continue moving forward

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – The Local Government Commission (LGC), which oversees local government’s finances, failed to approve New Hanover County’s lease agreement with Zimmer Development for Project Grace. The LGC st...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 22, 2022

New Hanover Soil & Water Conservation District to hold special meeting September 27

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Notice is hereby given that the New Hanover Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors will hold a special meeting on Tuesday, September 27, 2022, at 3:30 p.m. in Conference Room 118 of the New Hanover Gov...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 19, 2022

Joint partnership between county and city aims to connect homeless with resources

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – At Monday’s meeting, the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a pilot program with the City of Wilmington to help connect individuals experiencing homelessness with much-neede...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 16, 2022

New Hanover County offers COVID vaccines, updated boosters and flu vaccines, free to all residents

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – New Hanover County COVID metrics continue to improve, resulting in the county remaining at the Low CDC Community Level for another week.?The Pandemic Operations Center is continuing to offer the COVID-19 vaccines along w...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 15, 2022

Public Notice: HHS Historically Marginalized Populations Subcommittee to meet September 20

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC –?Notice is hereby given that the Health and Human Services (HHS) Board’s Historically Marginalized Populations Subcommittee will meet at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, September 20, 2022. The purpose of this meeti...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 14, 2022

County Commissioners, Manager appointed to National Association of Counties committees

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – New Hanover County Commissioners Rob Zapple and Jonathan Barfield Jr., along with County Manager Chris Coudriet, have been appointed to multiple committees within the National Association of Counties (NACo).

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News Releases
Posted on: September 13, 2022

New Hanover County completes annual report, helps ensure discounted flood insurance rates

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – To demonstrate county strategies to reduce floodplain hazards, as well as ensure homeowners can receive discounted flood insurance rates, New Hanover County has completed its annual progress report detailing mit...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 12, 2022

Gap Rental Assistance program to continue under updated guidelines

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – To help lower income families in the community meet rental housing needs, New Hanover County will continue to offer the Workforce Housing Gap Rental Assistance Pilot Program for a second year, with several updat...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 7, 2022

Parks & Gardens hosting BioBlitz events in celebration of pollinators

NEW HANOVER COUNTY – New Hanover County Parks and Gardens is hosting a pair of BioBlitz events during the month of September to highlight the importance of pollinating animals in the Earth’s ecosystem. The first will be Septem...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 7, 2022

Eligibility for the Monkeypox vaccine, Jynneos, expands

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Increased supply of the monkeypox vaccine (Jynneos) has allowed the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) to expand eligibility for the vaccine. The Pandemic Operations Center (1507 Gre...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 7, 2022

Workforce Housing Advisory Committee Education & Awareness Subcommittee to meet September 14

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Notice is hereby given that the New Hanover County/City of Wilmington Workforce Housing Advisory Committee will have an Education and Awareness Subcommittee meeting on Wednesday, September 14, 2022, at 2 p.m. for the pur...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 6, 2022

Commissioners approve Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Strategy

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – During Tuesday’s meeting, the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners unanimously adopted the county’s first Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Strategic Plan. This strategic...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 6, 2022

Updated Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 boosters available at Pandemic Operations Center

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – The updated Pfizer and Moderna bivalent COVID-19 booster shots are now available at the New Hanover County Pandemic Operations Center. This booster is specifically designed to build protection from both the alpha and omic...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 2, 2022

New Hanover County seeking applicants for boards and committees

This notice has been updated as of September 16 to reflect additional appointment opportunities for the Cape Fear Museum Advisory Board.

To provide opportunities for citizens to participate in county government, the New Hanover County Board of Commissioner...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 1, 2022

West Nile Virus found in local mosquitoes

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Recent testing of mosquitoes trapped by New Hanover County Public Health’s mosquito control team confirmed some were positive for West Nile Virus (WNV). The public should not be alarmed, but should be vigilant ...

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News Releases
Posted on: August 31, 2022

Current versions of COVID-19 boosters paused for those 12 and over, updated boosters available soon

NEW HANOVER COUNTY – Following Food and Drug Administration (FDA) guidance, the administration of Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 booster shots to individuals who are 12 years or older at the New Hanover County Pandemic Operations Center ha...

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News Releases
Posted on: August 26, 2022

New Hanover County & local officials remain focused on emergency preparedness

NEW HANOVER COUNTY – Proactively preparing for an emergency is something every citizen in New Hanover County should do. County officials are committed to leading in those efforts to be ready when any type of emergency occurs.

