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Apr 19, 2024

Game Over For Michael Jordan Museum At Project Grace

By Audrey Elsberry, posted Apr 19, 2024

Michael Jordan's family has decided not to go ahead with plans for a downtown Wilmington museum focused on the sports star and his relatives, New Hanover County officials announced Friday. The news release did not state a reason for the Jordan family's decision. The project was being considered as part of the county’s Project Grace plans, a public-private ...

Apr 4, 2024

After several years of construction, two Hilton-branded hotels are finally nearing completion on Market Street.  Work on the Tru- and Tapestry-branded hotels at 5001 Market St. has moved into its second phase, according to Seraj Patel, vice president of developer CN Hotels. Both hotels are expected to open for guests early this summer. A hotel on the site previo ...

Mar 15, 2024

New Hotel Proposed Along Market Street In Ogden

By Emma Dill, posted Mar 15, 2024

Developers want to bring a new hotel to a stretch of Market Street in Ogden. Plans for the 124-room Marriott StudioRes hotel are set to go before New Hanover County’s technical review committee early next month. Developers want to build the hotel on 3.5 acres near the intersection of Market Street and Military Cutoff Road. Planning documents list John Bianco, a ...

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‘Creative,’ An Adjective To Describe Your Accountant?!

Posted Feb 6, 2024
Have you ever used the word creative as an adjective to describe your accountant?!  
 
And, we’re not talking about “Enron” or “WoldCom” creativity.  
 
We’re talking about the accountants who can think outside the box and come up with solutions to meet the most complex business needs, while ensure compli...read entire article
Mar 15, 2024

Berries, A Battlefield And More In Pender

By Cece Nunn, posted Mar 15, 2024

Each June, an estimated 40,000 people head to Burgaw to celebrate a tiny fruit. The N.C. Blueberry Festival, founded in 2003, is one of several events in Pender County that have drawn more attention over the years. Abby Homrighausen, who became executive director of the blueberry festival in December, said she believes its popularity can be traced to the variety the ...

Mar 8, 2024

Hotel developers unveiled plans to build a six-story Embassy Suites on the north end of the Carolina Beach boardwalk during a community meeting this week. The land slated for development includes the current site of the Seawitch Cafe & Tiki Bar. More than 100 people turned out at a community meeting on Thursday that included a presentation from developer Harmony Hos ...

Mar 6, 2024

Wilmington claimed the No. 1 spot for the South's Best City on the Rise in a Southern Living survey. "From the beaches and charm of Wilmington, North Carolina, our top city on the rise, to the hidden desert gem of Marfa, Texas, this year's South's Best Issue celebrates the places and experiences that define our beloved region," said Sid Evans, edit ...

Feb 23, 2024

The 4,300 runners expected at a marathon in Wilmington this weekend could pump millions of dollars into the area’s economy. Officials won’t be able to estimate the total economic impact of this year’s Novant Health Wilmington Marathon until after Saturday’s race, but last year added up to nearly $5.7 million, according to John Sneed, vice preside ...

Feb 15, 2024

WIlmington International Airport received a $4 million federal grant for improvements to ILM, according to an announcement Thursday. The money, awarded by the Federal Aviation Administration's terminals program, will be used by ILM to fund a portion of its terminal access road and terminal curb front expansion and realignment. ILM Airport Director Jeff Bourk ...

Feb 14, 2024

The Riverwalk in downtown Wilmington frequently strolls onto top 10 lists of the best riverwalks in the country, garnering the No. 7 spot in USA Today’s rankings last year. But stewards of even the best tourist destinations can find room for improvements. Wilmington tourism and business leaders are seeking $650,000 from the city’s remaining federal COVID-19 ...

Feb 6, 2024

Aquarium Floats New Attendance Record In 2023

By Staff Reports, posted Feb 6, 2024

During 2023, half a million visitors came to the N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher (NCAFF), according to a news release. "The 502,123 visitors who came through the doors in 2023 included 20,515 students," the release stated. "The previous record for the calendar year was 483,985 visitors in 2017." Hap Fatzinger, director of North Carolina Aqu ...

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