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Nov 7, 2018

Elections Shift Power For County Commissioners

By Vicky Janowski, posted Nov 7, 2018

With a higher than usual midterm election turnout, Democratic candidates in New Hanover County performed strong on most of Tuesday’s ballot, setting up a shift in power on the board of commissioners.   With incumbent commissioner Rob Zapple and Julia Olson-Boseman garnering the most votes in that race, the five-member New Hanover County Board of Commissioners ...

Nov 5, 2018

Federal agencies have extended deadlines to apply for loans and register for assistance as the Cape Fear region continues to recover from Hurricane Florence. The U.S. Small Business Administration has set a new deadline of Dec. 13 to apply for physical property damage loans and June 14, 2019, for economic injury applications, according to a news release. The previous de ...

Oct 25, 2018

Election Opinion (N.C. Senate): Peterson On Addressing GenX

By Harper Peterson, posted Oct 25, 2018

Editor’s note: As Election Day nears, the Greater Wilmington Business Journal is inviting candidates in many of the local races to share their opinions on specific issues.   Today’s focus is the race for the state Senate’s District 9 seat, which covers New Hanover County.   Both candidates – Democrat Harper Peterson and his Republican ...

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Oct 25, 2018

Election Opinion (N.C. Senate): Lee On Addressing GenX

By Michael Lee, posted Oct 25, 2018

Editor’s note: As Election Day nears, the Greater Wilmington Business Journal is inviting candidates in many of the local races to share their opinions on specific issues.   Today’s focus is the race for the state Senate’s District 9 seat, which covers New Hanover County.   Both candidates – Republican Sen. Michael Lee and his Democrat ...

Oct 23, 2018

Local, State And Federal Candidates State Their Cases

By Staff Reports, posted Oct 23, 2018

From water quality to affordable housing to hurricane prep, candidates in several area races squared off on a range of issues Tuesday morning in the run-up to Election Day.   Hopefuls on the ballot for New Hanover County Board of Commissioners, state Senate and Congressional seats addressed an audience of nearly 500 people at the Greater Wilmington Business Journal& ...

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 ...

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 ...

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