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Posted on: February 3, 2023

New Hanover County seeking applicants for boards and committees

NEW HANOVER COUNTY – 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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News Releases
Posted on: February 1, 2023

Public Notice: Board of Commissioners to hold Closed Session on February 2

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC - Notice is hereby given that the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners will hold a closed session meeting pursuant to G.S.143-318.11(a)(5) to instruct the public body’s staff concerning the position to be taken by or ...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 24, 2023

Commissioner Meeting Recap for January 23

During Monday’s regular meeting, the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners celebrated employee service milestones, finalized legislative priorities, heard updates on the Street Outreach Program and much more. A few of those highlights are below.

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Commissioner Meeting Recap
Posted on: January 23, 2023

New Hanover County sees progress, successes at end of five-year strategic plan

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – At Monday’s meeting, the Board of Commissioners received a report out of the county's 2018-2023 Strategic Plan, which has helped to guide the work of the county’s 2,000 employees over the pas...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 18, 2023

Public Notice: January 19 Board of Commissioners Agenda Review Canceled

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC - Notice is hereby given that the Agenda Review Meeting of the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners scheduled for Thursday January 19, 2023 at 4 p.m. in the Harrell Conference Room of the New Hanover County Government Center ha...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 17, 2023

New Hanover County joins partners in dedication ceremony for The Healing Place

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – On Tuesday, officials with New Hanover County, Trillium Health Resources and The Healing Place came together with other community partners to hold a dedication and ribbon cutting for The Healing Place of New Hanover Coun...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 10, 2023

Commissioner Meeting Recap for January 9

At Monday’s meeting of the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners, the Commissioners were provided with the latest information on work being done by the Wilmington Housing Authority to help residents return home, informed of the county’s financial solv...

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Commissioner Meeting Recap
Posted on: January 4, 2023

Public Notice: City of Wilmington/New Hanover County Joint Subcommittee to meet on January 10

Notice is hereby given that the New Hanover County/ City of Wilmington Joint Subcommittee (Elected Officials) and Staff Committee on Opioid Settlement Proceeds will meet on Tuesday, January 10, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. in the City of Wilmington - City Attorney’...

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County Commissioners
Posted on: January 4, 2023

New Hanover County seeking applicants for boards and committees

This notice has been updated as of January 5 to reflect additional appointment opportunities on the Special Board of Equalization & Review and the Parks Conservancy.

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – To provide opportunities for citizens to participat...

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County Commissioners
Posted on: December 21, 2022

Barfield selected to N.C. Institute of Political Leadership Board of Directors

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – New Hanover County Commissioner Jonathan Barfield Jr., has been appointed to serve on the North Carolina Institute of Political Leadership’s Board of Directors for a three-year term. 

Barfield, who was ...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 13, 2022

Nonprofits encouraged to apply for the county’s Capacity Building Grants, take part in info sessions

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – As part of the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners ongoing community building and investment efforts, local nonprofit organizations with a focus on preventing violence and providing wrap-around services can apply f...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 5, 2022

New Hanover County Board of Commissioners take oath of office, elect Chair, Vice-Chair

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC –?Re-elected Commissioner Rob Zapple and newly-elected Commissioner LeAnn Pierce took the oath of office during the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners’ regularly scheduled meeting on Mond...

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News Releases
Posted on: November 30, 2022

Public Notice of New Hanover County Board of Commissioners Special Meeting

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Notice is hereby given that the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners will hold a special meeting on Monday, December 5, 2022 at 8 a.m. to consider adopting the public officials bond resolution in advance of the Sher...

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News Releases
Posted on: November 29, 2022

Public Notice: December 1 Board of Commissioners Agenda Review Canceled

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Notice is hereby given that the Agenda Review meeting of the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners scheduled for Thursday, December 1, 2022 at 4 p.m. in the Harrell Conference Room of the New Hanover County ...

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News Releases
Posted on: November 21, 2022

New Hanover County holds dedication ceremony for new Government Center facility

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – On Monday, New Hanover County officials, employees, site developers and the media gathered at the new Government Center building for a dedication ceremony of the complex to recognize the completion of the building largel...

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News Releases
Posted on: November 17, 2022

Commissioner Hays selected to National Housing Task Force

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Deb Hays, Vice Chair for the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners, has been appointed to the National Association of Counties (NACo) Housing Task Force by NACo President Denise Winfrey.

This new task force will bring...

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News Releases
Posted on: November 16, 2022

PUBLIC NOTICE: Surplus property for sale to non-profits then general public

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – At its November 14, 2022 meeting, the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners adopted a resolution declaring certain personal property surplus to the county’s operations, allowing for the sale of the...

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News Releases
Posted on: November 16, 2022

New Hanover County Attorney Wanda Copley retiring at end of June

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – New Hanover County’s long-time county attorney Wanda Copley has announced that she plans to retire on June 30, 2023. Copley has served as a county attorney for 38 years, starting in 1984 as an assistant county ...

