NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Morghan Collins will serve as New Hanover County’s Register of Deeds until the 2024 election cycle, following unanimous approval by the Board of Commissioners at Monday’s meeting.
Collins was nominated by the New Hanover County Republican Party to fill the vacancy left by Tammy Piver who retired on January 1, 2023. She was then appointed by Commissioners at their February 6 meeting and was sworn into office with her family by her side.
“I am excited to step into this new role and have the opportunity to serve the citizens of New Hanover County as Register of Deeds,” Collins said. “I’ve always had a desire to get involved with public service, my family has a history in real estate and law, and I have a longstanding passion for organization and record keeping – so this is a good fit for my background, knowledge and skills. The Register of Deeds staff is truly remarkable, and I am honored to join a team that is so dedicated and good at what they do.”
A native of Cumberland, Maryland, Collins came to Wilmington as a college transfer to attend UNCW. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science and later went back to earn her Masters of Biomedical Science from Marshall University School of Medicine.
A mother of two, Collins has previous experience in the private sector working in finance, marketing and scientific research and data collecting.
The New Hanover County Register of Deeds is responsible for serving as custodian and manager of vital records, real estate-related documents and DD-214s in the county. For more information about the office’s work, visit the Register of Deeds website.