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Aug 2, 2021

NCDOT Awards Contract For Wrightsville Beach Bridge Preservation

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Aug 2, 2021

Crews are expected to begin preservation work next month on the South Banks Channel Bridge in Wrightsville Beach, according to a news release. The N.C. Department of Transportation (NCDOT) has awarded a $3.7 million contract to Maryland-based Coastal Gunite Construction Co., stated the release. The bridge on Causeway Drive over the Banks Channel was bu ...

Aug 2, 2021

Developer Plans $40M Cold Storage Facility In Pender Commerce Park

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Aug 2, 2021

A commercial real estate developer plans to build a $40 million cold storage facility in Pender Commerce Park, according to an announcement Monday. Greenville, South Carolina-based RealtyLink, a real estate development company, expects to build up to 300,000-square-feet of refrigerated warehouse space, which will serve a third-party logistics tenant, officials ...

Jul 29, 2021

Wilmington-based Green Dot Growing HVAC Business Throughout The Carolinas

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jul 29, 2021

Wilmington-headquartered Green Dot Heating & Air is undergoing a rapid expansion with new locations outside of the area. The HVAC services company has recently closed on a seventh acquisition to expand from its Wilmington base, which has two locations: its headquarters at 3303 Merchant Court and a second space for its installation and sales departments at 204 Antill ...

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Find Your Herd

Posted Jul 6, 2021
I met Kendall Hurt, Owner of the Meadowlark Shop, on April 21st, 2021 at the reception for the WILMA Leadership Institute. Kendall had come to greet the class of 2021 after their opening day at Double Run Farm with TeachingHorse. As she tells it, listening to people talk about their experiences with the horses and how powerful it was for them made her want to have the experience for herself and entire article
Jul 28, 2021

WMPO Turns Down Cape Fear Toll Bridge Proposal

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jul 28, 2021

Area transportation officials have decided not to move forward with exploring a public-private partnership to replace the aging Cape Fear Memorial Bridge with a potential toll facility. The Wilmington Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (WMPO) voted​ 7-5 to turn down the toll bridge concept at its monthly meeting Wednesday afternoon. In November 2020, ...

Jul 27, 2021

WMPO Board To Consider Resolution On Toll Bridge Proposal

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jul 27, 2021

The Wilmington Urban Area Metropolitan Organization's board is slated to consider backing or refusing its support for toll bridge proposal for replacing the aging Cape Fear Memorial Bridge. On the agenda for the board's regular meeting Wednesday afternoon is a resolution to either support or not support the N.C. Department of Transportation and WMPO moving ...

Jul 27, 2021

A group of local companies has come together to support a new initiative that looks at diversity and equity in the business community. Monteith Construction Corp., Live Oak Bank, nCino, LS3P Associates Ltd., Novant Health, Atlantic Packaging, Zimmer Development Co. and the Camp Schreiber Foundation, are backing the Initiative 1897, the first public project coming out of ...

Jul 26, 2021

TRU Colors Investor Molson Coors Responds To Weekend Homicide

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

TRU Colors investor Molson Coors issued a statement Monday about the double homicide over the weekend that killed one company member at the Wilmington home of TRU Colors' COO. Koredreese Robert Tyson, 29, and Bri-yanna Emily Williams, 21, were shot and killed at the Wilmington home of TRU Colors COO George Taylor III Saturday morning, according to local news re ...

Jul 25, 2021

TRU Colors CEO Issues Statement About Fatal Shooting

By Vicky Janowski, posted Jul 25, 2021

TRU Colors CEO George Taylor issued a statement Sunday evening about the double homicide over the weekend at his son's house that included a victim who was connected to the brewery. A gunman came into the house of George Taylor III at about 5 a.m. Saturday, George Taylor said in a lengthy post on TRU Colors' social media accounts. George Taylor III, COO of TR ...

Jul 23, 2021

More than a year after the COVID-19 pandemic shut down tekMountain's in-person coworking space, company officials said recently that it will continue to operate virtually. CastleBranch opened tekMountain in 2014 and has pushed out several startups out of the space since then. Company officials in June 2020 sent out a notice to tekMountain members stating that the ...

Jul 23, 2021

Family-owned Boutique Opens Off Military Cutoff Road

By Staff Reports, posted Jul 23, 2021

Lala & Elm, a boutique run by a Wilmington family, has opened near Mayfaire. Lala & Elm’s owners, Erica Mearns and her daughters Alexis and Claire, brought their eco-luxe clean beauty and wellness shop to 1437 Military Cutoff Road, Suite 105, with a grand opening Friday and Saturday, according to a news release. The store in the Progress Point cent ...

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