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Free drop-off tax preparation and filing starts Jan. 31 in New Hanover County

Posted January 28, 2022 at 9:08 am     Category: News ReleaseSenior Resource Center

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Beginning on Monday, January 31, residents can receive free tax preparation and filing by a trained and IRS-certified volunteer through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) … Read More »


Safety measures, vaccine boosters encouraged as COVID continues to impact community

Posted January 27, 2022 at 4:13 pm     Category: News ReleasePublic Health

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – With more than 6,500 documented new cases of COVID-19 in the community over the last 14 days and 27 deaths from COVID-19 reported in New Hanover County this month, Health and Human Services is emphasizing the importance … Read More »


Statement from Chair Olson-Boseman on recent Chemours advertisement 

Posted January 27, 2022 at 12:54 pm     Category: County CommissionersNews Release

Below is a statement from New Hanover County Board of Commissioners Chair Julia Olson-Boseman regarding recent advertisements by Chemours: Good neighbors take care of each other. We respect each other’s … Read More »


Public Notice: Board of Commissioners Budget Work Session

Posted January 26, 2022 at 2:36 pm     Category: County CommissionersNews ReleasePublic Notice

Notice is hereby given that the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners will hold a Budget Work Session on Thursday, February 3, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. to discuss budget priorities for … Read More »


Public Notice: HHS data review subcommittee to meet on January 28

Posted January 25, 2022 at 10:57 am     Category: News ReleasePublic HealthPublic NoticeSocial Services

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Notice is hereby given that the Health and Human Services (HHS) Board’s data review subcommittee will meet at 3 p.m. on Friday, January 28, 2022 to discuss … Read More »


Commissioners approve community violence action plan

Posted January 24, 2022 at 10:28 am     Category: County CommissionersNews Release

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Today, the Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a $39.6 million community violence action plan and associated budget amendments to fund the action plan, utilizing multiple … Read More »


Residents should prepare for ice storm, New Hanover County facilities to close Friday and Saturday 

Posted January 20, 2022 at 1:24 pm     Category: Emergency ManagementEmergency NewsNews Release

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – An Ice Storm Warning is in effect for New Hanover County and impacts of freezing rain and ice are expected to begin in our area … Read More »


Federal government providing free at-home COVID-19 test kits 

Posted January 20, 2022 at 10:45 am     Category: News ReleasePublic Health

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Households can now receive four at-home COVID-19 tests for free through the Postal Service by simply filling out an online form.   Tests can be requested by visiting www.CovidTests.gov and submitting … Read More »


Virtual Race & Social Justice Institute set for four-night event in February

Posted January 19, 2022 at 10:16 am     Category: Diversity & EquityNews Release

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – The New Hanover County Office of Diversity & Equity and Cape Fear Museum, in partnership with UNCW and New Hanover County Schools, will host the second annual Race … Read More »


Face coverings remain optional, safety measures strongly encouraged by HHS Board

Posted January 18, 2022 at 12:08 pm     Category: News ReleasePublic Health

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Face coverings will remain optional in New Hanover County, after the New Hanover County Health and Human Services Board reviewed and discussed COVID-19 metrics at … Read More »


Boosters, layered protections remain crucial as COVID numbers rise

Posted January 13, 2022 at 3:56 pm     Category: News ReleasePublic Health

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – As metrics measuring the spread of COVID-19 in New Hanover County continue to remain high, officials from New Hanover County Health and Human Services encourage … Read More »


Public Notice: HHS Historically Marginalized Populations Subcommittee to meet January 12

Posted January 10, 2022 at 1:00 pm     Category: County CommissionersNews ReleasePublic HealthPublic NoticeSocial Services

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Notice is hereby given that the Health and Human Services (HHS) Board’s Historically Marginalized Populations Subcommittee will meet at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, January 12, … Read More »


Upcoming TreeFest event being postponed, new date TBD

Posted January 10, 2022 at 11:58 am     Category: Arboretum & NCSU Extension ServiceNews Release

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Out of an abundance of caution for community safety, the planning committee has made the difficult decision to postpone the 2022 TreeFest event scheduled for … Read More »


Lane closures on Hwy 421 will create detours to recycling center, landfill from Jan. 10-14 

Posted January 7, 2022 at 11:22 am     Category: Environmental ManagementNews Release

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – From January 10-14, closures of the northbound and southbound lanes of US Highway 421 will create a detour for residents who normally access New Hanover County Recycling or Household Hazardous … Read More »


New Hanover County seeking applicants for boards and committees

Posted January 7, 2022 at 9:20 am     Category: County CommissionersNews ReleasePublic Notice

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 … Read More »


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