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Archive for September, 2013

1 man charged, another sought in thefts

Monday, September 30th, 2013

A Leland man was charged with stealing metal from a local construction site Monday.

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FIRST ON 3: WDI names Wolverton as new President and CEO

Monday, September 30th, 2013

WILMINGTON, NC (NEWS RELEASE) — Wilmington Downtown, Inc. (WDI) Board of Directors is pleased to announce Ed Wolverton as the new President and Chief Executive Officer. The search for the new WDI President and Chief
Executive Officer was conducted nationwide with a total of 38 resumes received.

Mr. Wolverton has twenty-eight years of downtown and economic development experience. He was most recently the President and Chief Executive Officer of Downtown Greensboro Incorporated (DGI). During his tenure, Downtown attracted over $290 million in new investment including both commercial and residential projects. Prior to Greensboro, he was President of the Wichita Downtown Development Corporation in Kansas where he led efforts that helped stimulate over $500 million in new investment over his tenure.

WDI will hold a news conference on Wednesday October 2nd at 2pm in Bijou Park on North Front Street next to the WDI office.

Mr. Wolverton will be in attendance to meet and greet the people of Wilmington. “I am excited and humbled to be selected for the position. There is tremendous growth and activity already underway in Downtown Wilmington and I am eager to work with the WDI Board of Directors, City leaders and Downtown business and property owners to attract even more investment and interest to the area” says Mr. Wolverton.

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Sales tax changes could force Leland to lose $2 million

Monday, September 30th, 2013

The debate over shelling out sales taxes to cities and towns in Brunswick County is becoming one of the most heated topics in the area, but not many people know about it.

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Local effects of federal shutdown expected to be minimal, at least initially

Monday, September 30th, 2013

It appears a partial federal government shutdown would have a limited affect on residents of Southeastern North Carolina, at least in the short term.

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Town Creek Park gets $5 million facelift

Monday, September 30th, 2013

One of the busiest parks in Brunswick County is getting a major makeover. Town Creek Park on Highway 17 is currently closed for re-modeling.

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