As part of the North...

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News Releases
Posted on: August 26, 2022

Novavax COVID-19 vaccine available for ages 12 and up; CDC Community Level back at Low

NEW HANOVER COUNTY – The New Hanover County Pandemic Operations Center is now offering the Novavax COVID-19 vaccine to those 12 and older.? 

This week, the Food and Drug Administration expanded Emergency Use Authorization to Nov...

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News Releases
Posted on: August 23, 2022

Senior Resource Center recertified as Center of Excellence by state

NEW HANOVER COUNTY – The New Hanover County Senior Resource Center has been recertified as a Center of Excellence by the North Carolina Division of Aging and Adult Services (NCDAAS). This certification is the highest certification given by the NC...

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News Releases
Posted on: August 23, 2022

Second annual Equity Awards honors community contributions

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – The New Hanover County Office of Diversity and Equity hosted its second annual Equity Awards Gala on Friday, August 19, recognizing 11 residents for their dedication to expanding and elevating equity and diversity throug...

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News Releases
Posted on: August 22, 2022

First Case of Monkeypox Identified in New Hanover County

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – New Hanover County Public Health has confirmed the first case of monkeypox in the county. The patient is currently isolating and individuals who may have been in close contact with the patient while they were infectious ...

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News Releases
Posted on: August 19, 2022

CDC updates COVID-19 guidelines on safeguards, isolation

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Last week, the CDC announced new guidelines to help the public navigate the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. These new guidelines apply to everyone, regardless of vaccination status, and are intended to help the public know th...

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News Releases
Posted on: August 18, 2022

New Hanover County earns award from N.C. Association of County Commissioners

NEW HANOVER COUNTY – During its 115th annual conference last week, the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners (NCACC) presented New Hanover County with an Excellence in Innovation Award recognizing the county’s eff...

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News Releases
Posted on: August 17, 2022

New Hanover County Fire Rescue earns international accreditation

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – New Hanover County Fire Rescue (NHCFR) has received Accredited Agency status with the Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI) for meeting the rigorous criteria established through the CFAI’s volun...

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News Releases
Posted on: August 12, 2022

Public Notice: New Hanover County Non-County Agency Funding Committee to meet August 18

NEW HANOVER COUNTY – Notice is hereby given that the New Hanover County Non-County Agency Funding Committee will meet on Thursday, August 18, 2022, at 9 a.m. for the purpose of discussing the non-county agency funding for Fiscal Year 2022-2023.

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News Releases
Posted on: August 11, 2022

New Hanover County monitors monkeypox, offers vaccinations and education to reduce risk

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – New Hanover County’s Health and Human Services’ Public Health and Pandemic Operations teams have been monitoring the current global outbreak of monkeypox, what it means for the commu...

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News Releases
Posted on: August 10, 2022

NC Search and Rescue Task Force 11 taking part in water rescue training August 15-16

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – NC Search and Rescue Task Force 11, a joint team comprised of staff from New Hanover County Fire Rescue and the City of Wilmington Fire Department, will conduct a water rescue training exercise near Riv...

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News Releases
Posted on: August 3, 2022

Pandemic Operations Center to offer Novavax COVID-19 vaccine

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – New Hanover County’s Pandemic Operations Center will begin offering the Novavax COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday, August 4.

Novavax has been granted Emergency Use Authorization from the Food and Drug Admini...

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News Releases
Posted on: August 3, 2022

New Hanover County seeking applicants for boards and committees

NOTE: This has been updated as of Wednesday, August 10, 2022, to include two additional openings.

To provide opportunities for citizens to participate in county government, the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners is seeking interested citizens to appl...

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News Releases
Posted on: August 3, 2022

WIC offers breastfeeding support, helps families meet nutritional needs

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – The first week of August marks World Breastfeeding Week, an international event highlighting the benefits of mother’s breastfeeding their newborn children.

Here in New Hanover County, the team at Women, Infants ...

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News Releases
Posted on: July 29, 2022

West Nile Virus identified locally, preventative measures recommended

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – West Nile Virus has been identified through laboratory testing as the cause of a recent case of encephalitis in a New Hanover County resident.

“This virus is not common in our area but can be present in some ani...

