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Jun 7, 2024

The executive director of the Historic Wilmington Foundation announced his resignation on Friday. Travis Gilbert is leaving to serve as the director of philanthropy for the Old Baldy Foundation, a nonprofit that works to preserve Old Baldy Lighthouse. Isabelle Shepherd, Historic Wilmington Foundation’s development officer, will serve as interim director until the ...

Apr 23, 2024

The YMCA of Southeastern North Carolina is laying the groundwork for growth with a proposed rezoning for a new facility in northern New Hanover County. The complex, which is proposed along Sidbury Road, is part of the YMCA’s efforts to ensure it’s adequately serving the area as its population grows and shifts, said Dick Jones, president and CEO of the YMCA o ...

Apr 19, 2024

After years of work, the Northside Food Cooperative is at a tipping point.  When New Hanover County leaders approved a memorandum of understanding with the cooperative last month, it set in motion a process that could bridge the food desert that’s persisted on Wilmington’s Northside for the past 35 years.  Cierra Washington, executive director o ...

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The arts economies of North Carolina, including that of New Hanover County, are outpacing that of the nation as a whole. That’s from the just-released Americans for the Arts study that surveyed 373 diverse communities and regions across the United States and Puerto Rico about spending related to music, the performing arts and the visual arts.    Findin ...

Sep 21, 2023

Salvation Army Prepares To Move Ahead On New Campus

By Jenny Callison, posted Sep 21, 2023

After sitting idle for about a decade, the site for the future home of the Salvation Army of Cape Fear will soon see construction activity. Plans for a two-phase development on the 22-acre site were submitted this week to Wilmington’s Technical Review Committee. Maj. Kenneth Morris, who heads the organization, is optimistic the city will approve the project. &nbs ...

Jun 28, 2023

As she led a tour Monday of newly renovated space in a former New Hanover County jail, Meade Van Pelt's relief was palpable. "We've been so full...we have been at capacity and not been able to take any new [nonprofit partners] in like two years," said Van Pelt, executive director of The Harrelson Center, a campus of nonprofit organizations at 20 N ...

Jun 13, 2023

CAM Names New Director

By Staff Reports, posted Jun 13, 2023

The Cameron Art Museum Board of Trustees didn’t have to look far to find the museum's new director.  The board unanimously named Heather Wilson as the museum’s executive director, the nonprofit announced Tuesday.  Wilson had been serving as deputy director since 2019 and started at the museum in 2006, when she was hired as a development offi ...

May 9, 2023

Blalock Named CEO Of Boys & Girls Clubs Of Southeastern NC

By Staff Reports, posted May 9, 2023

Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern North Carolina announced Tuesday that Dawn-Michele Blalock has been appointed as the organization's CEO. A Hampstead resident, Blalock "brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the organization with proven leadership in both the nonprofit and for-profit healthcare industry," according to a news release. She h ...

Apr 7, 2023

A supporter’s gift has enabled the Pender County Humane Society’s purchase of the store property it has been renting for several years.   The organization announced that it closed March 31 on the property at 102 N. U.S. 117, the location of its For Our Furry Friends (FOFF) thrift store. A donation from Alfred “Al” Sidbury made the $375,000 fi ...

Mar 23, 2023

Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity is expanding its ReStore capacity in the Monkey Junction area.   The current store, at 6331 Carolina Beach Road, opened in July 2020, in response to demand in that area. But even at that time, it was seen as a temporary location. Officials said at the time they expected to remain at that store for two-to-three years while they negotiat ...

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