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County needs to help fund renourishment, beach officials say

All New Hanover County residents have a vested interest in replenishing beach sand, and should share the cost, say officials with the three beach towns. The future of beach renourishment in Carolina Beach, Kure Beach and Wrightsville Beach —and who pays for it — ended up as the only topic discussed in Wednesday’s meeting of

BASE News Roundup

We wanted to provide you with a quick news roundup to update some of the most important issues on our radar.   At the federal level, click below to read about the White House threatening a veto of GOP bill to kill Waters of the US rule (The Hill)   In addition to operating

House votes unanimously to end protected highway corridors

From WRAL-@NCCapitol: By Mark Binker RALEIGH, N.C. — The state House has voted 114-0 to curb transportation officials’ ability to set aside land for new highways without paying for it. A 1987 law known as the Map Act allows the Department of Transportation to draw corridors for future highways. Land that falls in that corridor

Updated New Hanover County Future Land Use Map

New Hanover County just released an updated draft future land use map. We would like to thank you for your input and feedback as we navigate through the stakeholder meetings.  We will continue to provide updates as we move along the process. To view the information from the County’s website, click HERE. To view the

Town of Shallotte Planning Board Proposing UDO Text Amendments

The town of Shallotte Planning Board will be voting on text amendments to their Unified Development Ordinance at their next meeting on April 14, 2015.  Amendments of interest include: -P&Z#15-001: UDO Text Amendment, Section 10-1, Table 10-2 Table of Permitted Uses:  Staff is seeking to modernize the list of current permitted uses. -P&Z#15-015: UDO Text

Required Neighborhood Meetings-Town of Oak Island

The Oak Island Town Council will be voting on requiring Neighborhood Meetings for proposed major subdivision or land use change at the April 14th meeting.   This proposal was suggested by a member of Town Council and was recently approved by the Town Planning Board.  Neighborhood meetings are common in many new Unified Development Ordinances (including

Predicting The Coast’s Future

Sea-level rise remains an abstract concept in the minds of many. But the reality of the issue is likely to hit home sooner than many people think. It’s up to groups such as the N.C. Coastal Resources Commission to get the word out and provide information that helps the public understand what’s at stake without

NC science panel’s draft sea level rise report released for public comment

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – According to the history books, sea level has been rising in North Carolina over the last few centuries. While the cause is still unknown, the rate of rise shows no signs of slowing. The N.C. Coastal Resources Commission’s Science Panel has released for public comment a draft of the five-year update

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