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News Releases
Posted on: July 29, 2022

Property tax bills arriving soon, flexible payment options offered

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – The New Hanover County Tax Department has started mailing real estate property tax bills. Property owners should receive their bill during the month of August and taxes are due on September 1, 2022, but can be paid, with...

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News Releases
Posted on: July 29, 2022

New Hanover County COVID metrics remain elevated, interventions encouraged

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – New Hanover County is continuing to see the impacts of the latest COVID-19 variant, with rising case rates and impacts on the local medical system.    

According to CDC data, t...

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News Releases
Posted on: July 28, 2022

New Hanover County Public Library ends overdue fines

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – As of July 1, the New Hanover County Public Library system eliminated fines for overdue books and materials, including all past, present and any future instances of late returns.? 

“Eliminating...

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News Releases
Posted on: July 28, 2022

Public Notice: NHC Board of Commissioners to hold western bank development Work Session on August 18

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Notice is hereby given that the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners will hold a work session on Thursday, August 18, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. to discuss and determine direction and next steps for staff to pursue and clarify desire...

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News Releases
Posted on: July 26, 2022

Soil & Water Conservation District mourns passing of Chair Bill Hart

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – William “Bill” Hart, Chairman of the New Hanover Soil & Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors, passed away unexpectedly on July 20.  

Hart spent his career as ...

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News Releases
Posted on: July 25, 2022

New Hanover County recognized with 10 National Achievement Awards

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – For the seventh straight year, New Hanover County has been honored by the National Association of Counties (NACo) with Achievement Awards that recognize various programs and initiatives aimed at improving customer servic...

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News Releases
Posted on: July 18, 2022

Proposal process open for workforce and affordable housing funding

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – New Hanover County is inviting qualified for-profit and non-profit developers and agencies to submit proposals for funding to assist with programs and projects that would ensure comprehensive opportunities for workforce ...

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News Releases
Posted on: July 18, 2022

988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline Now Available

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC –  A new three-digit number – 988 – is now live for anyone in the nation to call and be connected to the existing National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. By having an easy-to-remember nu...

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News Releases
Posted on: July 15, 2022

Rate of COVID cases keeps New Hanover County at a Medium CDC Level

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Health professionals are seeing BA.5, the highly transmissible COVID-19 Omicron variant, continue to be the dominant viral strain across the country and its presence is being seen in New Hanover County’s CDC Co...

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Posted on: July 14, 2022

Public Notice: July 28 Board of Commissioners Agenda Review Canceled

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Notice is hereby given that the Agenda Review meeting of the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners scheduled for Thursday, July 28, 2022, at 4:00 p.m. in the Harrell Conference Room of the New Hanover County Governme...

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News Releases
Posted on: July 14, 2022

Airlie Gardens Hosts 8th Annual Family Fun Night on July 23

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Airlie Gardens is excited to host its 8th annual Family Fun Night on Saturday, July 23 from 5-8 p.m. Family Fun Night is a special after-hours event for the young and young-at-heart, with live music by The Broccoli Broth...

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Posted on: July 12, 2022

Scholarships focused on Early Childhood Mental Health available through Smart Start

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Through a partnership with New Hanover County Government, Smart Start of New Hanover County is offering scholarships for individuals interested in graduate level studies in Infant/Early Childhood Mental Health (I/ECMH) a...

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News Releases
Posted on: July 8, 2022

CDC Community Level elevated to Medium for New Hanover County

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Following the July 4 holiday weekend, New Hanover County’s COVID-19 metrics have reached Medium CDC Community Level benchmarks as viral spread has significantly increased in the area. To help mitigate ...

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News Releases
Posted on: July 6, 2022

New Hanover County seeking applicants for boards and committees

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – To provide opportunities for citizens to participate in county government, the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners is seeking interested citizens to apply for appointment to the following:

  • New Hanover County Board o...
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News Releases
Posted on: July 1, 2022

Pandemic Operations Team offers tips for safer holiday weekend celebrations

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – As summer gets into full swing, many in the community are preparing for Independence Day celebrations over the coming weekend. New Hanover County’s Pandemic Operations Team is encouraging citizens to celebrate ...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 28, 2022

Public Notice: New Hanover Soil & Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors to meet July 6

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Notice is hereby given that the New Hanover Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors will hold their monthly meeting at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, July 6, and will hold all monthly meetings on the first Wednesday of eac...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 27, 2022

New Hanover County Medicaid Health Plan and Resource Fair on June 29

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC?–?New Hanover County Health and Human Services’?(HHS)?is hosting a Medicaid Health Fair from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, June 29. The event will take place at the HHS building at 1650 Greenfield Street in Wilm...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 23, 2022

New Hanover County launches Trails and Transit education website

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – A quarter-cent public transportation sales tax will be on the November 2022 ballot for New Hanover County citizens to vote on, and the county has created a website – TrailsTransitNHC.com – to...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 22, 2022

PCU Connect opens, helps residents receive needed resources

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Support is just a phone call away.

