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May 21, 2024

Turille Selected As Southport City Manager

By Staff Reports, posted May 21, 2024

The Southport Board of Aldermen on May 17 voted to name Stuart Turille Jr. as city manager. Turille succeeds Bonnie Therrien, who held the position for 18 months. A native of Virginia, Turille previously served as county administrator of Pittsylvania County, Virginia, according to a news release. Southport Mayor Rich Alt stated in the release, “I believe that S ...

May 21, 2024

Martin Named Executive Director Of Battleship North Carolina

By Staff Reports, posted May 21, 2024

Jay Martin has been appointed as the new executive director of the Battleship North Carolina effective May 31, the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources announced recently. Martin takes over the helm from Capt. Terry Bragg, who will retire June 1, according to a news release. “Dr. Martin’s extensive background in maritime history, historic pre ...

May 21, 2024

Topsail Chamber Presents Six Awards To Members

By Staff Reports, posted May 21, 2024

The Greater Topsail Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism recently presented six awards to outstanding members, according to a news release.  At the May 15 Annual Chamber Awards Luncheon the following awards were presented: Person of the Year Award to Peggy Fussell, owner of Surfside Sportswear and Gifts. Fussell has owned and operated the business for more than ...

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Posted May 13, 2024
Living in a homeowner’s association (HOA) community offers numerous benefits, from shared amenities to a sense of belonging. However, truly maximizing this experience requires more than just residing in the community. By actively engaging with your HOA, understanding its operations, and utilizing its amenities, you can foster a fulfilling and enjoyable living environment for everyone. Here a...read entire article
May 21, 2024

Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage recently announced that Chris Dan has joined its Autumn Hall office.  Dan spent 16 years with the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio prior to joining New Hanover Regional Medical Center, where he worked for two years, according to a news release. He built and managed teams of health care professionals around the nation, the release stated. ...

May 21, 2024

City Of Wilmington Hires Carson As DEI Director

By Staff Reports, posted May 21, 2024

The city of Wilmington hired Kimberly Carson as its director of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), according to a news release. Carson, who succeeds Joe Conway, comes to the city from Burlington, Vermont, where she led that city’s equity and inclusion strategies starting in 2022. Prior to that, she worked for the Iowa Judicial Branch in a variety of ...

May 14, 2024

Hayworth Earns Client Experience Award From Ameriprise

By Staff Reports, posted May 14, 2024

Creighton Hayworth, a financial advisor with Ameriprise Financial Services LLC in Wilmington, earned the Ameriprise Client Experience Award for 2023. According to a news release, "Hayworth was honored with this award because his ability to consistently deliver personalized, goal-based advice and exceptional client service. Award recipients earned an overall client ...

May 14, 2024

Martin Joins Ward And Smith Business Consulting

By Staff Reports, posted May 14, 2024

William Martin, a Wilmington native, has joined Ward and Smith Business Consulting as a business development specialist, according to a news release. After graduating from N.C. State University with a degree in business administration in 2020, Martin began his career as a sales support specialist at First Citizens Wealth Management in Raleigh. "His journey conti ...

May 14, 2024

Wilmington City Council member Salette Andrews has been appointed to the National League of Cities (NLC) 2024 Energy, Environment and Natural Resources Federal Advocacy Committee. Andrews was elected to a one-year term and will provide strategic direction and guidance for NLC’s federal advocacy agenda and policy priorities on sustainability, climate change, commun ...

May 14, 2024

Graham Named CFO Of N.C. Ports

By Staff Reports, posted May 14, 2024

Jonathan Graham has been appointed chief financial officer of N.C. Ports, according to a news release. In this role, he will oversee accounting, finance and strategic business planning activities for the N.C. State Ports Authority, including the capital planning process, ensuring that expenditures are completed in the most efficient and effective manner to maximize ...

May 14, 2024

Ingle Earns Staff Excellence Award From UNCW

By Staff Reports, posted May 14, 2024

The UNCW Staff Award for Excellence reception was held at the Burney Center on April 30 to recognize members of the campus community who have excelled in their service to UNCW in the categories of customer service, efficiency and innovation, human relations, outstanding state government service, public service and Spirit of North Carolina, according to a news release. T ...

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