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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Applied Learning Prepares UNCW Students for Post-Graduate Success

Posted May 15, 2018
Earlier this month UNCW graduated its largest class to date at the university’s 95th commencement ceremonies.

More than 2,200 undergraduates, 400-plus graduate students and 10 doctoral students earned their degrees. Over 1,300 College of Arts and Sciences students were among them.

UNCW is the fastest-growing university in The University of North Carolina entire article
May 1, 2018

New Hanover County is embarking on the first phase of seeking proposals for a major downtown redevelopment project. The county released Monday a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to interested project teams for Project Grace, which is the name of the potential redevelopment of the 3-acre county-owned block in downtown Wilmington that includes the main branch of ...

May 1, 2018

$6.7M Expected To Pave Way For Bulkhead, Riverfront Park Improvements

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted May 1, 2018

One of downtown Wilmington's prime tourist spots is expected to get a boost from federal funds to the U.S. Coast Guard for repairs to the bulkhead along the Wilmington riverfront. U.S. Rep. David Rouzer (R-NC) was joined by Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo and the rest of the Wilmington City Council on Tuesday at Riverfront Park to announce that $6.7 million has bee ...

Apr 16, 2018

City Reveals Schematic Designs Of North Waterfront Park

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Apr 16, 2018

A stage, concert venue, splash pad and marsh boardwalk are all featured in final schematic designs for North Waterfront Park. The designs were revealed to Wilmington City Council members Monday, ahead of a public drop-in session to view them tonight. The park is planned for a 6.6-acre tract of land, located at 11 Harnett St, just south of the Isabel Holmes Bridge and wi ...

Apr 13, 2018

Pender County To Add Passport Service

By Jenny Callison, posted Apr 13, 2018

Attention, world travelers: Pender County will soon have its own passport office. The county’s Register of Deeds Office is in the process of adding that capability, according to Sharon Willoughby, Pender register of deeds. “We’ve done our training and have already applied and received our pre-approval,” Willoughby said Friday. “Approval cou ...

Apr 4, 2018

Unemployment Rates Show Slight Decrease In Area Counties

By Jenny Callison, posted Apr 4, 2018

Brunswick, New Hanover and Pender counties followed the trend of slightly lower unemployment seen in most North Carolina counties this past February. The N.C. Department of Commerce reported Wednesday that February 2018’s not-seasonally-adjusted unemployment rates decreased in 74 of North Carolina’s counties, increased in 10, and remained unchanged in 16. ...

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 ...

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