UNCW Professor helps film students, others, find their way in Wilmington’s new economy [Video]

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WILMINGTON – Over one-third of Professor Suzanne Altobello’s business class students are film majors. That tells you something about Wilmington, but also something about what attracts students to Altobello’s class. “Some of these students went into the film program when it was still a vibrant industry here,” said Altobello. “I think some of them have […]

New Wilmington-based service would support small batches of experimental beers

“Before I brew something or put it in a barrel, I can know – is anyone interested? Does anybody want to drink an oyster stout? If I make something with some exotic, expensive hop, is anyone besides me interested in that?”

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WILMINGTON – Craft breweries establish themselves in many ways, but frequently it’s with bolder or more experimental beers. That’s the joy of craft beer – it’s also the risk. Wilmington’s Wide Open Technologies’ new Brewfully website, which launched this week, has a goal to take some of the risk out of the craft beer game, while at […]

Climbing TekMountain: Laney High student gets ‘dream’ meeting, and philosophical discussion, with CEO

“What we need are young people to make good choices, to lead, to do the next thing, to not have a plan, to not be afraid.”

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WILMINGTON — TekMountain CEO Brett Martin relaxed in a chair, talking with Laney High School student Sam Weaver. “We’re just talking about life,” Martin said. “Talking about the world.” Martin had agreed to a sit down with Weaver to discuss business development of Weaver’s robotics team, the Wired Wizards. For Martin, who is also the […]

Take a tour of St. James Plantation without leaving your home


SOUTHPORT — The St. James Plantation, founded by WWII veteran and North Carolina native Homer Wright, is an award-winning planned community. For many potential guests, however, visiting the Plantation meant a long drive, taking time off from work and making other logistical arrangements. That is, until now. This week St. James Plantation went live with […]

Talking tech and Wilmington’s employment ‘gap’


  WILMINGTON — The tech business continues to grow in Wilmington, filling a conspicuous gap in the area’s employment opportunities. The industry burst onto the scene two years ago, when CastleBranch opened TekMountain, its innovative office space for technology start-ups. Still, many in Wilmington are uncertain of what tech companies actually do, or what role […]