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Feb 4, 2019

City, County Partner On Land Development Tool Online

By Cece Nunn, posted Feb 4, 2019

New Hanover County and the city of Wilmington have partnered to launch a new land development tool.  Customer Online Application & Services Tool (COAST) allows customers to submit applications and obtain permits from the county.   The aim of the new system, according to a county news release Monday, is to provide customers with bette ...

Feb 1, 2019

State Funds Released To Help Area Commercial Fisherman

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Feb 1, 2019

More than $160,000 in aid has been issued to commercial fishermen in Southeastern North Carolina who were impacted by Hurricane Florence. The total is part of $11.6 million in relief being distributed by the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries, according to officials with the agency. Marine Fisheries mailed out the first round of checks Friday under the Hurricane Flore ...

Jan 25, 2019

County Plans Rezoning, Sale Of Myrtle Grove Library Site

By Johanna Cano, posted Jan 25, 2019

With the construction of a new county library underway, New Hanover County plans to rezone the Myrtle Grove Library site to a highway business district and then place it up for sale, according to a community information meeting notice. The Myrtle Grove Library, 5155 S. College Road, is being replaced by Pine Valley Library, located near the intersection of 17th Street a ...

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Posted Feb 19, 2019
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Jan 23, 2019

Brunswick Commissioners Support Grant To Attract New Jersey Company

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jan 23, 2019

A grant application to support economic development efforts in attracting a New Jersey-based business and more than 200 jobs to Brunswick County has received the nod of approval from the county's board of commissioners. Brunswick County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday in support of the resolution to submit an application to the N.C. D ...

Jan 22, 2019

Wilmington Faces A $500K Affordable Housing Conundrum

By Cece Nunn, posted Jan 22, 2019

What’s it going to take to allow a developer to provide funds for affordable housing to the city of Wilmington? That’s one of the questions city officials discussed Tuesday after the Wilmington City Council's agenda briefing, as one council member questioned why the city has not yet accepted $500,000 a development firm is trying to give. ...

Jan 18, 2019

Council Set To Consider Opposition To Chemours Consent Order

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jan 18, 2019

Wilmington City Council is set to consider a resolution Tuesday opposing the state’s proposed consent order with The Chemours Co., according to the city’s agenda. The resolution states that the consent order “denies equal protection under law to Wilmington water customers by guaranteeing clean drinking water to upstream users, while leaving downstream ...

Jan 11, 2019

Local SBA, USDA Loans Affected By Government Shutdown

By Johanna Cano, posted Jan 11, 2019

With the partial federal government shutdown reaching the end of its third week, certain local activities, such as SBA and USDA loans, have been affected, while other regional operations continue with business as usual. The U.S. Small Business Administration stopped operating until further notice because of a lapse in funding due to the government shutdown. This mean ...

Jan 8, 2019

The potential redevelopment of a downtown block owned by New Hanover County is proceeding with one proposal, from Wilmington-headquartered Zimmer Development Co. and a team it has assembled to work on the multimillion-dollar, mixed-use project. Zimmer Development Co. (ZDC) in association with Little Architecture and Vines Architecture, and a separate team ...

Dec 14, 2018

New Hanover County will hold a beam-signing ceremony Tuesday for construction of the county's new Public Health and Social Services Building located at 1650 Greenfield St. County commissioners, health board and social services board members board will attend to sign the last beam of the building’s frame.   The new building will relocate both the count ...

Dec 14, 2018

Top Stories No. 8: Voters Usher In Party Change

By Johanna Cano, posted Dec 14, 2018

November election results left the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners with a Democratic majority, which has not happened since 1991. Democrat Rob Zapple retained his seat, and Democrat Julia Olson-Boseman took the second open spot. They joined Democrat Jonathan Barfield Jr., and Republicans Woody White and Patricia Kusek. Skip Watkins campaigned to retain his ...

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