Mar 31, 2020  
RALEIGH, NC (March 31, 2020) – The Board of Directors of Susan G. Komen® North Carolina Triangle to the Coast (NCTC) has named Krista Park Berry as its new executive director to lead its fight against breast cancer. “I am extremely pleased to welcome Krista Park Berry as our new executive director,” said Valencia Davis, Komen NCTC Board President. “We look forward to the energy and vision she will bring as we move Komen NCTC towards its mission to save lives by meeting the most critical needs i... Read More
Mar 24, 2020  
CHARLESTON, S.C., Mar. 19, 2020 – CresCom Bank, the second largest community bank in North and South Carolina, has promoted Chris Robbins to Regional Executive for the Eastern, NC market. A native of Rocky Mount, Robbins is a tenured banking professional bringing over 25 years of market knowledge and extensive financial services experience. A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Louisiana State University Graduate School of Banking, Robbins most recently served... Read More
Mar 17, 2020  
Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage, along with the Coldwell Banker Advantage family of companies is proud to announce that four of our teams were recently named to the 2019 Top 10 Teams in North America in total units by Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. The Grullon Team, affiliated with the Fayetteville office of Coldwell Banker Advantage was ranked as the #1 Team in North America for teams with 1-3 members and 40 Sails Real Estate Group in the Jacksonville office of Coldwell Banker Sea Coa... Read More
Mar 17, 2020  
CENTURY 21 Sweyer & Associates is pleased to announce that Clint Freeman, James Copeland, Daniel Draper, Kayla Schlecht, Aaron Evans, and Kim Pounsberry have joined its firm as sales associates. "We are thrilled to have Clint, James, Danny, Kayla, Aaron and Kim join our team," said Jeff Sweyer owner of CENTURY 21 Sweyer & Associates. "It’s an exciting time to be with the CENTURY 21 System as we increase our market presence in Southeastern NC." These agents have successfully completed the F.I.... Read More
Mar 09, 2020  
Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage, along with the Coldwell Banker Advantage family of companies is proud to announce that four of our teams were recently named to the 2019 Top 10 Teams in North America in total units by Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. The Grullon Team, affiliated with the Fayetteville office of Coldwell Banker Advantage was ranked as the #1 Team in North America for teams with 1-3 members and 40 Sails Real Estate Group in the Jacksonville office of Coldwell Banker Sea Coas... Read More
Mar 09, 2020  
Raleigh, N.C. -- Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP (CSH Law) today announced that Stephen Bell has joined the firm’s Wilmington office as an associate attorney. He will focus his practice in the area civil litigation. Bell is a litigator with previous experience at firms in Raleigh and Charleston, S.C. He has more than seven years of experience litigating complex commercial matters for plaintiffs and defendants in state and federal courts and before administrative bodies. His work includes comm... Read More
Mar 02, 2020  
Steve McCrossan, Executive Director of NourishNC, was recognized as a “NC Child Hunger Hero” by No Kid Hungry NC at their annual conference in Raleigh, NC last week. The statewide award was presented by First Lady of NC, Kristen Cooper, and Congressmen David Price. McCrossan was 1 of 14 leaders selected from over 100 individuals nominated across the state. McCrossan was selected for his work expanding and adding innovative programs which fight child hunger right here in Hew Hanover County. “... Read More
Mar 02, 2020  
Raleigh, N.C. — Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP (CSH Law) today announced additions to its staff in Wilmington. Sarah Johann has been promoted to the position of Legal Assistant/Paralegal. Hannah Morris has joined CSH Law as a Legal Assistant/Paralegal, and Evelyn Tordoff has joined the firm as a Paralegal. Sarah Johann is a Legal Assistant/Paralegal who supports attorneys Melody Jolly, Deedee Gasch, Rebecca Knudson and John D. Martin. Sarah has worked as a Legal Assistant/Paralegal since 2013... Read More
Mar 02, 2020  
Maus, Warwick, Matthews & Co. is pleased to announce that Jason Windham has become a partner in the firm. Jason is a Wilmington native and a graduate of the University of North Carolina Wilmington, where he majored in Business Administration. “In addition to his personal integrity and his strong work ethic, Jason has developed a solid skill set in commercial real estate knowledge and practices,” stated Hansen Matthews, one of the partners in the firm. “We are pleased to have him on board as a... Read More
Mar 02, 2020  
NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – NC State Extension Employee Breyana Davis, a certified Health Education Specialist working with communities in outreach and nutrition education, was awarded the Jane Steigerwald Community Advocate Award at the Feast Down East Local Food Conference hosted at UNCW on February 14. In response to receiving the award Davis stated: “I am honored and humbled to receive the Jane Steigerwald Community Advocate Award. I look forward to growing in my career with the Extension an... Read More
Mar 02, 2020  
Dane Scalise, previously Deputy Commissioner of the North Carolina Industrial Commission, and Griffin-Estep Benefit Group, a leading regional insurance company, are pleased to announce that Scalise will be joining Griffin-Estep's team of insurance professionals. “I'm really happy to have Dane on board,” said Hank Estep, President of Griffin-Estep. “Dane's background in law and insurance will help us to continue to expand the services we provide to our clients. We're expecting big things from... Read More
Mar 02, 2020  
Wilmington, NC — Cape Fear Community College is pleased to announce the hiring of Jason Bocchino as its Veterans Services Coordinator. Bocchino served in the United States Navy for 25 years before retiring in July 2018. In the Navy, he was a Chief Religious Programs Specialist, focusing on services to assist military professionals including event organization, team building activities, personal retreats, and suicide prevention. Bocchino also provided security for chaplains when deployed. Bo... Read More
Feb 24, 2020  
