Dosher Wound Care Center earns national ‘Center for Excellence’ award

SOUTHPORT — After achieving an impressive 95 percent “heal rate” during its first year in operation, the wound care team at Dosher Memorial Hospital improved performance to a 97 percent heal rate in year two. For this accomplishment, U.S. wound care authority Healogics has named Dosher as a Robert A. Warriner III, MD, “Center of Excellence” […]

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Wilmington based GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy and Bechtel form decommissioning alliance

WILMINGTON — GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) and Bechtel Wednesday announced the formation of an alliance to offer decommissioning and dismantlement services for nuclear power plants in Germany and Sweden. The two companies have more than 100 years of combined nuclear industry experience and through the alliance will provide a full range of decommissioning services including […]

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Wrightsville’s standup paddleboarding event goes international

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WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH — West Marine Carolina Cup, the world’s largest gathering of professional and amateur standup paddleboard athletes, has added the World Paddle Association’s World SUP Tour in 2017. The West Marine Carolina Cup was created by the Wrightsville Beach Paddle Club in 2011 as a week-long event “where people who paddle from all over the […]

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Seasoned realtor Charlrean ‘Chuck’ Mapson joins Just for Buyers Realty

Charlrean Mapson

WILMINGTON- Charlrean “Chuck” Mapson has joined Just For Buyers Realty as the exclusive buyer agency’s newest broker. “We are very happy to have Chuck join us,” Just For Buyers Realty Broker-In-Charge Kathleen Baylies said. “She is a seasoned real estate professional who brings years of experience to the company. Our clients will greatly benefit from […]

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This Week in History: March 20-24, 1985

This Week in History is compiled each week for Local Shout by Wilmington resident Mike Hack. This Week in History: March 20-24, 1985 The number one movie is “The Breakfast Club.” The number one song is “We Are The World,” by USA for Africa. Hockey player Ryan Callahan was born and composer Salvador Ley died. Quote: […]

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Wilmington Municipal Services District designated as AT&T ‘Fiber Ready’

First in the Country, Designation Reflects Presence of Fiber-Based, High-Speed Internet

WILMINGTON — The Wilmington area’s growing technology reputation has scored another “first” as representatives of AT&T, the City of Wilmington and Wilmington Downtown Inc. announced that the Wilmington Municipal Services District has been designated AT&T Fiber Ready. Wilmington is the first municipal services district in the country to receive the designation. Last year, the ILM […]

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Brunswick County teachers recognized at NC Council for the Social Studies conference

BRUNSWICK COUNTY — Two talented teachers from Brunswick County Schools left their mark during the recent conference of the North Carolina Council for the Social Studies (NCCSS). Ms. Tara Cumbee, fourth grade teacher at Union Elementary School was named Social Studies Teacher of the Year. As the NCCSS winner of the 2017 Social Studies Teacher of […]

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Cape Fear Museum curator set to retire after 30 years of service

Barbara Rowe CF Museum

WILMINGTON — For more than 100 years, Cape Fear Museum has collected, preserved and interpreted objects relating to the history, science and cultures of the Lower Cape Fear. One of its most important “treasures,” Curator Barbara Rowe, will retire in this month after 30 years of service with New Hanover County. After earning a bachelor […]

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