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Feb 23, 2018

On Native Soil: Growers Look Locally

By Jenny Callison, posted About 15 hours ago

Having started her “growing” business 32 years ago as a family-focused project, Margaret Shelton has become something of a bellwether of horticultural trends in Southeastern North Carolina.   Shelton Herb Farm is located south of Leland on property that has been in Shelton’s family since 1887. She saw an opportunity to draw on that legacy.   ...

Feb 23, 2018

Tax Reform

By Neil Cotiaux, posted About 16 hours ago

On Super Bowl Sunday, real estate developer Don Lashley actually found time to talk business. The subject? The omnibus tax reform bill signed into law in December. Lashley, owner of Big Ideas LLC, the firm that renovated the Roudabush building in downtown Wilmington, was speaking with an engineer friend who had just bought some properties of his own.   “He ...

Feb 23, 2018

Aiming To Put Writing Back In Business

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted About 16 hours ago

Deborah Powell, a longtime educator and retired associate professor of language and literacy at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, had a problem that needed solving.   Several years ago she had a group of undergraduate students tutoring elementary kids but wanted to have a guide that could make tutoring sessions more efficient.   “There were l ...

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Feb 23, 2018

CFEDC Announces New Leadership, Events

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted About 16 hours ago

The Cape Fear Economic Development Council has announced new leadership and an increase in its activities this year.   Ann Revell-Pechar, co-founder of Fluent PR, was named chair at the CFEDC’s first meeting in January, a role formerly held by Paul Pascarosa, president of Headwater Environmental Inc. Carter Jewell, political and marketing consultant, was also ...

Feb 22, 2018

With New Buildings Complete, CFCC Moves To Renovations

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Feb 22, 2018

Several renovations to older buildings at Cape Fear Community College will take place in the coming years. With the completion of new construction both at the college's downtown and north campuses, CFCC is now turning its focus to upfitting many of the older downtown buildings, said David Kanoy, director of capital projects for the college. "For a ...

Feb 21, 2018

Steering Committee For New African-American Business Group Meets

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Feb 21, 2018

More than a dozen members of the business community, along with members of New Beginning Christian Church, gathered at the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday to drive ideas for forming the African-American Business Council. The purpose of the steering committee meeting was to help map out and guide some of the objectives, initiatives and mission of the council, ...

Feb 20, 2018

Despite delayed public hearings on economic development incentives, Wilmington is still competing with a city in Florida for the reopening of a company's plant that could add 51 jobs, a company official said Tuesday. "Wilmington is still in the running, but we're also looking at another plant," that could be reopened, which is in Tampa, said Nancy ...

Feb 19, 2018

After 40 Years, Air Wilmington Could Have New Owner

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Feb 19, 2018

Officials with the New Hanover County Airport Authority and Wilmington International Airport have confirmed that a sale of Air Wilmington is pending. President and CEO of Air Wilmington Bill Cherry, the longtime owner of the private fixed-base operator (FBO), is looking to sell his stock in Air Wilmington, according to Carter Lambeth, chairman of the airport author ...

Feb 16, 2018

Wilmington Child Care Business Experiences Rapid Growth In Franchises

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Feb 16, 2018

A Wilmington-based small business, which entered its 10th year Friday, is growing its franchises elsewhere and hopes to expand in the Port City area as well. Giggles Drop-in Childcare, a convenienced-based child care service with its headquarters in Mayfaire, will open a second location in Greenville, South Carolina, with a target date of April 1, said Michelle Richards ...

Feb 14, 2018

New Initiative Seeks To Find Workforce Gaps

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Feb 14, 2018

The need for more skilled workers in the region has sparked a new initiative in the county aimed to help businesses address shortages in the area's workforce. The initiative involves a partnership between the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce, New Hanover County and Cape Fear Community College, according to county officials. As part of that initiative, the Wilm ...

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Aiming To Put Writing Back In Business

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