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Alex Allred

VIDEOS: Faces of Our Community

See the many faces behind this fight. We're not who you might think.

Alex Allred: Lives in the 'cement capital' of Texas. Click to hear her story.

What's happening in STAN land?

It's not too late to get involved with Plan NHC

Help New Hanover County set priorities for the future by completing this survey

What is Plan NHC, New Hanover County’s Comprehensive Land Use Plan?

  • Plan NHC is a blueprint to address our county’s current trends, create a vision as a community for what we would like the county to look like in twenty-five years, and determine a plan for how to achieve this vision
  • The plan is meant to be long-range in nature projecting an image of how and where New Hanover County will grow 
  • It is an official policy document, adopted by the County Board of Commissioners
  • The plan is general in that its recommendations are area-wide rather than parcel-specific
  • It includes all elements that have a bearing on the physical development of the county
  • including open space, residential, commercial, and industrial developments, utilities, transportation, housing, etc.
  • It is NOT a zoning plan, although comprehensive plans may contain recommendations that affect rezoning decisions and our land development regulations
Following the public launch in February of this year, the community was introduced to the six different theme committees that will be addressed in the Comprehensive Plan (click on the link to see each theme committee’s recommendations):
How can you get involved and participate in developing the Comprehensive Land Use Plan?
After a four month period, the theme committee’s policy recommendations and strategies were unveiled to the public at the New Hanover County Historic Courthouse on August 12th. A 12-member Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC), appointed by the County Commissioners and theme committee members is now responsible for evaluating these recommended goals and strategies. There have been many volunteers participating in the theme committee meetings and you may recognize some of the CAC representatives including Karen Dunn, the NC Coastal Federation’s Clean Communities Coordinator, NC Coastal Federation Graduate Fellow and Cape Fear Sierra Club ExCom Member, Jessica Gray, NC Coastal Federation SE Advisory Committee member Bruce Holsten, and Cape Fear Sierra Club ExCom Member Earla Pope. You can help guide New Hanover County’s future by reviewing the proposed policies and let county officials know why you care about our coast. 

Attend the following meetings and provide feedback to the Board of Commissioners and NHC Planning Department about what you think is most important in New Hanover County:

The CAC is scheduled to meet the following dates and times:  

  • September 4th  11am to 1pm at the Executive Development Center
  • October 22nd 11am to 1pm at the Executive Development Center
  • November 19th 11am to 1pm at the Executive Development Center
  • Additional meetings may be scheduled as needed

Can’t make the meetings? Email Jennifer Rigby, Project Supervisor jrigby@nhcgov.com  for more information, visit the Plan NHC website, or contact NC Coastal Federation’s Clean Communities Coordinator, Karen Dunn at karend@nccoast.org.

Free boat trips on the NE Cape Fear
STAN coalition partners have once again teamed up to offer free boat trips up the NE Cape Fear River to view the proposed site for Titan Cement by water and see the incredibly diverse ecosystem the industry would negatively effect. Don’t miss out on the next trip by making sure to follow us on facebook and by signing up for Stop Titan action alerts.

Bobcats, and turkeys, and bears, oh my!

The North Carolina Coastal Federation, Cape Fear River Watch and the Wildlands Network set up 20 wildlife cameras around Castle Hayne and the NE Cape Fear near the proposed Titan site. Staff regularly monitors the cameras and you’ll be amazed by some of the birds and animals have posed for some action shots. Find more wildlife photos in our face book album: Northeast Cape Fear Wildlife Camera Project.




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