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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 About 6 hours ago

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 ...

Dec 12, 2018

Construction of Wilmington's $9.1 million police and fire training facility is expected to begin early next year, according to a news release Wednesday. Crews are almost done clearing the area where the Haynes/Lacewell Police and Fire Training Facility will be built, the city of Wilmington release said, with utility work set to begin by the end of December.&nbs ...

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Posted Dec 6, 2018
The impulse to flee or fight has been with us since the Stone Age, but are those two instincts suited for our modern challenges? 
 
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Dec 4, 2018

Jonathan Barfield Jr., the new chairman of the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners, said Tuesday that he will focus on topics such as GenX, the opioid epidemic and economic development with the goal of unifying the now Democratic-majority board.   Barfield was elected as the board chair Monday, and Julia Olson-Boseman, the newly elected board member, was e ...

Dec 4, 2018

Another $2.9M Up For Consideration For City Storm Debris, Repairs

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Dec 4, 2018

Debris removal from Hurricane Florence is set to wrap up soon, as another round of funding for post-storm recovery efforts is up for consideration by Wilmington City Council. Council members are set to consider Tuesday evening another approval request for the citywide cleanup and repair efforts following Hurricane Florence in the amount of $2.9 million from the city' ...

Nov 30, 2018

Opportunity Zones To Have Local Impact

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Nov 30, 2018

Local economic developers and government officials say a new tool under the federal government’s tax reform will have an impact on designated areas of the local community. The Opportunity Zones program provides tax benefits for private investment in economically-distressed areas, said Scott Satterfield, CEO of economic development agency Wilmington Business Develo ...

Nov 27, 2018

City Creates New Position For Rail Realignment

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Nov 27, 2018

The city of Wilmington is advertising a new position within its planning, development and transportation department to further the Wilmington rail realignment project, according to city officials.  The new position expands on the city's effort to continue planning for the project, said Glenn Harbeck, director of the city's planning, development an ...

Nov 7, 2018

Elections Shift Power For County Commissioners

By Vicky Janowski, posted Nov 7, 2018

With a higher than usual midterm election turnout, Democratic candidates in New Hanover County performed strong on most of Tuesday’s ballot, setting up a shift in power on the board of commissioners.   With incumbent commissioner Rob Zapple and Julia Olson-Boseman garnering the most votes in that race, the five-member New Hanover County Board of Commissioners ...

Nov 5, 2018

Federal agencies have extended deadlines to apply for loans and register for assistance as the Cape Fear region continues to recover from Hurricane Florence. The U.S. Small Business Administration has set a new deadline of Dec. 13 to apply for physical property damage loans and June 14, 2019, for economic injury applications, according to a news release. The previous de ...

Oct 25, 2018

Election Opinion (N.C. Senate): Peterson On Addressing GenX

By Harper Peterson, posted Oct 25, 2018

Editor’s note: As Election Day nears, the Greater Wilmington Business Journal is inviting candidates in many of the local races to share their opinions on specific issues.   Today’s focus is the race for the state Senate’s District 9 seat, which covers New Hanover County.   Both candidates – Democrat Harper Peterson and his Republican ...

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2018 Year in Review: The year saw significant investments in transportation projects around the area, including at the port, airport and maj...


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