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Comprehensive Transportation Plan Public Meeting

NCDOT and Pender County will hold a public meeting to request input on the draft Pender County Comprehensive Transportation Plan, that primarily covers areas of Pender County West of US HWY 17 and North of NC HWY 210, including all Pender County’s Municipalities. The meeting will be held on October 7, 2014 from 4:30 pm

Strategic Transportation Investments (STI) update

The N.C. Department of Transportation today released the final scores  for division and regional projects, based on criteria contained in the Strategic Mobility Formula, a project prioritization process established last year by the new Strategic Transportation Investments (STI) law . STI was created to make more efficient use of available funds, allowing for more local input and

Update on gravel legislation

Senate Bill 734 was signed into law on 9/18/2014 and is now Session Law 2014-120 .  The section that pertains to gravel begins on Page 31.  In brief, the session law amends the definition of “built-upon area” such that “gravel” is no longer excluded from being considered “built-upon area.”  The bill also prohibits the Environmental Management

BASE and WRAR Host Successful Town Hall Meeting with NCDOI Commissioner Wayne Goodwin

BASE and the Wilmington Regional Association of REALTORS hosted a Town Hall meeting with NC Department of Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin Monday afternoon.  Goodwin spoke to a packed room about homeowner’s insurance and rate making in North Carolina. State and local elected officials attended, including: Rep. Rick Catlin, Rep. Ted Davis, Jr., Sen. Michael Lee,

BASE Supports Wilmington Transportation Bond

When you go to the election booth in November, if you’re a resident of the City of Wilmington, you’ll have the opportunity to vote in support of a transportation bond which will go a long way toward supporting the needs of the community. The BASE Board of Directors voted unanimously in September to support the


In September, 2000, North Carolina, in partnership with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, began remapping the state’s floodplains using advanced digital floodpain mapping technology. Since then, flood maps for all 100 counties have been revised and are scheduled to be updated, on average, every five years. The NC Floodplain Mapping Program has recently released Preliminary

US House Approves Bill to Stop Waters of US Rule Expansion

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Tuesday, the US House of Representatives passed the  Regulatory Overreach Protection Act (H.R. 5078) which prevents the Environmental Protection Agency from implementing new rules that would expand federal regulatory authority. The bill passed by a margin of 262-152 Having been at the Capitol this week working on this issue, BASE would like

REGISTER NOW: Town Hall Meeting with NCDOI Commissioner Wayne Goodwin, September 22

Carolina Beach Council Adopts Resolution On Proposed Changes To EPA Waters of US Rules

“The Town of Carolina Beach has adopted and maintains policy that opposes legislation to expand Federal jurisdiction under the Clean Water Act unless the associated costs are born solely and entirely by the Federal government and its agencies and not levied as an unfunded mandate on the public and private sectors” and “much of the

Brunswick County Proposes Changes to Development Approval Process

The Brunswick County Planning Department is working on revisions to the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) to further streamline and clarify the procedures and requirements. Proposed revisions to the Development Approval process are a key element of this effort. Members of the development community and the public were encouraged to attend a review session in August