Sep 13, 2021

For a third time, the University of North Carolina Wilmington has been named one of the best public universities in the country.   According to the list “Top Public Schools” by U.S. News & World Report, UNCW stands at No. 96 out of 100. The university is tied with Oklahoma State University and University of Louisville.   "UNCW's conti ...

Sep 3, 2021

Despite continuing to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic while attending school, students at area community colleges and UNCW have more choices and chances.   At Cape Fear Community College, for example, there are temporary financial aid programs available designed to address COVID-19-related economic hardships.   “We’ve announced the Longleaf Commitm ...

Aug 18, 2021

A new kind of learning center is opening soon in Wilmington near Wrightsville Beach. Code Ninjas, an international franchise, teaches children computer coding to allow students to build their own video games. Wilmington’s Code Ninjas location opens Monday, Aug. 23, at 1982 Eastwood Road in Lumina Commons. Local franchisee Zoë Mathews, who previously wor ...

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Dave Sweyer
Sweyer Property Management


Posted Sep 9, 2021
Rental properties can be great investments and provide month-over-month profit for owners, while simultaneously accruing equity over the longer term.

Some owners have a single rental property, while others have multiple properties as part of their overall investment portfolios. Every investor’s goals will be different, and rarely is a choice plainly right or wrong, or the entire article
Jul 30, 2021

UNCW Requiring Face Coverings At The Start Of The Fall Semester

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jul 30, 2021

UNCW will start the next semester with faculty, staff and students wearing masks indoors, chancellor Jose Sartarelli said in a message Friday.   The fall 2021 semester at the University of North Carolina Wilmington will begin with classes Aug. 18, and move-in is scheduled Aug. 13-14, according to a release.   “As we come together on campus for the ...

Jul 26, 2021

UNCW's Swain Center Moving To New College Road Location

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jul 26, 2021

The UNCW Swain Center is moving to a new location on South College Road. The center is in the process of moving into a more than 1,200-square-foot space at 803 S. College Road, Suite D, in the same building as UNCW’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE), officials said. The new office will open to the public Aug. 9.   The Swain Center for Exe ...

Jun 23, 2021

CFCC Receives $4M Grant To Support Inmate Workforce Training

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jun 23, 2021

Cape Fear Community College has received a nearly $4 million grant to ready prisoners for the workforce. The U.S. Department of Labor recently announced that the college was among several recipients in a round of grants totaling more than $85.5 million to help improve employment outcomes for inmates inside or coming out of the criminal justice system, according to ...

Jun 21, 2021

$1M Donation To GLOW Announced At Celebrity Chef Event

By Jessica Maurer, posted Jun 21, 2021

Ken Lowe, former board chairman, president and CEO of Scripps Networks Interactive and a founding donor to the Girls Leadership Academy of Wilmington (GLOW), announced on Friday night a donation of $1 million to the school.  Lowe, a longtime friend and former colleague of GLOW founder Judy Girard, gave the money in honor of his 92-year-old mother, Barbara Love Lowe ...

Jun 8, 2021

A program launched this week aims to boost the area’s workforce by offering apprenticeships at CastleBranch, a compliance management and infectious disease screening company based in Wilmington. New Hanover County is partnering with CastleBranch, the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce, New Hanover County Schools and Cape Fear Community College (CFCC) on the four-year ...

Jun 1, 2021

OPINION: Truly Valuing Education

By Julia Olson-Boseman, posted Jun 1, 2021

Having the best schools, quality teachers and the resources every child needs is so important, not only for the children in our community, but for the future of our community.  It has been a long-time priority of mine and I am thrilled that we are going to be able to increase teacher pay, provide better incentives, and fund our schools so they can be the best they ...

May 17, 2021

UNCW To Search For New Swain Center Director

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted May 17, 2021

The University of North Carolina Wilmington will soon search for a new leader for its Swain Center, officials with the university said. The search comes following the departure of Richard Walsh, former director of UNCW's Swain Center for Executive Education and Economic Development. Walsh joined UNCW's Swain Center in April 2019, following a national sea ...

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