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Nov 19, 2021

Veterans Extend Their Hospitality

By Laura Moore, posted Nov 19, 2021

The Cape Fear area, in close proximity to a number of military bases, is home to many active and retired service members. As a result, veteran-owned businesses abound in Wilmington and nearby communities and can be found in the local hospitality industry.   A Taste of Sunrise Coffee House and Gathering Place is an inviting space in Hampstead run by Marine veteran Er ...

Nov 12, 2021

Aloft Hotel Opens In Downtown Wilmington

By Staff Reports, posted Nov 12, 2021

Aloft Wilmington at Coastline Center, a new 125-room hotel at 501 Nutt St., is open and welcoming guests, according to an announcement Thursday. The new downtown hotel is operated by Poteat Hospitality Associates of Laurinburg and located on the Riverwalk. Aloft Wilmington’s lobby and meeting spaces are built in the restored Atlantic Coastline Center, cons ...

Nov 4, 2021

Wilmington Airport Names New Director

By Johanna Cano, posted Nov 4, 2021

The Wilmington International Airport has named Jeffrey Bourk as the new airport director, according to a press release Thursday. The New Hanover County Airport Authority Board selected Bourk from more than 100 applications after a nationwide search. He stood out due to his “25 years in airport business and operations management, the transformative business deve ...

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Oct 15, 2021

Social District Could Serve As Business Boost

By Laura Moore, posted Oct 15, 2021

For the first time in more than 120 years, North Carolina has updated its alcohol laws. Gov. Roy Cooper signed House Bill 890 into law last month, a measure that allows cities and counties to create social districts where people are allowed to consume alcoholic beverages sold by participating businesses in designated outdoor areas.   Wilmington leaders and business ...

Sep 17, 2021

Free Trolley Refreshes Downtown Route

By Laura Moore, posted Sep 17, 2021

For visitors and locals alike, the free downtown trolley in Wilmington recently refreshed its route, offering access to more desired destinations.   As a result, the Port City Trolley is providing riders with the ability to access major destination points along Nutt Street in downtown Wilmington.   “It is only a two-block deviation from the original rou ...

Aug 20, 2021

Event Buoys City's Convention District

By Laura Moore, posted Aug 20, 2021

For three days in July, the Association Executives of North Carolina (AENC) visited Wilmington for its annual meeting, aptly themed “Reunite,” and gave the area a chance to re-establish itself as a destination for conferences, vacations and day trips.   John Sneed, vice president of sales and services for the Wilmington and Beaches Convention and Visitor ...

Aug 6, 2021

Crowd Pleaser

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Aug 6, 2021

Locally owned boutique hotel The Hive had just one suite left as of late July in advance of Miranda Lambert’s performance in Wilmington on Aug. 7.   And during the sold-out Widespread Panic show last month for the debut of the city’s new Riverfront Park and amphitheater, The Hive not only hosted the band, but several other visitors who came to downtown W ...

Aug 4, 2021

Brooklyn Arts Center To Add Rental Property To Its Campus

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Aug 4, 2021

The Brooklyn Arts Center will soon add a stay-in option to the business, an early 1930s home next to the venue’s campus. Construction, including major renovations and updates, are ongoing at Ms. Cat’s Cottage, a two-bedroom, one-bathroom home located behind The Annex building at the Brooklyn Arts Center, 516 N. Fourth St., in downtown Wilmington. The addi ...

Jul 16, 2021

The Muni: 'A Peach Of A Course'

By Laura Moore, posted Jul 16, 2021

For golfers who want the Pinehurst experience with the proximity to the beach and without the private course price tag, they need to look no further than the Wilmington Municipal Golf Course.   Golf Magazine recently named the “muni” the best public course in North Carolina and No. 21 of the top 30 municipal courses in the nation.   Renowned golf ...

Jul 14, 2021

The amphitheater at Riverfront Park will include Wilmington-headquartered fintech firm Live Oak Bank in its name. Live entertainment company Live Nation announced Wednesday that the Live Oak Bank Pavilion at Riverfront Park will open Friday as it welcomes a sold-out crowd for rock band Widespread Panic. The sponsorship goes along with Live Oak Bank's mission to s ...

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