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Feb 19, 2024

United Airlines will offer nonstop service between Chicago and Wilmington on Saturdays and Sundays this summer, Wilmington International Airport officials said Monday. The ILM-to-Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) route, which will use Embraer 175 jets, is set to operate between May 25 and Aug. 18, according to an email from the airport Monday. The flig ...

Feb 16, 2024

Pickler Provides Place To Play

By Emma Dill, posted Feb 16, 2024

Richard Holloman launched his quest to build the Cape Fear region’s first indoor pickleball facility after rain, cold temperatures and wind gusts hampered a three-day outdoor tournament he was helping host.  “One day, we had rain all day; another day, it was 32 degrees when we started to play,” Holloman recounted, “and the other day, the win ...

Feb 16, 2024

MADE: IKA Works Inc. Equips Labs

By Staff Reports, posted Feb 16, 2024

IKA Works Inc. 2635 Northchase Parkway SE Equipping labs: IKA Works Inc. manufactures products used by universities, biotech companies and more. (Photos c/o Ika Works Inc.) No. of local employees: 100  Year founded: 1910, in Wilmington since 1994  Top local official: Sarah Stiegelmann, managing director  Company description: Equipment manufacturing c ...

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City of Wilmington

Paving the Way to Better City Streets

Posted Nov 20, 2023
Good quality streets are important to residents and businesses alike. That’s why improving Wilmington’s street infrastructure is a continued priority for City Council. In recent years, the city has developed a data-driven approach to street maintenance, which is producing real results.

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Feb 15, 2024

Epsilon CEO Shares More About Firm's $650M Plan

By Audrey Elsberry, posted Feb 15, 2024

Sunit Kapur, CEO of Epsilon Advanced Materials, left the railroad business to run an electric vehicle battery component company, an industry he describes as “sunrise” as opposed to “sunset.” “I thought, ‘I’m too young to be in a last-man-standing sort of industry,’” he said. Kapur flew from his home in Michigan to ...

Feb 15, 2024

Water Systems Agree To Interconnect On U.S. 421

By Jenny Callison, posted Feb 15, 2024

Even if their own water system experiences a disruption, businesses and residents along U.S. 421 can go with the flow, knowing that the two water systems serving the corridor will soon connect to each other.   Pender County Utilities and Cape Fear Public Utility Authority (CFPUA) have announced an agreement to “establish a robust and reliable interconnection&r ...

Feb 6, 2024

Wilmington Slides In Annual Economic Survey

By Jenny Callison, posted Feb 6, 2024

After a year ranked among the 10 best-performing areas in the U.S., Wilmington's MSA fell in the rankings in the Milken Institute’s annual survey.   Milken’s 2024 Best Performing Cities report, which the nonprofit economic think tank released Tuesday, pegged the Raleigh Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) at second among large cities in the country, ...

Feb 2, 2024

Businesses, commuters, construction workers and local government leaders braced at the end of January for an impending Cape Fear Memorial Bridge repair project.   The nearly 55-year-old bridge connects Brunswick County to New Hanover County, the main link between the Leland area and the Port City. At press time, the $7.1 million repair and subsequent closure o ...

Feb 1, 2024

Cold Storage Company Gets Designation To Aid Foreign Imports

By Audrey Elsberry, posted Feb 1, 2024

Frontier Scientific Solutions, a life science cold storage and logistics company, recently took a step to facilitate its international business with a Foreign Trade Zone designation, the company announced Wednesday. The firm's about 60,000-square-foot warehouse is on North 23rd Street in Wilmington. Frontier’s new FTZ designation will facilitate importing ...

Jan 31, 2024

Leland Sets Sights On Life Sciences With Summit

By Audrey Elsberry, posted Jan 31, 2024

The town of Leland is planning its inaugural Leland Life Science and Medical Technology Summit, an event that will showcase an industry from which town leaders hope to attract more businesses. The summit is expected to be held from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. April 4 at the Leland Cultural Arts Center, 1212 Magnolia Village Way. Life sciences and medical technology are two k ...

Jan 25, 2024

Construction To Begin On Cape Fear Memorial Bridge This Weekend

By Audrey Elsberry, posted Jan 25, 2024

Eastbound lane closures on the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge are set to begin this Sunday at 7 p.m., weather permitting, according to the N.C. Department of Transportation. NCDOT officials held a news conference Thursday to update the public on the latest in the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge rehab project, which will replace the road deck and the steel stringers that support it ...

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The 2024 Luncheon for Literacy featuring Special Guest Jason Mott

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

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Conversations to Contracts Driving Productivity to the Local Workforce

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