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FOCUS SENC Grant Period Concluded, Deliverables Available Online

In 2012, the Cape Fear Council of Governments, along with a group of local agencies called the Lower Cape Fear Sustainable Communities Consortium, drafted and submitted a grant application to the federal government. The Consortium was selected to receive a $1.13 million dollar grant (nearly 75% of which was spent in the regional economy) to […]

SAVE THE DATE: February 11, 2015

Join us for the release of the Equitable Growth Profile for the Cape Fear Region on February 11, 2015. The Equitable Growth Profile for the Cape Fear Region developed by PolicyLink will identify sector growth opportunities, workforce preparedness and offer a practical analysis of the Cape Fear’s economic trajectory. When February 11, 2015 7:30 a.m. – […]

Burgaw brainstorms their first Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan

At their 2014 strategic planning session, the Board of Commissioners directed staff to begin work on a town-wide bicycle and pedestrian plan.  Over the past decade, the town has increased investment in pedestrian and multi-use infrastructure.  However, as the town’s demographics change and infrastructure maintenance needs grow, the town needs a plan on how to […]

Great progress continues for Southside Wilmington

“As we continue to patiently wait for the grant release for Choice Neighborhoods and Wilmington’s opportunity to receive up to $30M to transform the SouthSide from a distressed community to a neighborhood of opportunity, our SouthSide Revitalization team continues to build a foundation of investment in the area to attract new residents, developers and businesses […]

Watch for Me NC Campaign kicks off

In time for school openings with students moving about by foot, skateboards, bikes, carpools and buses, New Hanover County (NHC) has launched the ‘Watch for Me NC’ campaign. They have partnered with NC DOT to increase the safety knowledge of drivers, pedestrians, and bicyclists.    The goal of the program is to share two key […]

Prioritizing transportation improvements for southeastern NC

With population anticipated to double in southeastern NC over the next 20+ years, transportation improvements are a necessity today and in the future. The Wilmington Metropolitan Planning Organization (WMPO) directed a process to include public input regarding which transportation projects should be priorities for the NC DOT in this region of North Carolina. A point […]

Belville Elementary students chosen to be “Mayor for the Day”

Andrew Allers, Blair Sampson and Grace Kayler were selected to be the Belville ‘Mayor for the Day’ on May 29th. The students took an oath and were proclaimed ‘mayors’ by the actual Belville Mayor, Mike Allen. They sat along Allen during an improvised board of commissioners meeting. The day encouraged children about their local government. Each child submitted an essay depicting why […]

Speaker argues for a new way to increase community investment

What makes a great place? This was the first question posed by Dr. Katherine Loflin at the recent Cape Fear Community Land Trust luncheon and a question, as she explained, which is vital to the success of all communities. Dr. Loflin, a nationally recognized expert on placemaking and a North Carolina native, spoke about the role […]