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Jun 14, 2018

County, City Officials Explain Budget's Business Benefits

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jun 14, 2018

New Hanover County and city of Wilmington officials say that portions of the budgets for the upcoming fiscal year will have an impact on local businesses. The New Hanover County Board of Commissioners on June 4 adopted the county's $333 million budget for the 2018-19 fiscal year. That budget includes a 1.5-cent cut in the property tax rate. The new tax rate is ...

Jun 13, 2018

With less than 3,000 acres left of developable land in the city of Wilmington, buying the recreational facilities and green space on 14 acres at Echo Farms for public use was especially critical, officials said Wednesday. The joint purchase between the city and the county of the property, which includes a pool and clay tennis courts, will cost $1.7 million, New Hanover ...

May 17, 2018

Legislators File Flurry Of GenX-related Bills

By Staff Reports, posted May 17, 2018

Emerging water contaminants such as GenX were the focus of back-to-back announcements from state lawmakers Thursday. A coalition of Republican state House and Senate members representing southeastern North Carolina  said their new plan will address the need for access to safe drinking water, extend efforts to remove GenX pollution from public water supplies and tak ...

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County Projects are Investments in Our Future

Posted May 21, 2018
A new fire station, library, Public Health and Social Services building, and the potential development of Project Grace.

Those are four of the major projects New Hanover County is working on right now, and they are all strategic investments to help better serve our citizens and enhance the quality of life in this community.

Each of these projects helps to move the cou...read entire article
May 14, 2018

City, County Propose Economic Development Funds For Next Fiscal Year

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted May 14, 2018

New Hanover County and the city of Wilmington have presented staff recommendations for 2018-19 fiscal year budgets, which include suggested appropriations for economic development purposes. The city is scheduled to hold a public hearing on its recommended budget at its council meeting Tuesday. The city's budget proposal continues incentive agreements with Castle Bra ...

May 10, 2018

Brunswick County To Install $99 Million Reverse Osmosis Plant

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted May 10, 2018

Brunswick County's Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to approve the construction of a $99 million low-pressure reverse osmosis plant. The approval came at the board's budget workshop Thursday, a measure that is expected to provide "a forward-thinking, long-term water quality solution for all customers that receive water from Brunswick County," c ...

May 1, 2018

New Hanover County is embarking on the first phase of seeking proposals for a major downtown redevelopment project. The county released Monday a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to interested project teams for Project Grace, which is the name of the potential redevelopment of the 3-acre county-owned block in downtown Wilmington that includes the main branch of ...

May 1, 2018

$6.7M Expected To Pave Way For Bulkhead, Riverfront Park Improvements

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted May 1, 2018

One of downtown Wilmington's prime tourist spots is expected to get a boost from federal funds to the U.S. Coast Guard for repairs to the bulkhead along the Wilmington riverfront. U.S. Rep. David Rouzer (R-NC) was joined by Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo and the rest of the Wilmington City Council on Tuesday at Riverfront Park to announce that $6.7 million has bee ...

Apr 16, 2018

City Reveals Schematic Designs Of North Waterfront Park

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Apr 16, 2018

A stage, concert venue, splash pad and marsh boardwalk are all featured in final schematic designs for North Waterfront Park. The designs were revealed to Wilmington City Council members Monday, ahead of a public drop-in session to view them tonight. The park is planned for a 6.6-acre tract of land, located at 11 Harnett St, just south of the Isabel Holmes Bridge and wi ...

Apr 13, 2018

Pender County To Add Passport Service

By Jenny Callison, posted Apr 13, 2018

Attention, world travelers: Pender County will soon have its own passport office. The county’s Register of Deeds Office is in the process of adding that capability, according to Sharon Willoughby, Pender register of deeds. “We’ve done our training and have already applied and received our pre-approval,” Willoughby said Friday. “Approval cou ...

Apr 4, 2018

Unemployment Rates Show Slight Decrease In Area Counties

By Jenny Callison, posted Apr 4, 2018

Brunswick, New Hanover and Pender counties followed the trend of slightly lower unemployment seen in most North Carolina counties this past February. The N.C. Department of Commerce reported Wednesday that February 2018’s not-seasonally-adjusted unemployment rates decreased in 74 of North Carolina’s counties, increased in 10, and remained unchanged in 16. ...

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