Aug 18, 2022

A Closer Look At Riverfront Development

By Cece Nunn, posted Aug 18, 2022

New Hanover County's staff likely will recommend denying a request from would-be developers of riverfront property, the county manager said Thursday, as officials continue to study the future of the Cape Fear River's west bank. Wilmington-based KFJ Development Group has been looking at building condos, apartments, a hotel and other commercial space on 8 acres on ...

Aug 18, 2022

A transportation company based in Wilmington wants to buy 12 acres in the Blue Clay Road Business Park, along with obtaining a five-year option to buy an additional 29 acres, from New Hanover County, according to county documents. On Thursday morning, the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners' agenda for its meeting Monday included an item describing a purchase ...

Aug 8, 2022

New Hanover County officials are eagerly awaiting approval from the N.C. Local Government Commission to move forward with Project Grace, a public-private venture four years in the making. However, that approval could become complicated by concerns from state officials.  The Local Government Commission (LGC) is responsible for overseeing and authorizing local govern ...

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Beware of Social Media Scams

Posted Jul 25, 2022
One question that everyone wants to know when it comes to scams and fraud is where is the greatest risk? When people are bombarded by criminals on email, over the phone, text and online it’s hard to know where to focus. And while it’s important to take every scam attempt seriously, consumers should realize that they are particularly susceptible on social media. entire article
Aug 5, 2022

OPINION: Project Grace Lease Agreement 'fair And Affordable'

By New Hanover County Board of Commissioners, posted Aug 5, 2022

It is a moment more than four years in the making and we, as a Board of Commissioners, are unanimous in our approval and support of Project Grace and our desire to move forward with this impactful and transformational project. That is why we are asking Treasurer Folwell, who chairs the Local Government Commission (LGC) and directs the commission’s agenda, to calen ...

Aug 3, 2022

County Faces Questions From LGC About Project Grace

By Johanna F. Still, posted Aug 3, 2022

New Hanover County officials were in the N.C. Local Government Commission’s hot seat Tuesday as they faced questions and at times scrutiny over Project Grace, a proposed public-private partnership. The project entails the renovation of an entire block of downtown Wilmington, involving the construction of a new public library and museum, hotel, multifamily housing ...

Jul 28, 2022

WMPO Talk On Bridge Replacement Resurfaces Tolling Tension

By Johanna F. Still, posted Jul 28, 2022

It may have felt like déjà vu for some regional officials at Wednesday’s Wilmington Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization meeting. Leaders spent the bulk of the meeting relitigating a touchy subject: replacing the aging Cape Fear Memorial Bridge. This contentious and unfunded topic has come before the board numerous times in recent years and ...

Jul 26, 2022

Tolling Resurrected: WMPO, NCDOT To Talk Bridge Replacement

By Johanna F. Still, posted Jul 26, 2022

After regional officials participated last year in a high-stakes vote against considering a tolling proposal as a potential solution to fund a replacement of the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge, the alternative is now back on the table. In that contentious discussion last summer, the Wilmington Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (WMPO) board voted 7-5 to reject the ...

Jul 25, 2022

New Hanover County Commissioners Chairwoman Julia Olson-Boseman has asked the N.C. State Bar to consent to a motion to temporarily lift an order for her arrest related to her alleged financial mismanagement while working as a private attorney.  In a letter sent Monday to the deputy counsel for the state bar, Olson-Boseman admits she didn’t keep proper ledgers ...

Jul 21, 2022

The Pender County Board of Adjustment on Wednesday unanimously denied the appeal of Surf City Farm, which was seeking to reverse a county decision that reined in its bona fide farm status. As a result, the business can’t, at its Hampstead site, resell produce grown elsewhere. The county intervention arose because of the new business’s choice to outsource a p ...

Jul 18, 2022

County Solicits Developers’ Affordable Housing Proposals

By Staff Reports, posted Jul 18, 2022

New Hanover County is asking for-profit and nonprofit developers or agencies to submit proposals pursuant to potential affordable and workforce housing projects.  Earlier this year, the Board of Commissioners approved a new budget initiative that went into effect earlier this month, adding four new dedicated positions and committing $15 million over a five-year per ...

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