That’s the message Rashad Gattison and the team at the Port City United call center, known as PCU Connect, want community members to know.

“Asking for help is hard for...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 21, 2022

Breeding ground awareness crucial as mosquito season begins

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Warm summer temperatures and standing water are indicators that mosquito season is officially underway in New Hanover County. As National Mosquito Awareness Week (June 19-25) begins, it’s important to remember the role residents c...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 20, 2022

COVID-19 vaccines now available for children ages 6 months and older

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Children as young as six months can receive pediatric doses of the COVID-19 vaccine immediately following approval by the Food and Drug Administration, Centers for Disease Control and the North Carolina Department of Hea...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 20, 2022

Commissioners approve updates for Project Grace, will seek financial approval

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – At today’s meeting, the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners unanimously voted to approve an amendment to the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the development of Project Grace and, following ...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 17, 2022

County’s CDC Community Level still low, vaccines for kids 6 months and older expected soon

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – COVID-19 case rates continue to be elevated in the area, but New Hanover County saw a slight improvement in a key metric used by the CDC to determine Community Level, leading to the county remaining in the Low level once ...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 16, 2022

Public Notice: HHS Historically Marginalized Populations Subcommittee to meet June 21

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC –?Notice is hereby given that the Health and Human Services (HHS) Board’s Historically Marginalized Populations Subcommittee will meet at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 21, 2022. 

This meeting is to review effo...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 16, 2022

Commissioners to consider updates and next steps for Project Grace

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – At its meeting on Monday, June 20, the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners will consider an amendment to the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the development of Project Grace and direct whether to move forward with appl...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 15, 2022

EPA announces updated health advisories for PFAS compounds

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency?(EPA) announced new drinking water health advisories for PFAS chemicals, including GenX. The updated health advisories levels are based on new science and consider...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 14, 2022

Resident input needed for community health needs assessment

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC- New Hanover County Health and Human Services, in collaboration with Novant Health New Hanover Regional Medical Center, is asking residents to provide feedback aimed at improving community health by taking part in ...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 13, 2022

New Hanover County Commissioners to attend County Assembly Day, advocate for local issues

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – New Hanover County Vice-Chair Deb Hays and Commissioners Jonathan Barfield, Jr. and Rob Zapple are scheduled to attend the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners’ County Assembly Day in Raleigh on J...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 10, 2022

New Hanover County again earns Triple-A bond rating from Moody’s and S&P

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – For the tenth straight year, both of the nation’s top bond rating agencies have assigned New Hanover County the distinction of a Triple-A bond rating on its general obligation bonds, which is the highe...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 8, 2022

UPDATED: Nominations open, tickets now available for Equity Awards Gala

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Nominations are now being accepted for the second annual Equity Awards Gala presented by the New Hanover County Office of Diversity and Equity. These awards honor and celebrate community member...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 7, 2022

PUBLIC NOTICE: Surplus property for sale to non-profits then general public

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC –?At its Monday, June 6, 2022 meeting, the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners adopted a resolution declaring certain personal property surplus to the county’s operations and allowing for ...

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Posted on: June 7, 2022

Second annual “Read across the County” kicks off, featuring UNCW alum’s work

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – A North Carolina native and UNCW graduate is among the authors whose work is being featured by the New Hanover County Public Library, the Office of Diversity and Equity, and Friends of the Library for the second annual &...

