Public comment open on New Hanover County budget

New Hanover's $302 million budget plan calls for 2-cent tax hike

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (StarNewsOnline) — New Hanover County formally presented its proposed $302 million budget Monday which includes a two-cent property tax increase.

The county manager said the county needs the two-cent increase for debt payments, park improvements, and new Cape Fear Community College facilities.

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At least two commissioners, Woody White and Skip Watkins, said they plan to vote against the budget during the vote on June 22. You have until then to comment.

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