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Posted on: February 20, 2024

Commissioner Meeting Recap for February 19, 2024

It was a busy morning at the Historic Courthouse in downtown Wilmington as the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners held its second regular meeting for February. A full recap is below …

Thank you for your service!

As part of the meeting, Com...

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Posted on: February 16, 2024 | Last Modified on: May 26, 2023

New Hanover County officially breaks ground on new museum and library site in the Grace District

Library and Museum from Grace and Third

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Following weeks of preparing the site, construction is set to begin on the new Cape Fear Museum and downtown Public Library facility, known as Project Grace, after the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners held a groundbreakin...

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County Commissioners
Posted on: February 12, 2024

Public Notice: Budget Work Session scheduled for February 19

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Notice is hereby given that the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners will hold a Budget Work Session on February 19, 2024 at 1:30 p.m. to discuss budget priorities for Fiscal Year 2024-2025. The work session will be...

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Posted on: February 6, 2024 | Last Modified on: May 26, 2023

Commissioner Meeting Recap for February 5, 2024

The first New Hanover County Board of Commissioners meeting in February featured several resolutions and rezoning requests. A full recap is available below …

Resolving for community heart health

Commissioners unanimously approved a resolution in support of ...

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County Commissioners
Posted on: February 2, 2024

New Hanover County seeking applicants for boards and committees

To provide opportunities for citizens to participate in county government, the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners is seeking interested citizens to apply for appointment to the following: 

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Posted on: January 26, 2024 | Last Modified on: May 26, 2023

Public Notice: Joint Special Meeting with the Wilmington City Council

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Notice is hereby given that the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners will hold a Joint Special Meeting with the Wilmington City Council on Wednesday, February 7, 2024 at 9:00 a.m. at the Wilmington Convention Center...

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Posted on: January 23, 2024

Commissioner Meeting Recap for January 22, 2024

The second New Hanover County Board of Commissioners meeting in 2024 was a morning to highlight the amazing people and work taking place throughout the community. Highlights from the meeting are available below …

Recognizing the best and brighte...

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Posted on: January 17, 2024

Public Notice: January 18 Agenda Review Canceled

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Notice is hereby given that the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners Agenda Review meeting scheduled for Thursday, January 18, 2024 at 4:00 p.m. at the New Hanover County Government Center in Conference Rooms 138-13...

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Posted on: January 16, 2024

New Hanover County files lawsuit against PFAS manufacturers

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – On January 12, New Hanover County filed a lawsuit against more than a dozen manufacturers and sellers of products that use or contain polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).

Known as forever chemicals, PFAS contamination of th...

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County Commissioners
Posted on: January 9, 2024

Commissioner Meeting Recap for January 8, 2024

It was a busy first meeting for the 2024 calendar year for the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners, including a presentation on the county’s financing audit, an update from the New Hanover Community Endowment, and much more. See those deta...

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Posted on: January 5, 2024

Public Notice: Joint Special Meeting with New Hanover County Board of Education

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC - Notice is hereby given that the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners will hold a Joint Special Meeting with the New Hanover County Board of Education on Wednesday, January 17, 2024 at 9:00 a.m. at the Board of Education Cente...

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County Commissioners
Posted on: January 4, 2024

New Hanover County seeking applicants for boards and committees

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – To provide opportunities for citizens to participate in county government, the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners is seeking interested citizens to apply for appointment to the following: 

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Posted on: January 2, 2024

New Hanover County Hispanic-Latino Commission to hold Emergency Meeting on Tuesday, January 2

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Notice is hereby given that the New Hanover County Hispanic-Latino Commission will hold an emergency meeting today, Tuesday, January 2, 2024, at 3 p.m. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss a response to the ...

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County Commissioners
Posted on: December 13, 2023

Public Notice: Surplus property for sale to non-profits then general public

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – New Hanover County’s Board of Commissioners adopted a resolution at their meeting on Monday, December 11, 2023, declaring certain personal property surplus to the County’s operations.

Non-profit organi...

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Posted on: December 12, 2023

Commissioner Meeting Recap for December 11, 2023

To close out the 2023 New Hanover County Board of Commissioners regular meetings, the Board voted on leadership positions for the new year, celebrated a community member who was key to the local film industry’s success and more. These highlights...

