News Flash

Posted on: December 18, 2023

As the year concludes, a look back at the accomplishments of 2023

By Chris Coudriet, County Manager

As it always seems to do, time has flown by, bringing us to another holiday season. It feels like mere weeks ago we were welcoming 2023 with hope for what was to come. As the calendar winds down, it provides an opportunity...

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Posted on: November 15, 2023

A Public Service Profile on Improving the Customer Experience

Cala Blondin

By County Manager, Chris Coudriet 

Through the doors. Down the hallway. Past the fish tank. Look for the signs.

There’s no way of knowing just how many times sentences like those were used by New Hanover County employees while helping visitors navi...

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Posted on: October 16, 2023

New Hanover County is building for a brighter future

The distance between our Government Center and the Appalachian State campus is a little more than 300 miles. Give or take a few pit stops on the route, that equates to around five hours of staring through a windshield – which offers someone a lo...

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Posted on: August 15, 2023

A strategic focus for continuing to move our community forward

By County Manager Chris Coudriet

June 20, 2011. There is no shortage of significant days throughout the history of our community, but that date more than 12 years ago marked a truly important moment for our county’s future.

On June 20, 2011, the New Hanover...

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Posted on: April 18, 2023

A new home for government to better serve our community

By County Manager Chris Coudriet

Looking out my new office window, I have a bird’s eye view of the former facility that served as the primary home for New Hanover County Government for more than two decades. 

When it was constructed in 19...

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