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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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Are You Ready for GDPR?

Posted May 15, 2018
May 25 is an important deadline for many businesses, and it’s coming up fast.

The deadline has to do with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and numerous U.S. businesses have been working hard to become compliant to avoid stiff penalties. Although larger companies that routinely deal with an individual’s personal information are aware of and working on change...read entire article
Feb 15, 2018

The area's YMCA is taking preliminary steps to plan for a pool and other facilities at its midtown location in Wilmington. YMCA of Southeastern North Carolina is seeking a rezoning of 10 acres where the Midtown YMCA facility is located, at the Temple Baptist Activity Center at 709 George Anderson Drive off South 17th Street, which the organization leases from Temple ...

Jan 31, 2018

Phoenix Hometown Hires is rebranding, changing its name to StepUp Wilmington.  The change is part of the local nonprofit organization's long-term strategic plan and reflects its affiliation with StepUp NC, according to a news release Wednesday afternoon. "With this fresh direction, StepUp Wilmington has set a bolstered job goal, aiming to put 1,000 peop ...

Jan 24, 2018

Full Belly Project To Announce New Mission, Vision

By Jessica Maurer, posted Jan 24, 2018

Amanda Coulter, executive director of the Full Belly Project, will soon announce a new mission and new vision for the organization that was founded in 2001. Since its inception, the Full Belly Project has worked to find ways to design and distribute income-generating devices that improve life in rural communities worldwide.  Coulter, who has a master’s deg ...

Jan 11, 2018

It looks like figuring out how to provide more affordable housing will be up to state and local governments for the foreseeable future, experts said at a Cape Fear Housing Coalition event Thursday morning. Paul D’Angelo, outgoing chairman of the coalition, said for the Wilmington area, the math isn’t working for a growing majority of New Hanover County resid ...

Jan 8, 2018

The Cape Fear region is losing an affordable housing advocate to the city of Asheville. Paul D'Angelo (pictured at left), chairman of the Cape Fear Housing Coalition, has accepted the job of affordable housing development specialist in the western North Carolina city, which has been tackling its own major affordable housing problems in recent years. "It' ...

Dec 18, 2017

National Spotlight Shines On Wilmington's Amy Wright

By Cece Nunn, posted Dec 18, 2017

A national honor received by a Wilmington resident Sunday night will enable her and her family to continue their mission of helping to employ and promoting the value of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Amy Wright, co-founder of Bitty & Beau’s Coffee, owned by the nonprofit organization the Wright family also founded, ABLE to WORK U ...

Dec 15, 2017

Wilmington’s History In The Making

By Jenny Callison, posted Dec 15, 2017

Next week, Historic Wilmington Foundation will experience a changing of the guard. After leading the organization for 13 years, executive director George Edwards will pass the baton – a vintage one, no doubt – to Beth Rutledge.   A nationwide search for Edwards’ replacement attracted several strong candidates from all over the country, according to ...

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