Red Earth Marketing is proud to announce and welcome Bryan Sartin as the company’s Business Development Manager. Based out of the company’s Wrightsville Beach, NC office Bryan will be responsible for the company’s business to business outreach, it’s corporate relationship-management and builder services. Bryan is an Alumni of UNC - Wilmington and began his career locally as Marketing Director for the local Homes & Land Magazine. He then spent the next 5 years with the Wilmington Cape Fear Ho... Read More
Feb 24, 2020  
Community Care of the Lower Cape Fear (CCLCF) is pleased to announce Yvonne Hughes as our new Board Chair. As the Chief Executive Officer of both Coastal Carolinas Health Alliance and Coastal Connect Health Information Exchange, Yvonne Hughes brings more than 20 years of experience in health care finance, corporate negotiations, interoperability design, and policy development. She has an entrepreneurial spirit that has led both organizations through complex start-up and long-term strategic and o... Read More
Feb 24, 2020  
SOUTHPORT, NC -- Dosher Memorial Hospital, a critical access community hospital, located in Southport, NC, today announced a new leadership team following the resignation of its former CEO, Tom Siemers. Dr. Brad Hilaman, MD, JD, FACOG, will assume the position of interim CEO and Lynda Stanley, MHA, FACHE will become the hospital’s new interim President. Dosher’s new interim CEO and President are no strangers to Dosher or the community. Dr. Hilaman has been affiliated with Dosher since 1995... Read More
Feb 24, 2020  
WILMINGTON, NC, February 19, 2020 –Forrest Sanderson, residential project developer for Cape Fear Solar Systems has earned the solar industry’s leading recognition from the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP®) and is now a NABCEP Certified PV Technical Sales Professional. NABCEP is the most respected and well-established national certification organization for renewable energy professionals. The NABCEP PV Technical Sales Certification is a voluntary certificat... Read More
Feb 17, 2020  
By now you’ve heard about the CloudWyze commitment: ... to empower communities through technology, providing innovative solutions and building strong relationships. In order to deliver on this promise, we’ve added to the CloudWyze team. Each one is committed to empowering your business, your community; we all welcome any opportunity to be of service. Allow us to introduce you to these new additions: Adrian Wilson joined CloudWyze this past fall as Executive Vice President. In addition t... Read More
Feb 17, 2020  
SOUTHPORT— Dosher welcomes Lorraine Gauthier, MD, a board-certified family medicine physician who has joined Dosher’s primary care practice on Oak Island with Tom Holland, MD and Heather Goldfuss, PA-C. Dr. Gauthier graduated from the Medical College of Wisconsin in addition to completing her internship and residency there, as well. Before joining Dosher, Dr. Gauthier served as a medical officer in the US Navy, was in private practice for 17 years, and served as the Women’s Health Director at... Read More
Feb 17, 2020  
LELAND, N.C. - Don Betz, retired Executive Director of Lower Cape Fear Water & Sewer Authority, was presented the Order of the Long Leaf Pine award at the Authority’s December 9 Board of Directors meeting. The award was presented by State Representative Deb Butler in recognition of his years of dedicated and outstanding service to the State of North Carolina. The Order of the Long Leaf Pine is the highest award for state service granted by the Office of the Governor. It is awarded to those citiz... Read More
Feb 17, 2020  
McKenna started with Lewis Realty Associates, Inc in 2011 after over 30 years in the real estate industry. McKenna fast became a top producing agent of the firm in a very tough market as a result of the financial crisis and housing industry collapse. McKenna was identified by several banks who held foreclosed properties and assisted them in liquidating 100s of their assets which aided in the repair of the local real estate market. The skills McKenna honed during this time has proven beneficial t... Read More
Feb 17, 2020  
[WILMINGTON, NC, February 11, 2020] Wilmington Attorney Gary Shipman has been named as 1 of 23 NCAA Certified Agents in the country and the only Certified Agent based in NC. In April of 2018, The Commission on College Basketball,chaired by Condoleezza Rice, suggested legislation to allow some student-athletes to hire NCAA-Certified Agents in order to better assess their professional potential earlier in their collegiate career. The NCAA adopted the legislation and following the 2018-2019 b... Read More
Feb 10, 2020  
NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – New Hanover County 4-H volunteer Tina Sharpe was awarded North Carolina’s 4-H Volunteer of the Year Award in recognition of her involvement with 4-H for more than eight years as a volunteer and a 4-H club leader. Tina received the award at the North Carolina 4-H Volunteer Leaders’ Conference, January 31-February 2, 2020, in Durham. She was joined at the conference by New Hanover County’s 4-H Agent Scott Enroughty and Volunteer Coordinator Amy Mead. The local delegatio... Read More
Feb 10, 2020  
RALEIGH, N.C. (Feb. 4, 2020) – The North Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association (NCRLA), the voice of North Carolina’s $23 billion restaurant, foodservice and lodging industry, hosted the 2020 Stars of the Industry awards ceremony last night at the Raleigh Marriott City Center. Sixteen members from North Carolina’s hospitality community were acknowledged for their steadfast commitment to the populations they serve. Two members of the NC General Assembly, Representative Becky Carney and... Read More
Feb 10, 2020  
BOLIVIA, N.C., Feb. 5, 2020 – Novant Health is pleased to welcome Mary Crichton, family nurse practitioner, to Novant Health Oceanside Family Medicine - Bolivia. Crichton joined the clinic in January and is accepting new patients. Crichton received a Bachelor of Science in nursing from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke and her Master of Science in nursing from Frontier Nursing University in Hyden, Kentucky. While obtaining her bachelor’s degree, Crichton was the recipient of multip... Read More
Feb 10, 2020  
