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Jul 16, 2021

The Muni: 'A Peach Of A Course'

By Laura Moore, posted Jul 16, 2021

For golfers who want the Pinehurst experience with the proximity to the beach and without the private course price tag, they need to look no further than the Wilmington Municipal Golf Course.   Golf Magazine recently named the “muni” the best public course in North Carolina and No. 21 of the top 30 municipal courses in the nation.   Renowned golf ...

Jul 14, 2021

The amphitheater at Riverfront Park will include Wilmington-headquartered fintech firm Live Oak Bank in its name. Live entertainment company Live Nation announced Wednesday that the Live Oak Bank Pavilion at Riverfront Park will open Friday as it welcomes a sold-out crowd for rock band Widespread Panic. The sponsorship goes along with Live Oak Bank's mission to s ...

Jul 2, 2021

The city of Willmington’s $35 million Riverfront Park and Amphitheater officially opens this weekend with a Fourth of July grand opening celebration starting at 1 p.m. Sunday. The amphitheater, a Live Nation venue managed by Venue Nation, can hold 7,200 people – 2,400 seated and 4,800 on the lawn. Within minutes of opening ticket sales, the amphitheater&rsqu ...

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Posted May 26, 2021
North Carolina is seeing a transformation that will impact industries throughout the state, particularly the building industry.
 
With more than 4,000 jobs coming from Apple and Google, North Carolina is seeing a new wave of development that will reverberate from the Research Triangle throughout the state. These developments are akin to IBM’s initial investment in 1959 to ...read entire article
Jul 2, 2021

Luxury Travel Options Widen

By Neil Cotiaux, posted Jul 2, 2021

On July 2, Royal Caribbean’s Freedom of the Seas was scheduled to leave Miami, one of the first departures from an American port since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s pandemic-related No-Sail Order was imposed on the cruise industry 16 months ago.   Freedom of the Seas’ cruise to the Bahamas marks the return of commercial vacation ...

Jun 23, 2021

Cape Fear Community College’s Wilson Center will undergo an expansion with a new addition accessible from its lower lobby, according to an announcement.   The expansion project will be initiated thanks to a $500,000 donation from lead donors Henry and Roya Weyerhaeuser. The preliminary design of the project involves expansion into the existing lower lobby s ...

Jun 18, 2021

Attractions Extend In-person, Online Mix

By Laura Moore, posted Jun 18, 2021

Area attractions are beginning to look and feel like they’ve recovered from the pandemic, but they are all using the lessons learned to move forward carefully and conscientiously.   “People are really ready to get back,” said Heather Wilson, Cameron Art Museum deputy director, who said that many of the museum’s newest members came on board du ...

Jun 18, 2021

Couple Spices Up A Business

By Lynda Van Kuren, posted Jun 18, 2021

Jay and Shemeka Stokes, co-owners of Jay Ski’s Rub-A-Dub Spice Co., knew they had something special when their wedding guests tried to commandeer extra favors – small jars of their personal food rub – to take home.   But it wasn’t until Jay Stokes lost his job due to health issues that the couple took action on a long-deferred dream – t ...

Jun 17, 2021

Wilson Center To Undergo Expansion Project

By Johanna Cano, posted Jun 17, 2021

The Wilson Center at Cape Fear Community College is slated for an expansion, according to an announcement Thursday. CFCC is hosting an event on Tuesday to announce details about the expansion of the downtown Wilmington performance theater and to recognize the lead donors for the project. “Cape Fear Community College continues to grow, and the Wilson Center has ...

Jun 4, 2021

Heading Back To The Boardwalk

By Lynda Van Kuren, posted Jun 4, 2021

Lazy days filled with sun, surf and sandcastles. Evenings spent thrilling on spinning, stomach-dropping carnival rides and indulging in cotton candy and funnel cakes. These are the things memories are made of, and for many families, both local and out-of-state, those memories are made at Carolina Beach.   Last year, due to COVID, Carolina Beach visitors had to do wi ...

May 21, 2021

"Now Hiring” signs dot the commercial landscape these days. After many months of a COVID-plagued economy that forced companies to furlough or lay off employees, a return to economic opportunities surely should be good news.   Many small businesses, however, find their rebound constrained by a lack of workers.   The hospitality industry is having a ...

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The Muni: 'A Peach Of A Course'

Golf Magazine recently named the Wilmington Municipal Golf Course the best public course in North Carolina and No. 21 of the top 30 municipa...


Taking Stock Of Ncino, Live Oak

Over the past year, the stock prices of Wilmington’s two public fintech companies have followed opposite trajectories....


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Local officials and others have taken some steps recently to address the Wilmington area’s affordable housing crisis....

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