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Nov 19, 2018

Airports, Roads Expected To Be Busy With Thanksgiving Travelers

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Nov 19, 2018

Travelers across the region and the U.S. will hit the road or board planes this week for the Thanksgiving holiday, one of the busiest travel seasons of the year. The Wilmington International Airport (ILM) anticipates an increase in travelers this season, given the addition of United Airlines to the commercial carrier lineup in 2018, and several new flights, said Gary Br ...

Nov 16, 2018

Second TEDxAirlie Event Planned By Local Organizers

By Johanna Cano, posted Nov 16, 2018

Local organizers are planning a second TEDxAirlie event to be held March 29 at Thalian Hall. The half-day conference will feature talks centered around the event’s theme, “The Bridge.” Bridges, which we can find around the Port City, are iconic structures used to connect people, places and things – precisely what TEDxAirlie will be about, stat ...

Nov 16, 2018

Wilmington resident George Popajohn has made the trek to the Onslow County city of Jacksonville for work for 17 years, while a friend of his, Keith Popkin, has done it for more than 30. “I really, really like working with Toyota and really enjoy working with the Stevensons and the transition to becoming a Hendrick store,” said Popajohn, who is the general ma ...

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Information Systems, “Mad Money” and NASA: How Are They Connected?

Posted Nov 20, 2018

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Nov 16, 2018

Onslow County Economic Development Snapshot

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

Onslow County has long been home to the Marine Corps, which has fostered a stable economic engine for the coastal county of more 190,000 people. The county holds military bases Camp Lejeune, Marine Corps Air Station New River and Camp Johnson, home of Marine Corps Combat Service Support Schools. “We want to provide a variety of job opportunities to those transi ...

Nov 15, 2018

ILM Estimates Storm Damage Is At Least $1M

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Nov 15, 2018

The Wilmington International Airport suffered between $1 million and $3 million worth of damage to its building, according to preliminary numbers released by airport officials Thursday. FEMA is at the airport this week taking a look at damage caused by Hurricane Florence, said Gary Broughton, deputy airport director at ILM. “The roof was the major cause of our ...

Nov 14, 2018

GE Hitachi Awarded Subcontract For Advanced Nuclear Test Facility Design

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Nov 14, 2018

Wilmington-based GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy has been awarded a subcontract to support the design of a proposed advanced nuclear reactor test facility, currently unavailable in the United States. GE Hitachi and its PRISM technology have been selected by Battelle Energy Alliance (BEA), the managing and operating contractor for the Department of Energy's Idaho National ...

Nov 13, 2018

Local Firm To Make Dog Wash Machines For Australian Company

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Nov 13, 2018

Leland-based Manufacturing Methods has entered into a partnership with an Australian company that has recently located its U.S. headquarters in Wilmington. Tru Blue K9000 has chosen Manufacturing Methods to produce and assemble all its U.S.-based, do-it-yourself dog wash machines, said Tim Darmanin, founder and managing director of Tru Blu K9000 Dog Wash LLC. Tru Blu ...

Nov 12, 2018

New Nuclear Fuel Contract To Impact GE Joint Venture In Wilmington

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Nov 12, 2018

An 18-year nuclear fuel contract involving a Finnish nuclear power company will impact Global Nuclear Fuel's base in Wilmington, said officials with the company. Global Nuclear Fuel (GNF) and Teollisuuden Voima Oyj (TVO) announced Monday that GNF ENUSA Nuclear Fuel S.A. (GENUSA), a joint venture between ENUSA Industrias Avanzadas SA and GNF, has been selected t ...

Nov 7, 2018

Local Leaders, Economists Discuss Storm's Impact At Annual Event

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Nov 7, 2018

The Wilmington region’s track toward a stable economy was disrupted by Hurricane Florence, according to an economic outlook shared Wednesday. Adam Jones, regional economist at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, presented the area's economy in two different scenarios before a panel discussion during Wednesday morning's economic outlook conference ...

Nov 6, 2018

GE's Power Split Includes Wilmington Nuclear Base

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Nov 6, 2018

As financially troubled General Electric looks to streamline its portfolio, observers are watching what changes to the company's power units might mean for its local nuclear energy operations. Whether that could mean a sell off of its power businesses, including Wilmington-based GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy, remains to be seen.   But the struggling company, now ...

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