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Jul 27, 2021

​WHQR Names New Board Members

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jul 27, 2021

WHQR has announced new members to the Friends of Public Radio Inc. Board of Directors, according to a news release. The new members are: Joseph Casares, radiology manager at Novant Health; Terri Everett, former deputy director of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence; Brian Victor, a clinical psychologist and associate vice chancellor of Student Affairs at ...

Jul 27, 2021

Mark Loudermilk Architecture Builds Team

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jul 27, 2021

Mark Loudermilk Architecture, which has opened its first office in downtown Wilmington, has added several people to its team of professionals. The firm this year has hired Jamie Feaster, Ronald Covil, Devanshi Shastri and Phil Hood to join the firm, located 201 N. Front St., Suite 1004, according to a news release. Hood started working with the company in June. He ea ...

Jul 27, 2021

Wilmington Health Welcomes Chad Fortun

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jul 27, 2021

Wilmington Health has added Chad Fortun to its primary and specialty care services, according to a news release. Fortun, a board-certified and fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon, brings expertise in sports medicine to Wilmington Health to establish the new service within the healthcare network, officials said in the release. “Fortun provides comprehensive or ...

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Economic Recovery As COVID Wanes

Posted Jul 12, 2021
This Insights article was contributed by Dr. Adam Jones, Cameron's Regional Economist.

“What goes up, must come down,” “For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction,” choose your cliché, and you’ll have an idea of where we are economically. The Covid pandemic’s economic effects varied during the shutdown and ar...read entire article
Jul 27, 2021

New Hanover County Achieves Awards For Initiatives

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jul 27, 2021

New Hanover County has been recognized with 10 Achievement Awards from the National Association of Counties, according to a news release.   Each year, the National Association of Counties (NACo) Achievement Awards Program recognizes county government programs "that build healthy, safe and vibrant communities," stated the release. “New Hanover Coun ...

Jul 27, 2021

Jim Flechtner Receives Old North State Award

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jul 27, 2021

Former CFPUA Executive Director Jim Flechtner has been presented with the Old North State Award in recognition of his 27 years of public service, according to a news release. The state award recognizes “dedication and service beyond expectation and excellence" to North Carolina, stated the release. Flechtner joined the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority (C ...

Jul 20, 2021

New Hanover County Schools Wins National Communications Awards

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jul 20, 2021

The communication and outreach division of New Hanover County Schools has received national awards, according to a news release. The National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA) announced that New Hanover County will receive three awards of excellence and two awards of merit, stated the release. "Excellence in communication is part of how we serve o ...

Jul 20, 2021

Officers Named To Wilmington Housing Authority Board

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jul 20, 2021

The Wilmington Housing Authority has welcomed its new board leaders, according to a news release. Al Sharp was elected chair and Lee Backston was elected vice chair of the Wilmington Housing Authority (WHA), officials said in the release. Sharp has served on the WHA Board since May 2017. He has also served as chair of the real estate committee. Sharp is a retir ...

Jul 20, 2021

The WCFHBA Announces Awards

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jul 20, 2021

The Wilmington-Cape Fear Home Builders Association has announced this year’s 2021 MAX! Awards, according to a news release. The MAX! Awards are presented by the Wilmington-Cape Fear Home Builders Association (WCFHBA) and the Cape Fear New Home Sales & Marketing Council, stated the release. The awards are for “marketing achievements and excellence in t ...

Jul 20, 2021

Intracoastal Realty Hires Two People

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jul 20, 2021

Intracoastal Realty has hired two new agents to its team, according to a news release. The realty company has added Taylor Kirby to its Barclay Pointe office. And Daniel Gee has joined the agency's Lumina Station office, officials said in the release. Kirby is originally from the Supply area and owns property in Holden Beac ...

Jul 20, 2021

UNCW Board Of Trustees Welcomes New Officers, Members

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jul 20, 2021

The UNCW Board of Trustees has added new members and elected officers for the 2021-22 academic year, according to a news release. The board has elected Gidget Kidd as chair, Henry “Hank” Miller as vice chair, and Carlton Fisher as secretary, officials with the University of North Carolina Wilmington said in the release. “As an alumna ...

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