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County Commissioners
Posted on: December 11, 2023

New Hanover County finalizes awards for mental health and substance use disorder programs

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Following a review of submitted proposals by community partners, New Hanover County has awarded $990,000 to six local programs aimed at addressing needs related to mental health and substance use disorders. This funding ...

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County Commissioners
Posted on: December 11, 2023

Rivenbark, Pierce to continue as Chair, Vice-Chair for Board of Commissioners in 2024

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – At its final regular meeting for 2023, the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners elected Commissioner Bill Rivenbark to continue serving as Chair, while Commissioner Leann Pierce will also continue as Vice-Chair. The...

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County Commissioners
Posted on: December 8, 2023

New Hanover County seeking applicants for boards and committees

To provide opportunities for citizens to participate in county government, the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners is seeking interested citizens to apply for appointment to the following: 

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County Commissioners
Posted on: November 22, 2023

Non-County Agency Funding applications open November 27

New Hanover County, NC – New Hanover County’s Non-County Agency Funding online application portal for the 2024-25 fiscal year will open on November 27. All application packets must be submitted by January 8, 2024 to be considered.

The c...

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County Commissioners
Posted on: November 21, 2023

Commissioner Meeting Recap for November 20, 2023

There was a lot to be thankful for at the second November meeting of the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners, including the celebration of longtime employees, diligent work by the Department of Social Services and more. All the highlights are availa...

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Posted on: November 15, 2023

Public Notice: Agenda Review for November 16 Canceled

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Notice is hereby given that the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners Agenda Review meeting scheduled for Thursday, November 16, 2023 at 4:00 p.m. at the New Hanover County Government Center in Conference Rooms 138-1...

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County Commissioners
Posted on: November 7, 2023

Board of Commissioners requests EPA oversight on Chemours' GenX importation

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – The New Hanover County Board of Commissioners has submitted a letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael S. Regan concerning the proposed importation of GenX waste material by Chemours to the Fayettevill...

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County Commissioners
Posted on: November 7, 2023

Commissioner Meeting Recap for November 6, 2023

The first New Hanover County Board of Commissioners meeting in November featured a show of support for veterans in the community, approval to replace an unsafe culvert, a pair of public hearings and more. All the highlights are available in the Meeting Re...

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County Commissioners
Posted on: November 6, 2023

New Hanover County seeking applicants for boards and committees

To provide opportunities for citizens to participate in county government, the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners is seeking interested citizens to apply for appointment to the following: 

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County Commissioners
Posted on: October 20, 2023

New Hanover County seeking applicants for boards and committees

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – To provide opportunities for citizens to participate in county government, the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners is seeking interested citizens to apply for appointment to the following: 

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Posted on: October 17, 2023

Commissioner Meeting Recap for October 16, 2023

It was a busy second meeting in October for the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners filled with important discussions regarding workforce housing, the future of development on the western bank of the Cape Fear River and much more. Take a look at the...

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Posted on: October 5, 2023

Public Notice: October 12 Agenda Review canceled

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Notice is hereby given that the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners Agenda Review meeting scheduled for Thursday, October 12, 2023 at 4:00 p.m. at the New Hanover County Government Center in Conference Rooms 138-13...

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Posted on: October 4, 2023

New Hanover County seeking applicants for boards and committees

This notice has been updated as of October 16 to reflect additional appointment opportunities for the New Hanover County Commission for African American History, Heritage, and Culture and the New Hanover County Juvenile Crime Prevention Council.

To provide...

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Posted on: October 3, 2023

Commissioner Meeting Recap for October 2, 2023

The first October meeting of the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners was focused on rezoning. A brief rundown of the activity is available below.

Hearings to discuss rezoning

Two public hearings were held to discuss rezoning requests submitted by appl...

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Posted on: September 19, 2023

Commissioner Meeting Recap for September 18, 2023

The second September meeting of the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners featured an abundance of celebratory moments, including career milestones and a pair of proclamations. All that and more is in the meeting recap highlights below.

Thank you for y...

