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Nov 18, 2022

Country Connection

By Lynda Van Kuren, posted Nov 18, 2022

While North Carolinians living in urban areas are speeding forward on the information highway, many of their rural neighbors – some 226,000 households – are limping along on a rutted country lane – if the lane exists at all.    That’s not the only problem when it comes to internet adoption. More than a million homes can’t afford in ...

Nov 18, 2022

‘Bleisure’ Travel On The Rise

By Miriah Hamrick, posted Nov 18, 2022

Visitors are once again flocking to the Wilmington area. Room occupancy taxes collected from stays at hotels and short-term rentals in the county totaled nearly $22.6 million for the 2021-22 fiscal year, a record-breaking sum. But one segment of travel remains down from the hit delivered by the pandemic: business travel.    Kim Hufham, president and CEO of the ...

Nov 8, 2022

Salt Air Heating & Cooling on Nov. 1 celebrated the opening of a new Brunswick County office at 8128 River Road in Southport. “We’ve actually been in this area for 18 months now, but needed a larger facility,” said Brooke Skipper, vice president of Salt Air Inc., in a news release. “This will ensure that our clients here in Brunswic ...

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What Is Next?

Posted Oct 1, 2021
Whether it be because of the “Great Resignation” or “Pandemic Flux Syndrome”, so many people are experiencing a level of confusion and instability that is intolerable.  People leaving their jobs are asking themselves, “What do I really want to do with my life?” People feeling anywhere on the spectrum from anxious to uncharacteristically lazy are asking entire article
Nov 4, 2022

Global chemical manufacturer Chemours is again at odds with the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority over the number of contaminants it dumps into its primary water source. The utility authority is nearing completion of a new water filtration system to remove “forever chemicals” discharged by the Chemours’ Fayetteville plant into the Cape Fear River, rou ...

Nov 4, 2022

How Brunswick Landed A High-precision Company

By Johanna F. Still, posted Nov 4, 2022

Precision Swiss Products officials had already narrowed their search for a new East Coast headquarters down to North Carolina and South Carolina by the time they arrived in Brunswick County for a site visit.    Headquartered in Silicon Valley, the manufacturing company was looking for a more affordable location to expand its operations, which produce specialize ...

Nov 4, 2022

Concrete Firm Paves Way To Success

By Lynda Van Kuren, posted Nov 4, 2022

DiMaio Concrete & Construction isn’t an overnight success story, but it comes close. In less than five years, the company has become a multi-million dollar business.    DiMaio Concrete & Construction is owned and run by Nick DiMaio and Andrew McMullin, two young men who have drive and passion in spades. That, combined with their in-depth knowledge ...

Nov 4, 2022

Farmers Get On Tourist Train

By Laura Moore, posted Nov 4, 2022

Agritourism is another way for area farms to help their bottom lines; however, most farms in the Cape Fear region see it as a significant means of connecting with the community.    Chuck Wooten and his family own and operate Bear Ridge Farms in Maple Hill. In addition to growing collards, green peanuts, strawberries and sweet corn, Wooten explained, “We d ...

Oct 21, 2022

Bringing Jobs To Life

By Johanna F. Still, posted Oct 21, 2022

The Wilmington region could capture a greater share of life science opportunities, given new developments and an influx of skilled and connected remote workers.    In the coming weeks, Frontier Scientific Solutions will welcome its first pharmaceutical shipment into a warehouse off 23rd Street, the soon-to-be former home of Adams Beverages’ local headquar ...

Oct 13, 2022

A Wilmington-based transportation and warehousing company is under new ownership. Third-party logistics firm NFI, headquartered in Camden, New Jersey, recently bought MCO Transport Inc. for an undisclosed amount, according to an announcement this week.  Established in 1976 and led by Danny McComas (pictured below), MCO Transport brings 160 employees into NFI' ...

Oct 7, 2022

In Business And Life, Moore Quietly Gives

By Lynda Van Kuren, posted Oct 7, 2022

Jim Moore is an unassuming man who you rarely see in the limelight. But he is a giant in the Wilmington community.    Moore is the retired CEO and owner of the James E. Moore Insurance Agency. As a businessman and as an individual, Moore has, and continues to, support local nonprofits financially and personally.    “I wanted to give the commun ...

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Creating Our Very Own Supply Chain of Specialists

Robert Burrus - Cameron School of Business - UNC-Wilmington
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5 Types of Difficult Tenants Landlords May Encounter – And How to Deal With Them

Dave Sweyer - Sweyer Property Management
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Improving Indoor Air Quality Requires a Systematic Approach

Brooke Skipper - Salt Air

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