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Posted on: June 6, 2022

Adopted New Hanover County budget lowers property taxes, strengthens community investments

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – During Monday’s meeting, the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners unanimously voted to adopt a $508 million balanced budget for Fiscal Year 2022-2023 (FY 22-23). The budget takes effect o...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 3, 2022

Airlie Gardens Concert for Friday, June 3 Rescheduled

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – The Airlie Gardens concert scheduled for tonight, Friday, June 3, has been rescheduled to Thursday, June 9 due to forecasted inclement weather. Tickets for tonight’s concert will still be valid for all ticket h...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 3, 2022

Pandemic Operations Team monitoring COVID-19, other infectious disease info

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – While the number of COVID-19 cases in New Hanover County has steadily increased in recent weeks, the CDC’s community level for our area remains low, mainly because the local healthcare system is not be...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 2, 2022

Applications open for New Hanover County’s Older Adult Dental Program

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Starting in July, New Hanover County residents ages 55 or older without dental insurance and who meet certain requirements will have the opportunity to receive dental care at no cost through New Hanover County&a...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 26, 2022

New Hanover County tax staff picks up statewide honors

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Two New Hanover County tax employees were recently recognized with the North Carolina Tax Collectors Association’s highest individual honors.

New Hanover County Tax Administrator Allison Snell has been selected ...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 26, 2022

New Hanover County seeking applicants for boards and committees

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – To provide opportunities for citizens to participate in county government, the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners is seeking interested citizens to apply for appointment to the following:

  • New Hanover County Inspect...
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Posted on: May 23, 2022

New Hanover County names new Chief Financial Officer

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Eric Credle, a 30-plus year veteran of the financial sector in North Carolina, has been selected as the new Chief Financial Officer for New Hanover County.

Credle, who takes over the role following the promotion of Lisa W...

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Posted on: May 20, 2022

COVID-19 boosters authorized for children 5-11, at-home test kits available, local metrics increase

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – To help slow the spread of COVID-19 and keep young people protected, the FDA and CDC authorized COVID-19 booster doses for children ages 5-11 earlier this week, and today the North Carolina Department of Health and Human...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 17, 2022

Cooperative Extension & Arboretum honored by Stewardship Development Coalition

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – The North Carolina Cooperative Extension & New Hanover County Arboretum was selected by the Lower Cape Fear Stewardship Development Coalition to receive an Outstanding Recognition Award, the organization&...

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Posted on: May 16, 2022

Public Notice: Joint Special Meeting with the New Hanover County Airport Authority

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Notice is hereby given that the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners will hold a Joint Meeting with the Airport Authority on Wednesday, May 25, 2022, at 8:30 a.m. in the second floor conference room of the ...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 11, 2022

Three New Hanover County employees honored with community awards

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Last week, three New Hanover County leaders were recognized for their dedication to serving citizens locally.

New Hanover County Manager Chris Coudriet was selected to receive one of the inaugural Leaders in Service award...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 6, 2022

New Hanover County seeking applicants for boards and committees

To provide opportunities for citizens to participate in county government, the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners is seeking interested citizens to apply for appointment to the following:

  • Airlie Gardens Foundation Board of Directors
  • Cape Fear Communi...
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News Releases
Posted on: May 6, 2022

Pandemic Operations continues focus on community safety as State of Emergency ends

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – At Monday’s meeting, the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners voted to rescind the State of Emergency related to the COVID-19 pandemic that had been in place since March 20, 2020, now that pandemi...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 4, 2022

National Foster Care Month highlights continued need for community support

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Every day, foster homes in New Hanover County strive to address the needs of young people by providing a loving, supportive environment. With 280 children and teenagers currently in the county’s foster care sys...

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Posted on: May 3, 2022

Hurricane preparedness starts now as season approaches

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – May 1-7 is National Hurricane Preparedness Week and with the start of the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season less than a month away, it is important to be prepared for the impacts of potential storms on Coastal North Carolina.

To help,...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 2, 2022

Commissioners vote to place quarter-cent transportation sales tax on November ballot

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – During Monday’s meeting, the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners approved, in a 3-2 vote, a resolution to place a referendum for a quarter-cent sales tax on the November ballot for residents to v...

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Posted on: April 28, 2022

Airlie Gardens announces Summer Concert Series bands, new presenting sponsor

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Airlie Gardens has unveiled its slate of musical performers for the 2022 Summer Concert Series powered by REV Federal Credit Union. The shows will kick off June 3 and run the first and third Fridays of the month...

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News Releases
Posted on: April 25, 2022

Public comments sought for possible quarter-cent transportation sales tax

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – A public hearing regarding the proposed quarter-cent transportation sales tax will be held during the May 2 meeting of the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners. Individuals interested in providing comments should attend the m...