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Posted on: September 18, 2023

Public Notice: Surplus property for sale to non-profits then general public

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – At its September 18, 2023 meeting, the New Hanover County’s Board of Commissioners adopted a resolution declaring certain personal property surplus to the County’s operations.  

Non-profit organizations will have an opport...

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County Commissioners
Posted on: September 6, 2023

Commissioner Meeting Recap for September 5, 2023

In their first September meeting, the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners recognized the work of our county’s Senior Resource Center, approved a grant application and considered a rezoning request. Check out the highlights below.

Honoring the work of...

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Posted on: September 1, 2023

New Hanover County seeking applicants for boards and committees

This notice has been updated as of September 8 to reflect additional appointment opportunities for the New Hanover County Commission for African American History, Heritage, and Culture.

To provide opportunities for citizens to participate in county governm...

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County Commissioners
Posted on: August 29, 2023

Public Notice of Closed Session following August 31 Agenda Review

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Notice is hereby given that the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners will hold a Closed Session Meeting pursuant to N.C.G.S. 143-318.11(a)(3) to consult with the county attorney in order to preserve the attorney-client privil...

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County Commissioners
Posted on: August 28, 2023

Public Notice: Board of Commissioners to hold Public Hearing on September 5

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – The New Hanover County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on September 5, 2023 at 4:00 p.m. to hear comments from the public on the joint application with the City of Wilmington to the Edward Byrne Memoria...

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County Commissioners
Posted on: August 28, 2023

New Hanover County recognized at N.C. Association of County Commissioners event

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – During the N.C. Association of County Commissioners’ 116th annual conference last week, New Hanover County was honored with an Excellence in Innovation Award for the Building Safety Process Improvement plan imp...

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County Commissioners
Posted on: August 17, 2023

Information on Connected to Education, Employment & Entrepreneurship Program now available

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – The latest piece of the New Hanover County Commissioners’ Community Building Plan is ready to help adults and families get the support they need to meet career goals and create solid financial footing for the f...

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County Commissioners
Posted on: August 15, 2023

Public Notice: Joint Special Meeting with New Hanover County Planning Board

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Notice is hereby given that the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners will hold a Joint Meeting with the New Hanover County Planning Board on Tuesday, August 29, 2023, at 8:30 a.m. The meeting will be held at the New...

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County Commissioners
Posted on: August 3, 2023

New Hanover County seeking applicants for boards and committees

This notice has been updated as of August 9 to reflect additional appointment opportunities for the Non-County Agency Funding Committee.To provide opportunities for citizens to participate in county government, the New Hanover County Board of Commissioner...

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County Commissioners
Posted on: August 2, 2023

Project Grace Update: Revised development agreement includes $4.6 million in cost savings

Update: The Board of Commissioners unanimously approved the updated development agreement at its August 7 meeting.

The New Hanover County Board of Commissioners will be considering an amended development agreement with Cape Fear Development for the county-...

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County Commissioners
Posted on: July 28, 2023

National Association of Counties adopts resolution offered by New Hanover County Commissioners

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – As part of the 2023 National Association of Counties Conference held July 21-24 in Austin, Texas, members of the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners presented a policy resolution to support the enforcement of PFAS ...

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County Commissioners
Posted on: July 24, 2023

New Hanover County earns 11 Achievement Awards from National Association of Counties

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – For the eighth consecutive year, New Hanover County has received recognition from the National Association of Counties (NACo) earning 11 Achievement Awards in 2023 for programs and initiatives that highlight the county&a...

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County Commissioners
Posted on: July 18, 2023

Commissioner Meeting Recap for July 17, 2023

Monday might have been the only New Hanover County Board of Commissioners meeting in the month of July, but it certainly featured some very important items, including the adoption of a new strategic plan that will guide the county through Fiscal Year 2024...

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County Commissioners
Posted on: July 18, 2023

New Hanover County Commissioners adopt new five-year strategic plan

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – During Monday’s meeting, the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners unanimously adopted a new five-year strategic plan that will help guide the county through Fiscal Years 2024-28.

This marks the third strate...

