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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 ...

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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 ...

May 18, 2021

New Hanover County and the city of Wilmington are looking at funding several economic development items for the next fiscal year. New Hanover County Commissioners were presented with the county’s $461 million recommended budget for the fiscal year 2021-22 in a meeting Tuesday. The budget shows an increase of 15.5% from the FY 2020‐21 adopted budget. T ...

May 5, 2021

nCino Sports Park is expected to draw tens of thousands of parents and players when it opens, along with visitors coming to tournaments and the dollars they spend. The city of Wilmington on Tuesday night approved a $1.3 million agreement with cloud banking firm nCino for a long-term sponsorship of the Port City sports complex, including naming the park after the rapidly ...

May 3, 2021

A multi-million dollar city of Wilmington sports complex could be named after one of its fastest-growing companies – the publicly traded banking software firm nCino. Wilmington City Council will consider a resolution Tuesday allowing the city manager to enter into a sports complex sponsorship agreement with nCino (Nasdaq: NCNO) in the amount of $1.3 million. Th ...

Apr 27, 2021

Affordable Housing Options Heard At Joint City-county Meeting

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Apr 27, 2021

City and county leaders will mull over ways to bring more affordable housing to the Port City following a presentation and recommendations on the topic at a special joint meeting Tuesday. Members of the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners and Wilmington City Council heard a presentation from Dave Spetrino, president and CEO of PBC Design + Build and the leader and ...

Apr 8, 2021

Funding for local educational institutions and area attractions is in Gov. Roy Cooper’s proposed North Carolina state budget. The budget, a proposed outline for the FY 2021-2023 biennium, has a total recommended budget of $27.3 billion for the 2021-22 fiscal year and nearly $28.7 billion in FY 2022-23, according to the spending plan released last month. ...

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