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Jul 10, 2020

Opinion: The $2B Investment Decision

By Rob Kaiser, posted Jul 10, 2020

One aspect of NHRMC’s potential sale that surprisingly hasn’t been discussed much is what we would do with $2 billion.  My recommendation – let’s buy an NBA team. (Forbes says the Charlotte Hornets are worth $1.5 billion.)  But seriously, the possibilities for a community our size are staggering.  Say we invest the $2 billion ...

Jul 10, 2020

The New Hanover County Board of Commissioners faces another major decision Monday about the future of county-owned New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Commissioners will consider whether they, too, agree that it makes sense to pursue a deal with Winston-Salem-based Novant Health, which offered $2 billion to New Hanover County to acquire the hospital and make it a South ...

Jul 7, 2020

Car dealerships, grocery stores, restaurants, software companies and many more are among the businesses in the region that have received loans through the Paycheck Protection Program, a federal program with the goal of preserving jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to data released by the U.S. Small Business Administration, about 759 small businesses and nonpro ...

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2020 Census Count Will Guide Important Funding For Our Region – And It’s Needed Now More Than Ever

Posted Jul 16, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has rescheduled, canceled and changed the course of most every event and plan in the past four months. The 2020 Census is among them.

It has pushed the Census timeline back a bit, but it’s still moving forward and it’s so important that every person in our county respond and be counted. The deadline to complete the Census is October 31 of this year,...read entire article
Jun 16, 2020

A potentially transformative project coming to South College Road has taken a major step forward, with the possibility of a groundbreaking occurring by early 2021. The redevelopment of the New Hanover County Government Center property, including the addition of an adjacent mixed-use project, is expected to add apartments, with some workforce housing, and office space al ...

Jun 15, 2020

Downtown business leaders and city officials are still working through the details of a plan that could close streets to give restaurants more room for diners and retailers a boost as they cope with coronavirus restrictions. Although a budget has not been finalized, the cost for a program that would include street closures could end up being about $90,000, depending on ...

Jun 12, 2020

New Hanover County officials are expected to consider Monday whether to move forward with a development agreement that would result in a new county government center and a mixed-use project. The agreement for the potential redevelopment of the New Hanover County Government Complex property off South College Road is the subject of a public hearing and possible vote by th ...

Jun 1, 2020

The deadline is Friday for small businesses in New Hanover County impacted by COVID-19 to apply for $10,000 grants through a county program, according to an announcement Monday.  Businesses with fewer than 25 employees are eligible for the grants, part of the $1.3 million Small Business Grant Program. Other criteria: At least one of the owners is a New Han ...

May 7, 2020

Update: City OKs Extension For Castle St. Project

By Staff Reports, posted May 7, 2020

City officials on Tuesday approved a resolution to extend the predevelopment exploration phase involving city-owned property on Castle Street. The Wilmington City Council voted to extend the phase to June 16. A development group is proposing a mixed-use development on city-owned land at 1110 Castle St., the site of an old WAVE transit maintenance facility.& ...

May 7, 2020

The New Hanover County Board of Commissioners at its May 4 meeting unanimously approved a purchase of land that will allow the expansion of the county landfill The Environmental Management Department sought approval to buy 8 acres of undeveloped property at 5124 U.S. 421 North, next to the landfill, from Tidewater Transit Company Inc. for $780,000, according to the agen ...

May 1, 2020

County Might Buy 8 Acres Next To Landfill

By Cece Nunn, posted May 1, 2020

A real estate purchase is on the agenda for the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners meeting Monday. The Environmental Management Department is seeking approval to buy 8 acres of undeveloped property at 5124 U.S. 421 North, directly adjacent to the landfill, from Tidewater Transit Company Inc. for $780,000, according to the agenda. "This property will be us ...

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