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BHI Transportation Authority (BHITA) — Draft budget 2024-2025 and message / June 19 Meeting Agenda & Remote Access
6/5/2024 State Port Pilot:  Bald Head makes some cuts to proposed tax increase
5/8/2024 State Port Pilot: No cause yet for fire that destroys Village home
5/3/2024 State Port Pilot: 'Major' house fire on Bald Head Island
5/1/2024 State Port Pilot:  Uncertain legal fees affect Bald Head Island's budget
4/24/2024 State Port Pilot:  Bald Head residents to council: end the court cases
4/19/2024 Port City Daily: Around 300 BHI villagers sign petition against $2.88 million in ferry litigation
3/27/2024 Star News: Will the NC coast see more terminal groins as erosion continues and sand gets scarcer?
3/21/2024 Port City Daily: Bald Head Island intervenes in request to decrease ferry frequency, appeals sale decision
3/20/2024 State Port Pilot: Judge rules Village's claims for ferry rights invalid
3/20/2024 BHI Transportation Authority (BHITA) meeting agenda & December 2023 financials
3/14/2024 Port City Daily: Village has no claim over Bald Head Island ferry, court rules
3/14/2024 Brunswick County Superior Court order granting plaintiff's motion for partial summary judgment and denying defendant's motion for summary judgment
3/11/2024 BHA membership survey results submitted to NCUC (Docket A-41 Sub 23)

3/5/2024 Star News: Bald Head Island residents vote in favor of bond referendums

2/28/2024 State Port Pilot:  Sewer plant expansion, funding top Village concerns

2/16/2024 Wilmington StarNews: See Bald Head Island's beauty through the eyes of these local and international artists

1/23/2024 WECT:  Oyster reef to be constructed at Bald Head Island; residents to vote on referendum for shoreline project

1/23/2024 Star News: 
These are the 10 most expensive homes sold in Brunswick County in 2023

1/10/2024 Wilmington StarNews: Four things to know about a Brunswick town's bond referendum

1/5/2024 CBS 17: Detailed list of NC home rate increase plan by cities, counties from insurance companies




2023 News

12/13/2023 State Port Pilot:  Village council outlines bond issues for sand
11/29/2023 The Carolina Journal: Appeals Court wrestles with Bald Head Island barge, ferry parking regulation
11/29/2023 Brunswick County: From Governor's Office: Following Governor's Advocacy, EPA Reverses Approval of Plan to Import Chemours Waste
11/21/2023 State Port Pilot:  Advisory board gives voice to part-time BHI residents
11/17/2023 Brunswick County Board of Elections Canvass Update
11/15/2023 State Port Pilot:  Bald Head receives final draft for design standards
10/25/2023 Port City Daily: Decision on the BHI ferry sale could head to court after village files appeal
10/18/2023 WECT News:  Brunswick County Board of Elections votes to deny Bald Head Island precinct
10/3/2023 Star News: Light pollution could be harmful to the survival of some NC backyard birds, study says
10/2/2023 Port City Daily: ‘Not paying attention to history’: Environmentalists concerned over loosened wetlands rules
9/29/2023 BHI Transportation Authority (BHITA) Annual Report 
9/20/2023 BHI Transportation Authority (BHITA) financials
9/20/2023 State Port Pilot:  Stephen appointed to Bald Head planning board
8/31/2023 State Port Pilot:  Utilities Commission approves Bald Head ferry sale
8/29/2023 Star News: Hurricane Idalia updates: NC governor declares state of emergency ahead of storm
8/29/2023 Star News: With an eye out for whales, survey work starts on offshore wind farms south of Wilmington
8/23/2023 State Port Pilot:  Bald Head council approves $80,000 for settlement
8/22/2023 Star News: After several lawsuits, Bald Head Island ferry sale approved
8/22/2023 Star News: Historic Brunswick lighthouse to get long-awaited restoration work
8/16/2023 State Port Pilot:  Offshore wind project takes key step forward
8/9/2023 State Port Pilot:  Bald Head building moratorium may be lifted
8/9/2023 State Port Pilot:  Brunswick, Carolina coast excluded from wind energy areas
8/7/2023 Star News: Furious over legal fees, Bald Head Island residents point to bigger issues than ferry sale
8/5/2023 Port City Daily: Survey work for offshore wind leases to start this month
8/3/2023 History with 'Hud': Story behind Cape Fear’s two remaining lighthouses
8/2/2023 BHI Transportation (BHIT) files amendment to its lawsuit regarding ROFR in Superior Court
7/28/2023  NCDHHS (NC Department of Health and Human Services) Urges Caution After Three Deaths Due to Vibrio this Summer
7/24/2023 Star News: An often-forgotten Brunswick County lighthouse could soon be restored
7/21/2023 Star News: Saddled with millions in legal fees, a Brunswick village approves a major tax hike
7/20/2023 The Carolina Journal: Coastal NC community sees massive 21% tax increase
7/18/2023 WilmingtonBiz: Once Again, BHI Implements Highest Municipal Tax Rate In Brunswick
7/18/2023 WWAY: Cape Fear River fish consumption advisory
7/16/2023 Star News: For a glimpse of Wilmington's history, take a look at these 6 places
7/10/2023 BHI Transportation (BHIT) files appeal of the NC Utilities Commission's decision to regulate the barge and parking operation in the NC Court of Appeals
6/21/2023 State Port Pilot: Bald Head Island adopts $20.6-million budget
5/30/2023 Port City Daily: Bald Head Island Transportation unveils new ferry ticketing system
4/28/2023 Star News: Bald Head Island remains part of several lawsuits. Here's what to know.
3/29/2023 State Port Pilot: Harbor dredging project at Bald Head nears completion
3/20/2023 Star News: The Bambi effect: Are deer a bigger threat to NC forests than climate change?
3/8/2023 WHQR Public Media: Frying Pan Shoals study to document fish behavior and shoals makeup — possibly for beach sand
3/8/2023 State Port Pilot: Dredge project to benefit South Beach halfway through
2/23/2023 Port City Daily: BHI unveils first draft of commercial development master plan
2/6/2023 Wilmington Biz: Bald Head Ltd. Files Appeal Notice, Lawsuit In Wake Of State Ruling
1/25/2023 State Port Pilot: Ferry owners sue Bald Head Island government
1/24/2023 Port City Daily: Lawsuit shows Bald Head Island refused offer to buy ferry last fall
1/19/2023 BHI Transportation/BHI Limited v. Village of BHI — Brunswick County Superior Court Filing

1/15/2023 Wilmington Star News: Meet the groups deciding the future of the Bald Head Island ferry and what's next
1/11/2023 State Port Pilot: Bald Head developers threaten lawsuit over ferry sale

1/11/2023 State Port Pilot: Bald Head barge, mainland parking to be regulated
1/3/2023 WilmingtonBiz: State sides with Bald Head Village, will regulate parking and barge
1/3/2023 Port City Daily: Utilities commission will regulate entire ferry system

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