Wilmington, New Hanover officials set to act on various issues in 2022 | #schoolshooting


In 2021, a lot happened within New Hanover County local governments.

From the sale of New Hanover Regional Medical Center to a push to replace the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge, almost all of the issues that came before local officials are bound to reach beyond 2021 into this year.

Here are some of the top local government issues and initiatives that saw action in 2021 and others you should keep an eye on this year:

Investments in affordable housing

In the last year, Wilmington and New Hanover County officials took a closer look at the region’s affordable housing needs.

In April, the joint city/county Workforce Housing Advisory Committee presented research to local officials that show roughly half of New Hanover County’s renters are cost-burdened by their housing, meaning they pay more than 30% of their monthly income for a rental.



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