Nov 14, 2018

Bill’s Brewing Company Set To Expand

By Jessica Maurer, posted Nov 14, 2018

Bill’s Brewing Company, the newest branch of the Musser family of businesses in Wilmington, which operates Bill’s Front Porch, Capt’n Bills Backyard Grill, Musser’s Catering and Bill’s Brew Food Truck, will expand brewing operations at its new headquarters at 107 Cinema Drive.   The building, which the family recently purchased, sits be ...

Nov 14, 2018

Al Cervini and his family are bringing traditional Italian cuisine in a casual dining atmosphere to 5031 Market St. in Wilmington, the former home of Crispino’s Pizza.   Cervini said he was contacted John Crispino, who owns the building and was looking for someone to take over the space where he has been in operation since January.   Cervini, who has ma ...

Nov 14, 2018

Before Hurricane Florence hit in September, 85 guests were evacuated from Good Shepherd Center in Wilmington to the emergency storm shelter at Trask Middle School.  During the next seven days, Good Shepherd remained closed and those same guests were moved up to three times to other county shelters, and even to Lawrence Joel Coliseum in Winston-Salem, according to a ne ...

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What Will the Courts Really Protect Under Trade Secret Law?

Posted Nov 16, 2018
Protecting valuable business information requires careful planning, as there is no system of registration that proves a company has a protectable trade secret. It doesn’t help that the standard for protecting a trade secret is vague at best. 

A review of some of the cases dealing with these issues provides some insight into how North Carolina businesses can protect entire article
Nov 13, 2018

The Girls Leadership Academy of Wilmington (GLOW) will welcome celebrity chef Robert Irvine in February to share his signature culinary style in support of the academy, according to a news release.  As in past years, three events are scheduled: an exclusive dinner for up to 12 couples in a private home Feb. 7, and breakfast and lunch events to be held Feb ...

Nov 13, 2018

Green Line Pizza & Steak Announces Grand Opening Celebration

By Jessica Maurer, posted Nov 13, 2018

After more than two years of planning, Green Line Pizza & Steak has announced the grand opening of their second location at 4015 Market St. in Wilmington.  The grand opening celebration will be held 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, with free pizza slices and menu samples, along with music and entertainment. “After many months of hard work and preparation, a ...

Nov 7, 2018

Flying Machine Brewing Co. To Celebrate Grand Opening

By Jessica Maurer, posted Nov 7, 2018

A brewery project three years in the making will celebrate its grand opening this weekend. Flying Machine Brewing Co., founded by longtime friends Grant Steadman and David Sweigart, is a 17,000-square-foot facility that will feature two outdoor patios and a large taproom with an indoor bocce ball court.  Brewing primarily on a 20-barrel, three-vessel system, eac ...

Nov 7, 2018

I Love Juice Bar Opening At The Pointe At Barclay

By Jessica Maurer, posted Nov 7, 2018

Following several months of permitting and construction delays, I Love Juice Bar will open Friday at The Pointe at Barclay. Local franchise owners Stephannie Perrin and Blake Jensen, longtime friends and co-workers, said they were looking for an opportunity to start a business that would promote healthy living.  “We’re excited to open this ...

Nov 7, 2018

LM Restaurants, in partnership with the Wrightsville Beach Foundation, will host a fundraising event 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the parking lot of Bluewater Grill in Wrightsville Beach. The event will benefit the Wrightsville Beach town employees affected by Hurricane Florence and serve as a way to thank them for their service during the storm.  &ldq ...

Oct 31, 2018

Frank's Pizza & Eatery Opens In Leland

By Jessica Maurer, posted Oct 31, 2018

Charles Haskins, owner of Frank’s Pizza on the Boardwalk in Carolina Beach, has opened a new Italian eatery in Waterford Village, in the space formerly occupied by Falcone’s Italian Restaurant. Frank’s Pizza has been a fixture in Carolina Beach since 1992. Although Haskins took over the lease in Leland at the end of August, the opening of what will ...

Oct 31, 2018

Lake Park Steakhouse Opening Soon In Carolina Beach

By Jessica Maurer, posted Oct 31, 2018

Ron and Noël Stevens, owners of HopLite Irish Pub & Restaurant in Carolina Beach, are putting the finishing touches on Lake Park Steakhouse, formerly known as The Squeeze. Restaurateur Ralph Roof spent nearly two years renovating the building at 12 N. Lake Park Blvd., which he has owned since 2002, and opened The Squeeze this past March.  Ron Stevens sa ...

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