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Sep 18, 2020

The Wilmington plant of Corning Inc. (NYSE: GLW) has played a vital role throughout the history of the firm’s optical fiber and cable business, a firm leader said this week. The company is celebrating this year the 50th anniversary of Corning's invention of the low-loss optical fiber. And while the invention itself happened in a lab in Corning, New York, the f ...

Sep 8, 2020

YWCA Receives Google.org Digital Skills Training Grant

By Jenny Callison, posted Sep 8, 2020

YWCA Lower Cape Fear is one of a dozen YWCA organizations to receive a digital skills training grant from Google.org, according to an announcement Tuesday from the local organization. As part of Google.org’s commitment to provide $5 million to YWCA USA, the local organization will receive $20,000 per year over a three-year period to implement a comprehensive progr ...

Aug 31, 2020

CloudWyze, a Wilmington-based internet and IT service provider, has been awarded a contract to update New Hanover County's technology network, which would help with the distribution of public Wi-Fi, according to a news release. CloudWyze has received a New Hanover County TV Whitespace contract to update the almost decade-old network, the release stated. White spa ...

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Have To Choose A Health-Care Plan? Some Ideas On Matching It To Your Needs

Posted Aug 31, 2020
A world-wide pandemic and widespread unemployment have a way of concentrating our minds on the subject of health insurance. So between current circumstances and the approach of the annual insurance marketplace enrollment period, now is a good time to be thinking about how to choose the best coverage for your family.
 
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Aug 21, 2020

Esports Score UNCW Courses

By Johanna Cano, posted Aug 21, 2020

While channel surfing, you might have noticed TV channels such as ESPN broadcasting video game sports competitions, particularly more so now as the coronavirus pandemic has made it difficult for traditional sporting events to be held.   Esports, or electronic sports, have been around since the 1980s when students at Stanford University played Spacewar in what is bel ...

Aug 20, 2020

Two area broadband providers have received contracts to expand high-speed internet service to five rural counties in Eastern North Carolina, N.C. Governor Roy Cooper’s office announced Wednesday. Wilmington-based CloudWyze Inc. and Shallotte-based Atlantic Telephone Membership Corp. (ATMC) are among the recipients of more than $12 million in GREAT (Growing Rural E ...

Aug 12, 2020

LifeGait Raises $200K Out Of $1M Goal

By Johanna Cano, posted Aug 12, 2020

Wilmington-based LifeGait Inc., the parent company of SportGait and other entities, has raised $200,000 to be used for intellectual property, said CEO Chris Newton. The money raised comes from one investor in a round of funding in which the company hopes to raise $1 million, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. As the parent company, Lif ...

Jul 22, 2020

Local Startup Selected To Present At NC TECH Conference

By Johanna Cano, posted Jul 22, 2020

A Wilmington startup will be featured in this week’s NC TECH State of Technology conference, which is being held virtually this year. SmartFox Technologies, founded by its president Phil Everhart, is one of six startups in the state chosen for the Startup Showcase event in which companies demo and pitch to an audience. The company has developed the SmartFox Pri ...

Jul 17, 2020

Fostering A Startup Ecosystem

By Johanna Cano, posted Jul 17, 2020

A study recently revealed that the startup ecosystem in Wilmington is growing, showing that the region’s entrepreneurs and support systems are gaining recognition on a global scale.   Startup Genome, a research and policy advisory organization, ranked Wilmington tied in the 90-100 spot in its “Top 100 Emerging Ecosystems” study.   “As ...

Jul 9, 2020

Wilmington-based startup incubator tekMountain is investing $50,000 as part of a partnership with Genesis Block, a coworking and collaboration initiative that is developing a technology platform to promote Black entrepreneurs and small businesses.   According to a news release, the new platform will help identify Black-owned businesses regionally, provide coll ...

Jul 1, 2020

tekMountain, the Wilmington coworking space with the goal of supporting local startups, is closing its physical space for the “foreseeable future” and transitioning to a virtual phase because of the coronavirus pandemic, according to an announcement. Lauren Henderson, the chief financial officer of CastleBranch, a Wilmington company that owns tekMountain, se ...

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