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Jun 1, 2020

The deadline is Friday for small businesses in New Hanover County impacted by COVID-19 to apply for $10,000 grants through a county program, according to an announcement Monday.  Businesses with fewer than 25 employees are eligible for the grants, part of the $1.3 million Small Business Grant Program. Other criteria: At least one of the owners is a New Han ...

May 7, 2020

Update: City OKs Extension For Castle St. Project

By Staff Reports, posted May 7, 2020

City officials on Tuesday approved a resolution to extend the predevelopment exploration phase involving city-owned property on Castle Street. The Wilmington City Council voted to extend the phase to June 16. A development group is proposing a mixed-use development on city-owned land at 1110 Castle St., the site of an old WAVE transit maintenance facility.& ...

May 7, 2020

The New Hanover County Board of Commissioners at its May 4 meeting unanimously approved a purchase of land that will allow the expansion of the county landfill The Environmental Management Department sought approval to buy 8 acres of undeveloped property at 5124 U.S. 421 North, next to the landfill, from Tidewater Transit Company Inc. for $780,000, according to the agen ...

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New Hanover County Offers Expertise And Resources For Safe Reopening

Posted May 19, 2020
Since March 21, our community has been operating under a Stay At Home Order and navigating mitigation measures set by either state or local authorities to slow the spread of COVID-19. Residents, businesses and organizations have also implemented guidance to prevent and lessen the impact of the virus in our community.

These mitigation measures have served our community well. Our loca...read entire article
May 1, 2020

County Might Buy 8 Acres Next To Landfill

By Cece Nunn, posted May 1, 2020

A real estate purchase is on the agenda for the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners meeting Monday. The Environmental Management Department is seeking approval to buy 8 acres of undeveloped property at 5124 U.S. 421 North, directly adjacent to the landfill, from Tidewater Transit Company Inc. for $780,000, according to the agenda. "This property will be us ...

Apr 21, 2020

Rail Realignment Contract Moves Project Forward

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Apr 21, 2020

A potential contract for engineering work on the Wilmington Rail Realignment will narrow down a route and give officials a better idea of the construction costs, said Aubrey Parsley, the city’s director of the project. A $2.5 million contract to AECOM Technical Services of North Carolina Inc. for professional engineering services will be considered by Wilmington C ...

Mar 20, 2020

Helping To Manage Change

By Cece Nunn, posted Mar 20, 2020

Randell Woodruff likes change. “I’m not afraid to step out and try something different. I think that keeps your career interesting,” said Woodruff, the manager of Brunswick County since October, a helm he was offered after serving as Pender County manager for four years.   Coming from a nearby county in the Cape Fear region’s tri-county ar ...

Feb 19, 2020

NHC Commissioner Hopefuls Field Local Economy Questions

By Vicky Janowski, posted Feb 19, 2020

New Hanover County commissioner candidates on Wednesday added their thoughts about economic development, growth and other business issues to the race's crowded campaign landscape.   With early voting already underway in the primary elections, seven of the 15 candidates spoke to members of the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce, BASE, Cape Fear Realtors and Wilmingto ...

Feb 17, 2020

Office Opens At CFCC To Help Firms Gain Federal Contracts

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Feb 17, 2020

Cape Fear Community College has opened a branch of the N.C. Military Business Center at its downtown campus, according to a news release. The branch, inside the Union Station building in room 537, offers business development services for firms in New Hanover, Pender and Brunswick counties. Donna Warren leads the CFCC location of the NCMBC, which is a business develop ...

Feb 14, 2020

It might seem like development planning has slowed down so far this year in the city of Wilmington if you go by the city’s project tracking website. For example, at least 28 projects had been started in the tracking system in January and February of last year, while this year, only one project was on the list as of Friday morning. “I would say that there& ...

Feb 12, 2020

Chamber Forum Focuses On NHC Commissioner Candidates

By Vicky Janowski, posted Feb 12, 2020

Education and workforce readiness took up much of the discussion at a New Hanover County commissioners candidate forum Wednesday morning, a day before early voting opens in the primaries.   The event, organized by the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce, was the first of two sessions to get the county commissioners candidates in front of business community members. &nbs ...

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