Sep 18, 2020

Vacation rental owners are waiting to see what city of Wilmington officials do next after a judge issued a stay on a ruling repealing the city's short-term rental code. An N.C. Superior Court Judge earlier this week deemed Wilmington’s vacation rental code illegal, saying it violates a state law prohibiting municipalities from requiring rental permits.&nb ...

Sep 18, 2020

U.S. Senator Thom Tillis and challenger Cal Cunningham will speak at the 2020 Wilm­ingtonBiz Conference & Expo.   Each candidate will appear sepa­rately to deliver remarks and answer audience questions. WilmingtonBiz Expo attendees will be able to submit questions to the candidates online during the event.   North Carolina’s race for the U.S ...

Sep 16, 2020

Judge Rules Wilmington Vacation Rental Code Illegal

By Cece Nunn, posted Sep 16, 2020

An N.C. Superior Court Judge has ruled that Wilmington’s vacation rental code violates a state law prohibiting municipalities from requiring rental permits, according to an announcement Wednesday.  A news release stated that the decision is a win for Peg and David Schroeder, who filed the lawsuit in October last year challenging Wilmington’s ordina ...

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Tutoring At CFLC

Posted Sep 18, 2020
“The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry.” Indeed, 2020 could not be summed up any better that Robert Burns’ famous quip. Around the world, individuals and organizations have had to depend on the ability to adapt and the skill of pivoting in order to survive and thrive. No part of our society is exempt from the deft shifts needed in mindset, skill sets, and entire article
Sep 16, 2020

A project to redevelop the old Wave Transit property on Castle Street is "ready to go" once state and city agreements are in hand, the developer told city officials Tuesday night. The Wilmington City Council unanimously approved a resolution allowing city staff to proceed with finalizing an agreement with Hipp Architecture & Development PC for the tra ...

Sep 11, 2020

An $8 million redevelopment project on Castle Street in Wilmington could get started as early as fall of next year, according to city documents.  A resolution up for consideration by the Wilmington City Council next week authorizes the city staff to proceed with finalizing an agreement with Hipp Architecture & Development PC for the transfer of the city-ow ...

Sep 2, 2020

BIZTALK: Talking Election-year Politics

By Staff Reports, posted Sep 2, 2020

In light of President Donald Trump's visit to Wilmington on Wednesday, the 2020 elections was the topic of the latest BizTalk. Aaron King, political science associate professor at the University of North Carolina Wilmington and longtime local election observer, joined to discuss Trump’s visit, North Carolina’s role as a battleground state in November, ho ...

Sep 2, 2020

President Donald Trump stopped in Wilmington on Wednesday morning, arriving at Wilmington International Airport before heading to the Battleship North Carolina. The president comes to North Carolina, a battleground state, during a heated presidential election year. President Trump said during his visit Wednesday that it was his honor to officially designate ...

Aug 19, 2020

New Hanover County residents who have child care needs caused or increased by the COVID-19 pandemic may be eligible for financial aid. The county announced recently it has allocated $1.3 million for child care and housing assistance. “With schools transitioning to remote learning for the first 9 weeks of the school year, we understand the burden put on families to ...

Jul 10, 2020

Opinion: The $2B Investment Decision

By Rob Kaiser, posted Jul 10, 2020

One aspect of NHRMC’s potential sale that surprisingly hasn’t been discussed much is what we would do with $2 billion.  My recommendation – let’s buy an NBA team. (Forbes says the Charlotte Hornets are worth $1.5 billion.)  But seriously, the possibilities for a community our size are staggering.  Say we invest the $2 billion ...

Jul 10, 2020

The New Hanover County Board of Commissioners faces another major decision Monday about the future of county-owned New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Commissioners will consider whether they, too, agree that it makes sense to pursue a deal with Winston-Salem-based Novant Health, which offered $2 billion to New Hanover County to acquire the hospital and make it a South ...

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