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Sep 27, 2021

Biz Bites: Concert Season

By Staff Reports, posted Sep 27, 2021

Widespread Panic (lead singer John Bell shown here) kicked off Live Oak Bank Pavilion’s inaugural season with sold-out shows over three nights in July. Live Nation, which manages the new amphitheater at the city’s Riverfront Park, doesn’t release ticket sales numbers but said it has lined up 20 shows at the venue for this year. That doesn’t count th ...

Sep 27, 2021

A developer is planning to add cold storage warehouse space on property near the Port of Wilmington. The recently announced project adds to the area’s investments in cold chain and cold storage logistics – keeping the heat down on temperature-sensitive products ranging from food to pharmaceuticals.   Cold Summit Development will bring nearly 460,000 squa ...

Sep 27, 2021

Sound Off: Building For Our Future

By Holly Childs, posted Sep 27, 2021

Change is hard, but we need to be open to change – to continue to grow and evolve – or we die.   At Wilmington Downtown Inc. (WDI), we are thrilled to be leading the charge for the continued growth and evolution of our downtown to best serve our residents and visitors, both now and into the future.   WDI’s mission as an organization is to &l ...

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David Grandey
Highland Roofing Company


Posted Aug 17, 2021
This article is authored by Rick Jones, Service Department Manager, Highland Roofing Company.

It’s never too early to think about preparing your facility for heavy storms – especially now that our region is in the heart of hurricane season.  Following is a 10-step action plan to ensure that your facility is ready for heavy storms.
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Sep 27, 2021

Sound Off: History Under Siege

By Travis Gilbert, posted Sep 27, 2021

Wilmington is proud of the historic charm and architectural diversity found within the city’s eight historic districts listed on the National Register of Historic Places.   Yet, Wilmington’s historic districts are under attack from the razing and alteration of structures that strip the buildings of their architectural integrity.   New Hanover Coun ...

Sep 27, 2021

Sound Off: Help Wanted Factors

By Adam Jones, posted Sep 27, 2021

Friedrich Von Hayek’s admonition is more apparent today than in recent memory, “The curious task of economics is to demonstrate to men how little they know about what they imagine they can design.”   The current “shortage” of workers is a perfect example. It’s not simple; there isn’t enough space here to fully address the is ...

Sep 27, 2021

C-Suite Convo: Hollywood East Rebounds

By Vicky Janowski, posted Sep 27, 2021

State film officials and Gov. Roy Cooper announced last month that state film spending estimates are on track to hit a high point this year.   Already, as of the August announcement, productions have spent about $409 million this year in North Carolina, marking the most activity since the state switched in 2014 from a tax incentive program to a grant-based system to ...

Sep 27, 2021

Generational Gems

By Jenny Callison, posted Sep 27, 2021

Reeds Jewelers is having a gem of a year. The Wilmington-based chain is celebrating its diamond anniversary doing what it has always done, according to its founding family: taking care of its employees and customers. It’s also growing.   “We’re in 13 states, and now we’re nationwide through e-commerce,” said Reeds’ CEO and Preside ...

Sep 27, 2021

Nathan King and his partners, Sam and Joe Romano, started crabbing together in Masonboro Sound about 15 years ago, selling their hauls to restaurants around town and in Raleigh and Durham.   “We did odd jobs back in high school (in Virginia Beach) – you know, mowed lawns and dumped junk and stuff like that together – so we had a working relationshi ...

Sep 27, 2021

The Low Down On PPPs

By Beth A. Klahre, posted Sep 27, 2021

Public-private partnerships, often referred to as PPP, PPI and P3, are not new. In fact, in New Hanover County and surrounding counties, there has been significant PPP activity over the past several years.   PPPs are contracted relationships, often over a long term of a year or more, between a private party and a government entity ultimately delivering a public asse ...

Sep 27, 2021

Wide Open Spaces

By Christina Haley, posted Sep 27, 2021

In 2018, local music supply and manufacturing company Mojotone LLC set up shop in a new building in Burgaw to expand.   “In order for us to grow our business we had to change from a build-it-to-order company to an in-stock, ready-to-ship company. And to do that, we needed space to store inventory and more space for manufacturing,” Mojotone CEO Michael Mc ...

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