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Posted on: April 22, 2022

Food Truck Rodeo rides into Ogden Park on April 24

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Back by popular demand, the Parks Conservancy of New Hanover County is presenting a Food Truck Rodeo at Ogden Park on Sunday, April 24 from noon-5 p.m.  

“Your favorite local ...

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Posted on: April 22, 2022

Pandemic Operations Team continues to monitor COVID-19 indicators

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – As part of ongoing efforts to protect the community, the New Hanover County Health and Human Services’ Pandemic Operations team is monitoring recent trends in local COVID-19 indicators to help keep the public i...

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News Releases
Posted on: April 21, 2022

Port City United announces partnerships for community resource coordination in schools

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Connecting students and families in New Hanover County with much-needed resources is one of the primary focuses for Port City United, a newly-established department for New Hanover County Government.

To help facilitate this process...

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Posted on: April 20, 2022

2022 State of the County Address to be held May 2

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Chair Julia Olson-Boseman and the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners will hold the 2022 State of the County address on Monday, May 2 at 4 p.m. as part of the Board of Commissioner’s regularly sc...

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News Releases
Posted on: April 18, 2022

New Hanover County first responders to receive pay increase

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – New Hanover County announced today that its frontline first responders in 911 Communications, Fire Rescue and the Sheriff’s Office will receive a pay increase, in line with market demands and public safety func...

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News Releases
Posted on: April 8, 2022

Pandemic Operations Team adds epidemiologist to monitor viral data and trends

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – The New Hanover County Pandemic Operations Team is welcoming a new member to enhance its response to COVID-19 and other viral diseases. Kansas native Ian Appling began his role as the county’s first epidemiologist earlier...

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Posted on: April 6, 2022

Lisa Wurtzbacher named newest Assistant County Manager

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Lisa Wurtzbacher has been selected to serve as an Assistant County Manager for New Hanover County beginning Monday, May 9. Wurtzbacher has been the county’s Chief Financial Officer since 2012 and has more than ...

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Posted on: April 5, 2022

Public Notice: Budget Work Session scheduled for April 14 & 28

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Notice is hereby given that the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners will hold the following Budget Work Sessions to discuss budget priorities for the Fiscal Year 2022-2023:

  • Thursday, April 14, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. pri...
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Posted on: April 5, 2022

Growing together, being a connection for others is focus of Child Abuse Prevention Month

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Providing a safe, nurturing environment for growth and learning is a vital part of the childhood experience. In New Hanover County, Health and Human Services’ Child Protective Services works diligently to make ...

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Posted on: April 1, 2022

Public Notice: New Hanover County Non-County Agency Funding Committee to meet April 6

NEW HANOVER COUNTY – Notice is hereby given that the New Hanover County Non-County Agency Funding Committee will meet on Wednesday, April 6, 2022 at 9 a.m. for the purpose of discussing the non-county agency funding for Fiscal Year 2022-2023.&am...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 31, 2022

Second booster doses now available at Pandemic Operations Center for ages 50 and up

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC –?New Hanover County residents ages 50 and older and certain immunocompromised individuals are now eligible to receive a second COVID-19 booster shot following recent approval from the?Food and Drug Administration?(FDA),?C...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 31, 2022

New Hanover County seeking applicants for boards and committees

To provide opportunities for citizens to participate in county government, the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners is seeking interested citizens to apply for appointment to the following:

  • New Hanover County Adult Care Home Community Advisory Committ...
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News Releases
Posted on: March 31, 2022

Plant an Azalea Week set for April 4 kickoff

NEW HANOVER COUNTY – New Hanover County Parks & Gardens and the Parks Conservancy of New Hanover County are proud to partner with the Cape Fear Garden Club, Inc. Civic Improvements Committee for an official planting of azaleas to ki...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 25, 2022

Public Notice: New Hanover County Non-County Agency Funding Committee to meet March 31

NEW HANOVER COUNTY – Notice is hereby given that the New Hanover County Non-County Agency Funding Committee will meet on Thursday, March 31, 2022 at 9 a.m. for the purpose of discussing the non-county agency funding for Fiscal Year 2022-2023.

The...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 25, 2022

COVID vaccines, boosters still available at Pandemic Operations Center

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – As metrics related to COVID-19 tracking in New Hanover County remain low, officials continue to encourage members of the community who are not yet vaccinated or boosted to do so.