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County Commissioners
Posted on: June 20, 2023

Commissioner Meeting Recap for June 19, 2023

A big surprise opened the second June meeting for the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners, celebrating an important figure in county history. Additionally, Commissioners approved important proclamations and voted to move forward with the second year...

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Posted on: June 15, 2023

County budget continues support for public education, community resources and more

By County Manager, Chris Coudriet

Time truly does fly, or at least it feels like it does.

While it’s hard to fathom that six months have passed since we turned the calendars, June is a significant milestone for those of us working in the public se...

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County Commissioners
Posted on: June 13, 2023

Joint Special Meeting with the New Hanover County Airport Authority

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC –  Notice is hereby given that the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners will hold a Joint Meeting with the Airport Authority on Wednesday, June 21, 2023, at 8:30 a.m. in the second floor conference room of the...

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County Commissioners
Posted on: June 7, 2023

Commissioners adopt budget with half-cent property tax reduction for Fiscal Year 2023-24

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – For the third straight fiscal year, the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners adopted a budget lowering the property tax rate for residents. The framework for Fiscal Year 2023-24 (FY 23-24), which was approved at Mon...

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County Commissioners
Posted on: June 6, 2023

Commissioner Meeting Recap for June 5, 2023

The first June meeting of the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners featured important discussions around equality for all, a tax decrease for the Fiscal Year 23-24 budget and much more. Check out the meeting highlights below.

A focus on men’...

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County Commissioners
Posted on: June 1, 2023

New Hanover County seeking applicants for boards and committees

To provide opportunities for citizens to participate in county government, the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners is seeking interested citizens to apply for appointment to the following: 

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Posted on: May 25, 2023

Additional $75 million from hospital partnership proceeds distributed

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – An additional $75 million from the sale of New Hanover Regional Medical Center (NHRMC) has been distributed equally between the New Hanover Community Endowment and the NHRMC Foundation, as outlined in the asset purchase ...

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County Commissioners
Posted on: May 16, 2023

Commissioner Meeting Recap for May 15, 2023

Monday’s meeting of the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners was filled with important items for consideration including a development agreement that will create a new public library and Cape Fear Museum in Downtown Wilmington and a present...

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County Commissioners
Posted on: May 10, 2023

Project Grace Update: New Development Agreement Proposed

[Update: The Board of Commissioners unanimously approved the development agreement at its May 15 meeting] 

A new development agreement for the redevelopment of the county-owned block in Downtown Wilmington bounded by Chestnut, Grace, Second and No...

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County Commissioners
Posted on: May 9, 2023

Public Notice of Change of Time for May 11 Agenda Review

Notice is hereby given that the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners Agenda Review meeting scheduled for Thursday, May 11, 2023 will begin at 3:00 p.m. instead of 4:00 p.m. The location will remain at the New Hanover County Government Center in Confe...

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County Commissioners
Posted on: May 4, 2023

New Hanover County seeking applicants for boards and committees

To provide opportunities for citizens to participate in county government, the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners is seeking interested citizens to apply for appointment to the following: 

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Posted on: May 2, 2023

Commissioner Meeting Recap for May 1, 2023

The first Board of Commissioners meeting in May featured a plethora of proclamations, an infrastructure contract for Blue Clay Business Park and funding for projects throughout the county. Check out the highlights from the meeting below.

Proclamations aple...

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County Commissioners
Posted on: April 25, 2023

New Hanover County holds ribbon cutting for new Government Center

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – After years of hard work and planning, Tuesday was an opportunity for celebration as officials with New Hanover County cut the ribbon on the recently opened Government Center complex.

The new building officially opened to...

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County Commissioners
Posted on: April 24, 2023

Public Notice of Budget Work Session on April 27

Notice is hereby given that the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners will hold a Budget Work Session on April 27, 2023 at 2:30 p.m. to discuss budget priorities for Fiscal Year 2023-2024. The meeting will be held at the New Hanover County Government ...

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Posted on: April 18, 2023

Commissioner Meeting Recap for April 17, 2023

Monday’s meeting of the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners featured the appointment of a new Commissioner, an update on workforce housing, info on the work by Port City United and much more. Check out the highlights below.

Welcome, Commiss...

