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Jun 11, 2021

Officials Name Interim Airport Director, Form Search Committee

By Cece Nunn and Christina Haley O'Neal, posted About 21 hours ago

Gary Broughton, Wilmington International Airport's deputy director, will take the helm at ILM as a result of the current director's upcoming departure, officials said Friday. The New Hanover County Airport Authority has formed a search committee to hire a new chief, following its vote this week to opt out of current airport director Julie Wilsey's ...

Jun 11, 2021

Corbett Package Co. Officials Mull Next Steps For Former Milling Site

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jun 11, 2021

New development could be in the future for some Corbett family land near downtown Wilmington.  The 17-acre Castle Hayne Road property is not currently on the market, and the future of the site is still being determined after milling operations shut down two years ago, said Albert Corbett, a partner of Corbett Package Co. But Corbett said this week he wouldn&rsqu ...

Jun 10, 2021

Airport Authority Votes Out ILM Director Julie Wilsey

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jun 10, 2021

The New Hanover County Airport Authority unanimously voted this week to end Julie Wilsey's role as airport director. "The airport authority has decided to vote to opt-out of Mrs. Wilsey's employment agreement," airport authority chair Donna Girardot said Thursday. The vote took place Tuesday, she said. Wilsey will continue to serve as Wilmington Int ...

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Jun 9, 2021

CFPUA Announces New Executive Director, Approves Budget

By Staff Reports, posted Jun 9, 2021

The Cape Fear Public Utility Authority Board has named Kenneth Waldroup as its new executive director, according to a news release Wednesday. Waldroup will succeed Jim Flechtner, who announced his retirement in August last year. Flechtner has been CFPUA’s executive director since 2013. Waldroup has 27 years of experience in the water industry and is currently a ...

Jun 8, 2021

New Hanover County Commissioners Approve $458M Budget

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jun 8, 2021

The New Hanover County Board of Commissioners have moved forward with a $458 million budget for the 2021-22 fiscal year that includes a property tax rate of 47.5 cents per $100 valuation, compared to last year’s 55.5-cent rate. Commissioners passed the budget in a 3-2 vote, with commissioners Rob Zapple and Deb Hays dissenting. The budget will be implemented ...

Jun 4, 2021

Industries Try Different Tactics To Find Workers

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jun 4, 2021

From local restaurants to logistics, some companies are having trouble finding workers and are hosting hiring events to draw in more candidates. Wilmington-based MCO Transport Inc. is looking to fill as many as 20 truck driver positions, said Laurie King, vice president and director of corporate relations for the trucking and warehouse company with terminal op ...

Jun 4, 2021

Last week I received an email from my dentist indicating an upcoming cleaning appointment. I called the office to confirm the appointment and requested that the hygienist who would be cleaning my teeth be COVID vaccinated. I was told by the receptionist that she could not tell me that due to HIPPA. Most people would not be familiar with HIPPA unless they worked in human ...

Jun 4, 2021

A Storm Of Preparation

By Jenny Callison, posted Jun 4, 2021

While the term ‘’infrastructure improvements” may bring to mind images of bridge construction and road repair, the concept applies to system upgrades and is at the heart of preparations for this year’s hurricane season that started June 1, officials say.   “We’ve been very busy since [Hurricane] Florence,” said Steven Still, ...

Jun 4, 2021

Apple News Could Bear Local Fruit

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jun 4, 2021

Apple Inc. and its location in the Triangle could have ripple effects in Southeastern North Carolina, said Ted Abernathy, managing partner of Economic Leadership LLC.   There are several areas in which Apple and its announcement of a company location in Wake County could impact the Cape Fear region, including its supply chains and overall workforce, he said.   ...

Jun 3, 2021

Wilmington CVB Moves To Chamber's Building

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jun 3, 2021

The Wilmington and Beaches Convention and Visitors Bureau is now operating out of the same building as the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce. The Wilmington and Beaches CVB signed a five-year lease for space at 1 Estell Lee Place, a building owned by the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce, and is taking up 2,800 square feet of the 5,600-square-foot building, Natalie English, p ...

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