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Nov 15, 2019

ILM Cuts Costs, Awards Contract In Final Phase Of Expansion

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Nov 15, 2019

The Wilmington International Airport has reduced the scope of its airport expansion and renovation by $3 million in the last leg of the project to keep it within budget and award the final construction contract. Monteith Construction Corp. in late August submitted a total bid for phase three work at over $52.1 million, which was higher than airp ...

Nov 15, 2019

Hard Labor: Employers Face Strained Searches For Workers

By David Frederiksen, posted Nov 15, 2019

Now Hiring.   That’s literally the message coming from some local retailers and other area companies who say they’re in need of help but can’t find any.   “Any time I’ve looked for help in the past year, I’ve really struggled finding potential hires …,” said Kendall Hurt, owner of Meadowlark women’s cloth ...

Nov 15, 2019

Habitat Chief Leads The Way Home

By Teresa McLamb, posted Nov 15, 2019

Steve Spain has spent much of his professional life combating homelessness. Heading into his seventh year as executive director of Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity, he sees progress. Some of that progress, however, is because of devastation from Hurricane Florence in 2018.   “I have to give credit to Florence in helping us to expand what we’re doing,&rdquo ...

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Nov 14, 2019

Innovative technologies and discussions on their implications, including the idea of having Michael Jordan as a digital cardiac coach for the community, were highlighted in Wilmington during the Cucalorus Connect Conference. “Cucalorus is a hugely important event for not only awareness-raising on technology, but for the work that is being done already to be public ...

Nov 12, 2019

OpEd: Why The Old Places Of Wilmington Matter

By Tom Mayes, posted Nov 12, 2019

Wilmington is a city like no other, a city of distinctive old buildings and historic places on the Cape Fear, from the Bellamy Mansion, where history continues to be discovered, to Thalian Hall, which moves visitors with performance and creativity, to the riverfront historic district, which draws tourists to experience the city, to the residential districts like Carolina H ...

Nov 7, 2019

Airport Consulting Firm Focusing On New Routes For ILM

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Nov 7, 2019

Coming off the success of bringing in United Airlines and new flights aimed at business travel at the Wilmington International Airport, officials are exploring ways to bring more visitors to the area and possibly a low-fare carrier. To do that, airport officials hosted two meetings Thursday with area leaders in the tourism industry and the business community to hear fir ...

Nov 5, 2019

UNCW Scores Sold-out Game

By Johanna Cano, posted Nov 5, 2019

After the University of North Carolina at Wilmington announced it had quickly sold out tickets for its men’s basketball game against Chapel Hill, UNCW officials hope fan support continues for all its intercollegiate teams.   When tickets for the UNCW vs. UNC at Chapel Hill men’s basketball game at Trask Coliseum went on sale Oct. 24 at 9 a.m., they were ...

Nov 4, 2019

Cape Fear Solar Systems submitted site plans recently to the city for the first part of the company's headquarters campus expected to be built in downtown Wilmington. The firm, a solar power system design and installation company, wants to build the project on 2.6 acres at 901 S. Front St. "Our goal is to begin site preparation work, soil mitigation, etc., b ...

Nov 1, 2019

Carolina Beach Opens The Flood Debates

By Cece Nunn, posted Nov 1, 2019

Dale Walters grew up in an area similar to Carolina Beach, where the civil engineer started his retirement three years ago in a house on Canal Drive. “This is a really nice community. I mean, it’s a lovely place to live,” he said. “It has everything; that’s why I’m here.” But Carolina Beach, one of the towns along with Kure B ...

Nov 1, 2019

Economic Development Part Of Community Survey

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Nov 1, 2019

Economic development is among topics of a survey on area residents’ perception of discrimination being conducted through a joint effort between UNCW and the local Community Relations Advisory Committee, according to a news release.   The University of North Carolina Wilmington’s Social Science Applied Research Center has partnered with the 12-member join ...

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