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News Releases
Posted on: November 9, 2022

Community Update: Next Steps for Library & Museum Downtown Facility

November 14, 2022: The Board of Commissioners approved the purchase of the design plans for the museum and library facility as well as a resolution for the continued use of the existing museum building, as outlined in the overview below.


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County Commissioners
Posted on: October 19, 2022

New Hanover County seeking applicants for boards and committees

This notice has been updated as of November 1 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 Commission...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 12, 2022

Public Notice: Agenda Review for October 13 canceled

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Notice is hereby given that the Agenda Review meeting of the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners scheduled for Thursday October 13, 2022 at 4 p.m. in the Harrell Conference Room of the New Hanover County G...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 3, 2022

Board of Commissioners approve funding to help create 152 new workforce housing units

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – At Monday’s meeting, the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners approved the use of $3 million to help fund a pair of projects that will bring 152 new workforce housing units to the community. &...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 29, 2022

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:

  • Cape Fear Community Colleg...
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News Releases
Posted on: September 22, 2022

Project Grace lease agreement not approved by LGC, County plans to continue moving forward

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – The Local Government Commission (LGC), which oversees local government’s finances, failed to approve New Hanover County’s lease agreement with Zimmer Development for Project Grace. The LGC st...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 19, 2022

Joint partnership between county and city aims to connect homeless with resources

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – At Monday’s meeting, the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a pilot program with the City of Wilmington to help connect individuals experiencing homelessness with much-neede...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 16, 2022

Project Grace Update: MOU revisions & LGC meeting

Update, Monday, September 19:

The Board of Commissioners, at its regular meeting on September 19, approved the updates to the Memorandum of Understanding with Zimmer Development Company, as outlined below. The next step for the project is the Local Governm...

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County Commissioners
Posted on: September 14, 2022

County Commissioners, Manager appointed to National Association of Counties committees

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – New Hanover County Commissioners Rob Zapple and Jonathan Barfield Jr., along with County Manager Chris Coudriet, have been appointed to multiple committees within the National Association of Counties (NACo).

Thro...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 6, 2022

Commissioners approve Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Strategy

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – During Tuesday’s meeting, the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners unanimously adopted the county’s first Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Strategic Plan. This strategic...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 2, 2022

New Hanover County seeking applicants for boards and committees

This notice has been updated as of September 16 to reflect additional appointment opportunities for the Cape Fear Museum Advisory Board.

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

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News Releases
Posted on: August 26, 2022

New Hanover County & local officials remain focused on emergency preparedness

NEW HANOVER COUNTY – Proactively preparing for an emergency is something every citizen in New Hanover County should do. County officials are committed to leading in those efforts to be ready when any type of emergency occurs.

As part of the North...

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News Releases
Posted on: August 5, 2022

Op-Ed: September vote from LGC is a must for Project Grace lease agreement

Below is an editorial from the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners:

It is a moment more than four years in the making and we, as a Board of Commissioners, are unanimous in our approval and support of Project Grace and our desire to move forw...

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County Commissioners
Posted on: August 3, 2022

New Hanover County seeking applicants for boards and committees

NOTE: This has been updated as of Wednesday, August 10, 2022, to include two additional openings.

To provide opportunities for citizens to participate in county government, the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners is seeking interested citizens to appl...

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News Releases
Posted on: July 25, 2022

New Hanover County recognized with 10 National Achievement Awards

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – For the seventh straight year, New Hanover County has been honored by the National Association of Counties (NACo) with Achievement Awards that recognize various programs and initiatives aimed at improving customer servic...

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News Releases
Posted on: July 14, 2022

Public Notice: July 28 Board of Commissioners Agenda Review Canceled

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Notice is hereby given that the Agenda Review meeting of the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners scheduled for Thursday, July 28, 2022, at 4:00 p.m. in the Harrell Conference Room of the New Hanover County Governme...

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News Releases
Posted on: July 12, 2022

Scholarships focused on Early Childhood Mental Health available through Smart Start

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Through a partnership with New Hanover County Government, Smart Start of New Hanover County is offering scholarships for individuals interested in graduate level studies in Infant/Early Childhood Mental Health (I/ECMH) a...

