Because of the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, parents and their children may find themselves in a different financial situation than where they were when they filled out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
The Wilmington Chamber of Commerce, Cape Fear Collective and RTI International are on a mission to survey 500 businesses in the Cape Fear to determine the industries that will see the highest growth rates and to find out what skills are needed to help regional employers grow and prosper.
"Where you are at is not where you have to be," he said. "No matter what you’ve seen, no matter what’s going on around you, you can change your life. It’s not going to be easy. It's going to be tough but if you really want it, go get it."
Dr. Lucinda DeMarco, Chief Medical Officer for UnitedHealthcare of North Carolina, said managing stress is especially important for those who have an underlying medical condition that makes them more vulnerable to COVID-19. "Stress will lower your immunity," she explained.
Designer and illustrator, Alex Tsatsos, created a modern-day Rosie the Riveter to honor today's heroes, the healthcare workers. The design will go to support MasksNow.org, a group that tries to reserve medical-grade masks for first responders by producing masks for the public to wear.
“There are a lot of new people in the lines at food pantries and taking away hot meals that have never experienced food insecurity before,” said Beth Gaglione, the branch director of the Food Bank of Central Eastern North Carolina at Wilmington.
Although there are no cases of the coronavirus in Southeastern North Carolina at this time, parents and educators should prepare for the possibility that schools will be canceled once we do see a case, according to an expert in the education field
Power of the Purse raises money for Wilmington Health Access for Teens, a group that makes sure that children, teens and young adults have access to comprehensive primary medical care, mental health and prevention services
Three bands, the Wilmington Police Pipes and Drums and dancers from the Walsh Kelley School of Irish Dance will entertain the crowd at Irish Music Night, Sat., Feb. 15, which supports the Wilmington St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
The Junior League of Wilmington’s Little Black Dress Initiative is a week-long campaign designed to harness the power of social media to increase awareness around human trafficking and to raise money to support the League’s efforts
'La Cage aux Folles' centers around a gay couple, one of whom is a drag queen, who have been together for 20 years. Their son plans to marry a woman with ultra-conservative parents, who would not approve of the two fathers. Sound familiar? It's the show on which 1996's 'The Birdcage' is based.