May 17, 2024

Submarine Museum Could Surface Here

By Cece Nunn, posted May 17, 2024

Wilmington might land another maritime attraction. This month, the Wilmington City Council supported the N.C. Submarine Museum Foundation’s idea to build the museum in the Port City. In 2008, the Navy commissioned the USS North Carolina SSN 777 submarine in Wilmington, and Wilmington has many more things going for it as the foundation works to make the museum a ...

May 17, 2024

Topsail Island Museum Offers New Exhibit On Black Heritage

By Staff Reports, posted May 17, 2024

The Historical Society of Topsail Island recently opened a new exhibit in the Missiles and More Museum entitled “Historic Ocean City Beach.”  The exhibit, which opened April 20, spotlights local Black heritage, according to a news release. Ocean City Beach was established in 1949 and became the first community in the state where Black people could pu ...

May 17, 2024

Half Marathon Takes Whole Race State Title

By Staff Reports, posted May 17, 2024

The Wilmington Historic Half has been named the top half marathon in North Carolina, according to a news release from the Wilmington and Beaches Convention and Visitors Bureau. RaceRaves, an online race finder and reviews community for runners and endurance athletes, recently announced the winners of its 2024 “Runners Choice: Best Half Marathons in the U.S.” ...

Ico insights


Burrus rob headshot 300x300

Robert Burrus
Cameron School of Business - UNC-Wilmington

UNCW CSB’s 42nd Annual Business Week: Business Students Reflect on Their “Why”

Posted Apr 22, 2024
This piece was contributed by Jenny Bingham, External Programs Coordinator within CSB.

At the Cameron School of Business, we understand the importance of real-world learning, participating in internships, and performing entire article
May 1, 2024

Wilmington International Airport is requesting economic development funding from state transportation officials to help pay for the widening of 23rd Street – the roadway that provides travelers with primary access to and from the airport. Officials say widening the street will help improve traffic flow into the airport, align with other ongoing capital improvement ...

Apr 19, 2024

Game Over For Michael Jordan Museum At Project Grace

By Audrey Elsberry, posted Apr 19, 2024

Michael Jordan's family has decided not to go ahead with plans for a downtown Wilmington museum focused on the sports star and his relatives, New Hanover County officials announced Friday. The news release did not state a reason for the Jordan family's decision. The project was being considered as part of the county’s Project Grace plans, a public-private ...

Apr 4, 2024

After several years of construction, two Hilton-branded hotels are finally nearing completion on Market Street.  Work on the Tru- and Tapestry-branded hotels at 5001 Market St. has moved into its second phase, according to Seraj Patel, vice president of developer CN Hotels. Both hotels are expected to open for guests early this summer. A hotel on the site previo ...

Mar 15, 2024

New Hotel Proposed Along Market Street In Ogden

By Emma Dill, posted Mar 15, 2024

Developers want to bring a new hotel to a stretch of Market Street in Ogden. Plans for the 124-room Marriott StudioRes hotel are set to go before New Hanover County’s technical review committee early next month. Developers want to build the hotel on 3.5 acres near the intersection of Market Street and Military Cutoff Road. Planning documents list John Bianco, a ...

Mar 15, 2024

Berries, A Battlefield And More In Pender

By Cece Nunn, posted Mar 15, 2024

Each June, an estimated 40,000 people head to Burgaw to celebrate a tiny fruit. The N.C. Blueberry Festival, founded in 2003, is one of several events in Pender County that have drawn more attention over the years. Abby Homrighausen, who became executive director of the blueberry festival in December, said she believes its popularity can be traced to the variety the ...

Mar 8, 2024

Hotel developers unveiled plans to build a six-story Embassy Suites on the north end of the Carolina Beach boardwalk during a community meeting this week. The land slated for development includes the current site of the Seawitch Cafe & Tiki Bar. More than 100 people turned out at a community meeting on Thursday that included a presentation from developer Harmony Hos ...

Mar 6, 2024

Wilmington claimed the No. 1 spot for the South's Best City on the Rise in a Southern Living survey. "From the beaches and charm of Wilmington, North Carolina, our top city on the rise, to the hidden desert gem of Marfa, Texas, this year's South's Best Issue celebrates the places and experiences that define our beloved region," said Sid Evans, edit ...

Ico insights


Untitleddesign2 4523114356

Cybersecurity and Productivity: Striking the Perfect Balance for Business Success

Barrett Earney - EarneyIT

Navigating the Road to Retirement: The Indispensable Benefits of a Well-Crafted Financial Plan

Jason Wheeler - Pathfinder Wealth Consulting

Maximizing Your HOA Living Experience: Tips for an Enjoyable Community Life

Dave Orr - Community Association Management Services

Trending News

Two Apartment Projects Pitched For Kerr Avenue

Emma Dill - May 17, 2024

UNCW Researcher Wins One Of NC Innovation's First Grants

Audrey Elsberry - May 17, 2024

In The Current Issue

Vantaca’s Balancing Act

“We want to swing big, and we have a vision of building a really massive company that is the industry standard for software in our space."...

Restaurants Serve More Outdoor Space

Outdoor dining spaces add another dimension to dining in the Port City and, in some cases, take a restaurant’s brand to new heights. ...

As Hurricane Season Heats Up, How Do Builders, Laws Prep Homes For Storms?

The damage caused by Hurricane Florence in 2018 throughout the region put a bigger spotlight on the need for the construction industry to fa...

Book On Business

The 2024 WilmingtonBiz: Book on Business is an annual publication showcasing the Wilmington region as a center of business.

Order Your Copy Today!



2024 Power Breakfast: The Next Season