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Nonprofits to get first look at NHC surplus items

New Hanover County has a long list of surplus items that will be available for bid at the end of the month, after nonprofits get the chance to look first. (Port City Daily/file)

NEW HANOVER COUNTY — Surplus items from the county will soon be up for sale, but local nonprofits will get first dibs.

New Hanover County Board of Commissioners adopted a resolution Monday declaring certain personal property surplus to the county’s operations.

Prior to the long list of items being available for sale to the general public, nonprofits are afforded the chance to look first from Tuesday, Sept. 19 to Tuesday, Sept. 26.

“If you are a nonprofit and always scrambling for chairs, tables, desks, cubicles, computer equipment, vehicles, large lawn mowers — take a look,” commissioner Rob Zapple said at the meeting. “It’s a great way if your organization needs these kinds of things to get them at a very, very low and reasonable price.”

Many of the items are from New Hanover County’s old government building, prior to moving into its new complex in January.

Registration is required for bidding. All items are used and sold as-is.

Any nonprofit interested in viewing the property should contact Brian Kohlenberg at 910-798-4413 or by email at

Any remaining property will be offered for sale beginning Friday, Sept. 29 through GovDeals, a company which provides online auction services for government entities.

Payments must be made online through GovDeals via credit card, PayPal and wire transfer.

View the list of available surplus items here.

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