Coronavirus

Apr 16, 2021

Wilmington, Local Counties Anticipate Millions In Relief Funds

By Cece Nunn and Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Apr 16, 2021

Millions of dollars in stimulus funds are coming to communities in the region, and while New Hanover County has adopted an outline for how its estimated $45.4 million could be spent, other governments are at different stages in the planning process. The city of Wilmington is expected to receive $25.9 million, the result of the $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill President J ...

Apr 13, 2021

Safety Concerns Pause One-dose Vaccine

By Scott Nunn, posted Apr 13, 2021

The nation’s massive vaccination effort hit a snag Tuesday when, citing safety concerns, two federal health agencies called for a pause in the use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.  Officials at the CDC and FDA are reviewing six cases in which a rare and severe type of blood clot developed after the person received the J&J vaccine, which, unl ...

Apr 12, 2021

Trial Management Associates, a Wilmington clinical research firm, and Bart Williams and Will Jones of Wrightsville Family Practice are conducting a trial of a new COVID-19 vaccine using plant-based technology and plant cells, according to an announcement Monday. Williams, the physician overseeing the trial, said in the news release, “The health and safety of our c ...

Ico insights

INSIGHTS

SPONSORS' CONTENT
Tidewaterinvestmentco merrettemoore headshot

Merrette Moore
Tidewater Investment Company

Looking Beyond Your Financial Advisor For Private Company Investments

Posted May 3, 2021
Financial advisors can provide a valuable service. Meeting long term financial goals, realizing tax efficiencies, tailoring your portfolio to your level of acceptable risk — I totally get why so many people consider their financial advisor a trusted confidant.
 
That said, financial advisors have limitations. As ...read entire article
Apr 9, 2021

Convention Center Used For Mass Vaccination Site

By Scott Nunn, posted Apr 9, 2021

With large gatherings on hold because of the pandemic, it’s been a quieter-than-usual year at the Wilmington Convention Center. That wasn’t the case Friday, however, as Wilmington Health administered the first doses of the Pfizer vaccine to nearly 1,200 people at the city-owned center, which sits along the northern downtown riverfront.  Anyone 16 and ...

Apr 2, 2021

Working With Vaccines

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Apr 2, 2021

As COVID-19 vaccines are becoming more widely available across the nation, employers in the region are starting to ask questions about having a vaccination requirement at the workplace.   Local lawyers say employers can require their employees to get the COVID-19 vaccine and are now giving out legal advice to clients on the topic.   “As you could imagin ...

Mar 22, 2021

Checking In On Area Unemployment

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Mar 22, 2021

The leisure and hospitality industry continues to suffer the most among area economic sectors, according to Adam Jones, regional economist with the University of North Carolina Wilmington. The latest unemployment figures recently released by the N.C. Department of Commerce show that the leisure and hospitality sector in the Wilmington Metropolitan Statistical Area ...

Mar 15, 2021

One Year Later, Is The Worst Over?

By Neil Cotiaux, posted Mar 15, 2021

The Wilmington region just entered Year Two of the now not-so-novel coronavirus.   On March 14, 2020, Brunswick County officials announced the arrival of the first positive case of COVID-19 in the tri-county area, brought back home by an individual who developed symptoms in Louisiana.   Four days later, New Hanover County made a similar announcement, with Pen ...

Mar 5, 2021

Chamber Aims To Connect Businesses With Vaccination Efforts

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Mar 5, 2021

The Wilmington Chamber of Commerce is working with the local business community to share resources and help conduct surveys around the region's vaccination efforts. Most recently, the chamber helped connect businesses with a survey being conducted by the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services to help gauge local organizations that might be interested in hostin ...

Mar 5, 2021

A Year Later: COVID Changed Our Lives, Adaptations Continue

By Jenny Callison, posted Mar 5, 2021

In addition to anything else that it has wrought, a year of COVID-19 has forced officials, business owners and just about everyone else to use their greatest creative powers and to remain flexible. In some cases, pandemic restrictions have spurred innovation. In other cases, entities are simply hoping that, as the virus becomes less of a threat, they can return to pre-C ...

Feb 25, 2021

Local bar owners tried to adapt to the pandemic, which has left their businesses empty for nearly a year. And while some methods of coping were helpful, others were not. "I had rented a tent, and that was outrageously expensive every month with the chairs and the tables and the heaters and the gas to control the heaters," said Jimmy Gilleece, owner of Jimmy ...

Ico insights

INSIGHTS

SPONSORS' CONTENT
Burrus rob headshot 300x300

Cameron School Of Business Hosted Business Week 2021 Online

Robert Burrus - Cameron School of Business - UNC-Wilmington
Chris coudriet

New Hanover County Makes Plans & Partnerships To Invest $45 Million In The Community

Chris Coudriet - New Hanover County Government
Tidewaterinvestmentco merrettemoore headshot

Looking Beyond Your Financial Advisor For Private Company Investments

Merrette Moore - Tidewater Investment Company

Trending News

Riverlights Apartments Enter Next Phase

Cece Nunn - May 10, 2021

Pending Home Sales Up 85% Over Last April

Cece Nunn - May 10, 2021

In The Current Issue

Company Expands Diabetes Products

Pamela Heyward has dedicated an entire company to developing treatment solutions for those suffering from diabetes....


Wilson Center Springs Back To Life

More than a year after closing its doors to the public due to a worldwide pandemic, Cape Fear Community College’s Wilson Center welcomed gue...


Tech Firm Tackles Opioid Crisis

One Wilmington startup is leading efforts in the region to help treat the disease by using data and technology....

Book On Business

The 2021 WilmingtonBiz: Book on Business is an annual publication showcasing the Wilmington region as a center of business.

Order Your Copy Today!


Galleries

Videos

Trying to Grow a Business?
2020 Health Care Heroes
2020 WilmingtonBiz 100