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Jan 17, 2018

Business Community Remembers Beth Quinn, Co-founder Of She Rocks

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jan 17, 2018

Beth Quinn, co-founder and president of the She Rocks Foundation died Wednesday morning at the age of 57. Quinn launched She Rocks in 2014, months after she was diagnosed with stage IV ovarian cancer. She teamed up with friends Mary Barto and Tracy Brown, who also battled ovarian cancer and later died in 2015, to launch the nonprofit in the Wilmington community. She ...

Jan 12, 2018

Economic Development Goals On Deck

By Staff Reports, posted Jan 12, 2018

The Greater Wilmington Business Journal surveyed local economic development groups for updates on their activities.   Those full responses appear in the upcoming 2018 Book on Business.   Brunswick County has been busy, once again restructuring how it approaches economic development.   Last year, the county entered into an agreement with a new private- ...

Jan 12, 2018

Growth Spurt

By Cece Nunn, posted Jan 12, 2018

About 10 years ago, a real estate broker sold about $50 million worth of lots in one weekend at Ocean Isle Palms, a neighborhood that wouldn’t be built. Not for at least another decade.   “It shows the insanity that we had back then,” said Jim Garrigus, vice president of Atlanta-based St. Bourke Development.   St. Bourke is a subsidiary of D ...

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FHA Keeps Pace with Appreciation of Housing Market

Posted Dec 15, 2017
In response to the robust housing market, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) announced recently that maximum loan amounts will increase in most parts of the country. 

This is partially due to the fact that FHA requirements for making changes to loan limits are tied to the Federal Housing Finance Agency, which recently increased its limits for conforming loans to $453,100, entire article
Jan 11, 2018

Economic Forecast: Regional Economy To Grow At Slower Pace This Year

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jan 11, 2018

The regional economy has somewhat recovered from the Great Recession 10 years ago. The area economy, however, could be trending at a less accelerated pace of growth in 2018. That was the sentiment shared by economists at the 26th Annual Economic Forecast, presented Thursday by RSM, the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce and Wilmington Business Development at the Wilmington ...

Jan 10, 2018

CFPUA Approves $12.8M Construction Contract For U.S. 421 Project

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jan 10, 2018

A nearly $12.8 million construction contract has been approved for the planned U.S. 421 water and sewer utility project that is expected to make available land along the industrial corridor more marketable for business. During its meeting Wednesday morning, the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority (CFPUA) Board approved awarding the construction contract to T.A. Lovi ...

Jan 4, 2018

Winter Weather Hinders Thursday Operations At ILM, Wilmington Port

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jan 4, 2018

The majority of flights at the Wilmington International Airport were tied up Thursday because of winter weather conditions. Nearly all Delta and American Airline arrivals and departures were canceled Thursday, with the exception of a 6:10 p.m. Delta flight to Atlanta, according to Gary Broughton, deputy director at the Wilmington International Airport (ILM). Airport ...

Jan 3, 2018

MSD Facade Grant Could Be Used To Preserve Hell's Kitchen Film History

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

The owner of Hell’s Kitchen has applied for a grant through Wilmington Downtown Inc. to restore a piece of Wilmington’s film history. The Historic Preservation Commission has approved a facade renovation project for 118 A Princess St., the site of the local restaurant and pub Hell’s Kitchen, according to WDI President and CEO Ed Wolverton. The restaura ...

Jan 2, 2018

Area Gyms Fit In New Trends For 2018

By Teresa McLamb, posted Jan 2, 2018

Rising stars come and go in fitness trends, but the overriding constant appears to be group activities, according to local fitness experts.   “The strength of our facilities has always been in our group fitness programs and personal training,” said Mike Valentino, owner of the newly rebranded TruFit gyms in North Carolina. “When people work out tog ...

Jan 2, 2018

Brunswick’s BID Hires New Executive Director

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jan 2, 2018

William “Bill” Early, an experienced economic development leader with 29 years of experience in North Carolina, has been tapped as the executive director of Brunswick Business & Industry Development, officials announced in a December news release.   Early will take the helm of Brunswick BID, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting economic de ...

Jan 2, 2018

Future Of CCX Intermodal Still Unclear 

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jan 2, 2018

The future of the Carolina Connector (CCX) – an intermodal rail hub that would create job growth for the state and bring business to the Port of Wilmington – is still in question after officials with Jacksonville, Florida-based CSX announced late last year that it was undergoing a companywide reassessment.   Local and state officials are waiting to hear ...

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