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May 24, 2024

Three Friends Coffee To Grow With New Skyline Center, Ogden Locations

A local coffee shop is growing its footprint with two new locations in the coming months, including one on the ground floor of Wilmington’s Skyline Center. Three Friends Coffee will open on June 3 in an approximately 800-square-foo ...

May 24, 2024

NC Biotech Southeast Venture Final Names Winner, Highlights Area Life Sciences

If you had the chance to help diagnose sepsis, save stored human cells from dying in cryogenic tanks or measure brain data with just a pillowcase, which would you pick?   These are the missions of the three local companies that vied Thursday n ...

May 24, 2024

River Place Apartments Undergoing Conversion To Condos

In a high-profile downtown Wilmington development, Realtors are working to convert apartments to condominiums.  River Place, a 13-story, mixed-use complex completed in 2020, was part of a public-private partnership between developer East West ...

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Posted May 17, 2024

Living by the coast, we are no strangers to power outages. They happen every summer during hurricane season, and sometimes even in the winter when all the energy consumed to heat our homes creates too much demand on the grid.

To mitigate this issue, the North Carolina Utilities Commission approved the PowerPair pilot and rebate program in January of 2024 for homeowners purchasing a ba...read entire article

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City Of Wilmington Hires Carson As DEI Director

May 23, 2024

Financial Data Startup Expands Access To Tools, Sets Capital Goal

Wilmington-based financial data startup Lumos Technologies debuted Lumos Launch Pad, a free platform that allows customers to explore the company’s tools, on Tuesday.   Lumos has a financial institution customer base, and the company&rsq ...

May 23, 2024

Two Proposed Carolina Beach Road Townhome Projects To Hold Community Meetings

Along Carolina Beach Road, two townhome projects are in the works. One development would bring 62 townhomes to the Myrtle Grove area while the other adjusts plans for an existing project, replacing its proposed apartments with townhomes. Community ...

May 22, 2024

City Postpones Downtown Office Demolition Effort

The city of Wilmington moved to postpone the demolition of its downtown offices at 305 Chestnut St. on Wednesday. City officials advertised a bid last week for the full demolition of the city-owned buildings near the corner of North Third and Ches ...

May 22, 2024

Investors Buy Old Wilmington City Market For More Than $2.5M

New owners will decide what’s in store for a historic retail landmark in downtown Wilmington. A group of local investors – Joshua Benson, Nicholas Cole and Knox Harris – bought the Old Wilmington City Market at 124 S. Front ...

May 22, 2024

Boombalatti’s Partners With Wilmington Sharks For New Summer Flavor

Boombalatti’s Homemade Ice Cream recently released a new summer flavor in partnership with the Wilmington Sharks baseball team.  Sharky's Sandbar, a graham cracker-infused ice cream with a cinnamon honey swirl and Vanilla Cupcake Go ...

May 22, 2024

Predicate HPG Named Coastal Entrepreneur Of The Year

Wilmington-based health technology company Predicate Healthcare Performance Group (HPG) won the 16th Coastal Entrepreneur of the Year award Wednesday.   Morris Nguyen, co-founder and CEO of the AI health care company, accepted his award, the C ...

May 21, 2024

A Topsail Island Estate Fetches Record-setting $4.5M

A luxury transaction this month on Topsail Island reached a new height. The $4.5 million sale of 230 N. Anderson Blvd. in Topsail Beach set a record for the highest-priced sale of a single-family home the Pender County island has seen, according t ...


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Half Marathon Takes Whole Race State Title

The top half marathon in each state was crowned based on nearly 20,000 votes from runners across the country....


As Hurricane Season Heats Up, How Do Builders, Laws Prep Homes For Storms?

The damage caused by Hurricane Florence in 2018 throughout the region put a bigger spotlight on the need for the construction industry to fa...


MADE: Bean Counters By The Sea

Marine Bean is a family-owned and -operated business that buys all of its materials in the U.S., makes its marine-grade bean bags in Wilming...

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