Feb 15, 2019

Surfing To The Rescue In New Markets

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Feb 15, 2019

Wilmington-based P2P Rescue is making moves both locally and internationally.   After about three months of downtime because of Hurricane Florence, the company has relocated to a new space in the Dutch Square Industrial Park, becoming operational there in mid-January, said Cliff Ray, founder and owner of P2P Rescue.   The company’s former 2,000- square- ...

Feb 1, 2019

Speaking For The Water, The Trees

By Jenny Callison, posted Feb 1, 2019

Five months into his position as New Hanover County Extension director, Lloyd Singleton is putting down roots in the community. As director, he is also responsible for overseeing the New Hanover County Arboretum, a horticultural and educational resource. But his vision extends far past the boundaries of the arboretum.   Hurricane Florence gave Singleton an almost im ...

Jan 18, 2019

Jeweled Heritage

By Johanna Cano, posted Jan 18, 2019

Some family-owned Wilmington jewelry stores, such as Kingoff’s Jewelers, REEDS Jewelers and Snowden’s Jewelers, are more than retail spaces for wedding rings or elegant necklaces – they showcase local families who started a business they were knowledgeable about and continued to operate it for many years.   While the Great Depression caused many ha ...

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North Carolina Wesleyan

The Value of Higher Education for Adult Learners

Posted About 11 hours ago

This Insights article was contributed by Brittany Hays McGreal, Assistant Director of Community College Partnerships at North Carolina Wesleyan.

The word value is typically associated with the importance or worth of something, but what one person considers valuable may not be what s...read entire article
Jan 18, 2019

Holt Family Looks To Diversify Business

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

Holt Oil Co. has traditionally been a business built around the gas and retail industry.   Future plans, however, could take this family-run firm further into real estate, said Hannah Holt, company secretary and operations director.   Fayetteville-based Holt Oil Co. operates the C-Store convenience store brand throughout the Fayetteville and Wilmington areas. ...

Jan 18, 2019

MADE: Building For The Designer Market

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

LESTER FURNITURE MANUFACTURING INC. 311 Judges Road, 9F No. of employees: 12  Year founded: 1988 Top local officials: John Lester, founder and vice president, and Nicole Robinson, president (father-daughter run company) Company description: A family-owned furniture manufacturer that concentrates in high-end, custom and hand-crafted furniture f ...

Jan 4, 2019

Bunker Labs To Launch Wilmington Chapter In February

By Johanna Cano, posted Jan 4, 2019

Bunker Labs, a nonprofit that provides resources for veteran entrepreneurs, will launch a Wilmington chapter in February as part of its plans to grow in the state. There will be a launch event Feb. 13 at Ironclad Brewery, where city leaders and partners in the community will be introduced, said Dean Bundschu, Atlantic regional executive director for Bunker Labs. As a ...

Jan 4, 2019

Leading To Solutions For The Community

By David Dean, posted Jan 4, 2019

Wilmington born and raised, Cedric Harrison doesn’t mince words when talking about his hometown.   “There’s a lot of problems where I’m from,” he said.   But there’s also cause for hope, including his three-year-old nonprofit Support the Port. As founder and executive director, Harrison is leading the dynamic organization i ...

Jan 4, 2019

Landscapers Stay Busy In Off-season

By Jenny Callison, posted Jan 4, 2019

‘Tis the season – winter – a time when lush lawns go dormant and many outdoor plants, similarly, take a break. What’s a lawn maintenance or landscaping company to do?   In the mild coastal climate of North Carolina, there are options, but also challenges.   One way to keep crews working and revenues coming in is to diversify. Nick Horv ...

Dec 14, 2018

Rulmeca Rolls Into New Space

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

A Wilmington-based company that produces motorized pulleys for a variety of markets has moved into a new, larger space to meet an increasing demand for its products. Rulmeca Corp. President Michael Gawinski and operations director Jay Graham have grown the company from its humble beginnings out of a shipping container and 700-square-foot office space in 2003. Gawinsk ...

Nov 30, 2018

Leaving Retirement To Guide Leaders

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Nov 30, 2018

In her more than 40 years in the health care and higher education fields, Janie Canty-Mitchell has accumulated a wealth of knowledge and leadership experience that she aims to pass on to others. That’s why she came out of her short-lived retirement to start her own business. After moving to Wilmington in 2016 with her husband to retire, Canty-Mitchell founded L ...

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