Mar 19, 2018

A First Look At Independence Mall's Upcoming Transformation

A full-scale transformation into "a dynamic mixed-use lifestyle center," including a demolition of the Sears building, is on the way for The Collection at Independence, formerly Independence Mall, in Wilmington, according to an announcement ...

Mar 16, 2018

N.C. Ports Recovers From Hanjin Bankruptcy, Gets Fitch Upgrade

N.C. Ports experienced a quick and full recovery after the bankruptcy of Hanjin Shipping Co., its largest customer, according to a March report by Fitch Ratings. Increased shipping lines that have led to increased throughput at the ports were ...

Mar 16, 2018

Developer Again Seeks Military Cutoff Rezoning With 'less-intensive' Plan For The Avenue

The developer of a proposed $200 million mixed-use project on Military Cutoff Road has again submitted a rezoning request for the development's 44-acre site, with the current plan expected to be less intensive than the previous proposal withdrawn ...

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JC Lyle
Wilmington Area Rebuilding Ministry

Why Can't You Just Write a Grant for That?

Posted Feb 26, 2018
WARM volunteers replace the kitchen floor of a local widow. The project was funded by a grant from Catherine Kennedy Home Foundation, whose mission is to serve the ne...read entire article
Achievers & Accolades

City Names New Deputy Manager

Mar 16, 2018

EmergeOrtho Moving Wilmington Urgent Care Services To Oleander Drive

EmergeOrtho has leased the first floor of a building on Oleander Drive to open a new location for appointments and to move the Wilmington office of AccessOrtho, its orthopedic urgent care services. The new office for the growing orthopedic and spi ...

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Mar 15, 2018

Toys R Us Demise Could Put Valuable Wilmington Property On Market

The pending closure of the Toys R Us store on Oleander Drive in Wilmington could open up a highly marketable piece of real estate, if the property is eventually put up for sale, local brokers said Thursday. The embattled toy store chain, which fil ...

Mar 14, 2018

Global Divorce Law Firm Opens Office In Wilmington

A global law firm that focuses on representing men in divorce cases has opened an office in Wilmington. Cordell & Cordell, one of the largest domestic litigation firms in the world, opened its fourth North Carolina office at 1213 Culbreth Driv ...

Mar 14, 2018

U.S. 421 Industrial Corridor Focus Of Upcoming Meeting

The Cape Fear Economic Development Council is hosting a discussion on the U.S. 421 industrial corridor Thursday, according to officials with the local economic development group. The industrial corridor, which spans down U.S. 421 to the New Hanove ...

Mar 14, 2018

Steak N' Shake Still Aiming To Establish Wilmington Presence

Steak 'n Shake, recently ranked as the No. 1 chain in Money magazine's list of the top 25 casual dining restaurants for your money in America, is still expected to establish a presence in Wilmington. Steak 'n Shake is an Illinois-based ...

Mar 14, 2018

Off The Beaten Path, These Cafes Are Worth Special Trips

While these Wilmington-area spots might be slightly off the beaten path, they each offer the cozy charm of a true cafe, along with a unique menu.   Porches Cafe, located at the River Bluffs community in Castle Hayne, offers fresh, local and or ...

Mar 14, 2018

Tails Brings Style, Song To Downtown Wilmington

Tails Piano Bar and Lounge celebrates its official opening today at 115 S. Front St, the former home of Aubriana’s.   The space has been transformed into a lounge that brings together vintage and modern décor, reflecting the turn- ...

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MADE Winners - Food And Beverage Category

Apple Annie's Bake Shop, Goodness Gracie Gourmet Foods and Wrightsville Beach Brewery made it onto the MADE Winners - Food and Beverage Cate...

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It’s no secret now that craft beer is big business. And as the number of local breweries continues to grow, they’re impacting the area econo...

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