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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 ...

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Employee versus Independent Contractor

Posted Jan 14, 2019
The global economy is shifting to a greater reliance on self-employed individuals and “gig” (remote or self-scheduled) workers. As a result, determination of whether someone is an employee or an independent contractor can be difficult.

Companies do not withhold income, Social Security or Medicare taxes on independent contractors’ compensation.
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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 ...

Jul 13, 2018

Cape Fear River Watch Files Lawsuit Against NCDEQ Over GenX

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jul 13, 2018

Cape Fear River Watch is suing a state agency claiming it should use its authority to require The Chemours Co. to immediately stop all emissions and discharges of GenX, and other chemically related compounds, which have been found in the treated drinking water of area residents. The Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC) filed the suit against the N.C. Department of E ...

Jun 15, 2018

The YMCA of Southeastern North Carolina currently has $8.1 million of the $9.8 million goal it had set to renovate its location at 2710 Market St., according to a press release.   The $8.1 million is made up of $2.8 million from insurance and $5.3 million from community support after a fire in 2015, according to the YMCA website.    President and CEO Dic ...

May 14, 2018

The Tammy Lynn Center for Developmental Disabilities plans to open its first group home outside of Wake County in Wilmington. The home will serve four adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and is scheduled to open Nov. 1, according to a news release from the center. Wilmington was chosen because "there's a huge unmet need," said D ...

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