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Jan 21, 2022

Officials: Ice Storm Delayed But Still On Way

By Scott Nunn, posted About 19 hours ago

Wilmington dodged an ice bullet Friday morning but is back in the bullseye for Friday night and Saturday. Rain and intermittent snow flurries are forecast for the rest of Friday and whatever falls is expected to stay on the ground and roads for a while as temperatures dive into the upper 20s overnight. Gov. Roy Cooper warned Friday that widespread power outages still ar ...

Jan 21, 2022

Downtown In Demand

By Cece Nunn, posted Jan 21, 2022

During a recent search of listings, real estate broker Todd Toconis found only 37 commercial spaces available for lease in the downtown Wilmington zip code of 28401.   Hardly any of the listings, pulled from the N.C. Commercial Multiple Listing Service on Jan. 11, involved retail space. That bodes well, Toconis said, for existing downtown restaurants and retailers. ...

Jan 21, 2022

Meet The Region's On-call Utility Engineer

By Johanna F. Still, posted Jan 21, 2022

One man and one team are behind nearly every major public water and sewer infrastructure project in the Cape Fear region. After joining McKim & Creed early in his career in 1993, Tony Boahn worked his way up to become vice president and regional director of the company’s mid-Atlantic water group.   He has decades-deep relationships with utilities across th ...

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Small Business Owner: Know Thy Finances

Posted Jan 6, 2022
I think it is fair to say that most small business owners are not trained in accounting, bookkeeping, or financial analysis. Yet, once you own a business, you must be all three.
 
In the early years of owning my business, my financial plan was simple: The amount of money coming in must be the same as, if not more than, the amount going out. And I was able to manage that in my he...read entire article
Jan 21, 2022

Beer Garden Rising From Deep Roots

By Scott Nunn, posted Jan 21, 2022

In a scene that could have come straight out of local history, the 1961 Cadillac eased into the parking lot at 420 N. Third St., the mid-morning sun reflecting brightly off the body. With the early January sun still traveling low in the sky, its reflection off the pearl-white Coupe deVille was blinding at times.   That didn’t stop passing drivers from staring ...

Jan 20, 2022

Ice Storm Expected To Cause Power Outages

By Scott Nunn, posted Jan 20, 2022

With temperatures in Wilmington hovering near 70 Thursday afternoon, it was hard to imagine that ice-covered roads and power lines are expected Friday. Although only rain is in the forecast for Thursday night, conditions are predicted to change to ice by Friday morning, as a blast of arctic air roars into Southeastern North Carolina. “Ice accumulations will make t ...

Jan 14, 2022

MegaCorp Continues To Expand Office Footprint, Workforce

By Johanna F. Still, posted Jan 14, 2022

A third-party logistics firm headquartered in Wilmington has secured a foothold in the Mayfaire-area office market on its quest to make sure its expanding employee base has room as it grows.  MegaCorp Logistics added 180 new employees last year, with 130 joining the Wilmington team off Sir Tyler Drive. Another 150 c ...

Jan 7, 2022

U.S. 421 Travelers Face 10-mile Detour Starting Monday

By Scott Nunn, posted Jan 7, 2022

Motorists traveling U.S. 421 northwest of downtown Wilmington will face a lengthy detour beginning at 6 a.m. Monday. The N.C. Department of Transportation (NCDOT) announced that CSX will be closing the highway south of its intersection with Interstate 140, sending drivers – including the many tractor-trailer rigs that use the route – on a 10-mile detour thro ...

Jan 7, 2022

Wilmington Fire Sprinkler Company Acquired 

By Staff Reports, posted Jan 7, 2022

Wilmington-based Odyssey Fire Protection LLC was acquired by Pye-Barker Fire & Safety.  The Wilmington company specializes in designing, engineering and installing fire sprinkler systems used in large commercial and public facilities. It was co-founded by Kevin Hommes and Eric Williams over 12 years ago. The company focuses on old school principals mixed with m ...

Jan 7, 2022

A Closer Look At The Year Ahead

By Staff Reports, posted Jan 7, 2022

This year, important facets of the Wilmington business scene are set to face significant changes. Here’s a look at some of 2022’s predicted newsmakers:   BIG PROJECTS COUNTY PROJECTS ON THE RISE Millions of dollars’ worth of New Hanover County-led development projects are expected to be complete or under construction in the coming months.   ...

Jan 7, 2022

Q&A: Recruiting, Aiding Small Businesses

By Scott Nunn, posted Jan 7, 2022

Tucked away in the southern Appalachian Mountains, the city of Brevard is on the opposite end of the state from Wilmington. But Brevard does have some things in common with the Port City – the city is a tourism and cultural hub and a retirement destination.   So when Josh Hallingse traded the mountain breezes of Brevard for a touch of salt air to take a job wi ...

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