NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WECT) - Leaders in New Hanover County can claim they're in the elite of county governments when it comes to credit ratings.
Both Moody's and Standard and Poor's have given the county a AAA credit rating. It might be difficult to understand the accomplishment until you put it into perspective.
Only five other counties in the state of North Carolina can boast a similar rating. In fact, New Hanover County is now in the top 2% in the entire country when it comes to credit.
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