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Mar 12, 2019

YMCA Names New Board Leadership

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Mar 12, 2019

The YMCA of Southeastern North Carolina has announced the new leadership of its board of directors, according to a news release. Jim Hundley, executive vice president and director of preconstruction for Thomas Construction Group, will serve as chair of its board of directors. Hundley will serve a two-year term that will end in 2021, officials said. He was appoin ...

Mar 12, 2019

Jennings Nestor Joins Coastal Pulmonary Medicine

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Mar 12, 2019

Coastal Pulmonary Medicine – NHRMC Physician Group, has welcomed Jennings Nestor to the practice, according to a news release. Nestor will be among physicians within the practice that diagnose and treat diseases and conditions of the lungs. Officials said he will be providing patient care for lung diseases and critically ill patients in New Hanover Regional M ...

Mar 12, 2019

Wilmington Health Endocrinology Team Welcomes Jennifer Dove

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Mar 12, 2019

Jennifer Dove has joined the Wilmington Health Endocrinology team, according to a news release. Dove, a nurse practitioner in Endocrinology, is working alongside physician Michael Favorito, helping to treat adult patients with diabetes, thyroid conditions and other endocrine disorders, officials said in the release. “I’m excited to bring my experienc ...

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Mar 12, 2019

Union Bank Adds David Kesler

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Mar 12, 2019

David Kesler has joined Union Bank as a commercial relationship manager in the Wilmington market, according to a news release. Kesler has had a 24-year banking career and most recently worked with Aquesta Bank as a commercial lender and vice president, officials said. He also worked for 18 years at First Citizens Bank, where he had a 10-year tenure as senior vice presid ...

Mar 8, 2019

Ayize Glenn Gray Accepted Into Real Estate Educational Programs

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Mar 8, 2019

Ayize Glenn Gray, a broker with Coldwell Banker Commercial Sun Coast Partners, has been accepted into two real estate education programs, according to a news release. Gray is taking courses with the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) Cultural Diversity Education Program, officials said. He is currently a CCIM member and candidate for CCIM designation, whic ...

Mar 5, 2019

Carolyn Moser Named North Carolina Health Director Of The Year

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Mar 5, 2019

Carolyn Moser, Pender County’s health director, has been named N.C. Health Director of the Year, according to a news release. Moser has served in the public health sector for 36 years, county officials said in the release. The award was created by the N.C. Association of County Commissioners and is implemented through the N.C. Association of Local Health Direct ...

Mar 5, 2019

Brunswick Electric Board Names Joshua Winslow As CEO

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Mar 5, 2019

Joshua Winslow has been appointed CEO and general manager of the electric cooperative by Brunswick Electric Membership Corp.'s board of directors, according to a news release. Winslow began his role Feb. 1 and succeeded retired executive Don Hughes, who had served as CEO and general manager since 2014, officials said. “Josh is an excellent fit for BEMC beca ...

Mar 5, 2019

Three People Recognized As 2019 Alumni Award Honorees

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Mar 5, 2019

Three people have been recognized as award honorees by the UNCW Alumni Association, according to an announcement. Donald Godwin, Lindsay Harkey and Janine Bilodeau Powell were recognized for their achievements during the University of North Carolina Wilmington's homecoming in February, officials said. Godwin, who is a 1969 graduate, was named Disti ...

Mar 5, 2019

Megan Fogel Joins The Domenico Grillo Real Estate Team

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Mar 5, 2019

The Domenico Grillo Real Estate Team of Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage has added Megan Fogel to its team, according to a news release. Fogel brings more than 15 years of experience and knowledge of Brunswick County to the team, officials said in the release. She will be specializing in Oak Island and the surrounding markets. Fogel, a native of North Carolina, mo ...

Mar 5, 2019

Chamber Names Recipient Of Lifetime Achievement Award

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Mar 5, 2019

The Wilmington Chamber of Commerce has named the recipient of its Lifetime Achievement Award, according to a news release. John "Jack" Barto was given the chamber's Lifetime Achievement Award in Business, officials said. He was recognized at the annual meeting of the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce on Feb. 27. Barto previously served as president and CEO ...

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