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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 ...

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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 ...

Apr 21, 2020

Rail Realignment Contract Moves Project Forward

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Apr 21, 2020

A potential contract for engineering work on the Wilmington Rail Realignment will narrow down a route and give officials a better idea of the construction costs, said Aubrey Parsley, the city’s director of the project. A $2.5 million contract to AECOM Technical Services of North Carolina Inc. for professional engineering services will be considered by Wilmington C ...

Mar 20, 2020

Helping To Manage Change

By Cece Nunn, posted Mar 20, 2020

Randell Woodruff likes change. “I’m not afraid to step out and try something different. I think that keeps your career interesting,” said Woodruff, the manager of Brunswick County since October, a helm he was offered after serving as Pender County manager for four years.   Coming from a nearby county in the Cape Fear region’s tri-county ar ...

Feb 19, 2020

NHC Commissioner Hopefuls Field Local Economy Questions

By Vicky Janowski, posted Feb 19, 2020

New Hanover County commissioner candidates on Wednesday added their thoughts about economic development, growth and other business issues to the race's crowded campaign landscape.   With early voting already underway in the primary elections, seven of the 15 candidates spoke to members of the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce, BASE, Cape Fear Realtors and Wilmingto ...

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