UNC System Announces Committee for UNCW Chancellor Search

University of North Carolina System President Peter Hans and University of North Carolina Wilmington Board of Trustees Chair Gidget Kidd today announced the formation of an 18-member chancellor search committee. “UNC Wilmington’s all-around excellence will attract a strong pool of potential chancellors,” Hans said. “This search committee is passionate about public higher education, and I…

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Sea Trail developer Riptide Builders helps Sunset Beach Turtle Watch Program purchase X-ray machine for turtle rehab center

SUNSET BEACH, N.C. – Riptide Builders, a Sunset Beach-based residential home builder and developer of Sea Trail, recently made a contribution to the Sunset Beach Turtle Watch Program (SSBTWP). The donation will help purchase an X-ray machine for the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center. Additionally, Riptide constructed several sets of beach stake…

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Southeast electric providers receive approval from FERC for new energy market platform

The Southeast Energy Exchange Market (SEEM) members today received clearance from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for their proposed trading platform as a result of a 2-2 commission vote. By statutory law, tie votes on items are approved. SEEM is a unique and thoroughly new approach to improving electricity competition. The new SEEM platform will facilitate sub-hourly,…

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Cape Fear Community College to host Wilmington City Council and Mayoral Candidate Forums

WILMINGTON, N.C. — Cape Fear Community College’s Department of Social and Behavioral Science and Student Political Science Club are pleased to present Wilmington City Council and Mayoral Candidate Forums on Thursday, October 21, from 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.  The event will be held at the CFCC Wilmington Campus in the Union Station auditorium (U-170). “This…

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SURVEY: Small Business Optimism Slips In September As Labor Shortages, Inflation Impact Operations

RALEIGH — The NFIB Small Business Optimism Index decreased one point in September to 99.1. Three of the 10 Index components improved, five declined, and two were unchanged.   “Small business owners are doing their best to meet the needs of customers, but are unable to hire workers or receive the needed supplies and inventories,” said NFIB Chief Economist…

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First Bancorp Announces Management Team Changes

SOUTHERN PINES, N.C., — First Bancorp (NASDAQ – FBNC), the parent company of First Bank, announced today changes in the management team of the Company and the Bank.  Adam Currie will become Chief Banking Officer of First Bank; Elizabeth B. Bostian will become General Counsel and Chief Financial Officer of the Company; and Blaise Buczkowski, Chief Administrative Officer, will continue in…

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First Bancorp Receives Regulatory Approval for Acquisition of Select Bancorp, Inc.

SOUTHERN PINES, N.C., — First Bancorp (NASDAQ: FBNC), the parent company of First Bank, reports that it has received all required regulatory approvals to acquire Select Bancorp, Inc. (“Select”), the parent company of Select Bank & Trust Company (“Select Bank”). Shareholders for each company have previously approved the transaction and the merger of Select into…

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