Brunswick County Commissioner Frank Williams participating in 2021-22 N.C. Leadership Forum cohort

LELAND, N.C. — Brunswick County Commissioner Frank Williams, who also serves as President of the N.C. Association of County Commissioners, is participating in the N.C. Leadership Forum’s 2021-22 cohort. The cohort will discuss how to improve healthcare outcomes in North Carolina.   “I’m honored to have the opportunity to participate in the N.C. Leadership Forum,”…

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Weekend of celebrations for Brunswick County’s North Carolina Gullah Geechee Greenway’s Blueway Heritage Trail project

Bicyclists, National Park Service, local elected officials, and local nonprofits gather for a weekend celebration of the 30-mile-long heritage trail planned in Brunswick County. The 30-mile-long North Carolina Gullah Geechee Greenway’s Blueway Heritage Trail project, sponsored by the Brunswick County Branch of the NAACP, was recently celebrated with its first annual Brunswick Heritage Riverside Ride…

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NC Works provides work experience, searching for eligible employers

NC Works is searching for eligible employers to provide training locations for participants looking to change their career or gain more skills in a particular career pathway through a Work Experience or On-the-Job training. A Work Experience includes a state-funded fully paid training experience to the employer and hands-on knowledge and skills to the participant.…

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Developers purchase more than three blocks in Soda Pop District

WILMINGTON, N.C. — Parastream Development, the developer of the recently completed Hi-Wire Brewing project in Wilmington, has formed a joint venture with Charleston, South Carolina-based Coast Capital Partners to acquire more than 7 acres within the heart of downtown Wilmington’s Soda Pop District, including the building once home to the Coca-Cola bottling facility from which…

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Duke Energy designates Nov. 1 as Power Plant Worker Appreciation Day, recognizing those who provide one of life’s essential services

They don’t wear a cape or possess superhuman strength, but Duke Energy’s 8,500 power plant workers are a different kind of hero. They power lives, providing one of life’s essential services, through their work at 355 power plants, stations and facilities across the U.S. in 23 states.   To recognize these workers, Duke Energy has…

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OPINION: Medicaid Expansion Remains Unwise

By John Hood RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina lawmakers are reportedly considering some form of Medicaid expansion as part of a final budget deal with Gov. Roy Cooper that would also bring tax cuts and other free-market policy gains on key issues. The prospect of such a deal disappoints me. But it doesn’t shock me.…

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Proposed redistricting maps filed ahead of Monday’s public hearings

By Theresa Opeka, Carolina Journal The N.C. House Redistricting Committee submitted its proposed state district maps Friday, Oct. 22, after two months of public hearings and open meetings. They can be viewed on the legislative website along with the state Senate’s five draft maps for congressional districts, with one proposed map drawn of their own districts. The…

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North Carolina’s September employment figures released

The state’s seasonally adjusted September unemployment rate was 4.2 percent, decreasing 0.1 of a percentage point from August’s revised rate. The national rate decreased 0.4 of a percentage point to 4.8 percent. North Carolina’s September 2021 unemployment rate decreased 3.1 percentage points from a year ago. The number of people employed increased 15,497 over the…

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Federal and state education officials celebrate UNCW, D.C. Virgo and Wrightsville Beach Elementary for green initiatives

WILMINGTON, N.C. — Federal and state education officials visited UNCW, D.C. Virgo Preparatory Academy and Wrightsville Beach Elementary as part of a three-day Green Strides Tour celebrating this year’s Green Ribbon award winners. Representatives of the U.S. Department of Education, North Carolina Department of Public Instruction and other dignitaries observed green initiatives at the schools…

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Dosher opens interventional pain management clinic

Dosher to partner with Premier Pain Solutions, leaders in comprehensive pain management SOUTHPORT, N.C. — Dosher Memorial Hospital recently announced the opening of a pain management clinic, which will specialize in comprehensive patient-centered pain intervention for acute and chronic pain. Dosher is partnering in the program with Premier Pain Solutions, an interdisciplinary group of interventional pain…

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