Policies that encourage homeownership, keep insurance rates at affordable levels, and boost property values are vital for millions of working families. That’s why BASE supports the North Carolina Homeowners Alliance. It’s common sense. Fair insurance rates, tax policies that encourage homeownership, and community investments that preserve our state’s history are important to the property owners of

Via StarNews: “Proposal calls for study of Cape Fear River water usages, future demands”

RALEIGH | As communities grow throughout the Cape Fear River basin, a bill recently introduced in the N.C. General Assembly calls for a study of how rising water demands will affect the basin’s long-term supply. House Bill 186, also called the Cape Fear Water Resources Availability Study, asks the state Environmental Review Commission to study the

President Obama Issues Executive Order on Floodplain Development

In addition to the sea level rise work underway at the state level in North Carolina, the federal government is also wading into the issue with President Obama’s recent Executive Order 13690 (EO), creating a Federal Flood Risk Management Standard (FFRMS) for federally-funded or federally-approved projects that will expand the definition of “floodplain” and will

Update: Waters of the United States Rules Imminent?

As you’ll recall, in March 2014, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) released a proposal to revise the rules that regulate the two agencies’ authority as described under the Clean Water Act (CWA). The rule would greatly expand their collective regulatory authority to dictate, regulate and limit land-use

Wilmington-Cape Fear Home Builders members meet with with Congressman David Rouzer

  Special thanks to Congressman David Rouzer for meeting with members of the Wilmington-Cape Fear Home Builders Association this morning at his office in Wilmington. Members discussed a number of federal issues as part of NAHB’s 2015 Legislative Conference.  

Topsail Beach Town Manager making moves to Oak Island

OAK ISLAND, NC (via WECT) - The current town manager of Topsail Beach will soon become the next town manager of Oak Island. Tim Holloman has been working in his current role in Pender county since June of 2010.   READ MORE

New Hanover County and City of Wilmington to Hold Joint Meeting

On March 11 New Hanover County and the City of Wilmington will hold a joint meeting.  This meeting is to display the Comprehensive Plan Growth Strategies Maps.  The meeting will be held at the New Hanover County Executive Development Center from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm.  The public is invited to drop in and see the

Kure Beach considering rental regulations. (Unfortunately, they aren’t permitted in NC)

Kure Beach to consider cracking down on vacation rentals (VIA WECT) Kure Beach will consider cracking down on vacation rentals. The Kure Beach Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a special meeting at Town Hall on March 4 to receive public input on a proposed “Vacation Rentals” ordinance. Planning Commission Chairman Craig Galbreith said the

N.C. Appeals Court says state must pay landowners, takes shot at Map Act

You may recall BASE addressing the Corridor Map Act during the 2011 General Assembly via SB214. This bill limited the amount of time that land could be encumbered by the Map Act and was signed by the governor as SL2011-242. Recently, the NC Court of Appeals took up the issue as well. From the Winston-Salem

City launches new map gallery

The City of Wilmington has launched a new program that provides user-friendly map-based information from the city’s website. Citizens can quickly and easily access information from six interactive maps.   Read more