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  Developer meets with community to discuss Market Street proposal

Tribute Companies wants to build a 14-building complex off Market Street, about a mile north of the intersection with Military Cutoff.

  Beergasm, Kissing Cousins, Polygamy Porter and the other beer and wine names the NC ABC rejected

Redevelopment of Independence Mall getting under way; work expected to be completed fall 2020

  Developer wants to build mixed-use project along Market St.

  Seatrust Mortgage Company plans to bring about 100 jobs to Wilmington

History in the making: Home on Wrightsville Beach sells for $5 million

Small business insurance strategy nearing legislative finish line

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Set sail to visit a unique real estate property in Wilmington that recalls the sea.

  Statesville man helps shape new rules for NC distilleries

  Unique home with French flair considered a one-of-a-kind buy

Black’s Tire to add 26 new jobs in $2.7 million Columbus County expansion

  Bigger isn’t always better. Waterfront Property in Hampstead, NC

  Rustic Lodge on Riverfront a Relaxing Getaway from the hustle and bustle of Wilmington

  New affordable housing unit coming to Wilmington

A ground breaking celebration will be held next week for Dawson Lofts, a new affordable apartment building in Wilmington.

  Unique property in Wilmington transforms traditional bungalow into modern living space

This week’s unique real estate property can be found in the Carolina Heights neighborhood of Wilmington.

  Home with three acres in Rocky Point considered a local best buy in real estate week of June 24

The home appears to be in relatively good shape and it sits on more than three acres.

GOP lawmakers tout local benefits of compromise budget plan

GOP lawmakers are touting spending in the compromise budget plan that they say will benefit their local districts.

  Next United Way U.S. President is Wilmington native, NHHS grad

Plans submitted for car wash at site of College Diner

  Brunswick County home with boat slip considered a best buy in local real estate for week of June 16

Public hearings set for proposed log fumigation rule changes

Craft beer group responds to decision not to serve local beer at concert series

  Corning Credit Union cuts ribbon on new regional office in Wilmington

  6 Bedrooms 4 1/2 baths under $390K a “best buy” in local real estate

Large home off of Market Street, in Wilmington considered a "best buy" for week of May 26h

NC House passes bill reappointing White to UNCW Board of Trustees

The state House of Representatives passed a bill to reappoint New Hanover County Commissioner Woody White to a four-year term as member of the UNC Wilmington Board of Trustees. House Bill 1016 now moves to the state Senate for its’ consideration.

  The most expensive local home hits the market at $7.8 million

Most expensive home in southeastern North Carolina hits the market at $7.8 million dolalrs

  Craft beer sales deal on tap for North Carolina Senate panel

A proposed agreement reached between North Carolina alcohol wholesalers and small breweries over who distributes their beer as they grow is on tap in a state Senate committee.

  Cerro Gordo farmer says although tariffs are hurting his business, he supports trade war

Chandler Worley is a sixth generation farmer in Cerro Gordo. He sells soybeans and corn to China, and said his prices have been slashed in half.

Local CBD company plans campaign to push back against FDA regulations

Hempleton, a local Wilmington business that operates The Hemp Farmacy is working on a grass roots campaign to fight recent regulations on edible CBD products.

  Growing tech company makes downtown Wilmington new home

According to CEO Ross Hamilton, the new space feels more like a coffee shop or bar than an office. He wants to create an easy, relaxed setting for his workers.

Looking for a new house? Check out this ‘best buy’ in St. James Plantation

This week’s best buy deal in local real estate can be found at St. James Plantation, in Brunswick County. The property is at 2798 Lawton Court with an asking price of $495,900.

  NC House passes bill to regulate zip lines and other ‘aerial adventure’ courses

The state House on Monday passed a bill sponsored by Rep. Ted Davis to regulate the “aerial adventure” industry in North Carolina, which includes zip lines and ropes courses.

  ILM terminal expansion could bring new options for travelers

Travelers coming in and out of Wilmington International Airport (ILM) will soon see improvements to the airport, and potentially ore travel options.

  Real estate best buy: Landfall property minutes away from Wrightsville Beach

A local best buy in real estate can be found in Landfall, just minutes from Wrightsville Beach.

