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Aug 26, 2022

84 Lumber To Double Its Wilmington Footprint

By Johanna F. Still, posted Aug 26, 2022

Wholesale lumber supplier 84 Lumber is in the process of planning an expansion at its location off Blue Clay Road. In June, 84 Lumber signed a new lease with the Wilmington International Airport for additional land in its ILM Business Park. The added 10.8 acres will roughly double the company’s current setup at ILM and allow the airport to net an additional $202,2 ...

Aug 24, 2022

New International Trade Group Forms In Southeast NC Region

By Staff Reports, posted Aug 24, 2022

An international trade organization has set up a new chapter in the area. The North Carolina World Trade Association announced it has established a Southeast Chapter that is designed to serve the Wilmington, Fayetteville and Greenville regions.  The NCWTA’s mission "is to promote growth of trade between North Carolina and the world by providing education ...

Aug 23, 2022

3PL Firm Announces Expansion To Wilmington

By Johanna F. Still, posted Aug 23, 2022

A third-party logistics firm headquartered in Chattanooga, Tennessee, has announced plans to expand into Wilmington.  Steam Logistics aims to be operating in Wilmington by early September, according to company spokesperson Malcolm Harris. The firm is still finalizing the location for its new office space, which it plans to open with five to 10 employees, growing to ...

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How to be Resilient and Adapt to Shifting Economic Conditions

Posted Aug 24, 2022
The notion of resiliency has been tossed around a lot, particularly in light of the challenges that most entrepreneurs and businesses have experienced as a result of the pandemic.  The word is defined as the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties or toughness, but I like to think of it as an individual or business owner’s ability to weather a storm.

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Aug 19, 2022

Land In Play

By Cece Nunn, posted Aug 19, 2022

On Eagles Island, could an attempt to create a park – instead of a 100-foot-tall hotel with a spa – really work?   A nonprofit group is trying, but officials with the group have said it will cost them $16 million by the end of the year to buy the 83 acres where the hotel and spa have been proposed.  According to an announcement in July, the organ ...

Aug 19, 2022

MADE: Paint Additive Becomes Salty Success

By Johanna F. Still, posted Aug 19, 2022

Tucked away in a discrete warehouse off Oleander Drive, a husband-and-wife duo makes and packages a product sought after by DIYers around the world.    Saltwash is a powdered trademarked formula that can be added to paint to create a weathered look on furniture and other items. The secret recipe – which includes sea salt, the only ingredient disclosed &nd ...

Aug 19, 2022

Chief Planner Shares Development Update

By Cece Nunn, posted Aug 19, 2022

Rebekah Roth has a front-seat view when it comes to development unfolding now – and coming soon – in New Hanover County.   Roth became the county’s planning and land use director last year, having served as interim director since October 2020. Prior to that, she was senior planner for the county for four years. Roth recently answered questions a ...

Aug 5, 2022

Film On Rebound; New Horse Enters Race

By Johanna F. Still, posted Aug 5, 2022

The film industry made a hearty and welcome comeback last year, a trend that’s continuing (albeit not quite as strong) this year. Following long stretches of lulled activity after talent and production dried up in favor of Atlanta, the city’s more politically and financially enticing neighbor, film appears back to its pre-fallout glory and seemingly here to sta ...

Aug 5, 2022

Beach Equipment Rentals Sizzle

By Lynda Van Kuren, posted Aug 5, 2022

For some beachgoers, their perfect day is lazing on the shore, soaking up rays. For others, it’s water sports – surfing, kayaking, paddle boarding – or maybe biking alongside the ocean. Whatever their preference, the area’s beach ware rental companies provide the equipment tourists need for their ideal vacation.   “Most people who live ...

Aug 5, 2022

Stacking The (parking) Deck

By Cece Nunn, posted Aug 5, 2022

Potential tenants have expressed interest recently in the 2,200-square-foot office space Clark Hipp is offering for lease in his building at 228 N. Front St.   “We’ve shown it quite a bit in the past four or five months, but the one question that comes up is, ‘Where will our employees park?’” Hipp said in late July.   The amount ...

Jul 27, 2022

Low-cost Carrier Announces New Nonstop Route At ILM

By Johanna F. Still, posted Jul 27, 2022

Just one month since its inaugural flights for three new routes at the Wilmington International Airport, low-cost carrier Avelo Airlines has announced a fourth destination.  Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport will join Avelo’s existing nonstop destinations from ILM, Orlando, Florida; Baltimore, Maryland; and New Haven, Connecticut, according to a ...

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