Feb 23, 2024

Support Organization Grant Seeks To Elevate Black Entrepreneurs

The North Carolina Black Entrepreneurship Council will open applications next month for its 2024 NC BEC Ecosystem Grant. The NC IDEA Foundation formed NC BEC in 2020 and distributed its inaugural Ecosystem Grants that year. The organization announ ...

Feb 23, 2024

Marathon This Weekend Set To Attract 4,300 Runners, Millions Of Dollars

The 4,300 runners expected at a marathon in Wilmington this weekend could pump millions of dollars into the area’s economy. Officials won’t be able to estimate the total economic impact of this year’s Novant Health Wilmington Mar ...

Feb 23, 2024

Commercial Realtors Honor 'Rockstar,' Member Of The Year, Lifetime Achiever In Wilmington

A commercial real estate group based in the Wilmington area bestowed awards on three of its members. Hansen Matthews, partner in commercial real estate firm Maus, Warwick & Matthews, won the Realtors Commercial Alliance of Southeastern North C ...

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A New Take on an Old Scam

Posted Jan 29, 2024

One of the oldest scams around involves a criminal getting hold of one of your checks and forging the payee and the amount. Usually this is done by “washing” the check with chemicals to remove the real information you have written o...read entire article
Achievers & Accolades

Rider Promoted To Director Of Operations For Clancy & Theys' Wilmington Division

Feb 22, 2024

Officials Raise Concerns About China-made Cranes Like Those At Port Of Wilmington

The federal government is moving to protect the nation's ports against foreign cybersecurity attacks.  President Joe Biden signed an executive order Wednesday to strengthen cybersecurity in the American ports system and to begin ...

Feb 22, 2024

Local Real Estate Deals, Developments Earn Cape Fear CREW Awards

It took a lot of teamwork to realize a dream shared by Bevin Prince and her husband, Will Friend. Recess, Prince's cycling studio in Wilmington, had a couple of different addresses before securing a lease at The Forum, 1119 Military Cutof ...

Feb 21, 2024

New Hanover Community Endowment Feeds Wilmington Food Desert With $6.8M

The New Hanover Community Endowment announced a $6.8 million investment in the Northside Food Cooperative, a startup grocery store, on Wednesday. The Northside Food Cooperative serves Wilmington's Northside neighborhood, a long-standing food d ...

Feb 21, 2024

Summerwalk's Second Phase Moves Forward With Rezoning

A proposal to build more than 175 apartments along with retail, restaurant and office space is moving forward on Oleander Drive after developers secured a needed rezoning this week. On Tuesday, the Wilmington City Council unanimously approved rezo ...

Feb 21, 2024

Banh Si Food Truck To Partner With The Half In New Cargo District Venture

With an opening planned later this year, a new joint venture between Wilmington food truck Banh Sai and sandwich shop The Half is sure to be a hotspot for locals and tourists alike.  Banh Sai owner Austin Belt said the decision to partner wit ...

Feb 21, 2024

Coffee Shop, Bar Takes Flight In Downtown Wilmington

When the creative minds behind the recently updated Front Street Inn decided to add a coffee bar, they knew it couldn’t be just a coffee bar – it had to have the same international flair as the hotel. That’s how the Concorde Espress ...

Feb 20, 2024

New Hanover County, Nonprofit Agency Partner On Rental Assistance Program

A nonprofit's partnership with New Hanover County aims to help residents struggling to pay their rent, according to a news release. Wilmington-based New H.O.P.E. CDC will begin accepting applications for its rental assistance program, which wi ...

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Trouble Brewing: How A Social Media Post Bubbled Over For A Wilmington Brewery

Social media can influence which local breweries are favored among patrons and restaurants. This dynamic played out recently with an online...

MADE: IKA Works Inc. Equips Labs

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Pickler Provides Place To Play

Today, the House of Pickleball has around 2,000 members....

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