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Feb 26, 2021

Brunswick County Airports Awarded Grants

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Feb 26, 2021

Two airports in Brunswick County were recently approved for state grants as part of more than $9.5 million in state funding awarded to various airfield improvement projects, according to a news release. The Cape Fear Regional Jetport in Oak Island and the Odell Williamson Municipal Airport in Ocean Isle Beach were two of 10 North Carolina airports to have fund ...

Feb 26, 2021

Giving the keynote speech at the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce’s 154th annual meeting held virtually Thursday, Kelly King chose to focus on leadership rather than banking. King, chairman and CEO of Truist Financial Corp., indicated his choice of topic was prompted by the crises facing America and the world: “a global pandemic, a global economic meltdown, ra ...

Feb 24, 2021

Craftspace Aims To Raise Up To $150K Through Crowdfunding Campaign

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Feb 24, 2021

Wilmington-based Craftspace Inc., a company that upcycles shipping containers into modular buildings, is looking to raise up to $150,000 with the help of a crowdfunding campaign. Craftspace CEO Bryan Kristof said Wednesday that the company is looking to raise the funds to support its business and to advance its products. The company is aiming for $150,000 through its ...

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Board Member Boot Camp Part 2: Compliance, ARC, And Pitfalls To Avoid

Posted Feb 18, 2021
In a previous article, we discussed some of the topics board members must be familiar with in order to serve successful terms on their community’s board of directors. This second part of “boot camp” covers the enforcement of documents, rules,...read entire article
Feb 24, 2021

GE Hitachi Makes Headway On SMR Design In The U.S.

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Feb 24, 2021

Wilmington-based GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy has made further progress on its work to license its small modular reactor design in the United States, according to a news release. The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has issued a Final Safety Evaluation Report (FSER) for the second of five licensing topical reports (LTRs) that have been submitted for the BWRX300  ...

Feb 23, 2021

The number of travelers flying in and out of the Wilmington International Airport in January were the lowest since last summer, according to figures released by the airport this month. Overall passenger figures at the Wilmington International Airport (ILM) for the month of January were down 61% from the same month the previous year. There were 30,400 inbound and outboun ...

Feb 22, 2021

PPD Awarded Study To Help Develop PTSD Drugs

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Feb 22, 2021

PPD Inc. (Nasdaq: PPD) has been awarded Defense Health Agency funds to support PTSD drug development, according to a news release. The global contract research organization has received a Research Project Award (RPA) "to develop and execute an adaptive platform clinical research trial of drug interventions to treat post-traumatic ...

Feb 19, 2021

Brunswick Co. Aerospace Manufacturer Relocates To Ohio

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Feb 19, 2021

QRP Inc., a manufacturer of locking quick release pins for the aerospace industry, has closed its Brunswick County headquarters. QRP's facility, previously at 2307 Mercantile Drive NE in Leland, closed in December and moved to Ohio, company officials said in an email last week. The move was a decision by the firm's parent company to consolida ...

Feb 19, 2021

Downtown Momentum

By Jenny Callison, posted Feb 19, 2021

When Holly Childs arrived in Wilmington recently, she landed in a downtown undergoing major transformations. Parks and county facilities are being reimagined, historic buildings continue to be renovated and adapted to new uses, large-scale housing developments are bringing more residents downtown and downtown merchants are thinking in new ways.   So it’s pe ...

Feb 19, 2021

Transit Director Leads Adaptation

By Laura Moore, posted Feb 19, 2021

Wave Transit’s role in the community’s physical and economic well-being is something Wave’s new executive director, Marie Parker, wants residents to understand.   “I am a positive person by nature, and I am also a fixer. If there is an issue that needs to be addressed, I will work to fix it. Now, two months into this job, I am 100% invested i ...

Feb 18, 2021

ILM Again Lands Boston Flight

By Cece Nunn, posted Feb 18, 2021

American Airlines announced Thursday that it is launching a Boston seasonal flight at Wilmington International Airport. Nonstop flights between Boston (BOS) and ILM will run each Saturday from June 5 through Aug. 14, said Julie Wilsey, airport director for ILM, in an email. The Wilmington addition is part of a summer launch of 12 new domestic routes for American Airl ...

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