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Mar 20, 2020

Helping To Manage Change

By Cece Nunn, posted Mar 20, 2020

Randell Woodruff likes change. “I’m not afraid to step out and try something different. I think that keeps your career interesting,” said Woodruff, the manager of Brunswick County since October, a helm he was offered after serving as Pender County manager for four years.   Coming from a nearby county in the Cape Fear region’s tri-county ar ...

Feb 19, 2020

NHC Commissioner Hopefuls Field Local Economy Questions

By Vicky Janowski, posted Feb 19, 2020

New Hanover County commissioner candidates on Wednesday added their thoughts about economic development, growth and other business issues to the race's crowded campaign landscape.   With early voting already underway in the primary elections, seven of the 15 candidates spoke to members of the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce, BASE, Cape Fear Realtors and Wilmingto ...

Feb 17, 2020

Office Opens At CFCC To Help Firms Gain Federal Contracts

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Feb 17, 2020

Cape Fear Community College has opened a branch of the N.C. Military Business Center at its downtown campus, according to a news release. The branch, inside the Union Station building in room 537, offers business development services for firms in New Hanover, Pender and Brunswick counties. Donna Warren leads the CFCC location of the NCMBC, which is a business develop ...

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What Small Businesses Can Do Now

Posted Mar 31, 2020
The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has crippled our economy nationwide and small businesses are among the most heavily affected by this crisis. Cape Fear Community College’s Small Business Center is a free resource that area small businesses can count on for practical advice and counseling. Jerry Coleman is the director of our Small Business Center. I have asked him to provide a few thoug...read entire article
Feb 14, 2020

It might seem like development planning has slowed down so far this year in the city of Wilmington if you go by the city’s project tracking website. For example, at least 28 projects had been started in the tracking system in January and February of last year, while this year, only one project was on the list as of Friday morning. “I would say that there& ...

Feb 12, 2020

Chamber Forum Focuses On NHC Commissioner Candidates

By Vicky Janowski, posted Feb 12, 2020

Education and workforce readiness took up much of the discussion at a New Hanover County commissioners candidate forum Wednesday morning, a day before early voting opens in the primaries.   The event, organized by the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce, was the first of two sessions to get the county commissioners candidates in front of business community members. &nbs ...

Feb 7, 2020

FEMA, State Approve $1.6M For City's Hurricane Debris Cleanup

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Feb 7, 2020

The city of Wilmington has been approved for an additional $1.6 million in reimbursements for its Hurricane Florence debris removal. The state and FEMA recently approved the funds, which cover the removal of more than 4,800 tons of hurricane-related vegetation and construction debris, according to a news release Friday. FEMA’s total share for the expenses ...

Jan 22, 2020

The potential redevelopment of the New Hanover County Government Center is moving forward with the beginning of a negotiation process approved Tuesday by county officials. The county board of commissioners voted Tuesday to proceed with a development team made up of Wilmington-based GHK Cape Fear Development and FD Stonewater, which was the county staff's recommendat ...

Jan 21, 2020

Bald Head Island To Receive $2.9M For Beach Restoration

By Johanna Cano, posted Jan 21, 2020

The state and FEMA have approved $2.9 million to reimburse expenses used for storm-related damage at Bald Heald Island's beaches, according to a Tuesday news release. Storm surges from 2018’s Hurricane Florence damaged the beach and eroded sand. The funds will reimburse the replacement of beach sand for the village of Bald Head Island, including plans to re ...

Jan 17, 2020

Council To Consider Grant Funds For Wilmington Rail Realignment Project

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jan 17, 2020

City council could make funds available next week that would allow the Wilmington Rail Realignment project to move forward. Wilmington City Council is slated to consider several items about the project's funding that involve agreements with the Federal Railroad Administration for $2 million and the N.C. Department of Transportation for $500,000, according to city of ...

Jan 17, 2020

About 30 years ago, a Brendle’s department store welcomed shoppers at Marketplace Mall off South College Road.   But few things, especially in the world of retail, remain the same forever, and Brendle’s ceased to exist around 1996.   In 2002, New Hanover County government officials began the process of buying and renovating more than 136,000 squar ...

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