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May 20, 2022

What’s Next For Wilmington East’s $315M Windfall?

By Johanna F. Still, posted May 20, 2022

A lofty effort that might have seemed intangible just got some real dollars attached to it: This month, the Wilmington East Wind Energy Area attracted leasing bids from two companies, totaling $315 million.   The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s (BOEM) May 11 offshore wind auction drew a sizable (but not earth-shattering) showing for the nearly 110,000 acre ...

May 20, 2022

Owners Taking Fermental To New Level

By Lynda Van Kuren, posted May 20, 2022

Fermental is one of Wilmington’s more unique watering holes – a bit quirky, but home to many loyal patrons who appreciate its laid-back atmosphere, live entertainment and wide selection of beer, wine and snacks.   “We’re a little weird,” said Steve Gibbs, who co-owns the shop with his wife, Kristen. “We’re not the typical ba ...

May 20, 2022

MADE: Making A Cut In Custom Woodworking

By Johanna F. Still, posted May 20, 2022

From offering high-end custom woodworking to a popular scrap bin, Anchor Hardwoods caters to a wide spectrum of clientele.   A staple in the community for about three decades, the Wilmington custom woodworking shop also features a retail component – a unique feature that lures patrons of all skill levels.   “It’s kind of a novel niche that w ...

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Economic Forecast Points to Calmer Real Estate Market

Posted Mar 23, 2022
For the past few years, the real estate market in Wilmington and the surrounding areas has been hotter than the shimmering lines of heat coming off Highway 40 on a dog day afternoon. But are we on the way to a cooler real estate market?

The economic data analyzed by Lawrence Yun, chief economist and SVP of research at the National Association of REALTORS®, certainly paints ...read entire article
May 6, 2022

Report Pinpoints Target Sectors

By Johanna F. Still, posted May 6, 2022

A new economic development report has provided New Hanover County and other stakeholders with a guiding vision to steer future retention, expansion and attraction efforts in the region.   The first formal economic development report issued in an eight-year period, Greenfield Development’s extensive analysis is a refresh and update of the county’s first-e ...

May 6, 2022

Delivering Healthy Pet Food

By Jamie Lynn Miller, posted May 6, 2022

Pet food delivery has become a modern-day luxury, one that’s made internet companies such as Chewy a pet-household name. In addition to national firms, local businesses are also allowing pet owners to enjoy gourmet pet foods and wellness products delivered to their doorsteps.   Seasoned pet parents Dave and Betsy Head of Family Dog Naturals, at 1120 E. Cutlar ...

Apr 28, 2022

ILM Lands New Low-cost Carrier 

By Johanna F. Still, posted Apr 28, 2022

Sophomore air carrier Avelo announced Thursday that it will begin offering three new routes at Wilmington International Airport (ILM), starting June 30. The announcement means the airport has finally nabbed its first low-cost carrier and brings two new destinations to ILM that aren’t already serviced. “Low fares have arrived,” said ILM director Jeff Bo ...

Apr 22, 2022

'A New Earth Project' Seeks To Eliminate Plastic Pollution

By Staff Reports, posted Apr 22, 2022

In celebration of Earth Day, Wilmington-based Atlantic Packaging has officially launched A New Earth Project, an initiative that seeks to eliminate plastic pollution from oceans, lakes and rivers through sustainable packaging. The launch of the project includes the release of the new documentary series Journey to a New Earth and the introduction of a catalog of recyclab ...

Apr 15, 2022

Local Auto Group Adds New Luxury Brands

By Jenny Callison, posted Apr 15, 2022

A local auto dealership is expanding with the addition of two lines of upscale vehicles.   “We are ecstatic to add Lotus and BMW Motorcycles to Jaguar, Land Rover and Audi here in our hometown,” officials at Jaguar Land Rover Cape Fear and Audi Cape Fear stated Thursday in a news release. “Construction on the new building located beside our Ja ...

Apr 15, 2022

Fighting PFAS: Enhanced Water Filtration Activates This Summer

By Johanna F. Still, posted Apr 15, 2022

Five years after the front-page discovery of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances present in alarming amounts in the Wilmington region’s public water supply, Cape Fear Public Utility Authority will have an enhanced system in place capable of filtering them out, nearly to the point of non-detection.   In June, Cape Fear Public Utility Authority (CFPUA) will enga ...

Apr 15, 2022

Gunn Turns Up The Volume

By Jenny Callison, posted Apr 15, 2022

To many fans of live, alternative rock music in Wilmington, Beau Gunn is the music man. In the 14 years (and counting) of his career, he has become the force behind The Penguin, the managing hand of Local Daily Media and the impresario bringing live talent to the Hugh Morton Amphitheater at Greenfield Lake.   It’s not everyone who can find work that matches hi ...

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