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County Commissioners
Posted on: April 17, 2023

Scalise appointed to serve as New Hanover County Commissioner

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – On Monday, Dane Scalise was unanimously approved by the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners to serve as a County Commissioner through the 2024 election cycle.

Scalise was selected and unanimously recommended by the ...

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County Commissioners
Posted on: April 11, 2023

Public Notice: Agenda Review for April 13 Canceled

Notice is hereby given that the Agenda Review meeting of the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners scheduled for Thursday, April 13, 2023 at 4:00 p.m. in Conference Room 138 of the New Hanover County Government Center has been canceled.

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County Commissioners
Posted on: April 5, 2023

Awardees of County’s Nonprofit Capacity Building grants announced

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Twenty-four local nonprofit organizations have been awarded grants through New Hanover County’s newly-established Nonprofit Capacity Building Grant Program.

These grants are part of the county’s commun...

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County Commissioners
Posted on: April 4, 2023

Commissioner Meeting Recap for April 3, 2023

Celebrating the life of a remarkable public servant opened Monday’s meeting of the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners, followed by a look at how American Rescue Plan Funds are helping the community, a new revenue source at the landfill and more. Ch...

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County Commissioners
Posted on: March 31, 2023

Workforce Housing Advisory Committee April 5 meeting canceled, rescheduled for April 12

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Notice is hereby given that the Joint New Hanover County/City of Wilmington Workforce Housing Advisory Committee regular meeting scheduled for Wednesday, April 5, 2023, at 3:00 p.m. has been canceled.

The Workforce Housin...

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County Commissioners
Posted on: March 30, 2023

New Hanover County seeking applicants for boards and committees

This notice has been updated as of April 14, 2023 to reflect additional appointment opportunities for the Tourism Development Authority.

To provide opportunities for citizens to participate in county government, the New Hanover County Board of Commissioner...

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County Commissioners
Posted on: March 29, 2023

Tree Planting Dedication & Community Gathering in Memory of Commissioner Hays

New Hanover County will host a tree planting dedication and community gathering at Airlie Gardens on Wednesday, April 5 at 1 p.m., to celebrate the life of Commissioner Deb Hays and honor her service to the citizens of New Hanover County.

“This w...

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County Commissioners
Posted on: March 26, 2023

County mourns sudden passing of Commissioner Deb Hays

New Hanover County is saddened to share that Commissioner Deb Hays passed away suddenly on March 25.

“This is a shock for all of us and is a tremendous loss for this board and all of New Hanover County,” said Board of Commissioners Chai...

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County Commissioners
Posted on: March 22, 2023

Revised Public Notice of Budget Work Session

Notice is hereby given that the March 30, 2023 Budget Work Session of the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners to discuss budget priorities for Fiscal Year 2023-2024 will not be streamed live, due to an equipment move. The meeting’s recordi...

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County Commissioners
Posted on: March 21, 2023

Commissioner Meeting Recap for March 20, 2023

Monday’s meeting of the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners was a chance to help the community in the ongoing battle with opioid addiction, celebrate career milestones and finance important projects and purchases. Check out the highlights ...

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County Commissioners
Posted on: March 13, 2023

Public Notice of the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners

Notice is hereby given that the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners will hold a Closed Session Meeting pursuant to NC General Statute 143-318.11(a)(5) to instruct the public body’s staff concerning the position to be taken by or on behalf ...

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County Commissioners
Posted on: March 6, 2023

Smith appointed by Commissioners to serve as New Hanover County Attorney

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Jordan Smith was appointed by the Board of Commissioners during Monday’s meeting to serve as the new Attorney for New Hanover County.

Smith will take over from Wanda Copley, who is retiring after 39 years of ser...

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County Commissioners
Posted on: March 6, 2023

Public Notice of Strategic Planning Work Session

Notice is hereby given that the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners will hold a Strategic Planning Work Session on March 14, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. to discuss the development of a new five-year strategic plan. The meeting will be held at the New Hanover...

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County Commissioners
Posted on: March 1, 2023

New Hanover County seeking applicants for boards and committees

To provide opportunities for citizens to participate in county government, the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners is seeking interested citizens to apply for appointment to the following: 

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