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Jun 19, 2024

Budgets approved this week by Wilmington and New Hanover County leaders included thousands of dollars in funding for ongoing economic incentives and partnerships. The budgets allocate funds to local companies that include Live Oak Bank, MegaCorp Logistics and GE Vernova, along with an array of other economic development agencies and organizations. Approvals of these 202 ...

Jun 12, 2024

The city of Wilmington has plans to add more seating and a new outdoor area to Hugh Morton Amphitheater at Greenfield Lake Park. The proposed changes to the existing 1,200-seat, outdoor amphitheater would add more space for concertgoers and concession vendors. Because the amphitheater is a designated local landmark, the design changes need approval from Wilmington&rsquo ...

Jun 5, 2024

On Tuesday night, Wilmington leaders approved a first reading of the city’s next fiscal year budget. The budget helps articulate the city’s priorities in its next fiscal year, which begins July 1, helps guide the goals of city staff and projects the city’s annual revenues and expenditures. This year’s budget comes in at just under $300 million an ...

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Bridging Futures: The Case for Toll Funding in Wilmington’s Cape Fear Memorial Bridge Revamp

Posted Dec 14, 2023
In late January, the Wilmington Metropolitan Planning Organization will stand at a crossroads, tasked with taking the next step that will define a generation - the replacement of the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge. Amidst heated debates, there’s a clear, uncomplicated solution that awaits our collective understanding.
 
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Jun 4, 2024

With the option of tolling in play, the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge replacement ranked among the top 10 highest-scored projects in the latest ranking from the N.C. Department of Transportation. A draft of the Department of Transportation’s Prioritization 7.0 ranked the tolled replacement of the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge at No. 9 overall while the untolled option ran ...

Jun 3, 2024

Former NHRMC President Named To Endowment Board

By Audrey Elsberry, posted Jun 3, 2024

New Hanover Community Endowment officials on Monday announced the appointment of Jack Barto, former president and CEO of the New Hanover Regional Medical Center, to its board of directors.   Barto will take the board seat of Michele Holbrook after she resigned from her post, officials announced in a separate release May 23. Holbrook sat on the board since the endowm ...

May 22, 2024

City Postpones Downtown Office Demolition Effort

By Emma Dill, posted May 22, 2024

The city of Wilmington moved to postpone the demolition of its downtown offices at 305 Chestnut St. on Wednesday. City officials advertised a bid last week for the full demolition of the city-owned buildings near the corner of North Third and Chestnut streets. On Wednesday, officials posted an addendum to the request for proposals, or RFP, stating the potential demoliti ...

May 20, 2024

New Hanover County leaders awarded the construction contract and allocated additional funds toward a new library branch in Northchase on Monday. Once completed, the nearly 20,000-square-foot library will become New Hanover County’s fifth library branch. The new library will help move the library system toward its goal of providing library services within a five-mi ...

May 13, 2024

Plans from Eden Village to bring pod-style homes for the unsheltered to S. 17th Street are facing delays. Following a meeting last week with city of Wilmington staff, Tom Dalton, a local anesthesiologist and founder of Wilmington’s tiny home community Eden Village, said he learned his proposal for the pod community doesn’t align with existing building codes ...

May 9, 2024

New Hanover County’s updated residential density and infill guidelines are open for public comment. The guidelines aim to articulate the county's existing policies and to provide members of the planning board and board of commissioners with tools they can use when considering rezonings and special use permits. “The goal of this is to provide you with ...

May 6, 2024

Wilmington leaders will consider another lease in the city-owned Skyline Center this week. The city of Wilmington purchased the 12-story building at 929 N. Front St. last July for $68 million. The office building on the north end of downtown Wilmington was formerly owned by Thermo Fisher Scientific and home to Wilmington-based pharmaceutical research firm PPD. Follow ...

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