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Leland Undertakes Multiple Land Use Initiatives

The Town of Leland has been busy lately, opening a new Town Hall, hiring their own Economic Development staffer…and proposing a number of new land use changes which will impact your business. BASE attended the June Planning Board meeting to formally oppose a number of text amendments proposed by staff. These included: Transportation Impact Analysis:

NC Joins Multi-State Complaint against Federal Government on Expanded Definition of Waters of the United States

RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) yesterday joined 27 other states in complaints against the federal Environmental Protection Agency, or EPA, that challenge its recently published rule to expand the definition of “Waters of the United States” under the federal Clean Water Act. DENR believes the new definition would expand

Brunswick Co. Public Meeting for updates to Flood Maps

The North Carolina Floodplain Mapping Program (NCFMP) will be holding a public meeting scheduled for Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. about the newly released flood hazard and flood risk data on the preliminary Flood Insurance Study (FIS) for the areas of Brunswick County. This meeting is hosted by Brunswick County and is regarding the

Realtors® Applaud CFPB’s Proposed Extension of TRID Implementation

WASHINGTON  –National Association of Realtors® President Chris Polychron, executive broker with 1st Choice Realty in Hot Springs, Ark., released the following statement in response to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s announcement  of a proposed two-month delay for the implementation of  the new Truth in Lending Act and Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act Integrated Disclosure, or

Brunswick County Association of REALTORS partners with BASE for local government relations

SUPPLY, N.C. – The Brunswick County Association of REALTORS® (BCAR) has entered into a partnership with the Business Alliance for a Sound Economy (BASE) for local government affairs services, interim CEO Cynthia Cumbie announced today. BASE also provides local government affairs services to the Wilmington-Cape Fear Home Builders Association, Brunswick County Home Builders Association, Jacksonville

Wilmington Comprehensive Plan: DRAFT NOW AVAILABLE

The City of Wilmington has finally released its Comprehensive Plan Policy document. These policies will help guide growth and development over the next 25 years. A lot of public input has gone into the creation of the plan, and now a draft of the plan policies is ready for your review. The City needs your feedback

BREAKING: US House passes bill to stop Waters of the US rulemaking

Yesterday, the US House of Representatives voted 261-155 in FAVOR of HR1732 Regulatory Integrity Protection Act. This bill, co-sponsored by Rep. David Rouzer, forces the EPA to scrap their proposed rule change to the definition of the “Waters of the U.S.” and requires they engage stakeholders and local leaders before submitting a new rule change.


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