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Mar 25, 2021

New Nonprofit To Help Disadvantaged Students Pay For College

By Staff Reports, posted Mar 25, 2021

A new nonprofit aims to help disadvantaged high school students from New Hanover County pursue a college education, according to a news release Thursday. Community leaders have formed New Hanover Scholars (NHS) with the goal of putting high school students on a pathway to success and making a positive impact on the local community, the release stated. NHS, a non ...

Mar 5, 2021

Habitat Chief Builds His Next Chapter

By Cece Nunn, posted Mar 5, 2021

Steve Spain, executive director of Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity, plans to retire in April after more than 16 years of helping families find shelter and permanent, affordable housing.   Spain began his local nonprofit work with Wilmington Interfaith Hospitality Network, now called Family Promise of the Lower Cape Fear, in 2005 before taking the helm of Cape Fear Ha ...

Feb 9, 2021

Steve Spain Retiring From Cape Fear Habitat This Spring

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Feb 9, 2021

Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity Executive Director Steve Spain is set to retire this spring, after eight years with the Wilmington-based nonprofit organization, according to a news release. Spain, who plans to retire in April, will be succeeded by Lauren McKenzie, the current director of finance and operations at Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity, officials said. Spain b ...

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CFCC's Small Business Center Offers Free Support For Local Business Owners And Entrepreneurs

Posted Apr 16, 2021
The Cape Fear Community College Small Business Center (SBC) is part of a statewide network designed to support the development and growth of small businesses. Millions of Americans choose to start their own business each year – even during a pandemic. If you take a quick look around our own community, it’s evident that the Cape Fear region is growing. But turning the dream of successfu...read entire article
Feb 2, 2021

A Wilmington organization has already deployed $1.8 million through a platform that allows companies and individuals to invest in the community’s needs.  Cape Fear Collective, a social impact nonprofit organization, created a social impact investment initiative, Collective Ventures, with the goal of attracting $10 million in investments in the first year. The ...

Jan 22, 2021

OPINION: Mapping Local Nonprofit Sector's Future

By Chris Prentice, posted Jan 22, 2021

North Carolina is home to over 50,000 tax-exempt organizations, and roughly 1,250 of those nonprofits are in New Hanover county.   Nonprofits provide avenues for artistic exploration and expression, opportunities to congregate and join in religious activity, programs that address the health and basic needs of a broad array of individuals and advocacy activities that ...

Nov 17, 2020

In a place where jail cell doors used to clank shut, space for more nonprofit organizations is taking shape in downtown Wilmington, aided by a $1.8 million construction loan. The Jo Ann Carter Harrelson Center Inc. has received a loan from South State Bank to complete renovations to the former law enforcement center and jail tower, helping it to go from 30,000 to 60,000 ...

Nov 11, 2020

First Tee Tries To Play Through COVID-19 Hardships

By Scott Nunn, posted Nov 11, 2020

From tee to fairway to green, the 18th hole at Pebble Beach presents golfers monumental challenges at every turn. No part of the course is easy; there are no “gimmees.”  That’s been the story for the Wilmington chapter of First Tee as it tries to play through the pandemic. Just like the famous final hole at Pebble Beach, COVID-19 has presented obs ...

Aug 6, 2020

The Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina recently purchased 1000 Greenfield St. to expand its services, according to an announcement Wednesday. The nonprofit organization plans to build a new facility on the 5-acre tract, which formerly included a grocery store. The purchase is seen as the first step toward developing the Food Bank at Wilmington&rsq ...

Jul 29, 2020

With Events Still On Hold, Nonprofits Move To Virtual Fundraisers

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jul 29, 2020

The shift from in-person to virtual fundraising events for several area nonprofit organizations is bringing in much-needed cash in light of the increasing demand for services during the COVID-19 pandemic. At least one area nonprofit not only met but exceeded its fundraising goal in a virtual event this summer. StepUp Wilmington’s Stand With Us event in June sur ...

May 14, 2020

The YMCA of Southeastern North Carolina was awarded $10,000 from the Corning Incorporated Foundation to help support parents working in essential jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a news release Thursday. The funds are being used to provide child care for children of healthcare workers, first responders and others who are needed to maintain essential ...

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