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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 ...

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Got Flood Insurance? Get That Proof of Loss Form in Quickly!

Posted Sep 21, 2018

Southeastern North Carolina recently suffered extensive flood damage from Hurricane Florence.

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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 ...

Jun 22, 2018

Cape Fear Crossing Studies Moving Forward

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jun 22, 2018

Bolstered by recent funding, environmental studies are continuing to move ahead on the Cape Fear Crossing project. A draft environmental impact study is anticipated for September with corridor public hearings in the fall, according to Mike Kozlosky, executive director of the Wilmington Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (WMPO). The WMPO board recently allo ...

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 ...

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 ...

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