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May 29, 2024

Endowment Reveals $19M Affordable Housing Strategy

By Emma Dill, posted About 22 hours ago

The New Hanover Community Endowment released its Affordable Housing Investment Strategy on Wednesday – an effort that could allocate up to $19 million to support existing and future housing programs. According to a news release, the endowment’s housing investment strategy has three key focus areas: stabilization, production and capital. The endowment fa ...

May 20, 2024

Wilmington and Myrtle Beach have topped the list of the most moved-to cities nationwide for the second consecutive year, according to moving and storage company PODS. On Monday, the company issued the 2024 edition of its Moving Trends Report, based on the movement of around 80,000 PODS containers between Jan. 2023 and March 2024. This is the first time an area has claim ...

May 17, 2024

Area YMCA Continues To Expand

By Emma Dill, posted May 17, 2024

For Dick Jones, the man who’s been at the helm of the YMCA of Southeastern North Carolina since the early 2000s, the Y’s singularity comes down to its ability to offer programs that run the gamut from youth sports and after-school child care to group fitness classes and resources for active seniors.  “The Y is unique in that it does a lot of diffe ...

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5 Reasons to Build Custom Franchise Software

Posted Mar 14, 2022

Having a robust franchise management software is often required in order to scale your growing franchise business to the next level. But it can be hard to determine if and when to build your own custom franchise software, or if you should continue using an out-of-the-box solution.

In this article, we will discuss 5 reasons why you should build your own custom franchise management entire article

May 17, 2024

MADE: Bean Counters By The Sea

By Staff Reports, posted May 17, 2024

MarineBean 921 Princess Street No. of local employees: 3 Year founded: 2021 Top local officials: Co-owners Dale Lacy, president, and Chris Lacy, vice president  Company description: Marine Bean is a family-owned and -operated business that supports local. The company buys all of its materials in the U.S., makes its marine-grade bean bags in Wilmington and suppo ...

May 16, 2024

ILM Hosts Public Meeting On Noise Study

By Emma Dill, posted May 16, 2024

When certain military aircraft fly over Jeff Edwards’ house on Grace Street, the windows vibrate, and a deafening noise enters the home.  “All conversation stops, and fingers go in the ears when this happens,” he said Wednesday. Edwards was one of dozens of Wilmington residents who attended a public meeting this week to discuss an ongoing noise ...

May 7, 2024

The Cape Fear Memorial Bridge is expected to fully open Wednesday at 7 p.m., N.C. Department of Transportation officials announced this morning. The bridge’s opening will come 16 days ahead of schedule, Chad Kimes, NCODT's Division 3 engineer, said during a press conference at Surry Street's Dram Tree Park on Tuesday morning. The reopening will begin at 7 ...

May 3, 2024

As Southeastern North Carolina’s only commercial mead maker, Retro Meadery has given many local customers their first taste of mead – a fermented mixture of honey, water and yeast. Many first-time customers have never heard of mead before, said Michael Fields, who co-founded Retro Meadery in 2020 with friend Matthew Clemmons. Others come with assumptions abo ...

May 3, 2024

Tracey Ray can relate to victims of violence. Ray, executive director of Safe Haven of Pender Inc., learned the toll intimate partner violence and domestic violence can take firsthand. As a teenager growing up in New Hanover County, she experienced dating violence in the late 1980s. “I was in high school, and I sought to get a protection order and I was unable ...

May 3, 2024

Passenger Rail Study Picks Eastern Route

By Emma Dill, posted May 3, 2024

It’s been more than 50 years since passenger rail linked Wilmington and Raleigh, but there’s a renewed push to bring back a passenger route between the two cities.   A recently released draft of the Southeastern North Carolina Passenger Rail Feasibility Study examined the proposed rail line. The study recommends running the line through Goldsboro and off ...

May 1, 2024

Officials from Cranfill Sumner LLP, a nationally renowned law firm with an office in Wilmington, announced the launch of an affiliate boutique group based in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday.  Cranfill partners Patrick Mincey and Stephen Bell have partnered with Christina Zaroulis Milnor, a former assistant secretary of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ...

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