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Jun 18, 2019

UNCW Grad Named Presidential Scholar

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jun 18, 2019

The University of North Carolina System Interim President Bill Roper has named Alexis Landrum, a UNCW graduate, one of three grads that will serve as Presidential Scholars for the 2019-20 academic year, according to a news release. Landrum is a recent graduate of the University of North Carolina Wilmington, with a bachelor's degree in communications studies and inte ...

Jun 18, 2019

NHRMC Recognized By Healthgrades For Outstanding Patient Experience

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jun 18, 2019

New Hanover Regional Medical Center has earned the Healthgrades 2019 Outstanding Patient Experience Award, according to a news release. NHRMC has been recognized by the award every year since 2012, officials said in the release. The recognition places the hospital among the top 10 percent in the country based on the Healthgrades honor. “These awards are dr ...

Jun 18, 2019

WCFHBA Inducts Tim Milam, Burrows Smith Into Hall Of Fame

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jun 18, 2019

Tim Milam and Burrows Smith have been inducted into the Wilmington-Cape Fear Home Builders Association’s (WCFHBA) Hall of Fame. The honors were announced at the annual Parade of Homes awards banquet in May. Milam, president of Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage, and Smith, developer and managing partner of River Bluffs Development Corp., were chosen by a vote fro ...

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Posted Jun 17, 2019
New Hanover County’s $399 million balanced budget for Fiscal Year 2019-2020 has been adopted by the Board of Commissioners. It focuses on investments in education, public safety, economic development and the community – both now and in the years to come.  

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Jun 18, 2019

N.C. Azalea Festival Announces Board

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jun 18, 2019

The N.C. Azalea Festival has announced its 2020 board of directors, and its new elected secretary, Beck Smith. Smith is a life and insurance broker with GriffinEstep Benefit Group in Wilmington, according to a news release. He has lived in Wilmington for 17 years and holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Smith ha ...

Jun 18, 2019

Excite Credit Union Adds New Mortgage Loan Officer

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jun 18, 2019

Gary Pate has joined Excite Credit Union’s Wilmington team as a mortgage loan officer. Pate, originally from Clinton, has 14 years of experience in the mortgage industry, according to a news release. “We are thrilled to have Gary join our team in Wilmington,” Rick DeCrescente, vice president of sales for the firm’s North Carolina region, said ...

Jun 11, 2019

UNCW Names Two Associate Vice Chancellors

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jun 11, 2019

UNCW has named two associate vice chancellors. Dana Harris has been named associate vice chancellor for finance, and Jeanine Mingé was named associate vice chancellor for community engagement, according to announcements from the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Harris, who is slated to begin her role on July 8, will oversee the accounting, student acco ...

Jun 11, 2019

Pender's Mosquito Program Receives Award

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jun 11, 2019

The Pender County Health Department has been recognized for its mosquito control program and quick response following Hurricane Florence. The county health department was presented May 1 with the Outstanding Public Health Award by the Eastern District N.C. Public Health Association, according to a news release. “The Eastern District is comprised of 55 coun ...

Jun 11, 2019

Wilmington Design Co. Receives 3 American Web Design Awards

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jun 11, 2019

Wilmington Design Co. earned three American Web Design Awards presented by Graphic Design USA, according to a news release. The agency's work with Brick Chimney Landing, Meals Plus and Exceed With 3D by Dentsply Sirona earned the 2019 awards, officials said in the release. This is the seventh consecutive year the company has been recognized by Graphic Design USA& ...

Jun 11, 2019

Leelee Thames Joins NHRMC As Chief Value Officer

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jun 11, 2019

New Hanover Regional Medical Center has hired Leelee Thames as chief value officer, according to a news release. Thames, who has experience as a chief medical officer and medical director of large health care systems and health insurance plans, began her role in May. Officials said she will work with government agencies and insurance companies to help NHRMC patients rec ...

Jun 11, 2019

Patricia Sykes Graduates From N.C. Institute Of Political Leadership

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jun 11, 2019

Patricia Sykes has graduated from the N.C. Institute of Political Leadership.   Sykes, a Brunswick County commissioner and resident of Southport, was one of six graduates of the 60th class in May, according to a news release.   Officials said the institute is a non-partisan, nonprofit leadership organization with a mission to educate future political and comm ...

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