With Mattress Firm Purchase, Marpac Seeks More Sleep

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Jan 16, 2018

Brunswick Co. Home Sales Pass $1 Billion, A First Since 2005

Brunswick County’s residential real estate sales totaled $1.2 billion in 2017, crossing the billion-dollar threshold for the first time since 2005, according to a news release Tuesday from the Brunswick County Association of Realtors. Last y ...

Jan 16, 2018

With Mattress Firm Purchase, Marpac Seeks More Sleep

Wilmington-based manufacturer of white noise sleep products Marpac LLC announced Tuesday the acquisition of Yogabed, a direct-to-customer mattress company. Marpac purchased Yogabed for an undisclosed amount, according to a company news release. Yo ...

Jan 16, 2018

PPD Partners With UK Firm To Speed Pediatric Drug Development

Wilmington-based PPD is collaborating with a drug development services organization based in England to accelerate the development of pediatric drugs, according to an announcement Tuesday. The partnership between Pharmaceutical Product Develo ...

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Trusts As A Tool In Long-term Care Planning

Posted Jun 26, 2017
Trusts are commonly used in estate planning for a myriad of reasons, like avoiding probate or ensuring assets are managed for beneficiaries.  However, certain trusts are also useful tools in planning for long-term care. 
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CFR Presents Community Service Award To Tim Milam

Jan 15, 2018

Investor Buys Leland Industrial Park Property

An investor recently purchased an 18,000-square-foot facility in Leland Industrial Park for $1.365 million, according to an announcement from Wilmington-based Eastern Carolinas Commercial Real Estate. Leland Warehouse LLC bought the 3-acre propert ...

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Jan 15, 2018

Local Airbnb Hosts Earned Nearly $11M In 2017

Airbnb hosts earned $7.5 million in New Hanover County in 2017 and nearly $11 million total in the tri-county region, according to numbers provided recently by the San Francisco-based hospitality company. Also in New Hanover, which includes the se ...

Jan 12, 2018

Woody White Appointed To UNCW Board, Resigns As CFCC Trustee

Woody White, chairman of the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners, will join the University of North Carolina Wilmington's Board of Trustees and has resigned from the Board of Trustees of Cape Fear Community College, according to an announce ...

Jan 12, 2018

Reports: Brunswick Forest Ranks Among Top 50 Of Its Kind

Brunswick Forest has been named among the top 50 master-planned communities in the nation, according to recent reports by two national real estate research and consulting firms. The 4.500-acre master-planned community in Leland ranked No. 32 in a ...

Jan 12, 2018

MADE: Making Inroads In A Medical Market

Lucid Innovative Technologies LLC 130 Division Drive, Suite A in Leland   Company description:  Medical device manufacturer  Top officials: John Boos, Pete Peterson and Lisa Ferrara, cofounders Year founded: 2017   No. ...

Jan 12, 2018

MyBeeHyve Focuses On MLMs

Various network marketing companies – such as Avon, Thirty-One, Rodan + Fields and Mary Kay – attract a number of would-be entrepreneurs, especially women.   Veteran technology executives Jennifer Turnage and Megan Sumrell joined f ...

Jan 12, 2018

Megasites Hold Potential For Big Industry

Could the potential for landing the next major employer in the Cape Fear region lie in Brunswick County? Local and regional economic developers say the county is well positioned to do so, with two of its mega industrial site offerings.   &ldqu ...

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Bobby Zimmerman has been thinking about opening his own restaurant for years. When the former Pembroke’s space opened in The Forum, he had w...

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