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Nov 8, 2017

YMCA Continues Capital Campaign, Plans For More Growth

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Nov 8, 2017

The YMCA Southeastern North Carolina has entered into the public phase of its capital campaign to raise funds for renovation to its main facility on Market Street, which was badly damaged by a fire in February 2015. The organization has raised $5 million so far in the capital campaign toward its goal of $7 million to fund the ongoing project at its 2710 Market St. ...

Nov 2, 2017

Amy Wright of Wilmington has been named one of the 2017 Top 10 CNN Heroes and is in the running for CNN Hero of the Year, the network announced Thursday.  Wright is co-founder of Bitty & Beau’s Coffee, owned by the nonprofit organization the Wright family also founded, ABLE to WORK USA. The shop and organization offer employment for pe ...

Oct 23, 2017

YWCA, Development Fund To Open Women's Business Center

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Oct 23, 2017

The YWCA Lower Cape Fear on Monday announced the unveiling of a new business development initiative, Coastal Women’s Ventures. The program was created as a partnership between the YWCA and Carolina Small Business Development Fund (CSBDF), according to a news release from the YWCA. Coastal Women’s Ventures is a collaborative program focused on creating and ...

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Jul 25, 2017

Craig Heim Takes Over As Area's New United Way CEO

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jul 25, 2017

The United Way of the Cape Fear Area has announced its new CEO. E. Craig Heim began his new role with the regional United Way on Monday and brings nearly 30 years’ experience to the local nonprofit organization. Heim replaces former CEO Chris Nelson, who announced his plans for retirement in late 2016. Nelson, who held the position since 2008, retired at the ...

Jul 20, 2017

WHQR Announces New Station Manager

By Cece Nunn, posted Jul 20, 2017

An experienced Florida radio professional will be the new station manager for WHQR Public Radio, according to a news release Thursday. Michelle Rhinesmith, currently on-air and online fundraising producer for WMFE in Orlando, Florida, begins her role in Wilmington on Aug. 15. She's replacing Cleve Callison, who announced his retirement in February. Rhinesmith is ...

Jun 23, 2017

Local United Way Reduces Charitable Funding By 10 Percent

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jun 23, 2017

United Way of the Cape Fear Area has seen a significant reduction in donations during its fundraising campaign for the 2017-18 fiscal year, resulting in a 10 percent decrease in funding for the area organizations it serves. Chris Nelson, president and CEO of the United Way of the Lower Cape Fear Area (UWCFA), said that with just days remaining in its campaign, dona ...

Jun 6, 2017

Kids Making It, a Wilmington nonprofit organization that owns a facility on Castle Street, is proposing a two-story addition for a new skilled trades program and offices. The 501(c)3 organization teaches woodworking, life and entrepreneurial skills to at-risk children ages 8 and older and young adults. Among Kids Making It offerings, younger children can participate in ...

May 5, 2017

YWCA Lower Cape Fear Names New Executive Director

By Christina Haley, posted May 5, 2017

The YWCA Lower Cape Fear has hired a new executive director, after a six-month search. Charrise Hart will begin her new role with the YWCA on June 14, said Jenni Harris, president of the YWCA Lower Cape Fear’s Board of Directors. Officials made the announcement Thursday night, during the YWCA's 32nd annual Women of Achievement Awards at the Wilmington Conve ...

Apr 27, 2017

Cape Fear Red Cross Looking For New Executive Director

By Christina Haley, posted Apr 27, 2017

The Cape Fear Chapter of the American Red Cross is looking to name a new executive director, following a promotion of its current leader. Executive Director Vicki LaBelle said Thursday that she is relocating to the Triangle to serve as executive director of the Central North Carolina Chapter, which has the nonprofit's largest blood services facility in the state. ...

Apr 11, 2017

First Tee Facility Nearing Completion

By Cece Nunn, posted Apr 11, 2017

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. Scheduled to open May 2, the First Tee of Greater Wilmington's three-hole short course and practice green has been built along the ninth fairway at the Wilmington Municipal Golf C ...

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