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May 22, 2024

City Postpones Downtown Office Demolition Effort

By Emma Dill, posted May 22, 2024

The city of Wilmington moved to postpone the demolition of its downtown offices at 305 Chestnut St. on Wednesday. City officials advertised a bid last week for the full demolition of the city-owned buildings near the corner of North Third and Chestnut streets. On Wednesday, officials posted an addendum to the request for proposals, or RFP, stating the potential demoliti ...

May 20, 2024

New Hanover County leaders awarded the construction contract and allocated additional funds toward a new library branch in Northchase on Monday. Once completed, the nearly 20,000-square-foot library will become New Hanover County’s fifth library branch. The new library will help move the library system toward its goal of providing library services within a five-mi ...

May 13, 2024

Plans from Eden Village to bring pod-style homes for the unsheltered to S. 17th Street are facing delays. Following a meeting last week with city of Wilmington staff, Tom Dalton, a local anesthesiologist and founder of Wilmington’s tiny home community Eden Village, said he learned his proposal for the pod community doesn’t align with existing building codes ...

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The Wilmington Construction Market: Trends, Recognition, and Challenges

Posted Mar 18, 2024

Wilmington, North Carolina, where coastal charm meets economic vibrancy, has experienced remarkable growth in its construction industry. The evolving skyline and the emergence of new projects prompt a closer look at the trends shaping Wilmington's construction landscape, recent accolades, and the challenges faced by builders and developers.
 

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May 9, 2024

New Hanover County’s updated residential density and infill guidelines are open for public comment. The guidelines aim to articulate the county's existing policies and to provide members of the planning board and board of commissioners with tools they can use when considering rezonings and special use permits. “The goal of this is to provide you with ...

May 6, 2024

Wilmington leaders will consider another lease in the city-owned Skyline Center this week. The city of Wilmington purchased the 12-story building at 929 N. Front St. last July for $68 million. The office building on the north end of downtown Wilmington was formerly owned by Thermo Fisher Scientific and home to Wilmington-based pharmaceutical research firm PPD. Follow ...

May 2, 2024

President Joe Biden visited Wilmington on Thursday afternoon to announce a $3 billion project to replace lead pipes and paint throughout the country, with $76 million going to North Carolina.  “The only way forward is to replace every lead service line that connects Americans who need water,” Biden said during his address to the couple hundred audience ...

May 2, 2024

Plans to widen 23rd Street will move forward following a vote of support from local leaders. Wilmington International Airport officials requested economic development funding from state transportation officials in March and have committed $1 million toward the road widening. Airport leaders say the project will improve traffic flow into the airport, align with other cap ...

May 2, 2024

President Joe Biden is slated to visit Wilmington today to announce $3 billion in funding to replace toxic lead pipes and deliver clean drinking water to communities nationwide, according to a White House release.   Biden’s announcement is planned to take place at the Wilmington Convention Center, with remarks beginning at 4:30 p.m. The event is not open to th ...

Apr 22, 2024

A study of a proposed passenger rail line between Wilmington and Raleigh recommends running the route through Goldsboro and offers new projections about the line’s cost and service areas. A Southeastern North Carolina Passenger Rail Feasibility Study draft released earlier this month provides a high-level overview of a proposed route between Wilmington and Raleigh ...

Apr 20, 2024

Severe Weather Postpones Trump Rally In Wilmington

By Emma Dill, posted Apr 20, 2024

Former President Donald Trump’s rally in Wilmington was stopped shortly before 7 p.m. because of the threat of severe weather. Trump, the Republican presidential candidate, was scheduled to give remarks at Aero Center on the Wilmington International Airport property at 7 p.m. But severe thunderstorms, including reports of hail, swept through the area, and Trump an ...

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