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Mar 11, 2019

Habitat For Humanity Expands Its Ogden ReStore

By Jenny Callison, posted Mar 11, 2019

Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity’s Ogden ReStore has increased its capacity and is now offering a warehouse full of building materials. The store, 7330 Market St., last week hosted a launch party for the new space, which formerly housed donations before they were moved into ReStore’s 16,000-square-foot showroom. The new Building Supply Warehouse is directly be ...

Feb 1, 2019

Forming Groups Boosts Giving Power

By Johanna Cano, posted Feb 1, 2019

While donating time and money to a local charity is rewarding on its own, the process of finding a worthy cause, sorting through legitimate nonprofits and deciding which organization will best use that money can be difficult.   Some area philanthropy groups are making the giving process more enjoyable by combining the money and research efforts of members along with ...

Jan 21, 2019

DREAMS Center Building To Reopen In February

By Johanna Cano, posted Jan 21, 2019

DREAMS Center for Arts Education is ready to reopen its doors to students in February after its building sustained damage during Hurricane Florence. In the aftermath of the storm, the DREAMS center at 901 Fanning St. had intensive water damage on its roof, walls and floors, said Kevin Blackburn, executive director at DREAMS. The organization provides free classes in ...

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Selling Your Story: The Elevator Speech

Posted Mar 21, 2019
This Insights article was contributed by Keith White, MA, Certified Life Coach

When I started my coaching practice, I took a step backwards and asked myself, What is coaching?
 
I decided to develop an elevator speech that caused me to personalize my definition of coaching. My academic training and practical experience gave me a foundational und...read entire article
Jan 4, 2019

YMCA Sees Increased Enrollment With New Facility

By Johanna Cano, posted Jan 4, 2019

With the opening of the Nir Family YMCA, officials with the local chapter of the nonprofit organization have seen enrollments increase and hope to continue efforts to serve the community. After a fire in 2015, the YMCA of Southeastern North Carolina started a campaign to raise $9.8 million for the construction of its new facility at 2710 Market St. As of today, it ha ...

Nov 29, 2018

Furnishing Needs For Hurricane Florence Victims

By Cece Nunn, posted Nov 29, 2018

The devastation caused by Hurricane Florence inspired development consultant Livian Jones to restart a nonprofit organization she had founded about 10 years ago called Furniture Finders, with the aim of providing people with the furniture they need to move on from life's struggles. While some have already moved on from the September storm, which caused wind and floo ...

Nov 23, 2018

Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity is expanding its services to meet the needs of residents in New Hanover, Pender and Duplin counties who were affected by Hurricane Florence.  According to a recent news release, two new initiatives will provide long-term housing solutions for eligible families with household incomes that are up to 80 percent of the Area Median Income ...

Oct 11, 2018

Because Of Damage, Salvation Army Seeks Temporary Space

By Johanna Cano, posted Oct 11, 2018

The Salvation Army of Cape Fear has been helping people in need with a place to sleep, food and resources to get back on their feet since it opened its shelter, kitchen and office at 820 N. Second St. in Wilmington.   Hurricane Florence, however, destroyed the downtown location, causing the ceiling to collapse and water to pour into the building.   “The ...

Oct 9, 2018

A local nonprofit employment organization is seeking more employers to match to its participants as a result of Hurricane Florence, according to an announcement Tuesday. "StepUp Wilmington partners with local residents to find employment and long-term stability. Due to the impacts of Florence, we are experiencing an increase in the number of people looking for empl ...

Aug 31, 2018

Elderhaus Inc. spent $2.2 million recently to buy a former church property on North College Road, planning to move Elderhaus PACE there in the near future. PACE, which stands for Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly, is an alternative to residing in a nursing home or assisted living facility for people ages 55 and older who need some skilled nursing level of ca ...

Jul 27, 2018

Lobbing For A Piece Of Tennis History

By Jenny Callison, posted Jul 27, 2018

Tennis has a special place in Wilmington’s 20th-century history, and a piece of that history is coming to life again.   Earlier this year, One Love Tennis purchased the former home of Hubert Eaton, a prominent African- American physician, and is in the process of restoring it to its original state. The house at 1406 Orange St. was more than a home to Eaton and ...

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