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Nov 18, 2019

County Votes Against Additional Funding For Wave Transit

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

Wave Transit will not receive an additional $57,000 from New Hanover County, the board of commissioners voted Monday. The Cape Fear Public Transportation Authority, which does business as Wave Transit, asked for funds from the county and other partners to bridge its operations for the remainder of the 2019-20 fiscal year, according to meeting documents and the request. ...

Oct 22, 2019

Wave Transit To Seek The Route Ahead After County Vote

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Oct 22, 2019

Leaders with the Cape Fear Transportation Public Authority are working to assess its response to a decision Monday night by New Hanover County commissioners to terminate the county’s agreement with Wave Transit. The members of the Cape Fear Public Transportation Authority, or Wave Transit, will meet this week, and part of their discussions will be about& ...

Oct 21, 2019

Local Leaders: Recent Opioid Settlements A Good Bellwether

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Oct 21, 2019

New Hanover County and city of Wilmington officials hope for a successful outcome in their pending opioid lawsuits, as two test-run cases in Ohio have reached a $260 million settlement with drug companies in federal court. These settlements do not resolve any local cases, said New Hanover County Commissioner Woody White. “I think it’s a good bellwether,&r ...

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Oct 3, 2019

Building Rehab Project Heads To State Transportation Board

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Oct 3, 2019

More approvals are needed before work can begin on a project to rehabilitate an old building on North Fourth Street for the Wilmington Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization's future office space. Wilmington City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to let the city manager enter into an agreement with the N.C. Department of Transporation for the rehabili ...

Sep 19, 2019

River Place Developer Proposes $90M Downtown Gateway Project

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Sep 19, 2019

The developer of the 13-story River Place project in Wilmington submitted the only proposal responding to the city's request for development plans that could transform downtown's northern gateway. East West Partners, a Chapel Hill-based development firm, submitted a $90 million proposal that includes multiple buildings in a mixed-use development. The project, a ...

Sep 17, 2019

Developers interested in working on the redevelopment of the New Hanover County government center must submit qualifications by Oct. 22 that address county priorities for the mixed-use project. “The county is inviting interested development teams to respond to this solicitation for the redevelopment of the government center… to include a facility for county ...

Sep 10, 2019

Gov. Roy Cooper and state officials gathered Tuesday at the new permanent bridge on U.S. 421 to look back at recovery from last year's Hurricane Florence and discuss the state’s initiative to build more resilient infrastructure for possible future storms. That portion of U.S. 421 was the site of major flooding during Hurricane Florence that made the bridge imp ...

Aug 23, 2019

Elected officials and local brewery owners met to discuss the growth and economic impact the brewing industry has had on the region and how they can collaborate to address legal hurdles brewers face when opening a location. "We have seen an enormous bit of growth in the craft beer sector," said Ellie Craig, marketing director at Front Street Brewery. T ...

Aug 16, 2019

Castle St. Redevelopment Proposal Back On The Table

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Aug 16, 2019

Wilmington City Council will again hear about a proposal for a mixed-use development on city-owned property, formerly used as a Wave Transit maintenance facility. The revised proposal from Hipp Architecture & Development for the redevelopment of 1110 Castle St. is slated for council's agenda Tuesday.  City staff previously recommended rejecting the propo ...

Aug 13, 2019

New Hanover County officials plan to issue a request for qualifications (RFQ) later this month for a new government center that could include commercial, business and residential uses, according to a news release. This comes after New Hanover County commissioners at their meeting Monday night approved a resolution to pursue a public-private partnership for the cent ...

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