Mar 22, 2019

Economic Development Event Aims To Help Local Businesses Go Global

Wilmington is the first of four stops for North Carolina’s Go Global Road Show, an opportunity for local businesses to connect with trade officials and learn how to expand their markets internationally. The annual event, presented by the Eco ...

Mar 22, 2019

Report Shows Mixed Results For Area Counties In Improving Health

Brunswick County has made steady progress in improving the health status of its residents, according to the newest County Health Rankings & Roadmaps report that was issued this week. The 2019 report, which consists of data for 2018, ranks Brun ...

Mar 22, 2019

Friends School Of Wilmington To Break Ground On Building Project

Friends School of Wilmington plans to break ground next week on phase one of the school's unified campus Building Friends project, at 5814 Camellia Lane in Wilmington. Phase one will provide improvements to Camellia Lane, a new entrance to the ...

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Ron Hewett
Academy Leadership

I Disagree.

Posted Feb 11, 2019
As seniors at the Naval Academy in 1971, our superintendent, a three-star Navy admiral, would periodically gather the 800-member class together and offer some encouragement and insights on what to expect when we graduated to the fleet. 
One particular session started with the admiral saying, “When you don’t like the cut of a man’s jib, you had better tel...read entire article
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Mar 22, 2019

Proposal Revamps Wrightsville Ave. Shopping Center, Adds Apartment Amenities

A Wilmington company wants to revive an old shopping center on Wrightsville Avenue and make it more useful to an adjacent apartment community. Rainbow Square, built in 1974 at 3901 Wrightsville Ave., would be redone and expanded to include a swimm ...

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Mar 21, 2019

Mixed-use Project On Oleander Drive Moves Forward

A rezoning request from developers proposing a commercial mixed-use project on Oleander Drive, which would replace a vacant movie theater and parking lot, moved forward this week. The request, which was given the green light by the city's Plan ...

Mar 20, 2019

GE Aviation Looking To Recruit 70 Skilled Workers

It may be a sign of the times: GE Aviation’s Wilmington plant anticipates a need for 70 more manufacturing employees, and has posted “We’re Hiring”-type messages on area billboards, a move not seen before in Wilmington from th ...

Mar 20, 2019

Cucalorus Partners With Creative Capital To Bring Artists' Workshop To Wilmington

Cucalorus has partnered with New York-based Creative Capital Foundation to bring a workshop to Wilmington in April on the business of art. The workshop, “Strategic Business Planning for Media Artists,” will provide artists with an oppo ...

Mar 20, 2019

Dram Yard Restaurant To Open At New Boutique Hotel

ARRIVE Wilmington, a boutique hotel under construction at 101 S. 2nd St., will soon be home to a new downtown eatery, Dram Yard.  The restaurant’s name was inspired by the Dram Tree House, one of the buildings that made up The Wilmingto ...

Mar 20, 2019

A Thyme Savor Completes Purchase Of Bon Appetit

Jeff and Danielle Cousler, owners of A Thyme Savor catering, closed Monday on their purchase of Bon Appetit restaurant and catering.  Jeff Cousler said he had been in discussions with Bon Appetit owner Claudia Costa since her husban ...

Mar 20, 2019

Bespoke Coffee Owner Shares More Details About First Outpost

When Bespoke Coffee & Dry Goods owner Chris Batten developed the business plan for his downtown cafe and retail outlet, he did so as a branding exercise. “I wanted to see how people would respond to it,” Batten said. ...

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Hospitality Association Holding Annual Fundraiser

Wilmington Area Hospitality Association is readying for its annual charity event. WAHA’s Hospitality Olympics is slated for March 24 and wil...

6 Months After Florence

It’s been six months since Hurricane Florence made landfall in the Wilmington area, and John Pike and his family are still not living in the...

Demand For Apartments Spreads

Leland is growing so fast, it needs more housing ASAP. In fact, some incentives were granted recently to a developer planning to build more...

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