  CAPE FEAR COMEBACK: Beloved Pender Co. restaurant reopens after hurricane destroyed kitchen, oceanfront deck

The parking lot at Buddy’s Crab House and Oyster Bar was full Tuesday, and even though a couple of workers were putting the finishing touches on the restaurant’s facade, owner Matt Wiles said the kitchen and bar are up and running, evidenced by a busy reopening day.

Prime Now offers Whole Foods delivery in Wilmington

Amazon and Whole Foods Market announced Wednesday that the companies are expanding delivery services to customers in Wilmington.

  Home off River Road considered a ‘best buy’ in the local housing market this week

A home off River Road, in Wilmington, considered a best buy in local housing market.

Luxury waterfront home in Hampstead considered a best buy

A waterfront home in Hampstead comes in as best buy with sweeping views and a 50-foot boat slip.

  Wilmington council approves redevelopment of old theater on Oleander Drive

Wilmington City Council approved the rezoning request for 5335 and 5429 Oleander Drive.

  Not everyone happy about proposed redevelopment of old Oleander Dr. movie theater

On Tuesday, the Wilmington City Council will consider a rezoning request to change the classification of 5335 and 5429 Oleander Drive from community business to office and institutional, with conditions.

Pender Co. commissioners postpone decision on company’s permit request for sand mine

A company’s request for a special use permit to operate a sand mine in Pender County will be discussed at a later date after the board of commissioners couldn’t break a tie vote on the issue Monday.

NHC board exploring options for Project Grace; community forum scheduled in May

At its meeting Monday, the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners approved a motion to explore alternative options for Project Grace, a county-owned block in downtown Wilmington.

  Deadline to file tax returns is Monday at midnight

The deadline to file for 2018 tax returns is looming, and for those who waited until the last minute, midnight is cutoff time.

  Irish delights are back; Celtic Creamery re-opens after Hurricane Florence

It’s an Irish delight that’s been absent for the past six months on Pleasure Island.

UNCW drone research group collaborates with local NC community

A UNCW geography department’s research group is currently seeking out contracts with local NC companies and businesses.

  NC Ports to appeal state’s decision nixing expansion

To allow for larger ships to make call at Wilmington, NC Ports will need to once again widen its turning basin.

  Travel to Castle Hayne for a home considered a local best buy in real estate the week of April 7

Castle Hayne is the location for this week's best buy in local real estate.

  Tax tips for those filing last minute

Helpful tips from a local tax expert on how to get your taxes filed by April 15.

  Growth through tech: Wilmington leaders visit local tech companies as part of economic development push

Elected officials and other Wilmington leaders took a tour of two local tech companies Thursday as the city leans in to a push for economic development.

  Porters Neck development creates buzz for residents, business owners

Porters Neck is adding several new businesses to the community, including its first hotel.

  Concerns about future of Market North Apartments grow, still no evidence or records for repair work

Concerns about the future of the Market North Apartments, a subsidized, low-income housing community in Wilmington, are growing despite claims from property management that repair work is taking place.

  Owner of Carolina Beach restaurant ordered to pay $40K in back wages to 30 employees

A district court judge has ordered David Cole, the owner of Hurricane Alley’s and the former owner of The Dive in Carolina Beach, to pay over $40,500 in back wages to 30 employees.

  Town leaders vote to allow Wake N Bake to sell alcohol

Wake N Bake Donuts is one step closer to being able to pair its sweet treats with alcoholic drinks.

  Wilmington port welcomes newest crane

After a three-month, 18,000 mile journey across the globe, a third neo-Panamax crane arrived at the Port of Wilmington Monday afternoon.

  NJ-based manufacturer to relocate to Navassa, bring 300 jobs

A New Jersey-based medical supplies manufacturer will bring 300 new jobs to northern Brunswick County after the company announced it will relocate its operations to Navassa.

  Best buy in real estate this week? A townhouse at the beach

Carolina Beach townhouse tagged a best buy real estate deal.

  NJ-based manufacturing company to bring over 200 jobs to Brunswick County

Governor Roy Cooper is expected to visit Navassa on Friday to announce that a New Jersey-based manufacturing company will relocate to the area, a move that would create over 200 jobs.

Emergency dredging of Carolina Beach Inlet could begin in weeks

The emergency dredging project on the Carolina Beach Inlet could start in mid-to late-April, according to information provided at the town council meeting Tuesday night in Carolina Beach.

