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Jul 28, 2021

WMPO Turns Down Cape Fear Toll Bridge Proposal

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted About 20 hours ago

Area transportation officials have decided not to move forward with exploring a public-private partnership to replace the aging Cape Fear Memorial Bridge with a potential toll facility. The Wilmington Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (WMPO) voted​ 7-5 to turn down the toll bridge concept at its monthly meeting Wednesday afternoon. In November 2020, ...

Jul 27, 2021

WMPO Board To Consider Resolution On Toll Bridge Proposal

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jul 27, 2021

The Wilmington Urban Area Metropolitan Organization's board is slated to consider backing or refusing its support for toll bridge proposal for replacing the aging Cape Fear Memorial Bridge. On the agenda for the board's regular meeting Wednesday afternoon is a resolution to either support or not support the N.C. Department of Transportation and WMPO moving ...

Jul 27, 2021

A group of local companies has come together to support a new initiative that looks at diversity and equity in the business community. Monteith Construction Corp., Live Oak Bank, nCino, LS3P Associates Ltd., Novant Health, Atlantic Packaging, Zimmer Development Co. and the Camp Schreiber Foundation, are backing the Initiative 1897, the first public project coming out of ...

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Jul 26, 2021

TRU Colors Investor Molson Coors Responds To Weekend Homicide

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jul 26, 2021

TRU Colors investor Molson Coors issued a statement Monday about the double homicide over the weekend that killed one company member at the Wilmington home of TRU Colors' COO. Koredreese Robert Tyson, 29, and Bri-yanna Emily Williams, 21, were shot and killed at the Wilmington home of TRU Colors COO George Taylor III Saturday morning, according to local news re ...

Jul 25, 2021

TRU Colors CEO Issues Statement About Fatal Shooting

By Vicky Janowski, posted Jul 25, 2021

TRU Colors CEO George Taylor issued a statement Sunday evening about the double homicide over the weekend at his son's house that included a victim who was connected to the brewery. A gunman came into the house of George Taylor III at about 5 a.m. Saturday, George Taylor said in a lengthy post on TRU Colors' social media accounts. George Taylor III, COO of TR ...

Jul 23, 2021

More than a year after the COVID-19 pandemic shut down tekMountain's in-person coworking space, company officials said this week that it will continue to operate virtually. CastleBranch opened tekMountain in 2014 and has pushed out several startups out of the space since then. Company officials in June 2020 sent out a notice to tekMountain members stating that th ...

Jul 23, 2021

Family-owned Boutique Opens Off Military Cutoff Road

By Staff Reports, posted Jul 23, 2021

Lala & Elm, a boutique run by a Wilmington family, has opened near Mayfaire. Lala & Elm’s owners, Erica Mearns and her daughters Alexis and Claire, brought their eco-luxe clean beauty and wellness shop to 1437 Military Cutoff Road, Suite 105, with a grand opening Friday and Saturday, according to a news release. The store in the Progress Point cent ...

Jul 21, 2021

Going to greater lengths to find employees has become a familiar theme among a variety of employers locally and nationwide. Some of those employers are turning to recruitment events to draw attention to their openings. The city of Wilmington, which held a career fair at Legion Stadium on Carolina Beach Road on Wednesday, has 70 vacant full-time positions, said Clayto ...

Jul 19, 2021

ILM Sees Travel Return; Looks To Add To Terminal Project

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jul 19, 2021

The Wilmington International Airport had another bump in passengers in June, indicating a return to some normal travel following last year's dip in activity due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A total of just over 99,400 passengers traveled in and out of the Wilmington International Airport (ILM) in June, up 368% from the more than 21,200 travelers the previous June, ...

Jul 16, 2021

GE Hitachi Grows SMR Base In Canada

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jul 16, 2021

Wilmington-headquartered GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy is creating jobs in Canada to advance its small modular reactor technology globally. The company is now hiring both in Canada and in Wilmington, officials said this week. GE Hitachi is hiring for more than 30 positions at the Wilmington headquarters, ranging from engineers to financial reporting analysts, according ...

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