Feb 19, 2018

Pollution Concerns Slow National Gypsum Incentives Discussion

By Cece Nunn and Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Feb 19, 2018

Proposed economic incentives that could lead to the revival of a former gypsum plant in Wilmington have run into a potential hurdle, with a state lawmaker, a state senate candidate and others expressing concerns about whether the facility might produce harmful pollution. On Monday morning, the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners tabled a proposal that would offer ...

Feb 7, 2018

Wilmington In The Running For National Gypsum Plant

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Feb 7, 2018

Wilmington is one of the cities that Charlotte-based National Gypsum Co. is looking at nationwide to reopen one of its former facilities, company officials said Wednesday.  National Gypsum, a national manufacturer of drywall and other related building products, is considering opening its old manufacturing facility off Sunnyvale Drive in Wilmington as part of a ...

Jan 29, 2018

Potential Urban Mixed Use Change Draws Some Opposition

By Cece Nunn, posted Jan 29, 2018

A proposed change to the city’s Land Development Code, which was approved by the Wilmington Planning Commission in a 4-1 vote Monday, has been drawing some opposition. The change would allow a building within a property zoned Urban Mixed Use (UMX) to be built to a maximum height of 75 feet in lieu of a special use permit if the development is subject to ...

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Jan 22, 2018

Cooper Threatens Lawsuit If NC Isn't Exempt From Offshore Drilling

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

Gov. Roy Cooper wants North Carolina to be exempt from the Trump administration's plan to open up the nation’s coast to offshore drilling, threatening to sue the federal government if that doesn't happen, he said Monday.  That’s the message the governor shared during a speech Monday morning on the first floor of the Blockade Runner Beach Resort ...

Jan 22, 2018

The developer of Echo Farms is open to a potential purchase by the county and city of about 18 acres, including about five clay tennis courts and the pool, of the Echo Farms Golf & Country Club. And on Monday, New Hanover County officials gave the green light to opening negotiations. Joe Taylor, CEO of property owner Matrix Development Group, said residents of Echo ...

Jan 8, 2018

The city’s match to federal grant funds, which has helped the Wilmington International Airport (ILM) land its third carrier, is set to be considered by the Wilmington City Council at its meeting Tuesday night. Council will consider a resolution for the authorization of $50,000 pledged by the city in 2013, in its match of a federal grant for the airport, according ...

Nov 13, 2017

Startup Could Get State Grant Funds For Manufacturing Facility

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Nov 13, 2017

An agricultural business looking to establish itself in the Leland Industrial Park could receive more than $183,000 in state and county economic incentives to outfit a manufacturing facility. ITI Technologies Inc. plans to establish a facility inside an existing building located at 2080 Enterprise Drive, in the Leland Industrial Park, according to a notice of a public h ...

Nov 6, 2017

11 Solar Farms Eye Brunswick Co. Amidst Proposed Rules

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Nov 6, 2017

Eleven solar farms are now eyed for development in Brunswick County, and officials with the planning department say new regulations being proposed for solar farms in the county might have little impact on the current applicants. A public hearing on new solar farm regulations in Brunswick County will take place Nov. 20. According to Mike Hargett, director of economic dev ...

Nov 6, 2017

Pine Valley Branch Library Could Open Early 2019

By Cece Nunn, posted Nov 6, 2017

County officials are moving forward with plans for a new library in southern New Hanover County. County commissioners agreed Monday to award a $5.5 million construction contract for the Pine Valley Branch of the New Hanover County Public Library to Bordeaux Construction Company Inc., the firm that had the lowest base bid. The 19,541-square-foot Pine Valley Branch, to ...

Nov 3, 2017

2017 Wilmington Municipal Elections

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Nov 3, 2017

Nine candidates are vying for three seats on Wilmington City Council in the 2017 Municipal Elections. And Bill Saffo faces a contender for Wilmington mayor for the first time since the 2011 elections. The races are nonpartisan. One-stop voting wraps up 1 p.m. Nov. 4, and Election Day is Nov. 7. Seats are also up at area beach towns.   The full list of candidates, sa ...

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