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Jun 21, 2024

Pretzel Production Presence

By Staff Reports, posted Jun 21, 2024

No. of local employees: 5 Year founded: 2018, rebranded and reorganized in 2023 Top local official: Gary Brock, founder and chief flavor officer Company description: Drink’N Pretzel makes seasoned sourdough pretzel pieces. Officials say the company began with the mission of creating a snack that pairs with a range of drinks from a cold craft beer to a soda o ...

Jun 20, 2024

Thermo Fisher Scientific’s PPD clinical research division opened a $58 million laboratory building this week in Wisconsin. The 72,500-square-foot building will bring new capabilities to the existing campus and is expected to create 350 new jobs. Pharmaceutical firm Thermo Fisher Scientific completed a $17.4 billion purchase of PPD, a contract research organization ...

Jun 12, 2024

A Canadian company has chosen Wilmington for its first expansion into the U.S.  Protocase, a rapid manufacturing and prototyping firm serving the aerospace and defense industries, plans to set up an office in downtown Wilmington this summer, according to a news release on Wednesday. Within five years, the company plans to establish a manufacturing facility tha ...

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Jun 7, 2024

Airport Projects Expected To Fuel Economy

By Emma Dill, posted Jun 7, 2024

As officials gear up for future growth, several projects are getting ready to take off at Wilmington International Airport. Last month, state and local transportation leaders signaled plans to fund the widening of 23rd Street – a move airport officials say will improve traffic flow and accommodate future economic growth. The airport is also undergoing a voluntary ...

Jun 7, 2024

Potential Swells For More Swimming

By Cece Nunn, posted Jun 7, 2024

Those looking for a pool as the days heat up this summer can try Hotel Ballast, even if they’re not staying in one of the downtown Wilmington hotel’s rooms. For $25, day passes to the hotel’s pool are available for purchase on ResortPass.com if the hotel isn’t fully occupied by registered guests, said Karen Morganti, director of sales and marketi ...

May 29, 2024

Endowment Reveals $19M Affordable Housing Strategy

By Emma Dill, posted May 29, 2024

The New Hanover Community Endowment released its Affordable Housing Investment Strategy on Wednesday – an effort that could allocate up to $19 million to support existing and future housing programs. According to a news release, the endowment’s housing investment strategy has three key focus areas: stabilization, production and capital. The endowment fa ...

May 20, 2024

Wilmington and Myrtle Beach have topped the list of the most moved-to cities nationwide for the second consecutive year, according to moving and storage company PODS. On Monday, the company issued the 2024 edition of its Moving Trends Report, based on the movement of around 80,000 PODS containers between Jan. 2023 and March 2024. This is the first time an area has claim ...

May 17, 2024

Area YMCA Continues To Expand

By Emma Dill, posted May 17, 2024

For Dick Jones, the man who’s been at the helm of the YMCA of Southeastern North Carolina since the early 2000s, the Y’s singularity comes down to its ability to offer programs that run the gamut from youth sports and after-school child care to group fitness classes and resources for active seniors.  “The Y is unique in that it does a lot of diffe ...

May 17, 2024

MADE: Bean Counters By The Sea

By Staff Reports, posted May 17, 2024

MarineBean 921 Princess Street No. of local employees: 3 Year founded: 2021 Top local officials: Co-owners Dale Lacy, president, and Chris Lacy, vice president  Company description: Marine Bean is a family-owned and -operated business that supports local. The company buys all of its materials in the U.S., makes its marine-grade bean bags in Wilmington and suppo ...

May 16, 2024

ILM Hosts Public Meeting On Noise Study

By Emma Dill, posted May 16, 2024

When certain military aircraft fly over Jeff Edwards’ house on Grace Street, the windows vibrate, and a deafening noise enters the home.  “All conversation stops, and fingers go in the ears when this happens,” he said Wednesday. Edwards was one of dozens of Wilmington residents who attended a public meeting this week to discuss an ongoing noise ...

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