‘Light, light, light’: Zimmer Cancer Center gives patients what they asked for

"This is a difficult time for every patient here, so everything about this centers around the patient. It’s all about the patient.”

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The New Hanover Regional Medical Center Zimmer Cancer Center’s $14 million renovation and expansion will hit a major milestone on Monday, Feb. 13. That’s the day the Zimmer Cancer Center will open to patients with 37 infusion chairs. The opening, on the center’s second floor, marks the completion of the first phase of the renovation […]

Comedian Paula Poundstone talks politics, self-doubt and Tom Hanks ahead of Wilmington show

So, I used to be a little more sheepish about not wanting to offend. Not that I want to offend. That’s not my goal. But now I kind of feel, ‘you know what, it’s my turn with the microphone.’

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WILMINGTON – Paula Poundstone will return to the Port City this week with a stand-up act dealing with everything from her personal life to the political scene. Poundstone will perform at the Cape Fear Community College Wilson Center on Friday, Feb. 10. The comedian, who’s second book “The Totally Unscientific Study of the Search for […]

Big donations, big expansions and big plans for the future – Live Oak Bank looks to grow in Wilmington

In 2013, Live Oak Banks received significant incentives, $250,000 from Wilmington and $325,000 from New Hanover County, to promote high-end job growth. Engagement Director J.C. Smith said expansion would help make good on the bank’s end of those deals.

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WILMINGTON – In the last week, Live Oak Bank made several big announcements including a record fourth-quarter for 2016, plans for at least one new building on its campus, and a $250,000 donation to the New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Port City Daily spoke with J.C. Smith, engagement director for Live Oak Bank, and Kate […]

In a crowded market, how will beer drinkers and breweries find each other? ‘Beer Tech’

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WILMINGTON – As with any rapidly growing industry, craft breweries are reaching a saturation point. But the burgeoning tech industry may be able to help. Craft beer and the tech industry seem like a natural pairing. It is not unknown for Silicon Valley-style offices to serve up local craft beers. TekMountain has its own brewery and […]

Gap in Wilmington International Airport expansion funds could require county bond

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WILMINGTON – The Wilmington International Airport Authority met last week to discuss an expansion plan which faces a $52 million shortfall. The authority agreed to bring in a consultant to consider a range of funding options, including county and private bonds. The Wilmington International Airport (ILM) had a record year in 2016. While ILM Director Julie […]

Mary’s Gone Wild, where art, charity and God coalesce

“He tells me, ‘listen to me Mary, this isn’t your place. This is my place. You’re doing my work.’ He tells me all time.”

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SUPPLY — Mary’s gone wild, but she’s not crazy. Mary’s Gone Wild is a folk art museum, located on a back road a few miles north of Holden Beach. Owner, artist and Brunswick County native Mary Paulsen has welcomed people from around the world to see her artwork. Paulsen produces two different and distinctive types […]

Wilmington, ‘Foodie City’ — Feast Down East to illuminate city’s path to culinary status

"We focus on the farm, but it ends up on the fork."

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WILMINGTON – Feast Down East will hold its 7th annual Local Food Conference next week, bringing together foodies, farmers and food business professionals. The event will center around three workshop sessions, covering a range of issues from the ever-changing tastes of the “food to fork” scene, cutting-edge agricultural techniques for local and amateur farmers and […]

Blue Ribbon Commission invites you to delve into the early intervention of gang violence over breakfast

"Especially in the current climate, everyone’s feeling helpless, everyone’s thinking ‘what can I do?’"

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WILMINGTON – The Blue Ribbon Commission on the Prevention of Youth Violence will hold its annual “Breakfast of Champions” fundraiser next week. It is an opportunity for Wilmington area residents to learn about the issues affecting the downtown area and how to contribute to addressing them, according to Executive Director Jana Jones Halls. The Blue […]

ALDI openings will offer relief in Wilmington job market, but not yet

"I started at $7.75 and when I left four years later I was at $8.95. It's hard in Wilmington."


WILMINGTON – At the latest hiring event for ALDI, applicants were promised higher pay and medical benefits. But they were also told they might have to wait or travel for employment, at least for a while. The German-owned grocery store held its second hiring event in the Wilmington area on Tuesday, Jan 31. ALDI representatives […]