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  Peek Inside Historic Graystone Inn Bed and Breakfast

PPD launches its initial public offering of 60 million shares

  Largest home for sale on the Cape Fear River features sweeping waterfront view

NHC schools present Minority and Women-Owned Business Fair

PPD files for IPO that could raise $1 billion

  New Hanover County leaders to visit Apple headquarters to discuss workforce development

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Corning plans ‘workforce reduction’ at Wilmington plant

  Touring largest home currently for sale in Landfall, Wilmington NC

Report: Wilmington port named fastest growing in nation

  100 years after Prohibition, alcohol’s economic impact continues to grow

  Bolivia’s largest home on the market boasts 6,944 square feet on Lockwood Folly River

Hanover Center gets new ownership

  Living Large: 6000 square foot home the largest on the market in Wrightsville Beach

212 Water Street, currently the largest home for sale on Wrightsville Beach

  Wilmington restaurant in running for highly touted national award

Pine Valley Market is one of only ten restaurants across the country to be nominated for the Toasty Award

  Leland’s first brewery planned for 2020

7twenty6 Brewing Company plans to open a brewery in Leland by the end of next year, town officials announced on Monday.

  Unique townhouse in historic Wilmington all about location, location, location

Unique property in historic downtown

  Lidl is officially open in Wilmington

  Opening pushed back for mysterious Wilmington eatery

  Nonprofit organized to stop sale or partnership of NHRMC

  Rise & Shine: The Inspiration Lab’s conference will bring together working women

  Pender County estate complete with retro gas station-themed storage and fruit trees

  Wrightsville Beach ABC store moves to temporary location

  Modern home in historic Southport is full of surprises

Modern Home in Historic Southport full of old world surprises

  Brunswick Community College works to launch small businesses with incubator

Brunswick Community College's Business and Industry Incubator is designed to help local entrepreneurs jump-start their businesses.

  Commissioners postpone a decision on large mixed-use project on Market St.

New Hanover County Commissioners decided Monday to delay a decision on a large mixed-use project along Market St. The county leaders voted to postpone a decision for 90 days.

  Unique Property in Castle Hayne could be considered vacationers paradise

Castle Hayne property has unique feature for vacationers.

  Downtown Wilmington’s residential population set to double with current construction

Downtown Wilmington's residential population expected to double with current construction projects

  Caswell Beach cottage survived Hurricane Hazel 65 years ago. It’s ready for new owners

Caswell Beach cottage considrred a unique local property, considering so many older homes, on the ocean, succumbed to the wrath of Hurricane Hazel 65 years ago.

  Maze Craze stands strong despite Dorian, advocates against bullying

It took a lot work to get Maze Craze open for the season and the Galloway family is excited to teach the local kids the importance of being kind and accepting.

TRU Colors Brewing Co. to set up shop along Greenfield St.

TRU Colors Brewing Company purchased the Century Mills property along Greenfield Street for $950K, according to the company’s founder, George Taylor

  Brunswick Forest townhome defies stereotypes in tight real estate market

Townhome in Brunswick County defies stereotypes and is considered a "best buy."

  Eco-friendly Wilmington Condo a unique property close to Wrightsville Beach and Mayfaire

Eco-friendly condo in Wilmington considered a unique find.

  Developer for Porters Neck Country Club denies blame for recent bankruptcy

Hurricanes Florence and Dorian caused millions of dollars in damage to Porters Neck Country Club, pushing them over the edge to file bankruptcy. In a recent press release about the bankruptcy filing, they also blamed the club’s developer for their financial issues.

Craving Privacy: Unique Property in Pender County boasts 120 acres

A 120 acre estate in Rocky Point, considered a rare, unique opportunity 20 minutes from downtown Wilmington

  Free economic and workforce development seminars for local businesses and business owners

Brunswick Community College's Small Business Center hosts dozens of seminars and workshops each semester to help local businesses become and stay successful.

  Visit breweries and get rewarded with the Wilmington Ale Trail Digital Passport

Earn rewards for visiting breweries and trying new beer

Hello Kitty Wine is not the cat’s meow in North Carolina

The North Carolina Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission refused to allow Hello Kitty Wine to be sold in the state

  NHRMC Trustees vote to support county exploring options for selling hospital

The New Hanover Regional Medical Center’s Board of Trustees approved a resolution Tuesday night supporting county commissioners voting to explore the possible sale of the public hospital. Dr. Robert Cortina was the only member of the board to abstain from voting.

  New Hanover County ABC CEO resigns

A board member for the New Hanover County Alcohol Beverage Control Board confirmed Tuesday that the Chief Executive Officer, Marnina Queen, has resigned.

  NC Treasurer raises concerns about potential sale of NHRMC

State Treasurer Dale Folwell of North Carolina is raising concerns about a potential sale of New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

  New Hanover Co. manager, NHRMC CEO discuss potential hospital sale at Power Breakfast

New Hanover County Manager Chris Coudreit and NHRMC President and CEO John Gizdic discussed the potential sale of the hospital Monday morning during the Greater Business Journal’s Power Breakfast.

  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.

  Owner of planned car wash: ‘We are going to keep the trees’

Centuries-old oak trees will not be torn down to make room for a car wash in Ogden, according to the owner of the property

  No Polygamy Porter for you, or your spouses, ABC commission rules

Beer drinkers will have to travel if they want to get a taste of Polygamy Porter

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

Last fiscal year 19,000 new beer and wine products were approved for sale by the NC ABC Commission but some fall flat. We explore the products that don't make it to store shelves and the reasons why.

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

Work will begin with the demolition of the former Sears building and wing.

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

The developer is planning a mixed-use project at 7241 Market Street which would include 288 apartment units and approximately 7,500 in commercial space.

  Seatrust Mortgage Company plans to bring about 100 jobs to Wilmington

SeaTrust Mortgage Company, a subsidiary of Community First Bank, announced Thursday it was coming to the Port City.

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

A home in Wrightsville Beach is making history, being only the fourth house with a price tag of $5 million or more to be sold in New Hanover County.

Small business insurance strategy nearing legislative finish line

The measure developing the rules for “Association Health Plans” will return to the Senate after clearing the House this week.

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

Unique real estate property in Wilmington has feel of shipbuilding

  Statesville man helps shape new rules for NC distilleries

A new law that North Carolina craft distillery owners call a “game-changer” was signed by the governor in Raleigh Monday.

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

Real estate deal with French flair in Ogden, NC

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

Black’s Tire Service, Inc, a tire distributor and service company will create 26 jobs as it expands its operations in Columbus County, Governor Roy Cooper announced on Tuesday.

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

Waterfront home remodeled in Hampstead, NC with deeded water rights.

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

Rustic log cabin on river in Brunswick County

  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

Suzanne McCormick, a 1985 graduate of New Hanover High School, has been named as U.S. President for United Way Worldwide. She will assume her new duties at the end of July.

Plans submitted for car wash at site of College Diner

Developer MPV Properties has submitted plans for a AAA Car Wash at 911 South College Road, at the intersection with Wilshire Blvd.

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

Boat owner's dream home in Brunswick County, NC considered a local best buy in real estate.

Public hearings set for proposed log fumigation rule changes

A pair of public hearings, including one in Wilmington, have been scheduled to discuss proposed changes to regulate emissions of methyl bromide at log fumigation operations.

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

The Cape Fear Craft Beer Alliance issued a response Friday on the decision by Wilmington Downtown Inc. to not sell local beer at its Downtown Sundown Series.

  Corning Credit Union cuts ribbon on new regional office in Wilmington

Corning Credit Union held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new regional office on 17th Street on Wednesday but the financial institution has a much longer history 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.