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Dec 6, 2021

NCDOT: Hampstead Bypass Construction To Begin In March

By Johanna F. Still, posted About 21 hours ago

The N.C. Department of Transportation is chipping away at its right-of-way acquisition process for the delayed Hampstead Bypass.  The department intends to begin construction on the first northern phase of the project in March, according to an NCDOT spokesperson. Progress on the expansive project, first planned in 2005, was stalled by NCDOT’s cash-strapped ...

Nov 19, 2021

State Budget Allocates Millions For Cape Fear Region

By Johanna F. Still, posted Nov 19, 2021

For the first time in three years, North Carolina has a budget, and it’s full of local earmarks for the Cape Fear region.   After three years of stalemates, Gov. Roy Cooper’s first official budget covers a two-year span, with $25.9 billion for the current fiscal year (which began July 1) and $27 billion for the upcoming 2022-2023 fiscal year.& ...

Nov 17, 2021

An infusion of $3.5 million in gap financing from the city of Wilmington will help developers build affordable housing on Carolina Beach Road. The Wilmington City Council approved the spending at its meeting Tuesday night, with the money coming from the $26 million in American Rescue Plan funds allocated to the city. New Hanover County in October approved usin ...

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Nov 15, 2021

The New Hanover County Board of Commissioners passed a unanimous resolution Monday, affirming its endorsement of the military’s use of Wilmington International Airport (ILM) as a refueling point for training exercises.   A formal sign of support was requested by the New Hanover County Airport Authority on the heels of an Oct. 25 meeting held be ...

Nov 4, 2021

The New Hanover County Health & Human Services division leased a former AT&T maintenance facility in October to house a new pandemic operations team.  The three-year lease of 1507 Greenfield St. in Wilmington starts at nearly $100,000 a year, escalating 5% annually, said Jessica Loeper, county spokeswoman. The property, on the corner of 16th and Greenfie ...

Nov 4, 2021

New Hanover County planning officials will consider a new zoning district that could make way for a major development project on the west bank of the Cape Fear and Northeast Cape Fear rivers. The riverside project is being called Battleship Point, a $500 million development in the planning stages by a local partnership, KFJ Development Group. Battleship Point would b ...

Nov 3, 2021

A freshman politician and all incumbents who sought re-election appear to have secured seats in the Wilmington City Council race Tuesday, should current election results hold.   Newcomer Luke Waddell scored the most votes out of the eight candidates vying for the three open seats. Results aren’t final until the New Hanover County Board of Elections certifies ...

Oct 29, 2021

2021 City And Town Elections Roundup

By Staff Reports, posted Oct 29, 2021

Election Day for New Hanover County municipalities, including the city of Wilmington, the town of Carolina Beach, the town of Kure Beach and the town of Wrightsville Beach, is Tuesday, November 2. North Carolina has three voting options for residents including absentee-by-mail voting, which should be completed and returned prior to the absentee ballot deadline on Tuesda ...

Oct 27, 2021

Wilmington Mayor Candidate Q&A: Bill Saffo

By Staff Reports, posted Oct 27, 2021

This year’s municipal elections for the city of Wilmington include candidates for city council and mayor.   The Wilmington City Council has three open seats with eight candidates running. Those include: Clifford Barnett (current councilman), JB Brookins, Paul Lawler, Charlie Rivenbark (current councilman), Angie Ulmer, Jonathan Uzcategui, Luke Waddell and Phil ...

Oct 26, 2021

Wilmington Mayor Candidate Q&A: Harper Peterson

By Staff Reports, posted Oct 26, 2021

This year’s municipal elections for the city of Wilmington include candidates for city council and mayor.   The Wilmington City Council has three open seats with eight candidates running. Those include: Clifford Barnett (current councilman), JB Brookins, Paul Lawler, Charlie Rivenbark (current councilman), Angie Ulmer, Jonathan Uzcategui, Luke Waddell and Phil ...

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