Monday, March 4, 2024

Hometown Huzzahs! A rundown of recent accomplishments in Cape Fear

Here's a list of celebrations and good news from our local communities.

A rundown of awards and accomplishments in the Cape Fear area for May.

New Hanover Regional Medical Center Named One of America’s Best Large Employers

Forbes Magazine listed New Hanover Regional Medical Center (NHRMC) as number 47 in its list of America’s Best Employers in 2018. Only two other North Carolina companies ranked ahead of NHRMC. 

Forbes says that the list is compiled through anonymously surveying of 30,000 Americans. In the survey, employees were asked to rank their employers on a scale from 1 to 10 in various categories.

Typically, the companies with the best company culture ranked the highest.

NHRMC ranked sixth in the health and social services category.

Cape Fear Moving Forward 2045 Presents a New Transportation Plan

Every Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) requires a Metropolitan Transportation Plan. The Cape Fear Moving Forward Transportation Plan 2045 addresses multiple modes of transportation and according to the site, its a “fiscally-constrained evaluation of projects and strategies within an MPO’s boundary. The blueprint of the transportation plan is an update of the 2040 plan.

The Wilmington Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization is seeking public input from now until July 31.

For additional information, visit the Cape Fear Moving Forward site. 



Albert F. Rhodes Jewelers Turns 70

The company first opened in 1948 as a watch repair business. Late it expanded to a retail watch and clock shop. Now, they are a member of the American Gem Society (AGS) and continues to maintain the AGS status and standards.

The business will hold several special events throughout the year to thank its customers. Now owned and operated by Rhodes’ son and daughter, many customers are children and grandchildren of Rhodes’ first customers.

Ribbon Cuttings and Groundbreakings

Waypointe Market – 1904 Eastwood Road

Trinity Landing – 5215 Junction Circle Park

Coastal Massage and Spa – 2030 Eastwood Road

Withers Ravenel – 219 Station Road

Mosquito Joe

Vintage Values – 413 South College Road

Homewood Suites – 6732 Swan Mill Road

Nori Sushi – 1412 Barclay Point Boulevard 

Belief Fitness – 420 Eastwood Road

Brightstar Care – 2709 Market Street

Relax Massage – 4000 Oleander Drive 

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