Oct 15, 2018

While more people might be displaced in harder-hit areas, housing after Hurricane Florence remains a concern for residents and local officials in New Hanover County because of the number of apartment complexes that sustained serious damage as a result of the September storm, officials said Monday. At the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners meeting Monday morning, ...

Oct 12, 2018

City To Consider Using Another $8.5M For Storm Costs

By Cece Nunn, posted Oct 12, 2018

Wilmington officials will again consider dipping into savings for money that's expected to be reimbursed to pay for the aftermath of Hurricane Florence. On the Wilmington City Council's agenda for Tuesday is an ordinance that requests $8.5 million for costs related to debris removal, repairs to city-owned buildings and their contents, and employee compensation. ...

Oct 9, 2018

Counties Count Costs As Another Storm Threatens To Bring More Rain

By Cece Nunn and Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Oct 9, 2018

As communities in the Cape Fear region continue to recover and assess the damages from Hurricane Florence, one of the hardest-hit areas has declared a state of emergency in advance of another hurricane projected to drop rain on already saturated ground.   Pender County declared a state of emergency at noon Tuesday as a result of Hurricane Michael, which the National ...

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User-Centered Design Playbook: A Case Study

Posted Aug 31, 2018
Signal, my digital agency, has had the opportunity to work with some of the world’s largest brands, as well as many businesses based right here in Wilmington.
No matter how large or small the client, our focus has always been on user-centered design.
Recently, we worked with the world’s largest independent distributor of entire article
Oct 5, 2018

Nearly $450 million. That's the latest Hurricane Florence structural loss estimate for residential and commercial buildings countywide from local officials, a number that covers much of the county and its municipalities and includes about $5.8 million in debris and nearly $138 million in contents. The Category 1 storm that slammed into the Wilmington area Sept. 1 ...

Oct 1, 2018

As crews continue removing Hurricane Florence debris from Wilmington's streets, the Wilmington City Council heard an early estimate Monday of how much picking up tree detritus and ruined chunks of buildings could ultimately cost the city: from around $13 million to a little over $20 million. That cost could change and will be refined over the coming days, with two-w ...

Sep 28, 2018

Wilmington officials have begun adding up the costs of Hurricane Florence, and for a start, they're asking the Wilmington City Council on Tuesday to consider using $9 million from the city's savings for debris removal and recovery.  An ordinance appropriating the money from Wilmington's fund balance is on the city council's agenda for Tuesday night. ...

Sep 16, 2018

CFPUA Water Crisis Averted; Evacuees Told To Stay Put

By Staff Reports, posted Sep 16, 2018

While Cape Fear Public Utility Authority had made arrangements with a provider to get diesel fuel to continue its service, officials warned those who fled Hurricane Florence before it arrived not to try to come back home. "The New Hanover Emergency Operations Center has identified a source of fuel for the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority. We are working ...

Sep 10, 2018

As officials prepare to take the next step toward a major public-private partnership, two development teams, including a Wilmington-based company, could be in the running to work with New Hanover County in redeveloping a county-owned block in downtown Wilmington. Dubbed Project Grace, the redevelopment would involve a mixed-use project that could easily break ...

Aug 3, 2018

Developers aiming to build townhomes and apartments on South 17th Street are taking their case to the Wilmington City Council. Madison Capital Group is appealing a decision by the Wilmington Planning Commission denying the rezoning request that would have allowed them to put 183 apartments (rendering shown below) in two, three-story buildings along South 17th and Peel s ...

Aug 2, 2018

New Hanover County is seeking a construction manager at risk for an estimated $11 million to $12 million replacement of the Division of Juvenile Justice facility at 138 N. 4th St. in downtown Wilmington. The change from a one-story structure to an estimated three-story, 35,000-square-foot building to house courtrooms and related space is necessary because North Carolina ...

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