RALEIGH: Today, Governor Roy Cooper announced North Carolina boards and commissions appointments. "I'm thankful to have these talented appointees serving North Carolina and using their expertise to make important decisions that impact our economy, schools and communities," Gov. Cooper said. Gov. Cooper has appointed the following individual to the North Carolina Council on Developmental Disabilities: Kerri K. Eaker of Asheville as chair. Eaker currently serves as family support and outreach c... Read More
Feb 10, 2020  
On Friday January 31st Tribute Properties had three team members honored at the Wilmington Apartment Association’s Crest Awards. Winners include Kayla Jakubczak: Rookie of the Year; Sarah Smith; Property Manager of the Year; and Molly McDonough; Executive/Regional Manager of the Year. The Crest awards are presented annually by the Wilmington Apartment Association, an affiliate of the National Apartment Association. Nominations are made by fellow WAA members and winners are selected based on... Read More
Feb 03, 2020  
SHALLOTTE, N.C. – Katie Simmons, who has worked as Marketing and Public Relations Coordinator for the Brunswick County Association of REALTORS® since June 2019, has added the role of Education Coordinator to her responsibilities. In this new role, Simmons’ duties include staying attuned to the ever-changing educational needs of members and providing continuing education, designation opportunities and specialty courses to support members. “Katie’s sharp eye for detail and enthusiasm will stren... Read More
Feb 03, 2020  
Tayloe/Gray’s newly hired Director of Account Services Kelly Gall brings more than two decades of branding and business-consulting experience; most recently as Global CFO/COO at Interbrand (a division of Omnicom) where she worked with a wide range of high-profile companies including international and Fortune 500 businesses. Kelly grew up at the Jersey shore. An alumnus of Georgian Court College, she’s worked in and around New York before bringing her family and expertise to North Carolina. Read More
Feb 03, 2020  
Bunker Labs – a 501(c)(3) non-profit – is a national network of veteran and milspouse entrepreneurs dedicated to helping the military connected community start their own business. We are committed to seeing that every entrepreneur in the military connected community has the network, tools, and resources they need to start their own business. The Wilmington NC Chapter for BUNKER LABS has 3 city leaders Reach out to our team directly for assistance with all program-related inquiries. Kath... Read More
Feb 03, 2020  
19 participants from North Carolina now join an elite network of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s TPM Academy graduates Wilmington, NC – The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, in partnership with the North Carolina Chamber Foundation announced Meaghan Lewis of the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce graduated from Cohort X of its premier workforce development program, the TPM Academy®. This program is facilitated by the U.S. Chamber Foundation based on their Talent Pipeline Management®... Read More
Feb 03, 2020  
HAMPSTEAD - Pender County Public Library announced today the appointment of Karen Burkett, the new manager for the Hampstead Branch Library. “I am very glad to announce that Karen Burkett will become the branch manager effective Feb. 10,” said Mike Taylor, Pender County Library director. “She brings 20 years of experience in strengthening library services in other communities. We are glad to give her such an opportunity in Hampstead and, hopefully, in a new and larger library facility in the... Read More
Jan 27, 2020  
Associate Professor Chip Hackler ’84 was named a member of Governor Cooper’s Advisory Council on Film, Television and Digital Streaming. Hackler has been a member of the Seahawk community for more than 40 years, beginning as an English student in the 80s and working as a community tutor in the Writing Center during the 90s. In 2000, Hackler became a faculty member in the Film Studies Department. In addition to his B.A. in English from UNCW, Hackler also holds an M.F.A. in creative writing with a... Read More
Jan 27, 2020  
Wilmington, NC – The Cape Fear Community College Foundation recently received $1,000 from the NC Sorosis Night Department for student scholarships. The gift came from the proceeds from a silent auction at the annual Wilmington Antique Show and Sale held January 17-19, 2020 at the Wilson Center, the show’s fiftieth anniversary. The NC Sorosis Night Department uses the proceeds from this event to provide scholarships and assistance to local organizations and families. The $1,000 scholarship from t... Read More
Jan 27, 2020  
KANSAS CITY – Hartsook is pleased to announce the promotion of Janell Johnson to the position of Executive Vice President. Janell has considerable experience in board development, strategic planning and staff management. She works with Hartsook clients throughout the country, but resides in Wilmington, N.C. She is a national speaker and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Michigan State University and a Master’s of Public Administration and Certification of Nonprofit Leadershi... Read More
Jan 27, 2020  
January 22, 2020, Wilmington, NC – Cucalorus Film Foundation announces that Programming Director Rachel Taylor has been promoted to Managing Director and will oversee the foundation’s operations and development departments. Taylor received her Bachelor of Science in theatre from Skidmore College and her Master of Public Administration from the University of North Carolina. During Taylor’s time leading the programming department, Cucalorus launched the Lumbee Film Festival, expanded the Popup... Read More
Jan 27, 2020  
Wilmington Fire Department Fire Fighter/Public Information Officer Natosha Vincent has been selected as the city new Emergency Management Coordinator, effective Feb. 3. The city included the newly created position in this year’s budget as a part of an effort to be more storm resilient following Hurricane Florence. The position will develop and implement disaster planning and preparedness for the city, including training other city staff members in responding to large-scale crisis events. Wil... Read More
Jan 27, 2020  
KANSAS CITY - Hartsook is pleased to announce the promotion of Karin Cox to the position of President. Karin was a Co-Founder of Hartsook and, prior to her promotion, she served as Senior Executive Vice President. Offered Hartsook Chairman and CEO Matthew J. Beem, Ph.D., “Karin’s well-deserved and timely promotion recognizes her vital role in Hartsook’s creation, its present and its future. Because she is based out of North Carolina, Karin is particularly accessible to our East Coast clients, in... Read More
