Burgaw, NC — The Siegfried and Louise Goodman International Center at CFCC recently invited Pender County Early College students to participate in an essay contest about the importance of Global Fluency in their future education and careers. “Global Fluency (the ability to communicate in a variety of cultural contexts) is one of the top ten soft skills…

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BURGAW – The life of two southeastern North Carolina bridges will be extended thanks to a recently awarded contract by the N.C. Department of Transportation.  Buckeye Bridge LLC contractors will rehabilitate the Duplin County bridge on N.C. 903 over Interstate 40, constructed in 1987, and the Pender County bridge on U.S. 117 over I-40, built in…

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WILMINGTON – The Wilmington Chamber of Commerce will be recognizing Robert S. Rippy, owner of Jungle Rapids Family Fun Park as the 2021 recipient of the Duke Energy Lifetime Achievement in Business Award at their 154th Annual Meeting on Thursday, February 25. The Duke Energy Lifetime Achievement in Business Award recognizes a local business leader who best…

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Cardinal Foods, a Burgaw agribusiness company, will create 48 new jobs as it launches a $15.5 million expansion at its Pender County operations, Governor Roy Cooper announced February 17. The project doubles the company’s current 48-person workforce. “The significant expansion of Cardinal Foods is good for farmers and workers in Pender and other eastern North Carolina counties.…

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Wilmington, N.C., Cardinal Foods LLC, a Burgaw-based food processor, announced today significant plans to expand its facility and services in Pender County. The company currently provides growers across the eastern US with solutions for fruit and vegetable processing, marketing and distribution. Company plans call for expanded capacity to better serve blueberry, sweet potato and butternut squash…

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SURF CITY, N.C. — Carolina Retreats, a specialty lodging and vacation rental management company based in Surf City, North Carolina, announced the recent purchase of The Tranquil House Inn. The inn will become part of Carolina Retreats’ family of brands, which also includes Carolina Retreats Vacation Rentals, Topsail Realty Vacations, the Loggerhead Inn on Topsail Island, and The Beach…

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The real estate market in southeastern North Carolina remained strong through November, according to statistics released by two local REALTOR® associations. Brunswick County’s real estate market remains on a red-hot record pace, according to the Brunswick County Association of REALTORS®, with last month’s numbers including the highest number of homes sold in November on record.…

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