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Mar 1, 2024

Wilmington officials are eyeing a renovation for the city’s largest park. At their meeting Feb. 19, members of the Wilmington City Council saw a presentation from its Parks and Recreation Department on a proposed master plan for Greenfield Park that outlines a significant program of improvements to be accomplished in three phases.   “Municipalities and o ...

Mar 1, 2024

Patricia Kusek Resigns From Endowment Board

By Audrey Elsberry, posted Mar 1, 2024

Less than six months after becoming a director with the New Hanover Community Endowment, Patricia Kusek has resigned from her role, according to an NHCE announcement Friday. Kusek, a former member and vice chair of New Hanover County's Board of Commissioners, helped steward the sale of New Hanover Regional Medical Center that created the more than $1 billion en ...

Feb 21, 2024

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 desert at 10th and Post Streets. The Food Cooperative applied for the investment as a part of the endowment's 2023 gr ...

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Feb 19, 2024

Wilmington leaders will consider two more leases this week for space in the Skyline Center – the city-owned downtown building that formerly belonged to Thermo Fisher Scientific.  The city of Wilmington purchased the 12-story building at 929 N. Front St. last July for $68 million with plans to occupy roughly five floors while leasing two floors of the building ...

Feb 9, 2024

Lawmakers Pass Bill That Could Buoy Startups

By Audrey Elsberry, posted Feb 9, 2024

A bill passed in the U.S. House last week could help startups struggling with research and development expenses. A section of the Tax Relief for American Families and Workers Act of 2024 that focuses on research spending would allow small businesses to write off research and development expenses. It would also reduce the taxes small businesses pay on experimental expend ...

Feb 7, 2024

In downtown Wilmington, an undeveloped piece of city-owned land is set to change hands. Located at 320 N. Front St., the roughly 0.25-acre tract is east of The Cotton Exchange and south of Cape Fear Community College’s downtown campus. City leaders have leased the land in recent years to The Cotton Exchange to use as a parking lot. The property’s current ...

Feb 5, 2024

Wilmington leaders are set to adopt a strategic plan this week that will guide the city into the future. The proposed strategic plan features five focus areas: housing, transportation, economic development, public safety and “organizational excellence.” The plan aims to provide staff and residents with a standard set of goals to help guide decisions and inve ...

Jan 31, 2024

A toll could be part of a future replacement of the aging Cape Fear Memorial Bridge. The Cape Fear region’s top transportation board voted 8-5 during a contentious meeting Wednesday in support of a resolution asking state transportation officials to evaluate a tolled option as they work to find funding to replace the bridge.  Those voting against a motion ...

Jan 25, 2024

OPINION: We Don’t Need A 135’ Fixed Bridge

By Travis Gilbert, posted Jan 25, 2024

By now, our community understands why the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge needs to be replaced.    The remaining, unanswered question is why we need a replacement bridge with a 135-foot vertical clearance for maritime traffic, or twice the height of the current Cape Fear Memorial Bridge in its lowered, standard position?    NCDOT estimates that a 135-foot ...

Jan 24, 2024

A mix of residents, business owners and community leaders will be among those guiding the development of a new vision plan for the 18 neighborhoods in and around downtown Wilmington. The Wilmington City Council unanimously approved a resolution this week that establishes framework for a 23-member steering committee that’s tasked with guiding the development of the ...

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