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Jan 31, 2019

Boating Retailer Revamps Wrightsville Beach Facility

By Cece Nunn, posted Jan 31, 2019

MarineMax Wrightsville Beach recently completed a renovation of its facility at 130 Short St., including new furnishings, decor, lighting and more, according to a recent announcement. Tyler Layton, MarineMax Wrightsville Beach general manager, said while the facility had some minor damage during Hurricane Florence in September, the refurbishing of the facility's sho ...

Jan 24, 2019

North Carolina’s ports in Wilmington and Morehead City contribute about $15.4 billion to the state’s economy every year, according to a recent study. The 2018 Economic Impact Study was conducted by the Institute for Transportation Research and Education at N.C. State University, stated a news release from the ports Thursday afternoon. The econom ...

Dec 14, 2018

Supplying This Year's Oyster Season

By Jessica Maurer, posted Dec 14, 2018

On a chilly morning in late November, Conor MacNair, his younger brother James and his fiancé Alyssa Pfannenstein board their custom rigged Carolina skiff at the Sloop Point boat ramp and coast out to tend their oysters. They dress in waders and windbreakers, and pull on waterproof gloves that stretch above their elbows. It’s warmer than it has been for the ...

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Posted Mar 11, 2019
It seems that nearly every business wants you to sign a waiver before participating in activities. Gyms, trampoline parks, water parks and bounce houses all require you to sign a waiver before you exercise, jump or ride the water slides. 
 
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Nov 20, 2018

N.C. Ports Eyes 30-acre Property For Expansion In Wilmington

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Nov 20, 2018

N.C. Port officials have submitted a permit application to the state department of environmental quality for development of nearly 30 acres of port property that officials said will support future growth at the Port of Wilmington. "There is currently no construction timeline. Permitting the property is the first step," Bethany Welch, spokeswoman for N.C. ...

Nov 16, 2018

N.C. Ports Plans Another Turning Basin Expansion In 2019

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Nov 16, 2018

To serve larger container ships coming into the Port of Wilmington, N.C. Ports is seeking to move forward with the second phase of its turning basin expansion. Phase two of the turning basin expansion is part of N.C. Ports' $200 million capital improvements plan, according to Bethany Welch, spokeswoman for N.C. Ports. The second phase of the expansion is needed to a ...

Nov 14, 2018

Wilmington Marine Center increased its number of wet slips from 90 to 120 and plans on adding 30 more boat slips as part of its expansion efforts. The 30 boat slips were constructed in the southeast basin of the marina located at 3410 River Road, where it previously housed 12 fixed boat slips that made it hard to access boats, said Mike Loch, marina manager at Wilmingto ...

Nov 7, 2018

N.C. Ports officials and leaders from cold good production and transportation industries on Wednesday discussed shipping patterns and updates for N.C. Ports' ongoing infrastructure plans. The talks took place at the Cold Chain Summit at the Wilmington Convention Center, where about 150 people were in attendance. The panels and discussions focused on current marke ...

Oct 3, 2018

CSX Resumes Rail Service To The Port Of Wilmington

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Oct 3, 2018

Rail traffic at the Port of Wilmington has resumed following an embargo by Jacksonville, Florida-based CSX on traffic to Wilmington because of Hurricane Florence. The first inbound train arrived at the Port of Wilmington on Tuesday night, officials with CSX said Wednesday. The rail company had embargoed inbound traffic between Lumberton and Wilmington following the ...

Sep 25, 2018

While N.C. Ports Reopen, CSX's Embargo On Wilmington Rail Traffic Remains

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Sep 25, 2018

An embargo on inbound rail traffic to facilities between Lumberton and Wilmington issued by Jacksonville, Florida-based CSX last week remains in effect, as traffic is being diverted around its hurricane-impacted infrastructure, CSX officials said Tuesday. On Sept. 18, the rail and intermodal rail-based transportation company issued a customer advisory stating that CSX w ...

Aug 27, 2018

Carolina Beach town marina repairs are expected to enhance appearance, accessibility and provide a more durable construction, which could bring more people to the marina. Repairs have been completed on half of the west side of the marina, said town of Carolina Beach planning director and assistant town manager Ed Parvin said. Crews are now finishing up th ...

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