Jan 27, 2020  
To accommodate for the tremendous growth of the Hampstead, Topsail and Sneads Ferry markets, and to ensure the company’s agents continue to receive the support they need to serve their clients effectively, Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage has transitioned local agent and team building expert Phil Misciagno to a leadership role as Managing Broker of its Topsail and Sneads Ferry offices. As Denise Kinney, Senior Vice President and General Manager explains, “Amy Helm, the Managing Broker for... Read More
Jan 27, 2020  
SOUTHPORT—Leigh Lane has been named the new Executive Director of the Brunswick Wellness Coalition. Lane, who holds a doctorate degree in Health Administration, has over 20 years of experience in leadership, capacity building, and health promotion in various healthcare settings. She has most recently served as an Associate Director at UNC Wilmington in the Abrons Student Health Center overseeing Health Promotion, Crossroads which focuses on substance abuse prevention and education, and the Colle... Read More
Jan 27, 2020  
Catherine B. Lea, MBA, Realtor®, SPS, and Judy McGuire, Realtor®, SLS, CNE, SPS, agents with the Wilmington office of Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage have earned the “Graduate Realtor® Institute” (GRI) designation from the National Association of Realtors®. They join other top producers in the residential real estate industry who hold the designation across the nation. Catherine & Judy earned the prestigious designation by completing a minimum of 60 hours of classroom instruction, coveri... Read More
Jan 20, 2020  
Raleigh, North Carolina – Less than a month after North Carolina League of Conservation Voters (NCLCV) named Senator Harper Peterson as the featured Senate “Ally” for environmental advocacy, Senator Peterson has been selected as the 2020 NC State Lead for the National Caucus of Environmental Legislators (NCEL). This position recognizes the leadership of Senator Peterson within the Caucus and for promoting innovative and effective environmental policy in North Carolina. Senator Peterson has b... Read More
Jan 20, 2020  
Wilmington natives Claudia and David Unsicker recently chose to align their talents with Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage. “With advanced technology and training systems, a phenomenal brand reputation and a large network of local offices, we are confident we made the right choice, both for us and our clients,” explains Claudia Unsicker. Named Rookie of the Year after her initial foray into real estate in 2014, Claudia Unsicker has excelled as a result of her focus on ethical business prac... Read More
Jan 20, 2020  
WILMINGTON, NC – WB Brawley, a Wilmington, NC-based commercial construction, design and project management company specializing in military contracts, was recently awarded the Summit Organizational Award at the 2019 Southeast Regional Federal Construction, Infrastructure & Environmental Summit Conference hosted by the Offices of Senator Richard Burr, Senator Thom Tillis and the North Carolina Military Business Center (NCMBC). The annual conference was held October 23 and 24 at the Wilmington Con... Read More
Jan 20, 2020  
WILMINGTON, NC – Governor Roy Cooper recently reappointed Neal Andrew, P.E., president of Andrew Consulting Engineers of Wilmington, NC, to serve as a member of the NC Coastal Resources Commission. Andrew previously served on the board from 2013 through 2018 and was appointed for a four-year term in 2019. The commission, or CRC, is responsible for preparing and adopting rules that govern development in the state’s 20 coastal counties. The CRC was created in 1974 when the NC General Assembly adop... Read More
Jan 20, 2020  
Wilmington, N.C. – January 16, 2020: The Wilmington and Beaches Convention & Visitors Bureau [CVB] is pleased to announce the following staff addition and achievements. Barry Stepe joins the Wilmington and Beaches CVB as Director of Marketing. Previously, Barry was employed as the marketing manager for DeKalb Convention & Visitors Bureau in Georgia, a position he held for 15 years marketing cities within the County and Georgia’s most-visited attraction, Stone Mountain Park. Barry’s skills an... Read More
Jan 13, 2020  
In November 2019 The Water University and North Carolina Rural Water Association (NCRWA) announced that Brunswick Regional Water and Sewer H2GO’s Jared Glick, Backup Wastewater Maintenance ORC, and Tyler Wittkofsky, Public Information Officer, earned the Utility Management Certification (UMC) credential. The UMC is the highest professional credential in the utility industry. Less than 1,200 utility professionals- less than one percent of all utility professionals in the world- have earned the UM... Read More
Jan 13, 2020  
WILMINGTON, NC – New Hanover Regional Medical Center is pleased to announce that Astrid Keusseyan has been named the 2019 NHRMC Employee of the Year. Astrid started at NHRMC six years ago as a medical technologist and is now the Administrative Coordinator of Network Pathology & Laboratory Services. Astrid is versatile enough to fill many roles in a pinch, and she always works to keep her team happy through an abundance of empathy, unending consideration, and the occasional potluck. “You ca... Read More
Jan 13, 2020  
Murchison, Taylor & Gibson PLLC is proud to announce that Andrea (“Andi”) Matt Van Trigt has been named a partner of the firm, effective as of January 1, 2020. Andi joined the firm as an associate in 2015 and focuses her practice on real estate matters, including the sale, acquisition, financing, development and leasing of raw and improved land, zoning and land use issues, agribusiness and real-estate-related litigation. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill wi... Read More
Jan 13, 2020  
WILMINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA – The Friends of Public Radio, Inc. Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Kurt Wilson has accepted the position as Station Manager for WHQR News at 91.3fm and WHQR Classical music at 92.7fm. Wilson will assume his role in mid-February, 2020. In accepting the role, Wilson said, “I’m excited to join the great team at WHQR and to get to know the listeners and supporters of public radio in the Wilmington area.” Wilson joins WHQR from his current role as Gen... Read More
