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Apr 16, 2018

City Reveals Schematic Designs Of North Waterfront Park

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Apr 16, 2018

A stage, concert venue, splash pad and marsh boardwalk are all featured in final schematic designs for North Waterfront Park. The designs were revealed to Wilmington City Council members Monday, ahead of a public drop-in session to view them tonight. The park is planned for a 6.6-acre tract of land, located at 11 Harnett St, just south of the Isabel Holmes Bridge and wi ...

Apr 13, 2018

Pender County To Add Passport Service

By Jenny Callison, posted Apr 13, 2018

Attention, world travelers: Pender County will soon have its own passport office. The county’s Register of Deeds Office is in the process of adding that capability, according to Sharon Willoughby, Pender register of deeds. “We’ve done our training and have already applied and received our pre-approval,” Willoughby said Friday. “Approval cou ...

Apr 4, 2018

Unemployment Rates Show Slight Decrease In Area Counties

By Jenny Callison, posted Apr 4, 2018

Brunswick, New Hanover and Pender counties followed the trend of slightly lower unemployment seen in most North Carolina counties this past February. The N.C. Department of Commerce reported Wednesday that February 2018’s not-seasonally-adjusted unemployment rates decreased in 74 of North Carolina’s counties, increased in 10, and remained unchanged in 16. ...

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Feb 19, 2018

Pollution Concerns Slow National Gypsum Incentives Discussion

By Cece Nunn and Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Feb 19, 2018

Proposed economic incentives that could lead to the revival of a former gypsum plant in Wilmington have run into a potential hurdle, with a state lawmaker, a state senate candidate and others expressing concerns about whether the facility might produce harmful pollution. On Monday morning, the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners tabled a proposal that would offer ...

Feb 7, 2018

Wilmington In The Running For National Gypsum Plant

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Feb 7, 2018

Wilmington is one of the cities that Charlotte-based National Gypsum Co. is looking at nationwide to reopen one of its former facilities, company officials said Wednesday.  National Gypsum, a national manufacturer of drywall and other related building products, is considering opening its old manufacturing facility off Sunnyvale Drive in Wilmington as part of a ...

Jan 29, 2018

Potential Urban Mixed Use Change Draws Some Opposition

By Cece Nunn, posted Jan 29, 2018

A proposed change to the city’s Land Development Code, which was approved by the Wilmington Planning Commission in a 4-1 vote Monday, has been drawing some opposition. The change would allow a building within a property zoned Urban Mixed Use (UMX) to be built to a maximum height of 75 feet in lieu of a special use permit if the development is subject to ...

Jan 22, 2018

Cooper Threatens Lawsuit If NC Isn't Exempt From Offshore Drilling

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jan 22, 2018

Gov. Roy Cooper wants North Carolina to be exempt from the Trump administration's plan to open up the nation’s coast to offshore drilling, threatening to sue the federal government if that doesn't happen, he said Monday.  That’s the message the governor shared during a speech Monday morning on the first floor of the Blockade Runner Beach Resort ...

Jan 22, 2018

The developer of Echo Farms is open to a potential purchase by the county and city of about 18 acres, including about five clay tennis courts and the pool, of the Echo Farms Golf & Country Club. And on Monday, New Hanover County officials gave the green light to opening negotiations. Joe Taylor, CEO of property owner Matrix Development Group, said residents of Echo ...

Jan 8, 2018

The city’s match to federal grant funds, which has helped the Wilmington International Airport (ILM) land its third carrier, is set to be considered by the Wilmington City Council at its meeting Tuesday night. Council will consider a resolution for the authorization of $50,000 pledged by the city in 2013, in its match of a federal grant for the airport, according ...

Nov 13, 2017

Startup Could Get State Grant Funds For Manufacturing Facility

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Nov 13, 2017

An agricultural business looking to establish itself in the Leland Industrial Park could receive more than $183,000 in state and county economic incentives to outfit a manufacturing facility. ITI Technologies Inc. plans to establish a facility inside an existing building located at 2080 Enterprise Drive, in the Leland Industrial Park, according to a notice of a public h ...

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