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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 ...

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 ...

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Protective Orders: Tools To Ward Against Elder Abuse

Posted Mar 15, 2017
Elderly people facing abuse can seek a protective order to end the abuse. Though many people commonly use the term, “restraining order,” in North Carolina the order is technically called a Domestic Violence Protective Order or Civil No-Contact Order. 
While protective orders have traditionally been used to prevent domestic or familial violence, these same orde...read entire article
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 ...

Oct 26, 2016

YWCA Lower Cape Fear Launches Executive Director Search

The YWCA has announced that it is launching a national search for a new executive director.   YWCA Lower Cape Fear board president Jenni Harris said this week that “we need someone who ca ...

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Mortgage Market Gets Brisk Start This Year

Mortgage originators are reporting brisk activity locally despite – or perhaps because of – signals from the Fed interest rates may well increase more than once this year.

The Opioid Crisis: Why The Business Community Should Take Note

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