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County Tier Downgrade Could Help More Money Flow Into The Region

The recent New Hanover and Brunswick county designations as Tier 2 counties, while a downgrade from their previous ranking, could be good news for the Cape Fear region, local economic leaders said. That's because the ranking could help br ...

Nov 30, 2020

Wilmington Eye Shares Vision For Surgery Center In The Works

Drivers on 16th and 17th streets have seen the large building going up near the Burger King. Officials with Wilmington Eye say its new ambulatory surgery center will have patients also seeing millions in savings while receiving the latest in care. ...

Nov 30, 2020

Robuck Homes Closes On 64 Acres In $6.6M Deal

East & Mason Developers LLC, a subsidiary of Robuck Homes, Inc., announced Monday that it has closed on the purchase of 64 acres in the heart of the Masonboro Sound area in Wilmington.  "The owner plans to develop the property into a ...

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Season’s Cheatings: Avoid These Holiday Scams

Posted Nov 17, 2020
Holiday shopping season is here, and that presents plenty of opportunities for scammers to spoil your celebrations. They are more than willing to use the joyous mood to get into your wallet. But with a little preparation and vigilance, you can cut down on the threat of becoming a scam victim.

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Homebuilder Transforming Former Church Structure Into Office

The last service at Pearsall Memorial Presbyterian Church, a Wilmington house of worship built more than 100 years ago, took place in June 2019. On a recent weekday this year, the whir and pop of saws and nails by crews working for a local homebuilde ...

Nov 25, 2020

By Air, By Car And By The Sea: A Look At Thanksgiving Travel Plans

Air travel for the Thanksgiving holiday is trending down this year, but the area is still seeing some strong domestic travel as area beach towns experience an uptick in off-season vacation rentals. The number of people moving in and out of the are ...

Nov 25, 2020

End Of Days Distillery Gains New Accolades, Releases New Spirits

End of Days Distillery, 1815 Castle St., has announced that it is the recipient of several new awards. The distillery’s Port of Entry series rum and gin both received Double Gold medals at the SIP Awards International Spirits Competition, an ...

Nov 25, 2020

Q&A: Tropical Smoothie Cafe

The Greater Wilmington Business Journal spoke with Brandon Korman, owner of three area Tropical Smoothie Cafe locations, about weathering the pandemic and the brand's seasonal promotions.  GWBJ: Now that the pandemic is in its eighth ...

Nov 25, 2020

Bone & Bean BBQ To Close At The End Of November

James Smith, owner of Bone & Bean BBQ, announced via Facebook on Nov. 20 that he will be closing the Carolina Beach Road restaurant on Nov. 28, calling it the most difficult post he’s had to make in his business career. Smith, who owns t ...

Nov 25, 2020

It’s Hot Cocoa Bombs Away For Flour Power Sweets And Confections

Jerri Wiggans, owner of Flour Power Sweets and Confections, is busy creating one of the season’s hottest new sweets: hot cocoa bombs. If you’re not yet familiar with this sweet sensation, hot cocoa bombs are chocolate balls filled with ...

Nov 24, 2020

With Smaller Local Workforce This Year, GE Aviation Warns Of More Cuts Nationally

The aviation business unit of Boston-headquartered General Electric Co. has announced another wave of job cuts for the firm because of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the aviation industry worldwide. Although officials did not yet have spec ...

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