UNCW announces additional “drop-in” vaccine clinic dates

UNCW’s Student Health Center will host a series of “drop-in” vaccine clinics over the next two weeks. Students, faculty, staff and community members interested in receiving a vaccine are encouraged to attend. The university COVID-19 Campus Vaccination Clinic will be held on the dates below. No appointment is necessary, and all are welcome. There is…

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PPD announces third quarter 2021 earnings conference call

WILMINGTON, N.C. — PPD, Inc. (Nasdaq: PPD), a leading global contract research organization, will host a conference call on Thursday, October 28, 2021, at 8 a.m. (U.S. Eastern Time) to discuss its third quarter 2021 financial results. Investors and other interested parties may listen to a live webcast of the conference call by logging on to the…

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Brunswick County surpasses $2 billion in year-to-date residential sales; market ahead of record 2020 pace

“Nothing short of amazing” SHALLOTTE, N.C. — Brunswick County’s residential real estate market saw record sales last year, topping $2 billion for the first time. This year’s market is well ahead of last year’s record pace, and total sales in 2021 have already crossed the $2 billion threshold with three months to go. Year-to-date residential…

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Wilmington Chamber of Commerce to host groundbreaking ceremony for The Metropolitan at the Riverwalk

WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Wilmington Chamber of Commerce will host a groundbreaking ceremony for a new mixed-use development project downtown known as The Metropolitan at the Riverwalk on Tuesday, October 19, from 2:00 – 3:00 pm. The construction site is located near the intersection of Harnett and Nutt Streets at the entryway of Riverfront Park. …

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North Carolina businesses encouraged to provide insight into state business conditions

RALEIGH, N.C. — The North Carolina Department of Commerce invites employers across the state to participate in an innovative new survey to measure current business conditions in North Carolina. The new ‘Business Pulse Survey,’ conducted by the Commerce Department in partnership with the NCWorks Commission and myFutureNC, will offer timely insights into the state of the economy and…

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Fall medication disposal event will be drive-thru, contactless

WILMINGTON, N.C. — To encourage the proper disposal of unwanted medications, New Hanover Regional Medical Center, now part of Novant Health, is holding a fall medication disposal event Saturday, Oct. 23, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. All medications are accepted, including prescription, over-the-counter, vitamins or herbal supplements. Syringes and other sharps will be accepted, along with…

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Dosher welcomes new Foundation Board of Director

SOUTHPORT, N.C. — Dosher Memorial Hospital Foundation welcomes new Board of Director Edgar Haywood III. Haywood served as CEO and Administrator at Dosher Hospital from 1992-2012 until his retirement. The Dosher Foundation volunteer Board of Directors is made up of a broad spectrum of community members and is charged with the responsibility of managing donations and…

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OPINION: School Closures Were a Mistake

By John Hood RALEIGH, N.C. — Closing down school buildings for many months last year — and offering poorly planned and executed virtual schooling as an inadequate substitute — proved to be a disaster for North Carolina children, families, and the education system itself. We can say this now with great confidence. When the COVID-19…

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