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Sep 14, 2021

While many topics including affordable housing, job creation and infrastructure were discussed by candidates in the upcoming Wilmington City Council and mayor elections, many expressed that at the center is their desire to steer the region in the right direction. Wilmington City Council and mayoral candidates took part in Tuesday morning’s Power Breakfast discussi ...

Sep 7, 2021

Wilmington Officials Announce New City Manager

By Staff Reports, posted Sep 7, 2021

Tony Caudle has been named Wilmington's city manager, according to an announcement Tuesday. Following a closed session at its Sept. 7 agenda briefing, the Wilmington City Council voted unanimously to name Caudle to the top post, effective immediately, a news release stated. Caudle has served as interim city manager since June 1 and previously served as Wilmington ...

Aug 31, 2021

Pender County Awarded More Than $1.5M Infrastructure Grant

By Jenny Callison, posted Aug 31, 2021

The safety of Pender County’s public water system will get a significant boost, thanks to a grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA). The federal grant of $1,575,000 will help fund the county’s Natural Gas Fuel Generator project. The total project cost is about $2.1 million.   “The EDA investment supports Pender County ...

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RENTAL PROPERTIES: TO FURNISH OR NOT TO FURNISH?

Posted Sep 9, 2021
Rental properties can be great investments and provide month-over-month profit for owners, while simultaneously accruing equity over the longer term.

Some owners have a single rental property, while others have multiple properties as part of their overall investment portfolios. Every investor’s goals will be different, and rarely is a choice plainly right or wrong, or the solu...read entire article
Aug 18, 2021

The city of Wilmington's revamped Land Development Code (LDC) takes effect Dec. 1 after the city council voted unanimously to adopt it Tuesday. “This new code was a major undertaking that was built on community input from the ground up,” said Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo in a news release Wednesday. “It is designed to respond to the biggest challeng ...

Aug 4, 2021

A business advocacy group on Wednesday sent an email to the Wilmington Planning Commission expressing its belief that the city’s proposed new Land Development Code could impact future investment and existing business in Wilmington. The planning commission is set to consider the rewritten LDC at its meeting at 6 p.m. tonight at the Wilmington Convention Center. ...

Jul 16, 2021

The restoration of a landmark historical building in downtown Burgaw will be shown off next month.  The Pender County Board of Commissioners is hosting an open house of the restored and renovated Pender County Courthouse on Aug. 6, according to a news release.  The general contractor was Wilmington-based Thomas Construction Group and the architect was LS3P. ...

Jul 14, 2021

The deadline to apply for the $4.5 million Hospitality, Retail and Service Industry Grant managed by the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce has been extended to 11:59 p.m. July 30, according to a chamber news release Wednesday. The original deadline was July 15.  According to the release, businesses negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic in the restaurant, bar ...

Jul 1, 2021

Local business owners in the hospitality, retail and service industries can apply for a portion of $4.5 million being offered by New Hanover County and the city of Wilmington from federal COVID-19 relief funds, according to an announcement Thursday. In partnership with the county and city, the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce will be administering the grants, “which ...

Jun 15, 2021

A Wilmington Convention Center fund could be one of the recipients of federal money allocated to the city as part of the American Rescue Plan Act, according to the Wilmington City Council’s agenda for tonight’s meeting. In total, the city is receiving nearly $26 million from the COVID-19 economic recovery legislation; almost $13 million hit the city’s ...

Jun 7, 2021

New Hanover County officials are set to hold a public hearing today regarding the next fiscal year’s proposed budget, which includes a property tax rate of 47.5 cents per $100 valuation, compared to last year’s 55.5-cent rate. Despite the lower tax rate, some property owners will have higher tax bills because of a recent revaluation that resulted in an avera ...

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