“The last few weeks have seen si...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 24, 2022

Local students shine at regional Soil and Water Envirothon event, move on to state

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Seven teams from New Hanover County will compete at the North Carolina Envirothon competition after a successful showing at the regional level.  

More than 200 total middle and high school stude...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 21, 2022

Quarter cent transportation sales tax moves forward for citizen vote in November

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – At Monday’s meeting, the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners voted 4-1 to move forward with adding a quarter-cent transportation sales tax for citizens to vote on as part of the November 2022 bal...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 18, 2022

Public Notice: New Hanover County Non-County Agency Funding Committee to meet March 24

NEW HANOVER COUNTY – Notice is hereby given that the New Hanover County Non-County Agency Funding Committee will meet on Thursday, March 24, 2022 at 9 a.m. for the purpose of discussing the non-county agency funding for Fiscal Year 2022-2023.

The...

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Posted on: March 18, 2022

On the two-year anniversary of first NHC COVID case, a letter to our community

Dear neighbors,

We have come a long way since March 11, 2020 when the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic. All of our lives have been forever changed, but we have been heartened by our community’s willingness to do what it takes, ...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 17, 2022

Cedric Harrison named Port City United Director

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Cedric Harrison has been named the Director for Port City United (PCU), a county department created to help reduce violence and provide connections and resources for individuals and families. He will begin in this new ro...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 16, 2022

Public Notice: NHC Board of Commissioners to hold western bank development Work Session on March 31

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Notice is hereby given that the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners will hold a work session on Thursday, March 31, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. to discuss and determine direction and next steps for staff to pursue and clarify desired...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 11, 2022

Public Notice: HHS Historically Marginalized Populations Subcommittee to meet March 15

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Notice is hereby given that the Health and Human Services (HHS) Board’s Historically Marginalized Populations Subcommittee will meet at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 15, 2022.

This meeting is to help review the subc...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 11, 2022

Walk-ins welcome for COVID vaccines and testing; CDC community level rated low

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – To provide flexibility to residents who need a free COVID-19 vaccine, booster or rapid test, the New Hanover County Pandemic Operations Center is now encouraging a scheduled appointment for these services but will not re...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 9, 2022

Public Notice: Board of Commissioners Budget Work Session set for March 17

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Notice is hereby given that the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners will hold a Budget Work Session on Thursday, March 17, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. to discuss budget priorities for Fiscal Year 2022-2023. The meeting will ...

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Posted on: March 9, 2022

New Hanover County Fire Rescue to conduct live fire training in Monkey Junction area on March 15

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – New Hanover County Fire Rescue (NHCFR) will conduct a live fire training at 4606 S College Road in the Monkey Junction area on Tuesday, March 15, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Residents and businesses in the immediate ar...

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Posted on: March 3, 2022

CDC releases new COVID-19 Community Level tool to help guide prevention steps

UPDATE: At the time of this release's publication, the CDC COVID-19 Community Level for New Hanover County was Medium. Since that time, the level has been elevated to High. Find recommendations for what precautions to take at this level....

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Posted on: March 3, 2022

New date added for donation drive to help displaced residents

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC - In an effort to help more than 150 local families displaced due to extensive mold remediation, New Hanover County, Wilmington Housing Authority, City of Wilmington, Good Shepherd Center, Leading into New Communities (LINC...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 3, 2022

New Hanover County seeking applicants for boards and committees

To provide opportunities for citizens to participate in county government, the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners is seeking interested citizens to apply for appointment to the following:

  • New Hanover County Inspections Department Advisory Council
    • Cat...
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Posted on: March 2, 2022

Local officials support NCDEQ’s response to Chemours for greater community protections

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC - Today, the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) sent a letter to Chemours, directing them to expand the scope and detail of their proposed interim sampling and drinking water plan for New Hanover, Brun...

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Posted on: February 28, 2022

New Hanover County set to receive more than $18 million from opioid settlement

Last week, a national $26 billion opioid settlement was announced that will bring $750 million to North Carolina. Based on the North Carolina Memorandum of Agreement that New Hanover County is part of, $750 million will come to the state through this sett...

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Posted on: February 24, 2022

As COVID guidelines change, children and youth vaccines strongly encouraged

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC - As restrictions and safety guidance related to COVID-19 are eased, officials with New Hanover County Health and Human Services are continuing to stress the importance of vaccinations and boosters, particularly in school-a...

