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Jul 24, 2017

Cooper Says State Will Deny Chemours' Permit Request

Gov. Roy Cooper announced Monday that he has instructed the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality to deny the discharge of GenX by The Chemours Company. Cooper, along with local and other state ...

Jul 14, 2017

Mega Projects: Breaking Down The Big-Ticket Projects That Could Reshape The Region

Four major infrastructure proposals in the Wilmington area would require billions in investment into the region. But as the region continues to develop, officials say the projects have the potential t ...

Jun 30, 2017

GenX Emerges Quickly As Water Issue

Questions from local leaders and the community remain after Chemours announced in mid-June that it would stop any discharge of GenX into the Cape Fear River. The chemical is an emerging contaminate ...

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Wilmington Design Company

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Jun 29, 2017

Cucalorus Festival Gets State Economic Development Funds

The Cucalorus Festival will get a boost for its marketing and advertising this year with funds from the state. North Carolina’s budget for the 2017-18 fiscal year passed Wednesday after ...

Jun 28, 2017

Local Unemployment Rates Decline From Last May

The Wilmington area’s unemployment rate fell in May compared to the same month last year, according to state figures released Wednesday. The numbers also showed negligible increases over the ...

Jun 27, 2017

GenX Issue Makes National Headlines Days Before Community Forum

GenX made headlines on CBS this week, placing Wilmington’s water quality issue in the national spotlight. On Monday, Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo appeared on CBS This Morning in a national rep ...

Jun 20, 2017

Local Nonprofit Group Holds Community Forum On GenX

Talks about GenX in Wilmington will continue during a community forum organized by Cape Fear River Watch. The forum is scheduled to take place at the Coastline Conference and Event Center 6-8 p.m. ...

Jun 19, 2017

New Grant Program Aims To Spur Downtown Investment

One program under Wilmington’s new Municipal Services District aims to help business and property owners looking to spruce up the exterior of their downtown business. Included within the city ...

Jun 19, 2017

Report Shines Spotlight On Local Arts Economy

An economic impact study conducted in New Hanover County found that the nonprofit arts and culture industry generates $55.8 million in overall economic activity and supports 2,076 jobs annually. Of ...

Jun 15, 2017

New UNCW Men's Basketball Coach Shares Winning Approach

In both business and basketball, building relationships and making sure everyone on the team is invested in common goals are keys to success, UNCW's new men's basketball head coach said Thursd ...

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Are Development Plans A Waste Of Time And Money?

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Workshop Links Regional Seafood Startups With Global Resources

Daniel G. Baden - Marine Biotechnology in North Carolina (MARBIONC)

Defend Against Ransomware

Marty Cayton - TeamLogic IT of Wilmington & Fayetteville

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Nunalee Pediatric Clinics Move Into Autumn Hall

The New Hanover Regional Medical Center Nunnelee Pediatric Specialty Clinics relocated last month to Autumn Hall.

Mega Projects: Breaking Down The Big-Ticket Projects That Could Reshape The Region

Four major infrastructure proposals in the Wilmington area would require billions in investment into the region. But as the region continues...

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Twenty-five years ago, workaholic software writer Shawn Nasseri discovered personal serenity when he took his first plunge as a scuba diver....

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Firm Plans To Sell 14,500 Acres In Brunswick County

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