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Sep 20, 2019

After filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, Porters Neck Country Club will remain open as usual and seeks to restructure the organization to emerge stronger as a club, officials said. “This was a difficult decision,” David Adams, president and chairman of the board of trustees at the club, said in a letter to club members. “After careful ex ...

Aug 29, 2019

StepUp Wilmington Places 239 People In Jobs

By Johanna Cano, posted Aug 29, 2019

StepUp Wilmington has placed 239 people in jobs during its 2018-2019 fiscal year, marking the nonprofit’s newest record for number of individuals it has helped find employment in a year, according to a news release this week. During FY 2018-19, StepUp served 419 people, including 112 youth, and placed 239 jobs, up from the 196 jobs it placed last fiscal year. T ...

Aug 26, 2019

Rebuilding Ministry Buys Land To House Campus

By Johanna Cano, posted Aug 26, 2019

Wilmington Area Rebuilding Ministry (WARM) has purchased 3.5 acres of land on Market Street which will house its office, warehouse and a new lodge space, according to a news release Monday. The tract at 6955 Market St., near the intersection of Market Street and Military Cutoff Road, will help the home repair and rebuild nonprofit meet the demand for Hurricane Florence ...

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Jun 20, 2019

Local YWCA CEO Leaving Wilmington For Job In Greensboro

By Johanna Cano, posted Jun 20, 2019

After serving the YWCA Lower Cape Fear for two years, CEO Charrise Hart will leave her position to become CEO of Ready for School, Ready for Life, a Greensboro-based nonprofit, according to an announcement Thursday. "While this is a fantastic opportunity that promises to be challenging and exciting, it is difficult to leave the YWCA and the amazing work we do to se ...

May 1, 2019

Next time you grab a coffee creamer at the grocery store you might be surprised to find a Wilmington-headquartered nonprofit featured on the product. International Delight, a brand of coffee creamers, has partnered with and donated $150,000 to Pets for Vets, a Wilmington nonprofit that rescues, trains and matches shelter dogs with American veterans who need a companion ...

Apr 30, 2019

The United Way of the Cape Fear Area scheduled its yearly campaign kickoff event last year for what would turn out to be a fateful date: Sept. 14, 2018. That ended up being the day that Hurricane Florence made landfall near Wrightsville Beach, causing flooding and wind damage throughout the Wilmington area and destroying homes and businesses in the region covered by the ...

Mar 28, 2019

Dance Cooperative Moves Classes To Nir Family YMCA

By Johanna Cano, posted Mar 28, 2019

The Dance Cooperative is moving its dance classes to the Nir Family YMCA, in a partnership that will allow more Wilmington residents to be able to access dance classes, said Sue Meier, ballet instructor at the studio. Teen and adult classes will move from the cooperative's studio at 5202 Carolina Beach Road to the YMCA facility at 2710 Market St. on April 1. Kid& ...

Mar 11, 2019

Habitat For Humanity Expands Its Ogden ReStore

By Jenny Callison, posted Mar 11, 2019

Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity’s Ogden ReStore has increased its capacity and is now offering a warehouse full of building materials. The store, 7330 Market St., last week hosted a launch party for the new space, which formerly housed donations before they were moved into ReStore’s 16,000-square-foot showroom. The new Building Supply Warehouse is directly be ...

Feb 1, 2019

Forming Groups Boosts Giving Power

By Johanna Cano, posted Feb 1, 2019

While donating time and money to a local charity is rewarding on its own, the process of finding a worthy cause, sorting through legitimate nonprofits and deciding which organization will best use that money can be difficult.   Some area philanthropy groups are making the giving process more enjoyable by combining the money and research efforts of members along with ...

Jan 21, 2019

DREAMS Center Building To Reopen In February

By Johanna Cano, posted Jan 21, 2019

DREAMS Center for Arts Education is ready to reopen its doors to students in February after its building sustained damage during Hurricane Florence. In the aftermath of the storm, the DREAMS center at 901 Fanning St. had intensive water damage on its roof, walls and floors, said Kevin Blackburn, executive director at DREAMS. The organization provides free classes in ...

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