Bald Head businesses band for chamber of commerce

While the nature of business tends to be competition and innovation, there’s a shared denominator: the need to thrive. On the situationally unique Bald Head Island, local proprietors are shopping an idea to unify for the benefit of all under a chamber of commerce specific to the island. While in its developmental stages, the Bald […]

Report: Region can capture emerging industries

When it comes to workforce development, North Carolina’s southeastern counties should “skate to where the puck is going, not to where it currently is.” That Wayne Gretzky analogy aired Tuesday from Steve Yost, chief of the regional economic development group North Carolina’s Southeast, which that morning unveiled a recently completed study that collaborators say should […]

Retail units at Barclay Commons reach full occupancy

The ground level retail units at Barclay Commons have reached full occupancy, according to a broker in charge of the property. Hill Rogers said Wednesday a strong third quarter is boosting retail leasing at the development. “We have had an outstanding third quarter at Barclay Commons this year,” Rogers said. “We have built upon two […]

Former legislator McComas takes oath as Ports Authority board chairman

WILMINGTON – Former state legislator Danny McComas took his oath yesterday as the new chairman of the N.C. State Ports Authority (SPA) Board of Directors. McComas, a trucking company executive who earlier this month resigned from the N.C. General Assembly to accept the governor-appointed post, will serve the board until 2016. The 59-year-old New Hanover […]

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