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Investing In Early Childhood Education Creates Long-Term Benefits

Posted November 16, 2017 at 10:30 am     Category: General

Providing every child with a strong foundation for learning matters. Research suggests that quality pre-kindergarten and educational readiness lead to increased high school graduation rates, higher earnings, less crime and a … Read More »

New Hanover County is Planning, Measuring & Strategically Investing

Posted October 3, 2017 at 12:07 pm     Category: General

Since 2012, the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners embraced a five-year strategic plan that has guided and directed county decisions and initiatives. The strategic plan established three focus areas to meet the needs of our citizens; and through effective … Read More »

Project Grace And The Possibility Of Redevelopment

Posted September 11, 2017 at 10:16 am     Category: General

In January, the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners entered into a contract with Wilmington Downtown, Inc. and Benchmark Planning to conduct a study on a county-owned downtown block. The … Read More »

Lower Property Taxes Among County Budget Highlights

Posted July 27, 2017 at 11:00 am     Category: General

New Hanover County started a new fiscal year on July 1. With that start comes an adopted general fund budget of $329.4 million and a continued focus on the county’s … Read More »

Public Safety Was Paramount During Wells Fargo Championship

Posted May 19, 2017 at 3:08 pm     Category: General

The Wells Fargo Championship in New Hanover County was an overwhelming success. Around 25,000 spectators descended on Eagle Point Golf Club each day during the first week of May. The … Read More »

Choose Cape Fear: Our Region Is Open For Business

Posted April 26, 2017 at 9:00 am     Category: General

The recently launched “Choose Cape Fear” marketing initiative highlights the Cape Fear region as one of the fastest growing in the southeastern United States, with more than 200,000 skilled workers … Read More »

Redefining New Hanover County’s Impact on Health

Posted March 20, 2017 at 11:19 am     Category: General

The World Health Organization defines health as “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being.” Health starts in our homes, neighborhoods, schools and workplaces. It is determined, in part, … Read More »

Redevelopment of County Property Has Economic Development Potential

Posted February 10, 2017 at 9:05 am     Category: General

Imagine a city block in a growing and vibrant downtown that has the potential to be redeveloped into a more productive, useful space. That is the vision for the county-owned … Read More »

New Hanover County Enhances Service to Business Community

Posted January 6, 2017 at 10:00 am     Category: General

New Hanover County is always looking for ways to improve the customer experience and increase citizen satisfaction. It is one of our strategic objectives for effective county management, and it … Read More »

What are YOUR priorities for New Hanover County? Your Voice Matters!

Posted November 30, 2016 at 4:54 pm     Category: General

By now, I hope you have heard that New Hanover County is conducting its biennial citizen survey. It is online at www.SurveyNHC.com until December 12, and it was also mailed … Read More »

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