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Nov 16, 2020

The New Hanover County Board of Commissioners is scheduled to consider rezoning requests today that could add hundreds of homes to the county in what would be two separate communities on more than 500 acres. The separate rezoning requests, if approved, would allow a developer to eventually put a mix of housing in two communities, one with 158.65 acres at the northeast q ...

Nov 12, 2020

OPINION: The Time To Fix New Hanover County Schools Is Now

By Evelyn Bryant, posted Nov 12, 2020

Editor’s note: This letter was sent Wednesday from the Community Relations Advisory Committee to members of the Wilmington City Council, New Hanover County Board of Commissioners and New Hanover County Board of Education. The Community Relations Advisory Committee, which Evelyn Bryant chairs, was created in 2016 by New Hanover County and city of Wilmington officials ...

Nov 6, 2020

The Man With A Plan Moves On

By Scott Nunn, posted Nov 6, 2020

Looking for a career with quick results and instant gratification? Don’t become a planner, Wayne Clark said recently as he was wrapping up a three-year stint as planning and land use director for New Hanover County.   Clark is moving back to Florida, the state where he previously worked and where his family still has a home. He’ll be the economic develop ...

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Nov 4, 2020

Breaking Down The Local Elections: What Lies Ahead

By Scott Nunn, posted Nov 4, 2020

Although the dust has not settled on all races, New Hanover County once again proved it’s become a difficult place for one party to gain control.   Last-minute mailed ballots, provisional ballots and potential recounts could change some outcomes, Joe Biden, however, appears to have won a county that has supported Republican presidential candidates going back t ...

Oct 23, 2020

Brunswick County Initiative Plans For Growth

By Cece Nunn, posted Oct 23, 2020

Brunswick County residents can weigh in on the future of land use and parks and recreation in the county as part of an initiative called Blueprint Brunswick 2040. According to a news release, Brunswick County’s Planning and Parks and Recreation departments have teamed up for the year-long initiative to craft two new plans: a Comprehensive Land Use Plan and a Parks ...

Oct 21, 2020

State Senate Candidates Cover COVID Response, Legislative Topics

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Oct 21, 2020

Two candidates vying for the District 9 seat in the N.C. Senate discussed issues for the region Wednesday, including views on business recovery and actions at the state level in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Incumbent candidate Sen. Harper Peterson, D-New Hanover, and Republican Michael Lee, who previously held the Senate seat, took the stage during the Business J ...

Oct 21, 2020

The six candidates vying for three seats on the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners shared their views on how proceeds from the pending sale of New Hanover Regional Medical Center should be spent, among other issues. “One of the things I’d like to see is to have internet and broadband countywide,” said Deb Hays, a Republican and real estate broke ...

Oct 20, 2020

Candidates for the state senate and for seats on the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners will speak during candidate forums Wednesday. At Wednesday morning's Power Breakfast, hosted by the Greater Wilmington Business Journal, all six county commissioner candidates will be on stage for 40 minutes to talk about issues important to the region’s business com ...

Oct 16, 2020

An Election Like No Other

By Cece Nunn, posted Oct 16, 2020

 Voters handed bal­lots in this month at two tables outside the New Hanover County Board of Elections office at the county government complex.   Like everything about 2020, this year’s elections are a little more com­plicated than they used to be, and there’s a lot at stake in the outcome.   Absentee ballots are a major topic of discu ...

Oct 16, 2020

NHC Commissioner Candidates

By Staff Reports, posted Oct 16, 2020

Voters can pick three of the six New Hanover County commissioner candidates. Early vot­ing runs through Oct. 31, and Election Day is Nov. 3. For more info, go to the county’s Board of Elections website at elections.nhcgov.com.   CANDIDATE QUESTIONS 1. What would you do in office to promote economic development? 2. If elected, would you vote to change th ...

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