Apr 20, 2024

Severe Weather Postpones Trump Rally In Wilmington

Former President Donald Trump’s rally in Wilmington was stopped shortly before 7 p.m. because of the threat of severe weather. Trump, the Republican presidential candidate, was scheduled to give remarks at Aero Center on the Wilmington Inter ...

Apr 19, 2024

Port's Cold Chain Summit Covers N.C. Prestige, Global Conflict, Cold Supply Chain

A sea of economic development, cold storage and ports professionals gathered in Wilmington for the seventh annual North Carolina State Ports Authority Cold Chain Summit on Thursday. Key issues discussed throughout the three panels and several spea ...

Apr 19, 2024

Game Over For Michael Jordan Museum At Project Grace

Michael Jordan's family has decided not to go ahead with plans for a downtown Wilmington museum focused on the sports star and his relatives, New Hanover County officials announced Friday. The news release did not state a reason for the Jordan ...

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Jane Morrow
Smart Start of New Hanover County

It’s Child’s Play

Posted Apr 1, 2024
When conducting your next job interview, one question you may want to add is “How much did you play as a young child?”
The implications of what science is discovering about the importance of free play for children’s brain development are important for growing businesses.  If we want colleagues and employees who are creative, team players, get along ...read entire article
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Viamark Carolinas Adds Long To Marketing Team

Apr 19, 2024

Bitty & Beau's Coffee Show Builds On Brand, Purpose

Wilmington-based Bitty & Beau’s Coffee expanded its brand with a weekly talk show on YouTube, aptly named The Bitty & Beau’s Coffee Show, that launched at the end of March. The show is an exploration of the Bitty & Beau&rsq ...

Apr 19, 2024

With Coffee And Cocktails, Owners Mix It Up

Coffee shop by day, bar by night. Blurring the lines between coffee and cocktails is a growing trend, including at Wilmington establishments.  Baristas are incorporating craft cocktail techniques into show-stopping coffee drinks, and bartende ...

Apr 19, 2024

MADE: Makers Of Important Papers

W.R. Rayson Co. Inc. 720 S. Dickerson St., Burgaw No. of local employees: 26 Year founded: 1969 Top local official: Michael DiMartino, president and CEO Company description: W.R. Rayson is a family-owned manufacturer and converter of disposabl ...

Apr 19, 2024

Surf City Embarks On Park’s Construction

The mayor of Surf City recently said a new mainland park and recreation complex will “absolutely” be a draw for both tourists and residents. Especially the skate park. “When it’s too cold to surf, when there’s no w ...

Apr 19, 2024

Info Junkie: Lydia Thomas

Lydia Thomas  Program Manager, UNCW CIE Lydia Thomas is the recently hired program manager of the University of North Carolina Wilmington’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Thomas creates programs for startups. Some exampl ...

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Surf City Embarks On Park’s Construction

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