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News Releases
Posted on: July 6, 2022

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:

  • New Hanover County Board o...
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News Releases
Posted on: June 23, 2022

New Hanover County launches Trails and Transit education website

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – A quarter-cent public transportation sales tax will be on the November 2022 ballot for New Hanover County citizens to vote on, and the county has created a website – TrailsTransitNHC.com – to...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 20, 2022

Commissioners approve updates for Project Grace, will seek financial approval

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – At today’s meeting, the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners unanimously voted to approve an amendment to the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the development of Project Grace and, following ...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 16, 2022

Commissioners to consider updates and next steps for Project Grace

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – At its meeting on Monday, June 20, the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners will consider an amendment to the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the development of Project Grace and direct whether to move forward with appl...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 13, 2022

New Hanover County Commissioners to attend County Assembly Day, advocate for local issues

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – New Hanover County Vice-Chair Deb Hays and Commissioners Jonathan Barfield, Jr. and Rob Zapple are scheduled to attend the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners’ County Assembly Day in Raleigh on J...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 7, 2022

PUBLIC NOTICE: Surplus property for sale to non-profits then general public

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC –?At its Monday, June 6, 2022 meeting, the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners adopted a resolution declaring certain personal property surplus to the county’s operations and allowing for ...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 6, 2022

Adopted New Hanover County budget lowers property taxes, strengthens community investments

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – During Monday’s meeting, the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners unanimously voted to adopt a $508 million balanced budget for Fiscal Year 2022-2023 (FY 22-23). The budget takes effect o...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 26, 2022

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:

  • New Hanover County Inspect...
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News Releases
Posted on: May 6, 2022

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:

  • Airlie Gardens Foundation Board of Directors
  • Cape Fear Communi...
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News Releases
Posted on: May 2, 2022

Commissioners vote to place quarter-cent transportation sales tax on November ballot

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – During Monday’s meeting, the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners approved, in a 3-2 vote, a resolution to place a referendum for a quarter-cent sales tax on the November ballot for residents to v...

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News Releases
Posted on: April 25, 2022

Public comments sought for possible quarter-cent transportation sales tax

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – A public hearing regarding the proposed quarter-cent transportation sales tax will be held during the May 2 meeting of the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners. Individuals interested in providing comments should attend the m...

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News Releases
Posted on: April 20, 2022

2022 State of the County Address to be held May 2

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Chair Julia Olson-Boseman and the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners will hold the 2022 State of the County address on Monday, May 2 at 4 p.m. as part of the Board of Commissioner’s regularly sc...

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News Releases
Posted on: April 18, 2022

New Hanover County first responders to receive pay increase

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – New Hanover County announced today that its frontline first responders in 911 Communications, Fire Rescue and the Sheriff’s Office will receive a pay increase, in line with market demands and public safety func...

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News Releases
Posted on: April 5, 2022

Public Notice: Budget Work Session scheduled for April 14 & 28

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Notice is hereby given that the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners will hold the following Budget Work Sessions to discuss budget priorities for the Fiscal Year 2022-2023:

  • Thursday, April 14, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. pri...
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News Releases
Posted on: March 31, 2022

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:

  • New Hanover County Adult Care Home Community Advisory Committ...
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News Releases
Posted on: March 21, 2022

Quarter cent transportation sales tax moves forward for citizen vote in November

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – At Monday’s meeting, the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners voted 4-1 to move forward with adding a quarter-cent transportation sales tax for citizens to vote on as part of the November 2022 bal...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 16, 2022

Public Notice: NHC Board of Commissioners to hold western bank development Work Session on March 31

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Notice is hereby given that the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners will hold a work session on Thursday, March 31, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. to discuss and determine direction and next steps for staff to pursue and clarify desired...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 11, 2022

Public Notice: HHS Historically Marginalized Populations Subcommittee to meet March 15

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Notice is hereby given that the Health and Human Services (HHS) Board’s Historically Marginalized Populations Subcommittee will meet at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 15, 2022.

This meeting is to help review the subc...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 9, 2022

Public Notice: Board of Commissioners Budget Work Session set for March 17

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Notice is hereby given that the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners will hold a Budget Work Session on Thursday, March 17, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. to discuss budget priorities for Fiscal Year 2022-2023. The meeting will ...

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News Releases
Posted on: February 28, 2022

New Hanover County set to receive more than $18 million from opioid settlement

Last week, a national $26 billion opioid settlement was announced that will bring $750 million to North Carolina. Based on the North Carolina Memorandum of Agreement that New Hanover County is part of, $750 million will come to the state through this sett...

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News Releases
Posted on: February 24, 2022

Commissioners commit $15 million to affordable housing over next five years

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC - At today's joint New Hanover County and City of Wilmington meeting, the Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to dedicate at least $15 million from the county's existing revenues over the next five years for programs a...

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News Releases
Posted on: February 21, 2022

Commissioners express concerns about Chemours’ well water sampling plan

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC - The New Hanover County Board of Commissioners, along with Public Health Director David Howard, recently sent letters to North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (NCDEQ) Secretary Elizabeth Biser, regarding Chemo...

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News Releases
Posted on: February 11, 2022

Public Notice: Closed Session Meeting

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC - Notice is hereby given that the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners will hold a Closed Session Meeting pursuant to G.S. 143-318.11(5) to instruct the public body's staff concerning the position to be taken by or on ...

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News Releases