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Jul 16, 2019

NCEDA Elects Randall Johnson As Vice President

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jul 16, 2019

Randall Johnson has been elected vice president of N.C. Economic Development Association for 2019-2020, according to a news release. Members of the association elected Johnson, executive director of the N.C. Biotechnology Center’s southeastern regional office, by unanimous vote at its annual meeting in June. He joined the NCEDA’s board of directors in 2 ...

Jul 16, 2019

2 Locals Graduate From UNC's Municipal And County Administration Course

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jul 16, 2019

Two people from the region have graduated from the 2018-2019 Municipal and County Administration course of the School of Government at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, according to a news release. Allen Vann, director of facilities and fleet services with Pender County, and Brian Scott, director of information technology for the city of Wilmington,& ...

Jul 16, 2019

WIN Awards $58,000 In Grants

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jul 16, 2019

Women’s Impact Network of New Hanover County has awarded grants to five local nonprofit organizations, according to a news release. A total of $58,000 in grants were awarded during the organization’s annual grants celebration luncheon in May, officials said. The funds are to “address issues in the realm of health and wellness, WIN’s grant ...

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Posted Jul 15, 2019
Have you noticed those unsightly dark streaks on your neighbor’s roof or yours?

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Jul 16, 2019

The Carousel Center Hires Laurie Taylor

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jul 16, 2019

​Laurie Taylor is serving as The Carousel Center's first development manager, according to a news release. Taylor, a certified fundraising executive, joined the group earlier this year and brings more than 20 years of experience in charitable fundraising, capital campaigns and event management to the center, officials said in the release. “I’m thrille ...

Jul 16, 2019

Hugh Hardage Joins Fox Wilmington

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jul 16, 2019

Hugh Hardage has been named sales manager of American Spirit Media’s Fox Wilmington (WSFX-TV), according to a news release. His position with the company became effective in June. He previously served as a general sales manager with an NBC affiliate in Lubbock, Texas. Hardage previously held a local sales manager role with WECT in 2012. “I’m look ...

Jul 9, 2019

Scott Girard Joins Novant Health Family Medicine Pine Forest

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jul 9, 2019

Novant Health has welcomed Scott Girard to Novant Health Family Medicine Pine Forest in Oak Island, according to a news release. Girard, a board-certified physician in internal medicine, joined the clinic in June, stated the release. The practice is located at 2950 Pine Plantation Parkway. Prior to joining Novant Health, he worked in Concord at Carolinas HealthCare S ...

Jul 9, 2019

Ryan Marchi Joins Old North State Trust

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jul 9, 2019

Old North State Trust LLC has added Ryan Marchi to its Wilmington office, according to a news release. Marchi joins the firm as a trust officer, serving Southeastern North Carolina. He brings more than 15 years of experience in specialized asset management and financial planning experience to the team, officials stated in the release. Marchi previously worked in glob ...

Jul 9, 2019

Construction Firm Promotes 4 Employees

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jul 9, 2019

Wilmington-based Thomas Construction Group has announced the promotion of several employees, according to a news release. Harold Haggard, Joel Young, Shawn Rhodes and Chris Diamond have each received promotions within the firm, officials stated in the release. Haggard has been promoted from senior project manager to vice president/project executive. He has 39 years o ...

Jul 9, 2019

Lori Harris Becomes Member Of Forbes Coaches Council

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jul 9, 2019

Lori Harris, managing partner at Harris Whitesell Consulting, has been accepted into Forbes Coaches Council, according to a news release. The group is by invitation only. Harris was selected by a review committee based on her experience, officials stated in the release. “We are honored to welcome Lori Harris into the community,” said Scott Gerber, founder ...

Jul 9, 2019

New Hanover County Announces Leadership Changes

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jul 9, 2019

New Hanover County has announced several leadership changes. Kathy Stoute was named assistant county manager in charge of the county’s health and human services departments. Her role began July 1, according to a news release. She had been the director of the county’s community justice services for seven years, stated the release. In her role, Stoute se ...

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