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Aug 17, 2021

Full Rooms, Higher Rates Boost Lodging Taxes To Record Levels

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

Tax collections from the area’s hospitality industry have hit records in recent months because of increased rates and more visitors to the area, area officials said Tuesday. Recently released figures for June show nearly $2.9 million in room occupancy tax (ROT) collections from overnight stays, a 39% increase from the $2.1 million in collections received in New Ha ...

Jan 30, 2020

Debuting The 2020 Book On Business

By Staff Reports, posted Jan 30, 2020

The 2020 Book on Business is out.   The Greater Wilmington Business Journal’s annual publication was released Wednesday evening at an event at the Country Club of Landfall.   The Book on Business includes information on dozens of industries in Southeastern North Carolina, including ranked lists published in the Business Journal’s print editions th ...

Jan 9, 2020

Lumina News, StarNews Begin Year With New Realities

By Jenny Callison, posted Jan 9, 2020

The print media landscape locally is shifting as two area newspapers likely face changes. The StarNews starts the new year with a merged parent, and Lumina News is seeking financial support to keep publishing.   Lumina News, which since 2002 has covered the Wrightsville Beach area with its weekly publications, is in a precarious situation, according to owner and pub ...

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Did We Waste This Disaster?

Posted Sep 16, 2021
On September 14, 2018, Hurricane Florence made landfall in the Cape Fear Region, bringing 15-30” of rain, 11 tornadoes, and 90 mph sustained winds and causing over $16 billion in damage in North Carolina. Immediately after the storm, leaders of businesses, nonprofits, churches, and government came together to develop response and recovery plans.

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Oct 30, 2019

Calling All Local Artists! The Greater Wilmington Business Journal's Book of Business is an annual publication showcasing the Wilmington region as a center of business. Each year, the Book of Business features original paintings and drawings created by local artists that reflect area landmarks, events, communities, native wildlife or landscapes. Artists whose ...

Jul 22, 2019

Proclaim Interactive Acquires Raleigh Marketing Agency

By Johanna Cano, posted Jul 22, 2019

Proclaim Interactive, a Wilmington-based digital marketing agency, has made its second acquisition this year, this time of Raleigh-based BurlapSky, according to a news release Monday. BurlapSky provides strategic marketing consultancy with a focus on lead generation and digital marketing for professional service firms, according to the release. “BurlapSky bring ...

Jan 29, 2019

Proclaim Interactive, a Wilmington digital marketing agency, has acquired Catalyst Advertising. Proclaim bought the Burlington-based advertising company to create a strategic opportunity for the business and clients, bringing data analytics expertise to the team, Spence Hackney, Proclaim Interactive president, said Tuesday. Hackney did not disclose the terms of ...

Jan 23, 2019

Acquisition Brings Spanish Language Radio To Wilmington

By Johanna Cano, posted Jan 23, 2019

Norsan Media has acquired local radio stations WLSG-AM and W231CL-FM, which started airing La Raza, Wilmington’s only Spanish language radio, this month. The Charlotte-based media company acquired 94.1 FM and 1340 AM to address a growing need by the Hispanic population, states a news release. “With the acquisition of these new properties, we will be able ...

Jan 3, 2019

Gray's Acquisition Of Raycom Puts WECT Under New Ownership

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jan 3, 2019

Local television station WECT is now under new ownership as part of Gray Television's $3.6 billion acquisition of Raycom Media Inc. The closing of the sale took effect Wednesday, said Kevin Latek, Gray Television Inc. executive vice president and chief legal and development officer. Gray Television and Raycom Media announced a deal in late June, ac ...

Feb 9, 2018

WECT Names New General Manager

By Cece Nunn, posted Feb 9, 2018

A local TV station has a new leader. Mark Mendenhall will become WECT’s next vice president and general manager March 1, the same effective date as the retirement of the person in that position now, Gary McNair, according to a news release. Mendenhall is currently serving as WECT’s general sales manager. “Mark has seen many changes come to the Wilmi ...

Jan 5, 2018

WSFX's Parent Company Continues Negotiations With DirecTV, U-verse

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jan 5, 2018

Monthslong transmission negotiations between the parent company of a local TV affiliate and AT&T Entertainment Group are ongoing as the two companies still battle over the terms of an agreement. An exchange of letters by company officials with AT&T Entertainment Group and Charlotte-based American Spirit Media LLC, a parent company to local TV station WSFX Fox Wi ...

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