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Posted on: February 24, 2022

Commissioners commit $15 million to affordable housing over next five years

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC - At today's joint New Hanover County and City of Wilmington meeting, the Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to dedicate at least $15 million from the county's existing revenues over the next five years for programs a...

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Posted on: February 22, 2022

24th annual TreeFest set for February 25 to 26 at Independence Mall

NEW HANOVER COUNTY -The 24th annual TreeFest will be held Friday, February 25 and Saturday, February 26, from 11 am to 4 pm, or while supplies last, at Independence Mall inside the JC Penny corridor. Please note the new starting time as this is different ...

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Posted on: February 21, 2022

Commissioners express concerns about Chemours’ well water sampling plan

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC - The New Hanover County Board of Commissioners, along with Public Health Director David Howard, recently sent letters to North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (NCDEQ) Secretary Elizabeth Biser, regarding Chemo...

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Posted on: February 17, 2022

As COVID trends slowly improve, HHS continues to emphasize importance of vaccines, booster

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC - While locally-focused COVID-19 metrics in New Hanover County have recently moved in a positive direction, officials with Health and Human Services continue to stress the need for individuals to get vaccinated and boosted ...

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Posted on: February 17, 2022

Public Notice: New Hanover County Non-County Agency Funding Committee to meet February 24

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC - Notice is hereby given that the New Hanover County Non-County Agency Funding Committee will meet on Thursday, February 24, 2022 at 9 am for the purpose of discussing the non-county agency funding process and plans for Fiscal Year ...

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Posted on: February 16, 2022

First conference of Local Emergency Planning Committee highlights preparedness

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC - More than two dozen government agencies from New Hanover and Pender counties, other local municipalities, and private business partners from across the region came together at the Wilmington Convention Center on Tuesday f...

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Posted on: February 15, 2022

Calling All Artists – Hop on in and apply to bring Hoppy Times to the gardens in 2022

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC - New Hanover County's Airlie Gardens is looking for artists, or teams of artists, to decorate, paint, and adorn one of ten oversized fiberglass rabbits for the gardens' newest art exhibit, Hoppy Times.

The artist-designed r...

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Posted on: February 14, 2022

Free Diversity & Equity training available for local small businesses

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC - Employers or non-profits in New Hanover County with 35 or fewer people on staff can sign-up for classes focused on diversity and equity in the workplace set to take place in March, April and May.

Two sessions of each train...

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Posted on: February 11, 2022

Public Notice: Closed Session Meeting

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC - Notice is hereby given that the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners will hold a Closed Session Meeting pursuant to G.S. 143-318.11(5) to instruct the public body's staff concerning the position to be taken by or on ...

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Posted on: February 11, 2022

Public Notice: Joint Special Meeting with the Wilmington City Council

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC - Notice is hereby given that the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners will hold a Joint Special Meeting with the Wilmington City Council on Thursday, February 24, 2022 at 9 am at the Wilmington Convention Center, 10 C...

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News Releases
Posted on: February 10, 2022

COVID testing available at Pandemic Operations Center starting next week

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC - Starting February 16, members of the community looking to get tested for COVID-19 will be able to receive this service, free of charge, at the New Hanover County Health and Human Services Pandemic Operations Center (1507 ...

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News Releases
Posted on: February 3, 2022

HHS COVID vaccination sites moving to Pandemic Ops Center, testing added

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC - Next week, New Hanover County Health and Human Services (HHS) will be closing its COVID vaccination sites at Independence Mall and at the HHS health clinic and moving the operations over to the HHS Pandemic Operations Cen...

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Posted on: February 3, 2022

Road closure in Ogden area starting February 7 for stormwater pipe replacement

UPDATE: As of February 10, the stormwater pipe repair has been completed. Stoneybrook Road is now reopened for traffic.

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC - Beginning February 7, 2022, the intersection of Stoneybrook Road and Bedrock Court near Middlesound Lo...

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News Releases
Posted on: February 2, 2022

New Hanover County seeking applicants for boards and committees

To provide opportunities for citizens to participate in county government, the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners is seeking interested citizens to apply for appointment to the following:

  • New Hanover County Adult Care Home Community Advisory Board
  • Ne...
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News Releases
Posted on: February 1, 2022

New Hanover County announces creation of Port City United

PCU Announcement

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC - Today, New Hanover County officially announced the creation of Port City United, a new county department that will facilitate, coordinate, and implement several of the community violence and intervention initiatives appro...

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