  No new taxes: City of Wilmington looks at economic growth, cost cutting to keep promise

Wilmington City Council took its first deep dive into fiscal year 2020.

More time needed to inform NHC Board of Commissioners about Project Grace

New Hanover County’s Board of Commissioners has postponed the Project Grace agenda item that was on the schedule for April 1.

  Best buy: A townhouse near the beach

The property has been on the market more than 200 days, but if you count backward, you’ll see it came on the market just a couple of weeks before Hurricane Florence hit.

  KFC planned for busy Market Street intersection

Plans for a fast food to be built at the busy Market Street-New Centre Drive intersection have been submitted to the city.

Celebrating downtown Wilmington’s growth and transformation six months after Hurricane Florence

Governor Roy Cooper, Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo, and other community leaders come together for Wilmington Downtown Incorporated's Economic Series program Tuesday.

Lady Mary’s home is for sale in Wilmington

Lady Mary's home is on the market.

  Bluffs on the Cape Fear is home to local best buy real estate deal for the week of March 17

Just for Buyers Realty helps find a local real estate deal in Leland, NC

  New riverfront hotel set to open in Southport

Vacationers who visit the quaint coastal town of Southport will soon have a new waterfront option for their overnight stay.

  Leaders discuss plan that could bring hundreds of jobs to Columbus County

Monday night, county leaders talked about a plan that could potential bring up to 450 jobs to communities across the county. Right now, companies have signed on to bring 50 jobs to Bolton and up to 150 to Chadbourn, while other projects are ideas for now.

  Renovated Shell Island Resort reopens after closing for Hurricane Florence

On Monday, Shell Island released photos of the renovated lobby, hallway, restaurant and bar, oceanview ballroom and soundview ballroom.

  A local best buy real estate deal located in historic Wilmington for week of March 10

If you’re looking for idyllic front porch living, consider Carolina Place.

  Planning commission approves conditional use permit for Wake N Bake to serve alcohol; Town Council to vote April 8

Wake N Bake Donuts wants to pair alcohol and donuts at its shop in Carolina Beach.

  Chick-fil-A one of the attractions planned for Leland Town Center; construction set to finish in 2020

Another economic development meeting is scheduled for March 26 to make sure the plan is ready for presentation at the April Leland City Council meeting.

Craft brewers, wholesalers lift a glass to distribution deal compromise

North Carolina’s craft beer industry and alcohol wholesalers are raising a glass to what they say is a legislative compromise to allow small, growing brewers to keep control of their product longer.

  Home away from home: Raleigh couple drives 292 miles everyday to maintain Wilmington restaurant

Rosalie’s Trattoria has only been open for three months but six days a week, Al Cervini wakes up at 8 a.m. to drive two hours from Raleigh to Wilmington.

  From bar town to family friendly: Carolina Beach rebranding underway

Carolina Beach is known for being a bar town and they are working to get away from that brand to now be known as a family friendly community.

  March 3 Best Buy real estate deal: Close to ICW access, this fisherman’s getaway won’t break the bank

It’s a little fishing getaway close to the Intracoastal Waterway but out of the flood zone.

  Riverfront Farmers Market moving to Dock Street; March 23 is opening day

Coast Guard work on the Riverfront Park bulkhead required the market to move Dock Street on the block between Front and Second streets.

  Report: More than 27 percent of mortgages in Wilmington are for secondary homes

More than a quarter of homes purchased in Wilmington in 2017 were for non-primary residences, according to a new report.

  Scrambling for that sweet spot: Blueberry farmer fights low temps to save millions in crops

During a cold snap, we add extra layers of clothing to combat the cold but for farmers, the frigid temperatures mean potentially million dollars in crop losses.

Safe Trade Station for online business opens in Carolina Beach

People who make transactions online and then want to exchange goods and services can do so at a location established by the Carolina Beach Police Department.

  Former council member proposes job training center for old WAVE Transit facility

Former Wilmington City Councilman Ronald Sparks would like to see a job training center go in the old WAVE Transit facility. He's opposed to the current proposal on the table to turn the facility in a brewing company that hires gang members.

New airport terminal opens in Elizabethtown

Elizabethtown has a new 4,000 square foot airport, and the terminal is named after a hometown hero.