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Oct 14, 2022

Wilmington Downtown Inc. officials will look within the organization rather than conducting a search for a new president and CEO after the last person to hold the top role resigned in May. WDI’s executive committee voted unanimously at its September meeting to potentially look at the organization’s only staff member (other than interns) and vice president of ...

Sep 28, 2022

Hurricane Ian Prompts Local Closings

By Staff Reports, posted Sep 28, 2022

Hurricane Ian has made landfall on the west coast of Florida and will move off the Northeast Florida coast Thursday evening. The Category 4 storm could make landfall across southern South Carolina on Friday, according to the latest National Weather Service forecast.  In Southeastern North Carolina, the storm's anticipated arrival has already prompted closure ...

Sep 13, 2022

CFCC Working To Help Former TRU Colors Employees

By Staff Reports, posted Sep 13, 2022

After TRU Colors employees were informed last Wednesday that they’d be out of a job by Friday, local organizations have jumped in to assist them to find new roles.  Cape Fear Community College is providing resources and training to help the former employees enhance their employment skills, according to a CFCC release shared Tuesday.  The assistance is ...

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September 2022 Freight Market Update

Posted Sep 15, 2022



The storm has passed and a repeat of the 2021 capacity crunch is unlikely. As tender volumes hold steady between 2019 and 2021 levels, the industry is adjusting to some residual "kinks" that need to be ironed out.

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Sep 7, 2022

OPINION: TRU Colors-The Cost Of Change

By George Taylor, posted Sep 7, 2022

Editor’s Note: On Wednesday, TRU Colors’ CEO and founder George Taylor announced in a statement that the brewery, which employs active gang members, will close Friday. Click here to read coverage of the announcement. Below is the full statement.   I spent the past 7 years working closely with so many amazing people trying to better our city. Over time, o ...

Aug 11, 2022

Region Rides Wave Of Government Contracts To Small Business

By Jenny Callison, posted Aug 11, 2022

A goal of the Small Business Administration is to encourage more small businesses to become involved in federal contracting. An announcement July 25 from the SBA indicated that the agency is making progress toward that goal, at least nationally.   During the federal fiscal year of Oct. 1, 2020-Sept. 30, 2021 – the most recent year for which complete data are a ...

Jul 14, 2022

At Trask Family Farms, Generational Farming Lives On

By Johanna F. Still, posted Jul 14, 2022

Tucked away off Blue Clay Road, a young farmer is carrying on a family tradition he is determined not to let die.  Twenty-two-year-old George Graham Trask is in the midst of his first summer season as head farmer at Trask Family Farms, a new business on old land centered around getting back to old ways.  For now, customers can get a taste of the farm’ ...

Jun 6, 2022

A professional men’s soccer team is poised to return to Wilmington by 2024, if recently announced plans come to fruition.  Will it be a resurrection of the Hammerheads? Maybe so, officials say.  Late Friday evening, United Soccer League (USL) League One announced USL had granted a newly formed group exclusive rights to pursue a League One expansion fr ...

May 26, 2022

Holly Childs Resigns As WDI Head

By Vicky Janowski, posted May 26, 2022

Holly Childs resigned from her role as president and CEO of Wilmington Downtown iNC, the organization announced Thursday afternoon.   Childs, whose resignation takes effect immediately, said she is returning “home for family reasons,” a news release stated.   She took over as head of WDI in January 2021, shifting the organization’s focus mor ...

May 10, 2022

E.W. Godwin's Sons Lumber Is Sold

By Justin Williams Pope, posted May 10, 2022

Guy C. Lee Building Materials, a long-standing building supply company in North Carolina has purchased one of Wilmington’s oldest family-owned businesses, E.W. Godwin’s Sons Lumber Co.   The buyout is a new step for both businesses and allows Smithfield-headquartered Guy C. Lee to fully integrate into the Wilmington market while still maintaining nearby ...

Mar 30, 2022

Three Wilmington Auto Repair Shops Acquired 

By Johanna F. Still, posted Mar 30, 2022

Last month, Absolute Collision purchased three out of four of Wilmington-based Register’s Auto Collision's auto repair shops.  Register’s Auto Collision opened in Wilmington in 1975 at 128 Harley Road. The company, operated by Steve Register, who took over the business from his father, also has a location in Hampstead at 15744 U.S. Hwy. 17. It opene ...

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