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Mar 22, 2023

Former County Commissioner Woody White Appointed To UNC System Board

By Jenny Callison, posted About 21 hours ago

This July, Wilmington attorney Haywood “Woody” White will be sworn in as a member of the University of North Carolina Board of Governors. He was appointed to the post by the N.C. Senate and will replace fellow Wilmington attorney Thomas Goolsby, whose term ends in June. “I look forward to serving the people of North Carolina and the students who attend ...

Mar 17, 2023

Endowment CEO Outlines Strategic Plan Framework

By Jenny Callison, posted Mar 17, 2023

There is more architectural detail on the New Hanover Community Endowment's framework, thanks to its just-completed planning process. On Friday, the endowment’s president and CEO William Buster outlined the three-year strategic plan that he and the endowment board have developed. The endowment was created from proceeds of the 2021 sale of the once-county-owned ...

Mar 17, 2023

Growing South

By Jenny Callison, posted Mar 17, 2023

Gracious live oak trees dot the landscape of south Brunswick County, lending character to this tourism-heavy area that’s seeing remarkable growth. And, just as a broad root system is vital to supporting a healthy tree canopy, so are plans, projections and infrastructure improvements to supporting Brunswick’s burgeoning southern municipalities. One example is ...

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Fall Vacation Rentals and Rising Cost of Real Estate

Posted Jun 15, 2022
What we know is that the pandemic has created many “converts” out of guests that would previously have never considered a vacation rental. Because there are many advantages of having a complete living space, whether condo or cottage, that includes a living room and full kitchen, these converts are here to stay. Particularly given the fact that prices are comparable, and oftentimes entire article
Mar 17, 2023

Swinging Big With Custom Golf

By Lynda Van Kuren, posted Mar 17, 2023

Cameron Lee sees a lot of parallels between golf and life: You have to make good decisions, evaluate risk versus reward, be smart and be honest. These are also the principles Lee uses to run his business, C3 Custom Golf. Lee has been an avid golfer from a young age. He learned to play as a child from his grandfather and competed on the University of North Carolina Wilmi ...

Mar 16, 2023

Michael McWhorter is one of a kind in North Carolina this week.   McWhorter, co-owner of Burgaw-based Mojotone, was named North Carolina Small Business Person of the Year by the Small Business Administration. The announcement was made Tuesday by SBA Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman.   “Our 2023 State Small Business Persons of the Year have given t ...

Mar 14, 2023

CFCC To Host Construction Trades Career Fair

By Jenny Callison, posted Mar 14, 2023

Cape Fear Community College is hosting a talent show of sorts Wednesday afternoon.   The college, which offers an array of courses and programs related to the construction industry, will host a construction industry career fair at its North Campus from 2 to 4 p.m. There is no cost to attend.   “The career fair is an excellent opportunity for current stu ...

Mar 10, 2023

Hundreds of veterans and military spouses from all over North Carolina and neighboring military installations are expected this weekend to attend the Patriot Franchise Expo at the Wilmington Convention Center, according to a news release. "Dozens of major franchise brands such as the Melting Pot, Snap-On Tools, Senior Helpers, and Ace Handyman Services will be on h ...

Mar 7, 2023

Officials Share Plans For Leland Minor League Baseball

By Jenny Callison, posted Mar 7, 2023

If a minor league baseball team does land in Leland, financing for the stadium complex and related improvements will not come from a bond issue or an increase in local taxes.   That was an early and up-front message from three spokesmen as the entities involved shared project details at an event for the media Tuesday at the Leland Cultural Arts Center.   Spea ...

Mar 3, 2023

Leland could be approaching its Field of Dreams moment. Since late last year, town officials have been in discussions about the possibility of bringing a minor league team to the area. It’s more a piney woods than cornfield scenario, but the potential for success, say proponents, is significant. Although representatives of the Texas Rangers, REV Entertainment and ...

Mar 3, 2023

Porter Leads Youth Soccer To New Turf

By Johanna F. Still, posted Mar 3, 2023

He may no longer have a part to play in forging the finest soccer team the nation has to offer, but Carson Porter has found his favorite position yet. The Hammerheads Youth FC director has seen the world, but still chooses Wilmington as home. “I’ve had a lot of great soccer jobs. This is the one that I think I’ve done my best work in and the one that I ...

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Southport Brisket By Way Of Texas

Open since April 2014, Southport Smoke House has been introducing guests to owner Troy Knight’s home state of Texas brand of barbecue: beef...

Brunswick Rides Wave Of Tourism Boost

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