Jan 22, 2020

The potential redevelopment of the New Hanover County Government Center is moving forward with the beginning of a negotiation process approved Tuesday by county officials. The county board of commissioners voted Tuesday to proceed with a development team made up of Wilmington-based GHK Cape Fear Development and FD Stonewater, which was the county staff's recommendat ...

Jan 21, 2020

Bald Head Island To Receive $2.9M For Beach Restoration

By Johanna Cano, posted Jan 21, 2020

The state and FEMA have approved $2.9 million to reimburse expenses used for storm-related damage at Bald Heald Island's beaches, according to a Tuesday news release. Storm surges from 2018’s Hurricane Florence damaged the beach and eroded sand. The funds will reimburse the replacement of beach sand for the village of Bald Head Island, including plans to re ...

Jan 17, 2020

Council To Consider Grant Funds For Wilmington Rail Realignment Project

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

City council could make funds available next week that would allow the Wilmington Rail Realignment project to move forward. Wilmington City Council is slated to consider several items about the project's funding that involve agreements with the Federal Railroad Administration for $2 million and the N.C. Department of Transportation for $500,000, according to city of ...

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How to Avoid A Nightmare Holiday Party

Posted Nov 18, 2019
“Have fun but not TOO much fun,” said my mother 1,000 times in my life. It’s a great quote for anyone hosting or attending a company-sponsored holiday party this season. There are lots of reasons to throw an end-of-year party: you want to show employees you appreciate them, you want folks to let loose and enjoy each other and it’s a great chance to share a summary of this entire article
Jan 17, 2020

About 30 years ago, a Brendle’s department store welcomed shoppers at Marketplace Mall off South College Road.   But few things, especially in the world of retail, remain the same forever, and Brendle’s ceased to exist around 1996.   In 2002, New Hanover County government officials began the process of buying and renovating more than 136,000 squar ...

Jan 15, 2020

For the potential redevelopment of New Hanover County Government Center off South College Road, county officials recommend that elected leaders move forward with a locally based development team. The recommendation is part of the agenda, which was released Wednesday, for the Jan. 21 meeting of the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners. The meeting starts at 9 a.m. ...

Dec 20, 2019

Top Stories No. 2: NCDOT Halts Bridge Study

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Dec 20, 2019

A long-studied project to plan for another route and bridge over the Cape Fear River between Wilmington and Brunswick County was put on the shelf this year.   The N.C. Department of Transportation announced in August that it wasn’t going to continue planning or design work on the Cape Fear Crossing study due to a lack of funding for the project carved into the ...

Dec 20, 2019

General Election Filing Ends

By Cece Nunn, posted Dec 20, 2019

Election filing ended at noon Friday, and the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners race has a large field of candidates. Six Democrats, including incumbent Jonathan Barfield, and nine Republicans are vying for three seats. Current commissioners Woody White and Pat Kusek, both Republicans, declined to run again.  The Republicans who filed are former commi ...

Dec 20, 2019

Top Stories No. 10: Northern Brunswick County Booms

By Cece Nunn, posted Dec 20, 2019

Northern Brunswick County’s ongoing growth fueled the need this year for more sewer capacity.   “October saw the [Brunswick County] Board of Commissioners unanimously approve the appropriation and execution of a series of contracts and notices of bids for the Northeast Brunswick Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant expansion project,” wrote County M ...

Dec 6, 2019

A Wave Of Woes

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Dec 6, 2019

Wave Transit is ending the year with two major capital projects complete: a $6.1 million multimodal transportation center and replacement of its aging downtown trolleys.   The Wilmington Multimodal Transportation Center (WMMTC) will give a new face and new home on North Third Street for bus services downtown and will replace the current transfer station at Second an ...

Nov 20, 2019

Group Forms To Oppose Hospital Sale Or Partnership

By Johanna Cano, posted Nov 20, 2019

With the idea of a potential lawsuit on the table, Save Our Hospital Inc., a recently formed nonprofit, is positioning itself against the sale of New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Gene Merritt, president of the nonprofit made up of Wilmington residents and Sen. Harper Peterson (D-New Hanover), said Wednesday in a press conference that the nonprofit will carry out a p ...

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