Jan 13, 2020  
BOLIVIA, N.C. – Providing clean, reliable and efficient water and wastewater services has always been a priority for Brunswick County—and our staff play a big part in achieving that goal. That’s why the County is proud to recognize one of our utilities team members who was distinguished as the best in her field across North Carolina. Wastewater Treatment Laboratory Technician III Anna leRoux recently received the 2019 Wastewater Laboratory Analyst Excellence Award in honor of her hard work an... Read More
Jan 13, 2020  
Wilmington, NC 12/27/19 – CENTURY 21 Sweyer & Associates announced that Jeff Lesley, REALTOR® with the Wilmington office, recently earned the CENTURY 21® System’s DOUBLE CENTURION® Producer Award for sales production. The DOUBLE CENTURION award is one of the most prestigious awards presented to CENTURY 21 real estate professionals. The 2019 DOUBLE CENTURION Producer award is awarded to agents based on sales production within a calendar year. Only a small number of producers in the CENTURY 21... Read More
Jan 06, 2020  
Wilmington, N.C. – The Board of Directors of the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce has elected new officers to the Chamber’s Executive Committee for 2020. The Executive Committee and Board of Directors of the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce set policy and establish priorities for the local business organization on critical economic issues that affect job creation and business success in the Wilmington area. Tee Nunnelee, President of Coastal Beverage Company, will serve as Chair of the Wilmington... Read More
Jan 06, 2020  
Wilmington, NC – Cape Fear Community College Electrical Lineworker graduate Michael Rifici was awarded the Colby Haithcock Memorial Scholarship during the sixth Electrical Lineworker graduation this week. Dave Anderson and his wife established the Colby Haithcock Memorial Scholarship after their son tragically passed away at age 16. Colby was passionate about diesel trucks and becoming an Electrical Lineworker like his father, Rodney Haithcock. The scholarship is a tribute to Colby's life and... Read More
Jan 06, 2020  
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2019 Nadirah Pippen has been named the new director of UNCW Career Center, the university announced today. Pippen has been serving as interim director since May 1, 2019, following the retirement of Thom Rakes. Pippen, who had previously served as associate director, will report to Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs Pat Leonard. “I am excited about continuing the legacy of forward leadership in the Career Center, and also the opportunity to refresh our brand and i... Read More
Jan 06, 2020  
BOLIVIA, N.C. – Brunswick County is proud to claim one of the state’s top public health professionals as a member of our Health and Human Services team. Public Health Nursing Director Cherie Browning was recognized this fall as one of the 2019 Public Health All-Star Award recipients. The award is organized through the North Carolina Public Health Association (NCPHA). Health Director Cris Harrelson nominated Browning for the award to recognize her positivity, dedication to service and commi... Read More
Jan 06, 2020  
WILMINGTON, N.C. (Dec. 19, 2019) – U.S. Cellular has promoted Walker Graham to sales manager at the Wilmington store at 343 S. College Road. In this role, Graham is responsible for leading his team of wireless technology experts to help customers select the devices, plans and consumer electronics to best meet their needs. Graham has four years of wireless experience. “At U.S. Cellular we invest in our associates to ensure they have the proper training and knowledge to help our customers make... Read More
Jan 06, 2020  
NEW YORK, NY—The North Carolina Society of New York hosted its Annual Dinner Dance Friday, December 6 at the University Club on West Fifty-fourth Street in Manhattan. “The Annual Dinner Dance is the highlight of the North Carolina Society’s calendar of events for the year and marks the unofficial beginning of the holiday season for our more than 600 members.” said John A. Sipp, 2018-2019 president of the organization. Each year, the Board of Trustees selects honorees who have made substant... Read More
Jan 06, 2020  
BOLIVIA, N.C., Jan. 2, 2020 –Novant Health is pleased to welcome Dr. Ted Parcel to Novant Health Orthopedics and Spine - Brunswick. Parcel joined the clinic in January and is accepting new patients. Parcel received a Bachelor of Arts in biology from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie, Pennsylvania. He completed his orthopedic surgery residency at Pinnacle Health Hospitals in Harrisburg, P... Read More
Jan 06, 2020  
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP (CSH Law) today announced that Deedee Gasch has been named a partner in the firm. Deedee is based in the firm’s Wilmington office. “We are very proud to welcome Deedee as a partner of Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP. Deedee is a well-respected attorney who truly embodies our firm’s core values of teamwork, reputation and client service, and we are excited to recognize her career and accomplishments,” said Marshall Wall, Managing Partner of CSH Law.... Read More
Jan 06, 2020  
WILMINGTON, NC (January 6, 2020) — CopyPro, Inc. is pleased to announce the addition of David Saranich as IT/Solutions Specialist in the Wilmington office. David holds A+/Net+ certifications and, prior to joining the CopyPro team, he worked for Vision Office Systems in Charlotte. “We are delighted to welcome David to the CopyPro family. His past experience will be an asset to our IT and Service departments, as well as the sales team,” stated DJ Fleming, IT Director. David will be assisting t... Read More
Jan 06, 2020  
Wilmington, N.C. -- The YWCA Lower Cape Fear's Board of Directors announced that Velva Jenkins has been unanimously appointed Chief Executive Officer. Jenkins was serving as the organizations' Interim CEO since July 2019 after retiring from her position as Vice President of Continuing Education, Economic and Workforce Development at Brunswick Community College. She brings over 30 years of organizational leadership and a wealth of expertise in nonprofit management, business development, project m... Read More
Jan 06, 2020  
