Jun 17, 2024

Proposed Castle Hayne Projects Could Bring Thousands Of Homes, Commercial Space

Plans for several large-scale developments could bring thousands of homes and new recreation and commercial space to the Castle Hayne area. Castle Hayne and other parts of northern New Hanover County have witnessed an uptick in residential and com ...

Jun 14, 2024

Coming To Mayfaire: New Tenants, Lululemon Expansion And Rolex Time

Mayfaire Town Center is expanding with new tenants and major upgrades for existing stores, according to a news release. Clothing stores Free People and FP Movement are expected to open this fall. National athletic wear retailer lululemon, which op ...

Jun 12, 2024

Greenfield Amphitheater Could Get New Seating, More Space

The city of Wilmington has plans to add more seating and a new outdoor area to Hugh Morton Amphitheater at Greenfield Lake Park. The proposed changes to the existing 1,200-seat, outdoor amphitheater would add more space for concertgoers and conces ...

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Robert Parker
Cape Fear Solar Systems

Duke Energy Will Pay You Up to $9,000 to Go Solar with a Battery

Posted May 17, 2024

Living by the coast, we are no strangers to power outages. They happen every summer during hurricane season, and sometimes even in the winter when all the energy consumed to heat our homes creates too much demand on the grid.

To mitigate this issue, the North Carolina Utilities Commission approved the PowerPair pilot and rebate program in January of 2024 for homeowners purchasing a ba...read entire article

Achievers & Accolades

Hatch Named UNCW's Director Of Sponsored Programs, Research Compliance

Jun 12, 2024

Protocase Selects Wilmington For Its First US Expansion

A Canadian company has chosen Wilmington for its first expansion into the U.S.  Protocase, a rapid manufacturing and prototyping firm serving the aerospace and defense industries, plans to set up an office in downtown Wilmington this summer,& ...

Jun 11, 2024

Seabird Chef Calls James Beard Awards 'a Win' Even Without Top Prize

While Dean Neff, owner and head chef at Seabird, did not take home the James Beard Foundation’s coveted Outstanding Chef award on Monday, he was the first Wilmington chef to make it to the final round and be invited to the awards ceremony.  ...

Jun 11, 2024

Grimmburger Food Truck To Open Brick-and-mortar Location At The Forum

Wilmington food truck Grimmburger plans to move into its first brick-and-mortar space in The Forum later this summer. Grimmburger owners Matthew and Sammie Jo Grimm have signed a lease for the space formerly occupied by Epic Food Co., a health-foc ...

Jun 10, 2024

Del Webb Community In Leland To Begin Home Sales This Summer

Home sales are set to begin this summer in Leland’s Mallory Creek neighborhood. The master-planned community from Del Webb will have 762 homesites on just over 300 acres near River Road in Leland. Six model homes are currently under construc ...

Jun 10, 2024

Seabird's Dean Neff Talks Awards, Community Ahead Of Tonight's James Beard Ceremony

Dean Neff, owner and head chef at downtown Wilmington restaurant Seabird, is in Chicago today for the 33rd annual James Beard Restaurant and Chef Awards ceremony. He is among five chefs nominated nationwide for the foundation’s Outstanding Chef ...

Jun 7, 2024

Historic Wilmington Foundation Director Resigns, Interim Named

The executive director of the Historic Wilmington Foundation announced his resignation on Friday. Travis Gilbert is leaving to serve as the director of philanthropy for the Old Baldy Foundation, a nonprofit that works to preserve Old Baldy Lightho ...

Jun 7, 2024

UNC Wilmington Blue Economy Index's Performance In May

The UNC Wilmington Blue Economy Index is showing signs of the industry’s resilience after it outperformed many prominent indices in May.   An announcement on June 5 displayed the index’s monthly percent change compared to comparabl ...

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Canapi Venture’s Fund Raises Stakes

This fund is focused on supporting companies that further AI governance, cybersecurity and climate technology....

Home Options: Stage Set For Accessory Dwelling Units To Proliferate

Defined as a separate residential living space on the same lot as a primary dwelling, the topic of ADUs is seeing a resurgence in the Port C...

Airport Projects Expected To Fuel Economy

The parking improvements, coupled with the widening of 23rd Street and the ongoing noise study, are efforts to prepare for the airport’s cur...

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