Plans for Market Street Aldi get ‘courtesy review’ from county

Rendering of an Aldi store. Courtesy photo.

Plans for an Aldi grocery store in New Hanover County, the third one proposed in the Cape Fear region in recent months, were presented before the county’s technical review committee on Wednesday afternoon. Representatives for Bayshore Estates, the property owner, and Aldi, the German discount supermarket chain that’s been rapidly expanding across the United States, […]


Signs of opposition: Local businesses take stand against HB2

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Had Governor Pat McCrory stopped into Flying Pi Kitchen during his visit with state educators Friday, he would have walked away hungry. “If he had come into my restaurant, I would have refused him service,” Carolyn Atkinson said. The downtown eatery owner’s strong stance is backed up by even stronger words she posted on Flying […]


Construction begins on NHRMC cancer treatment center expansion

An architectural rendering of NHRMC's expanded Zimmer Cancer Center. Work to nearly double space at the existing site is expected to be complete in fall 2017. Courtesy image.

Enhanced care in an emotionally nurturing environment is at the heart of a planned expansion of New Hanover Regional Medical Center’s onsite cancer treatment services. Work is now underway to nearly double the space for surgical, radiation and gynecologic oncology – as well as offerings like the lung program – at the hospital’s Zimmer center, […]


Tidal Creek survey shows mostly favorable reaction to proposed downtown move

Tentative survey results show most respondents are looking forward to a downtown relocation, though a strong minority aren't quite as excited. Photo courtesy Tidal Creek/Jeff Branch.

Tidal Creek customers are mostly pleased with the natural foods store’s proposed move to downtown Wilmington, although a strong minority doesn’t want to see the local fixture change its longtime location. That’s according to tentative results of an online survey meant gauge the community’s reaction to a future exodus from its midtown spot on Oleander […]


Local businesses challenged to “shine” in global spotlight of 2017 Wells Fargo Championship

L-R: Wells Fargo Regional President Kendall Alley, Wells Fargo Championship Executive Director Kym Hougham, Eagle Point Golf Club President Bobby Long, Wilmington Chamber of Commerce President Connie Majure-Rhett.

As the PGA-sanctioned 2017 Wells Fargo Championship prepares to come to Eagle Point Golf Club in Porters Neck next May, businesses and other members of the community gathered at the Wilmington Business Journal Power Breakfast Tuesday morning to hear officials speak about how it could impact the Wilmington area. The point stressed by the four […]


Modern fare, craft beer on the menu at Johnny Lukes

Johnny Lukes opened in the Promenade on Market Street last week. Courtesy photos.

If Maxx Jackson could sum up newly opened eatery Johnny Lukes in one word, it’d be, simply, “cool.” A chic, big-city atmosphere, sophisticated modern fare, craft brews and an eclectic wine and cocktail list define the restaurant – tailored to the professional crowd – in the Promenade, 5500 Market St. Suite 130. And a rooftop […]


Local brewers to discuss lessons learned, craft boom at ‘Asheville at the beach’

Ironclad Brewery hosts a discussion on the growing local craft brewing industry in April. Courtesy photo.

As yet another brewery gets set to open in Wilmington, area craft beer makers are joining forces this spring to share lessons learned and what’s coming next for the city fast becoming a drinking destination. Timed with NC Beer Month, fledgling Greater Wilmington Brewers Guild is hosting an informational event in April featuring representatives from […]


Southport could see new nursing center if state OK’s Dosher’s sale of state license

Although Dosher Nursing Center has an award-winning staff, the hospital has opted to sell its state license to better serve the residents of Southport. Courtesy photo.

A nursing center in Southport could close its doors and make way for a new state-of-the-art facility in the area, following Dosher Memorial Hospital’s sale of its state license to a private healthcare company. The $1.28 million transaction with Liberty Healthcare and Rehabilitative Services was approved by the hospital’s board of trustees earlier this week. […]


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