MANDATORY WATER RESTRICTIONS ARE IN EFFECT for all CFPUA customers until further notice.

An open BURNING BAN is in effect for all unincorporated areas of New Hanover County, as debris collection from Hurricane Matthew continues.

A State of Emergency is still in effect due to coastal flood warnings.


This week begins what I consider the most important holiday of the year: Thanksgiving. It’s the time so many of us reflect on where we’ve been, what we’ve faced, what we’ve accomplished, and what and who we’re lucky to have in our life. I was inspired to write and post this by something that a friend recently shared with me.

As one person in New Hanover County, I’m thankful for so much:

  • A wife and 2 children that support me and what I do, but more importantly a family that I do my best to support in every way possible every day;
  • The opportunity to serve the board and the community as county manager;
  • Being employed by and working with the finest public service team in North Carolina;
  • The chance to live and work in paradise;
  • Friends that are friends for all the right reasons;
  • Working in a democracy that works;
  • Making mistakes and learning from those mistakes;
  • Having the freedom and support personally and professionally to try new things without fear of failure;
  • The vision and goals we all share for the place we call home: New Hanover County, North Carolina
  • I’m thankful for today.

I wish everyone, whether I know you or not, the best Thanksgiving ever – you deserve it.

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