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Aug 23, 2019

Elected officials and local brewery owners met to discuss the growth and economic impact the brewing industry has had on the region and how they can collaborate to address legal hurdles brewers face when opening a location. "We have seen an enormous bit of growth in the craft beer sector," said Ellie Craig, marketing director at Front Street Brewery. T ...

Aug 16, 2019

Castle St. Redevelopment Proposal Back On The Table

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Aug 16, 2019

Wilmington City Council will again hear about a proposal for a mixed-use development on city-owned property, formerly used as a Wave Transit maintenance facility. The revised proposal from Hipp Architecture & Development for the redevelopment of 1110 Castle St. is slated for council's agenda Tuesday.  City staff previously recommended rejecting the propo ...

Aug 13, 2019

New Hanover County officials plan to issue a request for qualifications (RFQ) later this month for a new government center that could include commercial, business and residential uses, according to a news release. This comes after New Hanover County commissioners at their meeting Monday night approved a resolution to pursue a public-private partnership for the cent ...

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Posted Aug 16, 2019
The word “advocate” is at the heart of all initiatives at the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce. A chamber’s role in the community is to be the voice of business, and we work hard every day to fulfill that role. The first critical success strategy defined in the Wilmington Chamber strategic plan, working toward realization of our vision to position our community for prosperity by en...read entire article
Aug 12, 2019

County To Consider $20 Million Loan For ILM Terminal Expansion

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Aug 12, 2019

New Hanover County commissioners are slated to consider a $20 million loan to help keep the Wilmington International Airport's terminal expansion and renovation project moving forward. County commissioners will consider Monday adopting an ordinance for the capital project and authorize the county manager to negotiate and execute an interlocal agreement with the ...

Aug 9, 2019

Funding Issues Push Out Area Road Project Timelines

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Aug 9, 2019

More than a dozen pending road projects in the tri-county area are facing delays from their original schedules because of funding issues at the state level. The N.C. Department of Transportation released its updated draft of the State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) Prioritization 5.0 plan this week, with some changes from the draft released in January. Amo ...

Aug 8, 2019

County Officials Discuss Redeveloping Government Complex

By Johanna Cano, posted Aug 8, 2019

New Hanover County officials are considering the construction of a new government center through a public-private partnership that could bring together private residential and/or commercial development. The redevelopment project would involve erecting a new building at the current government center at 230 Government Center Drive off South College Road, according to the ...

Jul 26, 2019

Randell Woodruff will be Brunswick County’s next county manager, according to an announcement by the Brunswick County Board of Commissioners on Friday. Woodruff has been Pender County’s manager since January 2015 and will begin his new role Oct. 21. He will succeed Ann Hardy, who currently serves as Brunswick County’s manager and will retire Nov. 1. ...

Jul 24, 2019

Some Local Funding On Hold As State Budget Battle Continues

By Johanna Cano and Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jul 24, 2019

Local items in the state’s proposed $24 billion budget for the 2019-2020 fiscal year include money for hurricane recovery, local attractions and institutions. The start of the new fiscal year has begun but an impasse over the state budget has continued for nearly a month after Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed the budget in June. While the budget is still being deliberate ...

Jul 12, 2019

Wilmington City Council is set to consider a resolution to reject the only redevelopment proposal submitted for the old Wave Transit maintenance facility on Castle Street. The resolution states that a proposal from Hipp Architecture and Development PC to redevelop the city-owned property located at 1110 Castle St., lacked confirmed financial commitments and included nea ...

Jul 2, 2019

A stormwater utility could be coming to New Hanover County, according to an announcement Tuesday. Officials are looking into the utility for property owners in the unincorporated areas of the county, a news release stated, with stakeholder meetings planned for July 16.  "A stormwater utility would help ensure the continued use and upkeep of the stormwa ...

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