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New Hanover County’s First Comprehensive Plan

Posted July 19, 2016 at 12:26 pm     Category: General

I am pleased to tell you that the very first Comprehensive Plan – “Plan NHC” – has been adopted in New Hanover County. This is a historic achievement, and it … Read More »

Proposal Would Bring Water & Sewer Service To U.S. 421 Industrial Corridor

Posted June 15, 2016 at 9:59 am     Category: General

In May, I wrote an Insight column for The Greater Wilmington Business Journal about the proposed $16.7 million project to extend water and sewer service to the U.S. 421 corridor in … Read More »

New Hanover County Receives Historic Wilmington Foundation Awards

Posted May 24, 2016 at 12:51 pm     Category: General

Last week, New Hanover County and the Board of Commissioners received two awards for the county’s contributions to making downtown better. The awards went to our 320 Chestnut building renovation and the new CFCC Humanities … Read More »

New Hanover County Receives Triple-A Bond Rating

Posted April 21, 2016 at 3:56 pm     Category: General

I have great news to share!  New Hanover County has again received a Triple-A bond rating, the highest rating a county can achieve, from both Moody’s Investor Services (Moody’s) and … Read More »

Get Acquainted With New Hanover County’s Parks

Posted April 12, 2016 at 10:30 am     Category: General

In March, I wrote an Insight column for The Greater Wilmington Business Journal reminding our community about our great county parks and the upcoming improvements being made. They are your parks and … Read More »

Health, Fitness And Recreation Are Aims Of Senior Resource Center

Posted February 9, 2016 at 3:53 pm     Category: General

A piece we posted to The Greater Wilmington Business Journal outlining the value-add of the Senior Resource Center. We don’t talk enough about the good work of this department. By … Read More »

Citizen Input Pointing The Way For County’s Future Growth

Posted December 9, 2015 at 3:21 pm     Category: General

Most of us have heard variations on the business catchphrase, “Failing to plan means planning to fail.” To ensure that New Hanover County has a successful future, the county government … Read More »

Energy Sustainability Goal: Stewardship Of Natural Resources And Tax Money

Posted October 20, 2015 at 10:20 am     Category: General

I thought you might enjoy reading something that I posted to Insights at The Greater Wilmington Business Journal last month. Conservation of energy saves us all money, and it’s the … Read More »

New Hanover County 2017 revaluation update

Posted September 16, 2015 at 4:36 pm     Category: General

At a minimum, each of North Carolina’s 100 counties is required to conduct a reassessment of property values (revaluation) every 8 years. In order to best prepare a baseline for budgeting, New … Read More »

County completes successful bond sale

Posted August 31, 2015 at 8:29 am     Category: General

August 27, 2015 finalized what the county has worked so hard to build and maintain – the ability to secure voter-approved bonds at the best and lowest rate possible. With … Read More »