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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 ...

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Is Your Phone Listening?

Posted Aug 16, 2019

It’s no wonder we love our smartphones. They’re wonderfully brilliant, make life a bit easier, and continue to advance with features like facial recognition, waterproof design, and high-resolution cameras that rival professional photography. With each new feature, our infatuation grows, but somewhere along the way, we noticed something...

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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 ...

Jan 4, 2019

YMCA Sees Increased Enrollment With New Facility

By Johanna Cano, posted Jan 4, 2019

With the opening of the Nir Family YMCA, officials with the local chapter of the nonprofit organization have seen enrollments increase and hope to continue efforts to serve the community. After a fire in 2015, the YMCA of Southeastern North Carolina started a campaign to raise $9.8 million for the construction of its new facility at 2710 Market St. As of today, it ha ...

Nov 29, 2018

Furnishing Needs For Hurricane Florence Victims

By Cece Nunn, posted Nov 29, 2018

The devastation caused by Hurricane Florence inspired development consultant Livian Jones to restart a nonprofit organization she had founded about 10 years ago called Furniture Finders, with the aim of providing people with the furniture they need to move on from life's struggles. While some have already moved on from the September storm, which caused wind and floo ...

Nov 23, 2018

Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity is expanding its services to meet the needs of residents in New Hanover, Pender and Duplin counties who were affected by Hurricane Florence.  According to a recent news release, two new initiatives will provide long-term housing solutions for eligible families with household incomes that are up to 80 percent of the Area Median Income ...

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