(Wilmington, NC)– CENTURY 21 announced that Leigh Saunders, a local real estate agent with CENTURY 21 Sweyer & Associates in Wilmington, is one of six recipients to receive the Relentless Agent Award, an award given based on client testimonials. CENTURY 21 is recognizing these agents for going above and beyond, delivering an extraordinary experience, and showcasing why CENTURY 21 real estate is the best place for anyone to buy or sell a home. CENTURY 21 narrowed down the list of thousands to... Read More
Dec 16, 2019  
Wilmington City Councilmember and Mayor Pro-tem Margaret Haynes has recently been appointed to three state-level boards and elected to one national board. Haynes was sworn-in for her third term at the Dec. 3 City Council meeting and selected again to serve as mayor pro-tem. NC Gov. Roy Cooper has appointed Haynes to the NC State Arts Council. She has also been selected to serve on the Board of Directors of the North Carolina League of Municipalities and the board for NC Women in Municipal Go... Read More
Dec 16, 2019  
In recognition of his service to the community, the university and his clients, Tom Gale of Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage was recently honored with UNCW Communication Studies’ Distinguished Alumnus Award. The award, which was presented by Dr. Richard Olsen, chairperson of the department, is highly prestigious as it is not given out every year; instead it is only presented when the achievements of a particular graduate warrant it. “Tom is a model of what we hope for as faculty: his pr... Read More
Dec 16, 2019  
Wilmington, NC 12/11/19 – CENTURY 21 Sweyer & Associates announced this week that Peter Sweyer, REALTOR® with the Wilmington office, recently earned the CENTURY 21® System’s CENTURION® Producer Award for closed sales. This is an unbelievable recognition which puts him in the top 2% of all CENTURY 21® agents in the world based off Gross Closed Commissions. “It takes hard work and dedication to earn CENTURION®. We are very proud of his accomplishments!” said Jeff Sweyer, Owner of CENTURY 21 S... Read More
Dec 16, 2019  
WILMINGTON, NC – Cape Fear Community College is pleased to announce that Shane Fernando, Executive and Artistic Director of the Wilson Center, has been named Presenter of the Year in North America by North American Performing Arts Managers and Agents (NAPAMA). Founded in 1979, NAPAMA is a not-for-profit service organization dedicated to promoting the professionalism of its members and the vitality of the performing arts. NAPAMA’s membership is comprised of agents, managers, booking agencies, se... Read More
Dec 09, 2019  
Amy Helm, manager of the Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage Hampstead office, is pleased to announce that local real estate veteran Mia Green has joined the team. “Mia is a highly educated professional with a strong understanding of the specific issues that affect military buyers and sellers,” says Helm. “Her incomparable work ethic and results-oriented approach make her a powerful and trusted advisor to her clients.” Green is a native of eastern North Carolina and a graduate of UNC Chapel... Read More
Dec 09, 2019  
Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage is pleased to welcome Kevelyn Eberhardt to the company’s team of professionals in the Henderson Drive office in Jacksonville. A veteran agent with an extensive track record of success in Jacksonville area real estate, Kevelyn has excelled as a result of her tenacious work ethic and commitment to analyze every situation from the perspective of her clients. “With over 10 years of experience in sales and a thorough understanding of the systems and processes t... Read More
Dec 09, 2019  
Wilmington, NC (December 2, 2019) – The YMCA of Southeastern North Carolina is pleased to announce the hiring of Meghan Merritt as new Director of Organizational Development. Merritt will have responsibility for Human Resources, Risk Management, Leadership Development and Training, and Evidence-Based Health Initiatives including the Y’s Diabetes Prevention Program, Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring, Moving For Better Balance and Healthy Weight and Your Child. Merritt most recently served as the... Read More
Dec 09, 2019  
Matt Turner joins our Eastern Division as Director of Business Development. Matt brings unique experience to his role in business development, having worked as a project engineer and project manager in the field and as a preconstruction manager and business developer in the office. Matt earned his B.S. in Construction Management from East Carolina University and his MBA from Fayetteville State University. Matt will work with our leadership team to develop business throughout Eastern Nort... Read More
Dec 09, 2019  
Wilmington, N.C. – North Carolina Ports is announcing the retirement of Chief Commercial Officer Greg Fennell. Fennell has led NC Ports’ business development since being appointed to the leadership position in January 2015. He will continue to serve as the CCO until January 2020. “Greg has played an integral role in our success over the past five years. His knowledge and expertise of the industry has helped lead North Carolina Ports to record-breaking revenue years and container and general c... Read More
Dec 02, 2019  
WILMINGTON, N.C. – December 2, 2019 – Riverlights, Wilmington’s premier waterfront mixed-use community, welcomed Nick Cassala as its new vice president, operations. With more than 20 years of experience in real estate development and growth, Nick will spearhead master planning, entitlements, and development activities at Riverlights as well as lead operational oversight and oversee the development of the community’s business strategy. “I’m thrilled to be joining Riverlights and Newland,” comm... Read More
Dec 02, 2019  
WILMINGTON, NC, November 26, 2019 — EmergeOrtho is pleased to announce the addition of four physician assistants to the EmergeOrtho care team. Carlie Black, PA-C Carlie Black graduated from the University of North Carolina Wilmington with a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science and a minor in Psychology. After working as an EMT and a physical therapy tech, she earned a Master of Physician Assistant Medicine from the University of Lynchburg in Virginia. As a Physician Assistant,... Read More
Dec 02, 2019  
