Dec 13, 2019

Midtown Center Welcomes New Tenants, Revamped Store

Recent Barclay Commons changes include new tenants and a renovated Perry’s Emporium jewelry store. The $500,000 remodeling of Perry’s took about five months. A couple of the changes include a 20-foot glass through which customers can s ...

Dec 12, 2019

In RiverLights, Firm Buys Land For 250 Apartments

A Virginia firm recently bought property in RiverLights to build a 250-unit apartment complex. Middleburg Communities, a Vienna, Virginia-based real estate investment, development, construction and management firm, bought the site for Mosby a ...

Dec 12, 2019

White, Olson-Boseman Talk Hospital, Unlikely Partnership At Power Breakfast

A group looking at options for the future of county-owned New Hanover Regional Medical Center could be leaning away from a potential sale, a county official said Thursday. Asked what the county might do with the possible $1 billion that could be n ...

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UNCW Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

We All Win With Business Competitions

Posted Dec 6, 2019
As you'd expect from someone that’s run business competitions, I'm a big fan. And I'm not alone. Not only have business plan competitions continued to thrive and proliferate — innovation, accelerator, and bootcamp programs often select winners and give out prizes. 

When I first took the reins at Great Lakes Entrepreneur's Quest in 2010, I firmly beli...read entire article
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Hans Bean Named N.C. Ports' Next CCO

Dec 12, 2019

Industry Leaders Shed Light On Gov. Cooper's First Film Council Meeting

Film support and education were among several industry topics brought to the table this week during a meeting of the minds and first gathering of the Governor’s Advisory Council on Film, Television and Digital Streaming. The advisory co ...

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Dec 11, 2019

Local United Way CEO Retires

Tommy Taylor is the interim CEO of the United Way of the Cape Fear Area after the recent retirement of Craig Heim. Heim took the helm in July 2017 after previous CEO Chris Nelson retired. Shortly before Heim took over, Nelson told the local nonpro ...

Dec 11, 2019

With New Record, ILM Eyes 1M Passengers For 2019

The Wilmington International Airport has hit a new passenger traffic record. The airport's year-to-date figures as of November total more than 980,700 passengers flying to and from the airport so far this year, according to the most recent sta ...

Dec 11, 2019

'Tis The Season For Holiday Brews

Area brewers are incorporating the flavors of the holidays into their seasonal brews, with many available in growlers, bottles and cans to serve or give as gifts. Here’s a roundup of what’s on tap:   Broomtail Craft Brewery: Jolly ...

Dec 11, 2019

Plans Take Shape For Leland’s First Brewery

The town of Leland has announced that its first brewery, 7twenty6 Brewing Co., is planned for a 5-acre site on Old Fayetteville Road in what is known as the Gateway District. The district is an area of town surrounding stretch of Village Road, a l ...

Dec 11, 2019

Panda Express Expected To Open This Week

Sajid Maqsood, area manager for Panda Express, said the company plans to open its Wilmington location by the end of the week.   The restaurant is located at the corner of Market Street and Van Campen Boulevard. Founded in 1983, Panda Expres ...

Dec 11, 2019

In Downtown Wilmington, New Option For Healthy Fast Food

Shawn Blair, owner of Nutrition Revolution, has opened a second location named Downtown Nutrition ILM, inside the Wells Building at 240 Princess St.   Blair worked with MoMentum Companies Inc. to find the right location for the downtown extens ...

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Retired Leader Reflects On Service

Ann Hardy, who recently retired as manager of Brunswick County and received the Order of the Long Leaf Pine in October, looks back on her ca...

Filming Reels In Jobs, Spending

Film recruiters this year landed five productions in Wilmington, and all but one project has wrapped....

Can Tech Giants Break The Bank?

Are tech companies aiming to supplant banks, or are they moving into the realm as partners with established banks to help banks improve thei...

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