OPINION: Novant Promises Need To Be Guaranteed

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OPINION: Black Lives Have Always Mattered To Me

Woody White - About 8 hours ago

Wilmington-based Vantaca Names CEO, Plans To Add Employees

Christina Haley O'Neal - About 13 hours ago

Jul 15, 2020

OPINION: Black Lives Have Always Mattered To Me

Whenever it comes up, I tell people that I grew up in Elizabethtown, North Carolina – about 50 miles from Wilmington. Technically, that is not true. I actually grew up in the Abbottsburg exchange, which was a few miles outside of town. In the c ...

Jul 15, 2020

OPINION: Novant Promises Need To Be Guaranteed

My organization, Save Our Hospital Inc., was disappointed by the recent decision of the New Hanover County Commissioners to sell our hospital to Novant.   Since day one of this process, we have been concerned about the secrecy and lack of tran ...

Jul 15, 2020

Closing Lanes, Again: Local Bowling Alley Owners React

Margaret Grago had to close her bowling alley, again, after reopening last week. A court ruling allowing bowling alleys to reopen, won by a group of bowling alley owners July 7, was placed on temporary hold Tuesday by the N.C. Supreme Court. Al ...

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Dallas Romanowski
Cornerstone Business Advisors

Planning When You’re Too Busy To Plan

Posted Jul 15, 2020
As an owner of a successful business, it’s likely that you got where you are today through efficient planning. You may have planned out your business model, your competitive advantage, or your target customers and how you’d get them to use your products or services. However, you didn’t get where you are today overnight. It most likely took many hours of hard work and dedicat...read entire article
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Jul 15, 2020

Wilmington-based Vantaca Names CEO, Plans To Add Employees

Wilmington-headquartered Vantaca has named Ben Currin as CEO, according to a news release. Currin was promoted to his new CEO role July 1, previously serving as COO, a position he's held since 2019. During his time as COO, officials sa ...

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Jul 15, 2020

Porches Cafe Closes Indefinitely

Porches Cafe, in the River Bluffs community in Castle Hayne, announced Monday that it is closing its doors, perhaps not permanently, but at least for the foreseeable future. A Facebook post from July 13 stated, “Limits on capacity, redu ...

Jul 14, 2020

Summer BBQ Jam Takes Place This Weekend

Chef Keith Rhodes of Catch Restaurant and the newly launched Tackle Box Kitchen will take part in this weekend’s Summer BBQ Jam. The event showcases locally sourced, wood-grilled seafood paired with barbecue from pitmaster and chef Brandon S ...

Jul 14, 2020

Novant Negotiations: Looking At NHRMC Employees

The letter of intent approved Monday night for New Hanover County, NHRMC and Novant Health provides a look at the areas being negotiated on for the hospital’s sale.   County commissioners voted 4-1 Monday on the nonbinding letter, a more ...

Jul 14, 2020

Publisher's Note: The Day Wilmington Turned A Page

It’s just another mid-July day in Wilmington – heat index of 100, a local tech company ringing the virtual bell at Nasdaq and the creation of a $1.25 billion community foundation.   Usually change in communities happens slowly ...

Jul 14, 2020

OPINION: Commissioners Made Right Move On NHRMC

As with any growth spurt, there are inevitably growing pains. The greater Wilmington-area is no exception. Over the last decade, the Wilmington metro area has consistently ranked among the fastest-growing regions in the Southeastern United States. ...

Jul 14, 2020

Q&A: NCEDA Board President Randall Johnson Talks Goals, Economic Interests

On July 1, the N.C. Economic Development Association elected local N.C. Biotechnology Center office leader Randall Johnson to serve as the next board president. Johnson is the executive director and founding director of the Southeastern office of ...

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