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Nov 20, 2018

N.C. Ports Eyes 30-acre Property For Expansion In Wilmington

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Nov 20, 2018

N.C. Port officials have submitted a permit application to the state department of environmental quality for development of nearly 30 acres of port property that officials said will support future growth at the Port of Wilmington. "There is currently no construction timeline. Permitting the property is the first step," Bethany Welch, spokeswoman for N.C. ...

Nov 16, 2018

N.C. Ports Plans Another Turning Basin Expansion In 2019

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

To serve larger container ships coming into the Port of Wilmington, N.C. Ports is seeking to move forward with the second phase of its turning basin expansion. Phase two of the turning basin expansion is part of the port’s $200 million capital improvements plan, according to Bethany Welch, spokeswoman for N.C. Ports. The second phase of the expansion is needed to ...

Nov 14, 2018

Wilmington Marine Center increased its number of wet slips from 90 to 120 and plans on adding 30 more boat slips as part of its expansion efforts. The 30 boat slips were constructed in the southeast basin of the marina located at 3410 River Road, where it previously housed 12 fixed boat slips that made it hard to access boats, said Mike Loch, marina manager at Wilmingto ...

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Are there Tax Benefits to Home Buying Before Year-End?

Posted Nov 16, 2018

The year is almost over, and the holiday season is about to kick into high gear.

If you have been searching for a new home, you may be tempted to take a break until the spring. One thing to consider if you have your eye on a possible property – buying before year-end can result in tax advantages that might convince you to continue the process.


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Nov 7, 2018

N.C. Ports officials and leaders from cold good production and transportation industries on Wednesday discussed shipping patterns and updates for N.C. Ports' ongoing infrastructure plans. The talks took place at the Cold Chain Summit at the Wilmington Convention Center, where about 150 people were in attendance. The panels and discussions focused on current marke ...

Oct 3, 2018

CSX Resumes Rail Service To The Port Of Wilmington

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Oct 3, 2018

Rail traffic at the Port of Wilmington has resumed following an embargo by Jacksonville, Florida-based CSX on traffic to Wilmington because of Hurricane Florence. The first inbound train arrived at the Port of Wilmington on Tuesday night, officials with CSX said Wednesday. The rail company had embargoed inbound traffic between Lumberton and Wilmington following the ...

Sep 25, 2018

While N.C. Ports Reopen, CSX's Embargo On Wilmington Rail Traffic Remains

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Sep 25, 2018

An embargo on inbound rail traffic to facilities between Lumberton and Wilmington issued by Jacksonville, Florida-based CSX last week remains in effect, as traffic is being diverted around its hurricane-impacted infrastructure, CSX officials said Tuesday. On Sept. 18, the rail and intermodal rail-based transportation company issued a customer advisory stating that CSX w ...

Aug 27, 2018

Carolina Beach town marina repairs are expected to enhance appearance, accessibility and provide a more durable construction, which could bring more people to the marina. Repairs have been completed on half of the west side of the marina, said town of Carolina Beach planning director and assistant town manager Ed Parvin said. Crews are now finishing up th ...

Aug 27, 2018

Wilmington Boat Show Expected To Reel In $1.5M

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Aug 27, 2018

The Wilmington Boat Show is estimated to attract 15,000 people to the Port City, making waves with its late-summer tourism impact. Based on anticipated attendance numbers from boat show organizers, the Wilmington and Beaches Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) estimates that the raw economic impact from the 2018 Wilmington Boat Show will be more than $619,000, accordin ...

Jul 30, 2018

Port Of Wilmington Sets Record In Annual Container Traffic

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

N.C. Ports has sailed into new territory in its container business growth in Wilmington, according to an announcement Monday.   During the port’s fiscal year 2018, which ended June 30, N.C. Ports reported a record 38 percent year-over-year growth in the number of containers that moved through the Port of Wilmington, a news release stated. Year-over-year genera ...

Jul 9, 2018

St. Bart's Yachts Opens Second NC Location Near Wrightsville Beach

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jul 9, 2018

An international company in the maritime industry opened its doors in the Wrightsville Beach area this month. St. Bart’s Yachts, a boat dealer and authorized agent for the international brand Beneteau, officially opened the doors of its 800-square-foot office space at 7232 Wrightsville Ave. on July 2, according to Peter Kurki, lead broker with St. Bart’s Yac ...

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