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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 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 »

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