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Jul 19, 2019

MSD Adds New Position As Hospitality Focus Grows

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jul 19, 2019

Wilmington Downtown Inc. has a new position open to help connect businesses and property owners with Municipal Service District programs, according to an announcement. WDI is seeking to hire a customer service coordinator, a newly created part-time position to serve merchants, local residents and visitors within the MSD. The position will be charged with communicatin ...

Jul 19, 2019

Hammering For More Of The Market

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jul 19, 2019

A Wilmington-based hammer manufacturer is making more than 580 different varieties of one of the world’s simplest tools.   “You would never think there would be that many hammers and variations, but our hammers are very special in that they satisfy specialty markets,” said Edward “Ted” Leitter, president and CEO of American Hammer. &nb ...

Jul 17, 2019

TRU Colors Eyes Century Mills Property For Brewery, Office Space

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jul 17, 2019

TRU Colors has set its sights on the old Century Mills complex for its planned brewery, restaurant and office space.   TRU Colors, a local for-profit group that employs Wilmington gang members, has the 3-acre property and building located at 715 Greenfield St. under contract and is estimated to conduct due diligence on the property and close in about 60 days, George ...

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Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Digital Agency

Posted Jun 7, 2019
If you’re looking for a new digital agency, chances are that you’re either unhappy with your current agency, or looking to supplement an unmet need on your team, and you want to explore options. Either way, it’s an important decision. Understandably, you want to make the right choice. Otherwise, it’s like hiring someone who isn’t quite right for the job, with entire article
Jul 10, 2019

GE Hitachi Wins Contract For New Jersey Site

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jul 10, 2019

Wilmington-based GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy has been awarded a decommissioning contract for work at the Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station in New Jersey. The contract was awarded by Comprehensive Decommissioning International LLC for decommissioning work on a boiling water reactor at the New Jersey plant, shut down in September, according to a news release. The term ...

Jul 5, 2019

Report Forecasts Area's Jobs Growth Future

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jul 5, 2019

While the Wilmington region isn’t expected to add the most jobs in the state in the coming years, the area is projected to become the fastest-growing region for job creation, based on its average annual growth rate.   That’s according to a report from the N.C. Department of Commerce that took a look at job sector projections for 16 areas across the state ...

Jul 2, 2019

Cargo District Business Community Grows

By Jenny Callison, posted Jul 2, 2019

Wilmington's Cargo District, once envisioned as a residential cluster of repurposed and re-envisioned shipping containers, is now spurring business development in the neighborhood.   Not only did three of the nine shipping container units evolve into business offices, but Coworx set up shop in an adjacent building on Queen Street, created partly out of shipping ...

Jun 28, 2019

2 Salt Cave Spaces Coming To Wilmington

By Johanna Cano, posted Jun 28, 2019

Prana Salt Cave is slated to open in late July, bringing more holistic medicine options to the Cape Fear region. The business, a Himalayan salt therapy space, will open in Crosspoint Plaza at 7110 Wrightsville Ave., Unit B-8, said Liana Belanich, owner of Prana Salt Cave. “I want it to be a space that not only has dry salt therapy, but ...

Jun 21, 2019

Interest In Solar Brightens

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jun 21, 2019

The long days of summer aren’t just benefiting beachgoers. They’re supporting an increasing number of solar energy systems across the Cape Fear region.   From residential and commercial to utility-scale solar operations, some in the industry say solar has become more than just an environmental trend; it’s now a more viable means of supporting the e ...

Jun 21, 2019

Roof Products Firm Back On Top

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jun 21, 2019

A manufacturer’s operation in Burgaw wasn’t in a 500-year floodplain. But during Hurricane Florence last year, between 8 to 10 inches of water flooded the GAF Burgaw facility, causing damage to the building, finished goods and equipment.   “It doesn’t sound like a lot of water, but it doesn’t take much water to create a lot of damage an ...

Jun 21, 2019

ILM Aims To Start Parking Study Next Month

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jun 21, 2019

As parking needs are growing at the Wilmington International Airport, officials are preparing to study their options. ILM officials estimate that work on a study to look at the airport's parking, front curbside and signage needs, could begin in July, officials said Friday.   Airport officials are working on finalizing contracts with a team of regional and nat ...

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