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Jan 18, 2022

Local Grocery Stores Cope With Supply Chain Disruptions

By Scott Nunn, posted Jan 18, 2022

Although there appears to be plenty of toilet tissue and paper towels on the shelves, grocery chains nationwide are being hit hard by the resurgence in COVID-19 cases, notably the supply-chain issues affecting many other large retailers. In a Friday email to customers, North Carolina-based Harris Teeter said, “We are living in unprecedented times when it comes to ...

Jan 14, 2022

The owner of an athletic shoe and gear store franchise in Wilmington is opening a second location in a shopping center at Independence Boulevard and Carolina Beach Road. Michelle Fogle, who opened Fleet Feet at The Forum on Military Cutoff Road in 2014, has leased space in The Crossroads at Independence. The center, which is currently under construction, is set to be an ...

Nov 12, 2021

Harris Teeter Fuel Center Planned At Mayfaire

By Johanna Cano, posted Nov 12, 2021

A new gas station may be coming to Military Cutoff Road. Harris Teeter is planning a gas station at Mayfaire Community Center, according to project documents submitted to the city of Wilmington. Plans show the gas station would be built at 1128 Military Cutoff Road, the former site of On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina, which has been closed for several months ...

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Should You Upgrade to Windows 11?

Posted Nov 19, 2021
There are two things you should expect today, taxes and software updates. With taxes, you have no choice but to comply without threatening yourself with prison time. Software updates are a different story and require a more nuanced approach to determine when one should upgrade. Below we will investigate some of the details regarding the newest version of Windows and how it plays into the office te...read entire article
Sep 21, 2021

Mayfaire Announces Opening Dates For New Stores

By Cece Nunn, posted Sep 21, 2021

New stores, including a Lululemon pop-up that will stay in Wilmington for at least a year, are opening this week at Mayfaire Town Center, according to an announcement Tuesday. Lululemon, which sells high-end athletic gear for running, training, yoga and more, is opening Friday at 6863 Main St.  Buff City Soap is opening at 9 a.m. Thursday, the Mayfaire news rele ...

Sep 7, 2021

Popular athletic brand Lululemon, along with a women’s clothing store for sizes 10 to 24 and a Pinterest-inspired creative arts studio, are three of the latest tenants coming to Mayfaire Town Center. The Mayfaire store by Lululemon Athletica Inc. (NASDAQ: LULU) will be a pop-up, a temporary tenant, at 6863 Main St. next to Claire’s. The global retailer sells ...

Jul 9, 2021

New Stores Coming To Mayfaire Town Center

By Cece Nunn, posted Jul 9, 2021

An Apple service provider and reseller is one of at least three stores coming soon to Mayfaire Town Center in Wilmington. Simply Mac is expected to open July 24 at 6837 Main St., said Paige Coniglio, Mayfaire spokeswoman. The space was previously occupied by clothing stores Paisley and bevello.  A different Apple service and resale store in the Military Cutoff R ...

Apr 29, 2021

Longtime Wilmington car dealer Bruce Cavenaugh recently sold his Market Street property to national firm DriveTime and is retiring from the business. Cavenaugh, a Wilmington native who will be 70 in August, started selling cars in the Port City in 1973, he said, starting his own business in 1990. In the midst of the Great Recession, Cavenaugh shut down his deale ...

Mar 22, 2021

A Wilmington resident recently opened a CBD shop on Castle Street, where she has planned a grand opening Sunday.  Kim Skidmore has been welcoming customers to LIV CBD at 320 Castle St. as part of a soft opening for about a month. Born in Philadelphia in 1982, Skidmore moved to Wilmington in 2002. She worked in a medical clinic as a client liaison and b ...

Mar 8, 2021

Artisan Boutique Expanding To Downtown Wilmington

By Cece Nunn, posted Mar 8, 2021

For Angela Bobal, COVID-19 resulted in a very soapy 2020. The owner of artisan boutique Grit & Grace ended up making nearly 40,000 bars of soap last year after implementing Facebook Live sessions at her store in Mebane on Friday nights. Bobal (pictured below) is in the midst of opening a second location in Wilmington of Grit & Grace, which was founded in Meba ...

Feb 25, 2021

A local store at Mayfaire Town Center in Wilmington has moved to a much larger space on Main Street.  My Sister’s Cottage is now in a 1,600-square-foot portion of 5,000 square feet at 6869 Main St. “The option to have a bigger storefront with better exposure and having it be more open was just phenomenal,” said Britteny Bellinger, who had opene ...

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