Commissioner Deb Hays Dies Over Weekend

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FDIC Taps First Citizens Bank To Acquire Most Holdings Of Failed Silicon Valley Bank

The assets and some liabilities of Silicon Valley Bank, which failed March 10, now belong to Raleigh-based First Citizens Bank. Late Sunday, First Citizens emerged as the winner in the FDIC’s competitive bidding process and entered into an agre ...

Mar 27, 2023

Real Estate Developer Robert Rosenberg, Who Died Friday, Had 'naturally Entrepreneurial Mind'

A real estate developer and one of the owners of boutique hotel The Hive in downtown Wilmington died Friday at the age of 57. Wilmington resident Robert Rosenberg, whose cause of death was cardiac arrest, owned The Hive Boutique Hotel at 505 N. Se ...

Mar 27, 2023

As They Mourn Deb Hays, Local Republican Officials Begin Process Of Recommending Replacement

As they mourn the death of County Commissioner Deb Hays, the New Hanover County Republican Party is preparing to undergo the task of recommending someone to fill the 64-year-old's vacant seat. "We're absolutely devastated by the untim ...

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Robert Parker
Cape Fear Solar Systems

23 Reasons to Go Solar in 2023

Posted Jan 12, 2023
Many of us make New Year’s resolutions to get in better shape, improve our finances, live better, and do our part to help the environment. Many people don’t think of solar when it comes to checking off New Year’s resolution goals; however, going solar can greatly improve your finances and help meet various sustainability goals. Here are 23 reasons your home and business should co...read entire article
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Mar 26, 2023

Commissioner Deb Hays Dies Over Weekend

New Hanover County Commissioner Deb Hays died suddenly on Saturday, county officials announced this morning. The cause was likely a heart attack, according to a New Hanover County press release.   Hays was elected to a four-year term as a ...

Mar 24, 2023

Home Improvement Chain Adds Pet Supplies Concept At Hampstead Store

Dogs sometimes accompany their owners on shopping expeditions to Lowe’s stores. Now, the home improvement retailer is going a step further: Through a partnership with Petco, Lowe's is becoming a source for pet supplies and even veterin ...

Mar 24, 2023

New Luxury Vehicle Dealership Opens, Rolls Out Models On Saturday

Wilmington is adding to its reputation as a hub of luxury vehicle offerings, with the opening this weekend of a niche dealership here.   The grand opening of Lotus Cape Fear and BMW Motorcycles Cape Fear takes place Saturday at the dealership& ...

Mar 24, 2023

$21.5M In Single-family Rentals Completed In Shallotte; National Builder Opens Community In Bolivia

Brunswick County's inventory of homes include a recently completed single-family rental development in Shallotte and the opening of sales for a housing project in Bolivia. Capstone Building Corp., a general contractor based in Birmingham, Alab ...

Mar 23, 2023

New Steakhouse Helmed By Giorgios Bakatsias In The Works On Eastwood Road

A prolific Triangle restaurateur has announced his plans to open a luxury steakhouse in Wilmington.   Giorgios Bakatsias, of Giorgios Hospitality Group, acquired the old Port City Chop House building at 1981 Eastwood Road in a $3.6 million tra ...

Mar 23, 2023

Cape Fear Habitat Prepares To Upsize Its Monkey Junction ReStore

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 te ...

Mar 23, 2023

'Don't Be Like Los Angeles': Ignoring Affordable Housing Need Leads To Bigger Crisis, Expert Says

A worsening homelessness crisis in Los Angeles, where more than 45,000 people live outside or in cars, led officials there to declare a state of emergency this year. Why should anyone in the Wilmington area care? Because the overwhelming affordabl ...

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