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New Hanover County commissioners, board of education meet next week to discuss school safety

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NEW HANOVER COUNTY — New Hanover County’s Board of Commissioners and Board of Education have called a joint meeting to be held after Thanksgiving break to continue the discussion about school safety initiatives, which began back in early September after the New Hanover High shooting. Tuesday, Nov. 30 at 2 p.m., the two bodies will […]

More than 60 apartments proposed for unused South Front District lot

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WILMINGTON — The South Front District could see more than 60 new apartments within the next year and a half. The Block on Front is a proposed project on a 1.8-acre site that’s been vacant since Hurricane Florence. The future apartments would line South Front, between Meares and Wright streets, not far from the Cape […]
Brunswick County has accepted over $530,000 worth of water and sewer infrastructure. (Port City Daily photo/Johanna Ferebee)

Four rezoning requests, almost 100 acres, on the table in Brunswick next month

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BRUNSWICK COUNTY — At least four rezoning requests, potentially affecting up to 100 acres, will be up for consideration by the planning board in December. The planning board in Brunswick County delivers rulings on land use requests and proposed projects that require legislative changes to the zoning map or review of fleshed out site plans.   […]

Beach towns get chunks of renourishment money and other line items in state budget

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SOUTHEASTERN N.C. — For the beach towns in New Hanover County, the most significant expenditures in the state budget relate to beach renourishment. The compromise budget, signed by Gov. Roy Cooper last week, followed months of negotiations between his office and the General Assembly and was the last one passed this year in the country.  […]

Now rolling: ‘George & Tammy’ starts production in Wilmington, other projects wrap, state budget preserves film incentive

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WILMINGTON — “George and Tammy” is back in Wilmington after a false start earlier this year. Originally slated to commence shooting in the spring, the title disappeared from the Wilmington Regional Film Commission website, only to return recently. Last week the production pulled its first film permits with the City of Wilmington for “motel room […]

State budget to fund higher education projects at UNCW and new programs targeting grade-schoolers

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WILMINGTON — With the passing of North Carolina’s compromise budget, the University of North Carolina at Wilmington is set to benefit from numerous capital projects and employee benefits made possible by the state funds.  “The budget has been long awaited and is certainly exciting news for UNCW and our employees,” Chancellor Jose Sartarelli said in […]

Tri-county schools check-in: NHCS confirms 18 Covid cases, BCS and PCS each assign 100-plus quarantines

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SOUTHEASTERN N.C. — After two weeks with single-digit case counts, New Hanover County Schools reported 18 Covid-19 cases last week and assigned seven quarantines, according to the district’s online public dashboard. RELATED: New Hanover County Schools extends mask mandate, intends to go optional by January ElementaryAnderson Elementary — 1Castle Hayne Elementary — 1College Road Early […]

N.C. budget will flow millions into Wilmington, takes strides in flood and disaster resiliency

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WILMINGTON — North Carolina now has a budget for the first time in three years, and it includes significant benefits for the Cape Fear region. With Gov. Roy Cooper’s signature on the docket as of last Thursday, Wilmington nonprofits secured grants; lawmakers committed substantial investments to proactive approaches to flooding and natural disasters; and UNCW […]

Another proposal for across-the-river hotel is in the pipeline

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NEW HANOVER COUNTY — On the heels of newfound interest in developing the western shores of the Cape Fear River, project plans filed in New Hanover County indicate another large-scale proposal is in the works.  Site plans have been submitted for a project titled “The Wilmington Hotel and Spa,” designed to house 290 bedrooms and […]

nCino inks $1.2B agreement to acquire digital mortgage platform SimpleNexus in early 2022

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WILMINGTON — Last week, the worldwide leader in cloud banking, nCino, whose newly renovated headquarters are located in Mayfaire Town Center, announced it will acquire Utah-based SimpleNexus by the end of January 2022. The two companies entered a $1.2-billion definitive agreement — a legally binding deal, signed by both parties to outline the terms and conditions […]