UNCW hosting drop-in vaccine clinics Nov. 4-5

UNCW’s Abrons Student Health Center will host two “drop-in” vaccine clinics this week for students, staff, faculty and community members interested in receiving the COVID-19 vaccines or boosters. All three vaccines and boosters will be available. Individuals interested in receiving a vaccine or booster can obtain one on the following dates: Thursday, Nov. 4 from…

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Blue Cross NC extends telehealth policy through March 2022

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (Blue Cross NC) recently announced its expanded telehealth policy will remain in place through March 31, 2022. The telehealth policy covers doctor visits by video or phone the same as face-to-face visits. In 2020, Blue Cross NC saw members’ telehealth usage increase by more than 7,500%. “The…

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Farmland preservation grants available through NCDA&CS

New funding program available County governments and nonprofit groups may now apply for funding assistance from the N.C. Agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund for farmland preservation projects. Applicants have until Friday, Dec.17, to apply. Grants are available to secure agricultural conservation easements on lands used for agricultural production; to support public and private…

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Longtime Dosher Physician, Douglas Hiltz, MD, announces retirement

SOUTHPORT, N.C. — Douglas Hiltz, MD, an internal medicine physician who has practiced in Southport since 1989, announced his retirement this week. Dr. Hiltz will continue to treat patients through January 14, 2022. Hiltz graduated from Albany Medical College and completed his internship at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. After his residency at the University…

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Dosher names Dr. G. Thomas Holland Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Holland to transition into role upon Dr. Brad Hilaman’s retirement SOUTHPORT, N.C. — Dosher Memorial Hospital recently announced that Board-certified family medicine physician G. Thomas Holland, MD, has been appointed as the organization’s Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Holland will transition into this role, where he will work closely with Dosher Medical Staff leaders and…

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Wilmington and Beaches Convention & Visitors Bureau receives NCTIA Tourism Marketing Achievement Award

WILMINGTON, N.C. — Kim Hufham, President/CEO of the New Hanover County Tourism Development Authority, is pleased to announce that the Wilmington and Beaches Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) recently received a Tourism Marketing Achievement Gold Award in the Leisure Marketing category for the organization’s “Fall is the New Summer” campaign. The 2020-2021 Tourism Marketing Achievement…

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N.C. tobacco growers to vote on research assessment Nov. 18

North Carolina tobacco growers will vote November 18 on whether to continue a self-assessment of 10 cents per 100 pounds of flue-cured and burley tobacco sold to support tobacco research and education. The check-off program started in 1991 and allocates about $200,000 annually to tobacco-related research and extension projects at N.C. State University. State law…

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Tickets on sale now for WDI’S Fall Economic Development luncheon

WILMINGTON, N.C. — Tickets are on sale for Wilmington Downtown, iNC’s (WDI) upcoming fall Downtown Economic Development Series luncheon. The event is will take place on Wednesday, November 17, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Cape Fear Community College on the Fifth Floor of Union Station in Windell Daniels Hall. The focus of this…

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Turning the Tide final workshop set for Nov. 4

LELAND, N.C. — Turning the Tide, K Starr Coaching’s workshop series, will hold their final workshop at WWAY Event Space on November 4 from 3 – 5:00 p.m. Turning the Tide is for local business owners and managers who are struggling to find and keep good employees. With many businesses losing hours, revenue in sales,…

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