Becker Morgan Group welcomes four to its growing staff. “We are thrilled to add to our staff in North Carolina, Maryland, and Delaware. These individuals are instrumental to the firm’s growth and our commitment to providing exceptional service to our clients,” said Brad A. Hastings, AIA, LEED AP, Vice President of Becker Morgan Group. Kimberly L. Wilson joins Becker Morgan Group’s Wilmington, North Carolina office as an administrative assistant. Kim graduated from the University of North Caro... Read More
Dec 02, 2019  
Wilmington, NC – November 12, 2019 – As a reflection of its continued growth, Adam Shay, CPA PLLC, has named three new employees to its team, bringing the firm to 18 employees. This new group includes two accountants and a bookkeeper, expanding the company’s offerings and further driving their commitment to outstanding service. “Our firm’s growth over the past several years has enabled us to attract outstanding talent,” said founder and managing partner Adam Shay. “With significant growth in de... Read More
Dec 02, 2019  
WILMINGTON, NC – Life Care Services, the second largest operator of senior living communities in the nation – and manager of Plantation Village, a Life Plan Community in Porters Neck -- announced it ranked highest in customer satisfaction in the J.D. Power 2019 U.S. Senior Living Study. Life Care Services achieved the highest score in all seven study factors: resident services and activities; community staff; food and beverage; new resident orientation; resident cost; community and grounds; and... Read More
Dec 02, 2019  
Washington, D.C. – Melaney Marshall Robbins, president of Oak Island Accommodations, of Oak Island, N.C., was elected secretary of the Vacation Rental Management Association (VRMA) and installed at the organization’s International Conference in October. “I am excited to serve VRMA in my new role as secretary,” said Robbins. “The next two years will be a fantastic opportunity to bring innovative ideas to the vacation rental management industry, including ways to foster strong relations among... Read More
Dec 02, 2019  
Brittney Keen has joined the Wilma magazine sales team as an account executive. Keen joined the team in September. She was previously a station manager with Enterprise Rent-A-Car’s location at the Wilmington International Airport. “We are pleased to have Brittney on our sales team for WILMA Magazine,” said Melissa Pressley, vice president of sales and business development for Wilma magazine and the Greater Wilmington Business Journal. The started with Enterprise in the Delaware in Ma... Read More
Dec 02, 2019  
WILMINGTON, N.C. – Aire Serv of Coastal Carolina, a global franchise organization providing installation, maintenance, and repair of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and indoor air quality systems, today announces that one new member has joined the Aire Serv team. Keelee Johns the new Training Specialist and Human Resources Manager. Keelee assumed the position in October 2019. She is very excited to have the opportunity to help Aire Serv of Coastal Carolina growth in Wilmington. Keelee ha... Read More
Dec 02, 2019  
FORT ATKINSON, WIS.—Airport Business magazine announced the winners of the 2019 Top 40 Under 40 program on Nov. 21. The Top 40 Under 40 showcases the top talent and leading thinkers in the aviation industry who are driving success and innovations for the future. Candidates for 2019 were vetted on innovation, outstanding attributes, and commitment and involvement in the industry. Winners are selected by members of the Airport Business staff. “The 2019 Top 40 Under 40 are another crop of... Read More
Dec 02, 2019  
November 22, 2019– Wilmington, NC LS3P congratulates Matt Barnett, AIA, LEED AP BD + C, on being named President of AIA Wilmington’s Board of Directors for 2020. Barnett, a Project Architect in LS3P’s Wilmington office, has worked on a diverse portfolio of commercial, residential, higher education, non-profit and mixed-use projects nationwide. His focus is on producing contextual, high performance buildings with certifications such as LEED Platinum, Living Building Challenge, net-zero energy... Read More
Dec 02, 2019  
Nov. 21, 2019 - Wilmington Business Development recently announced that Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage has been named a Legacy Member of the organization. This accolade is presented in recognition of consistent and ongoing contributions of effort, resources, and funds in support of the growth and stability of the local economy. Wilmington Business Development (WBD) is a not-for-profit organization that oversees business recruitment and retention for the City of Wilmington, New Hanover... Read More
Nov 18, 2019  
BOLIVIA, N.C., Nov. 11, 2019 – Novant Health is pleased to welcome Daniel Burk, physician assistant, to Novant Health Surgical Associates. Burk joined the clinic in November and is accepting new patients. Burk received a Bachelor of Science in kinesiology with a minor in nutrition, dietetics and hospitality from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois, and his Master of Physician Assistant Practice from Campbell University in Buies Creek, North Carolina. Novant Health Surgical Ass... Read More
Nov 18, 2019  
(Wilmington, North Carolina, November 13, 2019) - KBT Realty Group - affiliated with Keller Williams is expanding its Wilmington-based real estate team to include Jennifer Reed as Director of Marketing. “We are extremely happy to welcome Jen to the KBT Realty Group,” says Broker/Realtor Kirk Pugh, president of KBT Realty Group. “As we continue to grow and serve the region, Jen will play an instrumental role in raising our visibility and share the great work that is being done.” Reed was most r... Read More
Nov 18, 2019  
Lynda Stanley, President of the Dosher Memorial Hospital Foundation and Elizabeth Wassum, Executive Director of the Brunswick Community College Foundation, have both received certificates in Executive Nonprofit Leadership from Duke University. The Executive Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership is a comprehensive program that offers experienced nonprofit professionals the opportunity to increase their capacity for effective leadership, enabling its graduates to gain awareness of emerging trends... Read More
Nov 18, 2019  
Wilmington, NC – The Cape Fear Chapter of the Association for Fundraising Professionals hosted the 2019 National Philanthropy Day Awards Breakfast on Wednesday, November 13th at the Hotel Ballast. This event honored local businesses, organizations, and individuals who have made an impact in the community through their philanthropic efforts. Nominees and Recipients for this year’s awards include: Philanthropist of the Year: Ann Campbell-Morin RECIPIENT: Ann Campbell-Morin Outstanding F... Read More
