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Oct 21, 2020

State Senate Candidates Cover COVID Response, Legislative Topics

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted About 5 hours ago

Two candidates vying for the District 9 seat in the N.C. Senate discussed issues for the region Wednesday, including views on business recovery and actions at the state level in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Incumbent candidate Sen. Harper Peterson, D-New Hanover, and Republican Michael Lee, who previously held the Senate seat, took the stage during the Business J ...

Oct 21, 2020

Commissioner Candidates Talk Hospital Funds, Other Issues

By Cece Nunn, posted About 7 hours ago

The six candidates vying for three seats on the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners shared their views on how proceeds from the pending sale of New Hanover Regional Medical Center should be spent, among other issues. “One of the things I’d like to see is to have internet and broadband countywide,” said Deb Hays, a Republican and real estate broke ...

Oct 20, 2020

Candidates for the state senate and for seats on the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners will speak during candidate forums Wednesday. At Wednesday morning's Power Breakfast, hosted by the Greater Wilmington Business Journal, all six county commissioner candidates will be on stage for 40 minutes to talk about issues important to the region’s business com ...

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Creating An Age Friendly Community

Posted Oct 16, 2020
Older adults are living longer, healthier and more productive lives. I’m glad, especially since my 50th birthday is right around the corner. My mom is 70, and she remains active and engaged in her community. We are all aging, but that isn’t a bad thing – it is an extension of the lives we live now and should be treated as such.

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Oct 16, 2020

An Election Like No Other

By Cece Nunn, posted Oct 16, 2020

 Voters handed bal­lots in this month at two tables outside the New Hanover County Board of Elections office at the county government complex.   Like everything about 2020, this year’s elections are a little more com­plicated than they used to be, and there’s a lot at stake in the outcome.   Absentee ballots are a major topic of discu ...

Oct 16, 2020

NHC Commissioner Candidates

By Staff Reports, posted Oct 16, 2020

Voters can pick three of the six New Hanover County commissioner candidates. Early vot­ing runs through Oct. 31, and Election Day is Nov. 3. For more info, go to the county’s Board of Elections website at elections.nhcgov.com.   CANDIDATE QUESTIONS 1. What would you do in office to promote economic development? 2. If elected, would you vote to change th ...

Oct 14, 2020

County Planning Director Leaving Post

By Cece Nunn, posted Oct 14, 2020

New Hanover County's planning and land use director is resigning after three years in the role. Wayne Clark said he plans to move back to Florida, where he worked before coming back to the Wilmington area in 2017, to be with his family, which has strong ties there. He has two older children, and his wife is a fourth-grade teacher.  Clark will be replaced for ...

Oct 1, 2020

Candidates for North Carolina’s U.S. Senate seat presented their views Thursday morning on a number of topics, including the coronavirus crisis and President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee. The candidates, incumbent Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) and challenger Cal Cunningham, a Democrat, spoke in separate discussions during the Greater Wilmington Business ...

Sep 18, 2020

Vacation rental owners are waiting to see what city of Wilmington officials do next after a judge issued a stay on a ruling repealing the city's short-term rental code. An N.C. Superior Court Judge earlier this week deemed Wilmington’s vacation rental code illegal, saying it violates a state law prohibiting municipalities from requiring rental permits.&nb ...

Sep 18, 2020

U.S. Senator Thom Tillis and challenger Cal Cunningham will speak at the 2020 Wilm­ingtonBiz Conference & Expo.   Each candidate will appear sepa­rately to deliver remarks and answer audience questions. WilmingtonBiz Expo attendees will be able to submit questions to the candidates online during the event.   North Carolina’s race for the U.S ...

Sep 16, 2020

Judge Rules Wilmington Vacation Rental Code Illegal

By Cece Nunn, posted Sep 16, 2020

An N.C. Superior Court Judge has ruled that Wilmington’s vacation rental code violates a state law prohibiting municipalities from requiring rental permits, according to an announcement Wednesday.  A news release stated that the decision is a win for Peg and David Schroeder, who filed the lawsuit in October last year challenging Wilmington’s ordina ...

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