Orange Theory owners talk about the challenges of running a franchise business

"We didn’t really know what challenges we’d face, and there were more than we thought there’d be.”

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WILMINGTON — Orange Theory Fitness opened in April of last year and has over 500 members. It is, by many measures, a successful business. But according to owners Susan and Dustin Gross, the business still has a long way to go. Port City Daily caught up with the Grosses, who also run a Rise Biscuit […]


James B. “Jim” Stevens, 71, patriarch, president and CEO of Stevens Hardware Company

James B. “Jim” Stevens

WILMINGTON — James B. “Jim” Stevens, 71, passed away unexpectedly Monday, Jan. 16, 2017. He was born on April 18, 1945, in Salina, Kansas, to the late Tillman E. and Inez J. Stevens. He graduated in 1963 from Orangeburg High School, Orangeburg, S.C., and subsequently studied at Clemson University. His most recent and notable professional […]


Escape to New York City: Journal entries from a constant wanderer

Follow Wilmington resident Allison Carter as she celebrates her mother’s birthday with a food tour in Greenwich Village while sampling the very best pizza, cheese, wine and risotto balls the Big Apple has to offer.

Greenwich Village in New York City. (Photos courtesy Allison Carter)

Food can take you on a journey: through the past, into the present, and off to the future. As your taste buds are tempted, tantalized and satiated, you are there and that is somewhere else. It is why our society is obsessed with food and it is why the Food Network exists. Food can transport. […]


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