FedEx Freight coming to Pender Commerce Park

BURGAW – The Pender County Board of Commissioners and Wilmington Business Development announced FedEx Freight, a less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier, a unit of FedEx Corporation (NYSE: FDX) has selected a 12.5-acre parcel at Pender Commerce Park for a new service center.

“The arrival of FedEx Freight highlights the rise of Pender Commerce Park as one of our region’s most appealing industrial properties, and demonstrates the county’s ongoing efforts t0 create jobs for its citizens,” said George Brown, chairman of the Pender County Board of Commissioners. The company will be the park’s third tenant. New York-based Acme Smoked Fish and Empire Distributors, a consumer supply-chain leader, established operations in Pender Commerce Park in 2013 and 2015, respectively.

Located on U.S. Highway 421 in the community of Currie, the 450-acre full-service industrial park was completed in 2011 as part of a partnership between Pender County and Wilmington Business Development (WBD).

“Pender Commerce Park is well on its way to being the modern business destination county leaders envisioned in 2006 when we began developing it,” said David Williams, a Pender County Commissioner who also represents the county on the WBD board of directors. “It is an asset that will further our push for greater economic diversification.”

“The choice of Pender Commerce Park by the world’s leading name in logistics is a huge vote of confidence for this fast-rising economic development asset,” said Scott Satterfield, chief executive officer of Wilmington Business Development (WBD), which markets the county to global businesses and provides technical advice to Pender County leaders. “The property is a significant regional product that enhances the convenience and connectivity of Greater Wilmington’s economy.”

Founded in 1956 as the Wilmington Committee of 100, Wilmington Business Development oversees business recruitment and industrial retention for the City of Wilmington, New Hanover County and Pender County. A private, non-profit organization [501(c)(6)], WBD supports its members, partners and allies through a broad array of technical expertise, leadership resources and value-added business services. For additional information, visit www.wilmingtonbusinessdevelopment.com.

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Rescheduled Public Hearing Interbasin Transfer Public Hearing Rescheduled 03/22/18

The Interbasin Transfer Public Hearing which was cancelled 01/18/18 due to weather conditions has been rescheduled to 03/22/18.  This public hearing will be held in the Public Assembly Room/Board of County Commissioners meeting room located at 805 S. Walker St., Burgaw.  This public hearing will occur from 6 pm to 8 pm.  Those wishing to speak will need to sign the speaker registration form which will be available at 5:30 pm outside the meeting room.

NCDOT and Pender County to Hold Update Meeting on Hampstead Bypass and Median Project

Partnering with the North Carolina Department of Transportation, Pender County will hold a drop-in session to present current timelines on the Hampstead Bypass and Median projects.  The session will be held at the Hampstead Annex, located at 15060 US Highway 17, Hampstead, NC on January 23, 2018 beginning at 5:00 p.m. 

Members of the public and interested parties are invited to review current project timelines, designs, and funding for the Hampstead Bypass and Median projects.

 

Interbasin Transfer Public Hearing 01/18/18

The Interbasin Transfer Public Hearing which was scheduled for tonight at 6 pm in the government complex public assembly room has been canceled by the Environmental Management Commission hearing officer.  Both the hearing officer and the Division of Environmental Quality staff would be traveling from Raleigh which received a large volume of snow last night.  Pender County Utilities regrets the short notice of this cancellation but understands the travel safety concerns.  This public hearing will be rescheduled and re-advertised.

Pender 2.0 Public Meetings – Updated Venue (1/17)

Pender County Planning staff has scheduled two public meetings in Burgaw and Hampstead this week to seek additional public input on the draft of Pender 2.0, the Comprehensive Land Use Plan update, including the Future Land Use Map and recommended actions on the “Top 10” items in which we received public comment on.

We encourage the public to engage in the process and emphasize the importance of this document and the positive direction it guides our community over the next few decades. These will be drop-in style meetings in which the public will be asked to cycle through a series of maps and priorities while being provided the opportunity to leave comment on the draft product. In addition to this input, Staff will be at both the public libraries to address one-on-one interaction with interested citizens and stakeholders.

Burgaw, Tuesday, January 9, 2018 @ 5:30 p.m. – Pender County Library
Hampstead, Wednesday, January 10, 2018 @ 5:30 p.m. – Pender County Annex Auditorium

Pender County Library (Burgaw) – January 16, 2018 @ 10a.m. – 4p.m.
Pender County Annex (Hampstead) – January 17, 2018 @ 10a.m. – 4p.m.

Pender 2.0 Public Meetings

Pender County Planning staff has scheduled two public meetings in Burgaw and Hampstead this week to seek additional public input on the draft of Pender 2.0, the Comprehensive Land Use Plan update, including the Future Land Use Map and recommended actions on the “Top 10” items in which we received public comment on.

We encourage the public to engage in the process and emphasize the importance of this document and the positive direction it guides our community over the next few decades. These will be drop-in style meetings in which the public will be asked to cycle through a series of maps and priorities while being provided the opportunity to leave comment on the draft product. In addition to this input, Staff will be at both the public libraries to address one-on-one interaction with interested citizens and stakeholders.

Burgaw, Tuesday, January 9, 2018 @ 5:30 p.m. – Pender County Library
Hampstead, Wednesday, January 10, 2018 @ 5:30 p.m. – Pender County Annex Auditorium

Pender County Library (Burgaw) – January 16, 2018 @ 10a.m. – 4p.m.
Pender County Library (Hampstead) – January 17, 2018 @ 10a.m. – 4p.m.

Pender Convenience Waste Sites Temporarily Closed Due to Inclement Weather

Burgaw, Rocky Point and Hampstead waste sites are now open.

BURGAW – Due to the recent winter storm, Pender County closed all convenience waste sites. Three solid waste sites are now open.

“The recent ice and snow storm has created hazardous conditions for safe use at our Pender Solid Waste sites,” stated Bryan McCabe, interim director of Pender County Utilities.

McCabe said three sites, located in Burgaw, Rocky Point, and Hampstead, have concrete bases, which are currently being plowed and treated. The remaining sites with gravel bases will not be plowed at this time.

“We have evaluated the three concrete sites in Burgaw, Rocky Point, and Hampstead for safety issues,” said McCabe. “The sites are open today and the Hampstead site will also open on Sunday, Jan. 7 for normal operating hours.”

Residents should check the local media outlets, such as the Pender County Facebook Page before traveling to the Solid Waste Sites. Travel conditions may still not be safe and residents are urged not to travel until conditions improve.

All other Pender County sites will return to normal operating hours Monday, Jan. 8, weather permitting.

“We know this is an inconvenience for our Pender County residents,” state Randell Woodruff, county manager. “However, public safety is our upmost concern during this winter storm.”

Pender Solid Waste (PSW) serves as the management and administrative organization responsible for the collection, hauling, and proper disposal of approximately 35,000 tons per year of municipal solid waste (MSW) and construction and demolition (C&D) debris in Pender County. There are 12 convenience centers located throughout the county as well as a Transfer Station located near Highway 17 North in Hampstead.

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