Nov 18, 2019  
Wilmington, NC 11/1/2019 – CENTURY 21 Sweyer & Associates announced that Oscar Garcia, REALTOR® with the Wilmington office, recently earned the CENTURY 21® System’s CENTURION® Producer Award for closed unit sales. This is an unbelievable recognition which puts him in the top 2% of all CENTURY 21® agents in the world based off Gross Closed Commissions. “This is an incredible achievement! We are very proud of his accomplishments.” said Jeff Sweyer, owner of CENTURY 21 Sweyer & Associates.... Read More
Nov 11, 2019  
Outer Banks native Valerie Hocutt has built a thriving business by sharing her love and knowledge of the coastal lifestyle with her clients. Understanding that her personalized approach to real estate and commitment to ethical business practices were closely aligned with the values at Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage, Hocutt recently transitioned from another local brokerage. “The systems and tools for serving the client that they offer here are second to none,” says Hocutt. “Three princip... Read More
Nov 11, 2019  
New Hanover County, N.C. – Jameson McDermott, Museum Educator, will be presented with the 2019 North Carolina Science Teachers Association (NCSTA) Distinguished Service in Science Education Award Non-School Setting at the annual NCSTA Conference on Thursday, November 14, 2019. The ceremony will take place Thursday at 6:15 p.m. at the Benton Convention Center in Winston-Salem, NC. The NCSTA Distinguished Service in Science Education in North Carolina award is given to a person exhibiting leade... Read More
Nov 11, 2019  
Wilmington, NC—McKim & Creed CEO John T. Lucey, Jr., PE, has announced a restructuring of McKim & Creed’s leadership team that includes promoting Tim Cawood, PLS, to president of geomatics. In this new role, he will oversee geomatics services companywide. Prior to the promotion, he served as a senior vice president. Mr. Cawood began his career at McKim & Creed in 1985, when he joined the firm’s Wilmington office as a survey crew member. With his ability to understand and embrace new technolog... Read More
Nov 11, 2019  
Deputy Engineer Chad Kimes to become New Division Engineer WILMINGTON – When Karen Collette retires this month from the N.C. Department of Transportation, it will mark the end of a milestone career for the agency’s first and, so far, only female division engineer. But Collette says she’s prouder of the work to improve North Carolina’s transportation network than she is of serving as a role model for the next generation of female transportation engineers. Still, Collette will leave behind... Read More
Nov 11, 2019  
October 10, 2019 WILMINGTON, NC – New Hanover Regional Medical Center Radiation Oncology welcomes Tiffany Morgan, MD, to the practice. Dr. Morgan earned a Bachelor of Arts in Biochemistry from Knox College in Galesburg, IL. She received a Doctor of Medicine from Rush Medical College in Chicago. She completed an Internal Medicine Internship and Radiation Oncology Residency at Emory University in Atlanta. NHRMC Radiation Oncology offers radiation therapy treatments for all types of canc... Read More
Nov 08, 2019  
John Downing has been named vice president of Continuing Education at Cape Fear Community College, according to a news release. Downing's new role with the college began Nov. 1, officials stated in the release. Downing has served as dean of Continuing Education since April 2018. He joined CFCC as director of Workforce Training and Development in August 2017. CFCC's Continuing Education programs focus on short-term training for individuals as well as customized training programs for empl... Read More
Nov 08, 2019  
WILMINGTON, N.C., Oct. 8, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- "We are extremely pleased to announce that Dr. Ken Varner has agreed to join the Koolbridge Solar Board of Advisors. With a PhD in Electrical Engineering, he brings with him a wealth of hands-on experience in business development and technical consulting in the fields of solar project development, energy management, and energy data software development," said Bill Griffin, CEO/President, Koolbridge Solar. Dr. Varner is Co-Founder and Operating Ma... Read More
Nov 08, 2019  
Sarah Smith of Tribute Properties recently completed the Advanced Facilitator Training program through the National Apartment Association. This program is designed to enhance and push the student’s mindset on developing, organizing and conducting training classes, webinars and expos with the final goal being to build better trainers and support staff; bettering the multi-family industry as a whole. This class is done twice a year with the maximum number of attendees being 24 people per class. It... Read More
Nov 08, 2019  
WILMINGTON, N.C., Oct. 31, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- nCino, the worldwide leader in cloud banking, today announced the appointment of David Rudow as Chief Financial Officer. With nearly two decades of financial and operational experience in software and technology, Rudow brings deep expertise to nCino. Rudow has held numerous financial roles across the technology and financial sectors. In his most recent position, Rudow served as the SVP of Finance for CentralSquare Technologies, a leading provide... Read More
Oct 28, 2019  
Sarah Smith of Tribute Properties recently completed the Advanced Facilitator Training program through the National Apartment Association. This program is designed to enhance and push the student’s mindset on developing, organizing and conducting training classes, webinars and expos with the final goal being to build better trainers and support staff; bettering the multi-family industry as a whole. This class is done twice a year with the maximum number of attendees being 24 people per class. It... Read More
Oct 28, 2019  
October 14, 2019 (Wilmington, N.C.) – Susan Heaton, a dynamic leader with a diverse range of operational and development experience in both for profit and nonprofit industry verticals, has been named CEO of Canines for Service (CFS), a Wilmington-based nonprofit organization that trains and provides service animals for individuals with disabilities throughout the United States. “Canines for Service has trained and placed more than 100 service dogs with individuals and families, and with Susan... Read More