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Apr 11, 2017

First Tee Facility Nearing Completion

A facility for the primary charitable beneficiary of the Wells Fargo Championship golf tournament is nearing completion, according to a news release Tuesday from Wilmington city officials. Schedule ...

Mar 10, 2017

YMCA Branches Out To New Part Of Town

The grand opening of a YMCA branch Saturday marks the local organization’s expanded footprint even as it continues to raise funds to rebuild its main facility on Market Street.   The loca ...

Jan 13, 2017

Nonprofits Weather Ups, Downs For Giving In 2016

2016 was a good year for the Historic Wilmington Foundation. In addition to a strong response to the foundation’s annual fundraising luncheon, the organization continued to developed a new re ...

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Susan Willett
Old North State Trust, LLC

Are You My Second Cousin Or My First Cousin Once Removed?

Posted Mar 28, 2017
I had a great-aunt pass away recently and it sparked the discussion that everyone has when family gets together - are you my second cousin or first cousin once removed? 

I figured since I had that question, others probably did as well. So, I dug out an old chart (seen below) I came across several years ago that explains it well. 

It all comes down to the gen...read entire article
Jan 12, 2017

Brunswick Landowner Grants Conservation Easement Over 57 Acres

A Brunswick County landowner has granted a conservation easement over more than 57 acres to the Coastal Land Trust, the organization announced Thursday. “I grew up camping, playing, and hunti ...

Jan 11, 2017

Affordable Housing Event To Feature Speakers From Asheville, State Coalition

A state housing expert and an Asheville City Council member are the guest speakers for the Cape Fear Housing Coalition's Annual Legislative Breakfast on Thursday morning, where the discussion will ...

Dec 16, 2016

New Facilities Mark Youth Golf Program's Local Renewal

As part of a revival of a program aimed at helping young people through golf, The First Tee of Greater Wilmington is proceeding with plans to build a 3-hole short course, along with hitting nets and a ...

Dec 13, 2016

GE Wilmington Employees Raise Over $400,000 For United Way

GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) and GE Aviation on Tuesday announced raising nearly $410,000 during the annual fall campaign to support the United Way of the Cape Fear Area. The funds go to charities ...

Dec 8, 2016

Local United Way CEO Announces His Retirement

The CEO of United Way of the Cape Fear Area plans to retire by June 30. Chris Nelson, who joined the local United Way in 2009, said Thursday that he had informed the UWCFA board about his decision, ...

Dec 5, 2016

Wilmington’s YMCA Receives $2 Million Gift For Renovation Project

The Wilmington Family YMCA, which is nearing the end of a capital campaign almost two years after a fire destroyed portions of the Market Street facility, has announced a substantial donation.   ...

Nov 10, 2016

Orton Plantation The Topic At Historic Wilmington Annual Fundraiser

The Historic Wilmington Foundation celebrated its 50 years on Thursday at the Coastline Conference and Events Center with a fundraiser lunch and a trip down memory lane.   More accurately it wa ...

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2017: Energy in the Spotlight

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Five Tips To Stage Your Home

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Equipment Financing To Grow Your Business

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Counting The Days On Home Sales

Competition continues to heat up in the local housing market, trends that have led to ongoing drops in a statistic Realtors watch – days on market, or DOM.

Inside Live Oak Bank’s Leadership Change

The hiring of career banker Scott Custer as Live Oak Bank’s new president is part of the bank’s ambitious plans for growth, chairman and CEO...

Tarokic Tackles Immigration Law

Long before last year’s election, attorney Helen Tarokic ran a busy immigration law practice in Wilmington. Tarokic, one of two North Caroli...

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