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Jan 17, 2020

A Matter Of School Days For Tourism

By Laura Moore, posted Jan 17, 2020

Summer is about fun in the sun and relaxation for many people, but in North Carolina, that translates to big business. Incidentally, that business is also what allows residents to enjoy what they love most about the area.   Last week, the New Hanover County Board of Education decided not to make any changes to the 2020- 2021 school year calendar, keeping the start d ...

Jan 6, 2020

Developers Of New Hotel Plan To Build More

By Cece Nunn, posted Jan 6, 2020

The developers of a recently opened $12 million hotel on Medical Center Drive hope to create more in the Wilmington area. The four-story, 109-room Holiday Inn Express & Suites Wilmington West-Medical Park, 839 Medical Center Drive, was built on 2 acres by Kismet Wilmington LLC. After a soft opening in recent weeks, the hotel's grand opening cel ...

Dec 20, 2019

Shining A Light On Cameron Art Museum

By Laura Moore, posted Dec 20, 2019

While continuing to offer much to still see this year, Cameron Art Museum is looking ahead to a new year that includes new exhibits and projects for the midtown Wilmington attraction.   They include the overlooked legacy of the U.S. Colored Troops (USCT), whose Civil War service led to the fall of Confederates at the Battle of Forks Road, right at the location of th ...

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What To Do If There Are Insufficient Reserve Funds

Posted Jan 7, 2020
What are reserve funds and what are they used for? Reserve funds are broken down into capital and non-capital expenses; capital would be replacing a roof; non-capital would be painting. These are IRS terms really, but for HOAs reserves are in general a savings account saving up to take care of long-term repairs and replacement — replacing the roof, paving the roads, resurfacing the pool...read entire article
Dec 20, 2019

Planning Bunches Of Brunches

By Jessica Maurer, posted Dec 20, 2019

Danny and Earl McPherson, owners of King Neptune Restaurant in Wrightsville Beach, have opened the doors to their newest project, Brunches, at Mayfaire Community Center.   The McPhersons have ambitious plans for the growth of the new restaurant, with a second Wilmington location already under construction on Randall Parkway near Flying Machine Brewing Co. That locat ...

Nov 15, 2019

Sport Attracts Players To Leland

By Laura Moore, posted Nov 15, 2019

When you’re looking for some beach time, one of the many beaches in the area will do the trick. When history or theater is calling your name, downtown Wilmington has the answer to your yearning.   But when you want to socialize and engage in a multi-generational activity, Leland has a place to go: the House of Pickleball.   The popularity of pickleball ...

Nov 1, 2019

Pender Game Land A 'treasure Trove'

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Nov 1, 2019

Although the ocean draws numerous tourists to Pender County, another more inland attraction serves as a major contributor to its rural economy.   The Holly Shelter Game Land, at about 64,000 acres, makes up nearly 12% of the county’s acreage, according to Pender planners. The game land appeals to hunters, anglers, sport shooters and more.   “The H ...

Oct 18, 2019

How Beach Businesses Survive Off-season

By Sherri Crawford, posted Oct 18, 2019

Once again, summer’s high travel season is in the rearview, but that doesn’t mean beach businesses shutter.   Thanks to moderate temperatures, lower lodging rates and the like, fall is a shoulder season for vacationing at area beaches. Therefore, many businesses that boom in the summer are able to weather the slower seasons, even through the winter. &nb ...

Oct 18, 2019

Lobster On A Roll In Port City

By Kyle Hanlin, posted Oct 18, 2019

The restaurant world, much like teenage fashion and Top 40 radio, is amazingly susceptible to trends and changing customer expectations. Restaurateurs, as they say, must roll with it.   One recent trend has seen a New England tradition – the lobster roll – claw its way to a front-and-center spot in the Cape Fear region.   In September, co-owners D ...

Oct 4, 2019

With more room coming to Wilmington International Airport (ILM), officials there wanted to find out what passengers might want to see, buy or eat as part of the growing airport's ongoing and upcoming terminal expansion. According to a news release Friday, ILM recently developed and shared a passenger survey, "with a goal of receiving customer feedback regarding ...

Sep 20, 2019

Banking On History

By Jenny Callison, posted Sep 20, 2019

Correction: This version of the story corrects the recipient of the Historic Wilmington Foundation grant to the Coastal Land Trust. An earlier version stated that the grant was given to the Cedar Hill/West Bank Heritage Foundation. Navassa officials are optimistic about the impact a historic preservation project will have on the town’s economic development. Since ...

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