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Jul 2, 2020

In The New Fiscal Year, ILM Budgets For COVID Impacts

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jul 2, 2020

The Wilmington International Airport will be operating this fiscal year on a more conservative budget, because of the role the COVID-19 pandemic has played in the uncertain future of the aviation industry and traveling public nationwide. ILM has a $38.4 million budget for the 2020-21 fiscal year, down 15% from the $45.1 million budget approved for the 2019-20 fiscal yea ...

Jul 1, 2020

The Wilmington Chamber of Commerce has gone on record in support of efforts to expand opportunities for minority- and woman-owned businesses in New Hanover County. Last week, the chamber’s board of directors unanimously passed a resolution in support of New Hanover County’s Minority and Women Business Enterprise (MWBE) Program, which aims to increase the com ...

Jun 30, 2020

BIZTALK: With Wilmington's New Police Chief

By Staff Reports, posted Jun 30, 2020

Wilmington Police Chief Donny Williams, on his first day on the job June 24, announced the firing of three veteran officers for "hate-filled speech" and violent threats against Black people that were caught on patrol car video. In other news on June 25, the city temporarily removed two Confederate monuments. These two events, among others, have become part of ...

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New Hanover County Awards $1.3 Million To 130 Local Small Businesses

Posted Jun 23, 2020
The locally-owned store where you frequently shop, your barber or hair salon, the family-owned print store down the street – those are just some of the businesses that the county has been able to help through the small business grants program.

There were around 800 small businesses that applied for this grant offering, which was announced and approved by the board in early Jun...read entire article
Jun 30, 2020

Majestic Kitchen & Bath Creations Inc. has been sold to its CEO and his team, according to an announcement Tuesday from the Youngsville-based firm, which has a facility in Wilmington. The June 11 transaction, for which the financial details were not disclosed, completes a business transformation envisioned in 2017 by founders Danny Cox and Bruce Battle and its new C ...

Jun 17, 2020

BIZTALK: The Latest On GenX Pollution

By Cece Nunn, posted Jun 17, 2020

GenX, a manufactured chemical discharged as part of The Chemours Co. operations in Fayetteville, hit the news three years ago. Since then, residents and community leaders have demanded that action be taken to address GenX and its impact on the region's drinking water. On Wednesday's BizTalk, two local officials discussed the issue and some of the latest devel ...

Jun 15, 2020

Airlines Expect To Increase Flights At ILM This Summer

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jun 15, 2020

Airlines at the Wilmington International Airport are anticipating a boost in their flight schedules this summer. American Airlines officials recently said they expect to add more flights at ILM in July. The increase in connections at the local airport is part of an overall restoration of some domestic service in July in general, officials said in an email. As airl ...

Jun 12, 2020

GE Hitachi Awarded Long-term Nuclear Services Contract In Finland

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jun 12, 2020

GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy has been awarded a contract to conduct outage services for a nuclear power plant in Finland, according to a news release. In the contract, the terms of which were not disclosed, GE Hitachi will provide control rod drive mechanism exchange services for units one and two of the Olkiluoto Nuclear Power Plant in Eurajoki, Finland. The Wilmi ...

Jun 9, 2020

BIZTALK: Wilmington City Councilman Kevin Spears

By Vicky Janowski, posted Jun 9, 2020

On Tuesday's BizTalk interview, Wilmington City Councilman Kevin Spears discussed his thoughts on the protests, race relations in Wilmington and his views on what's next from the city. "I serve in a different role now," said Spears, who was elected to the council for the first time in November. "I'm still an activist, but I'm also a city c ...

Jun 9, 2020

Leland Could Annex 200 Acres Zoned For Industrial Use

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jun 9, 2020

The town of Leland has started the process of potentially annexing more than 200 acres zoned for industrial use in what is now being marketed as the Leland Innovation Park. WCM Enterprises LLC, the landowner, has submitted a voluntary annexation petition for about 220 acres of industrial land, made up of three different parcels (shown above), said Gary Vidmar, the ...

Jun 9, 2020

Brunswick County NAACP Branch Awards Scholarships

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jun 9, 2020

The Brunswick County Branch of the NAACP has recently awarded scholarships to graduating seniors from Brunswick County-area high schools, according to a news release. Four seniors were the recipients of the scholarships for this academic year. The scholarships were awarded at West Brunswick High School on June 5, stated the release. Olivia Fish Grace, a graduate of W ...

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