Nov 23, 2020

TMA Picks Up More COVID-19 Vaccine Trials That Start In Wilmington Soon

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Nov 23, 2020

​Wilmington-based Trial Management Associates LLC, a clinical research management firm that has been involved in Moderna's COVID-19 vaccination trials, will soon start conducting trials for two new coronavirus vaccines in the Wilmington area. Two different companies, each with their own new vaccine, have selected Trial Management Associates  ...

Nov 20, 2020


By Staff Reports, posted Nov 20, 2020

Dear neighbors,  It has been eight months since we reported our first confirmed case of COVID-19 in New Hanover County, and for eight months we, as a community, have been navigating the challenges of living through a pandemic. Although Thanksgiving and the holiday season must look different this year, we can’t help but reflect on the resilience of our communi ...

Nov 18, 2020

What Would More COVID Restrictions Mean For Wilmington Businesses?

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Nov 18, 2020

Area leaders say another business shutdown from the COVID-19 pandemic would have a significant impact on area businesses, but some lessons learned during the initial wave of restrictions this year might help prepare for what may come. There has been a lot learned about the virus since March, and things such as wearing face masks, washing hands often and social distancin ...

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Vacation Rental Maintenance: What To Expect

Posted Nov 13, 2020
If you own a vacation or short-term rental, you know that maintenance and upkeep are always important, and at times, they can be overwhelming. But part of the value of enlisting a property management company like Carolina Retreats, those activities can be a little less stressful.
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Nov 4, 2020

Because of COVID-19, the game has changed at Cape Fear Games, a store that opened in 2009 in Wilmington. The changes include the layout of the game store at 4107 Oleander Drive in Anderson Square.  "In the back of the store was where the seating was for customers to play games. It had seating for about 120 people  . . . we set up some retail there just ...

Oct 15, 2020

It’s 'Take Five' For The N.C. Jazz Festival

By Neil Cotiaux, posted Oct 15, 2020

Call it the 41st North Carolina Jazz Festival, not the 41st “annual” festival. After a long unbroken streak, the three-day event featuring performances by renowned jazz artists held yearly in Downtown Wilmington is skipping a beat – deliberately. Initially scheduled for Feb. 4-6, 2021 in Wilmington at the Hotel Ballast, the next N.C. Jazz Festival h ...

Oct 12, 2020

County Visitor Spending Picks Up Slightly, But For How Long?

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Oct 12, 2020

Visitor spending during the summer peak months of July and August rose slightly above last year's monthly figures, despite the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on travel. Spending, however, is still lagging in the city. In New Hanover County overall, the August room occupancy tax figure was at $2.07 million, a rise of nearly 4% from the close to $2 milli ...

Oct 8, 2020

Economist: Regional Outlook Better For 2021

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Oct 8, 2020

While the coronavirus pandemic has posed a rocky 2020 for the regional economy, the road to recovery has started, and the outlook is a bit more optimistic for 2021, said Adam Jones, a regional economist with UNCW. Jones and other speakers took part in the annual Economic Outlook Conference on Thursday, which was hosted virtually this year by the University of North Caro ...

Oct 2, 2020

Movie Theaters Consider Costs Of Reopening

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Oct 2, 2020

As some movie theaters across the state prepare to reopen following six months of closure, at least one area cinema is holding off for now. Stone Theatres Management LLC will likely wait to open its doors to moviegoers until possibly mid-November, said company vice president Dale Coleman on Friday. Others, however, are looking to open soon, such as Thalian Hall in do ...

Oct 2, 2020

Slow Hiring Trend Expected To Continue

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Oct 2, 2020

Hiring trends across the region are picking up, but at a slow pace, said Adam Jones, a regional economist with the University of North Carolina Wilmington.   There are still constraints for businesses, however, that are impacting the overall recovery.   “I expect we’ll con­tinue to see employment growth across the board but stronger in areas t ...

Sep 28, 2020

ILM Passengers Trending Up; Boston Nonstop Eyed For 2021

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Sep 28, 2020

Wilmington International Airport leaders say a seasonal nonstop flight to Boston, previously planned for this year prior to COVID-19, could land in the summer of 2021. Air traffic at the Wilmington International Airport has been picking up slightly, after a significant slowdown starting in April, due to the pandemic and its impacts on air travel worldwide. Julie Wils ...

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