make WWAY your homepage  Become a fan on facebook  Follow us on twitter  Receive RSS Newsfeeds  MEMBERS: Register | Login

Economy

ONLY ON 3: Who is the 'Wilmington Ballpark Coalition?'

READ MORE:
A closer look at the members of the WBC, what many have in common, and who's doing the organizing on their behalf. Full story...
»

Downtown businesses have mixed feelings on economic impact of proposed ballpark

READ MORE:
video Building a baseball stadium in Wilmington could have a huge impact on the Cape Fear area, especially for businesses close by. Business owners we spoke with say a ballpark would definitely help the downtown economy, but only certain businesses would benefit. Full story...
»

Business leaders join ballpark push, tax funding opponents continue petition drive

READ MORE:
video Building a baseball stadium has been a hot topic of conversation in Wilmington. Now, some local business leaders are stepping up to bat to support the city's effort. The Wilmington Ballpark Coalition says it is banding together for an idea members think is a home run. Full story...
»

Elizabethtown cleaners closes after 67 years

READ MORE:
videoAn Elizabethtown business that's been open for 67 years locked up for the last time Saturday. It was a tearful ending for Ideal Cleaners, a small business that fell victim to the economy. Full story...
»

Beach business booming earlier than usual

READ MORE:
video Warmer weather earlier in the season means more people are already making their way to the beach. That's boosting business and morale. Full story...
»

CENSUS: Brunswick Co. growth slowing

READ MORE:
Brunswick County’s growth is showing signs of slowing, according to new population estimates released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau. Full story...
»

February unemployment numbers better across Cape Fear

READ MORE:
After a surge in unemployment across the region in January, new numbers released today show better a jobs picture for the Cape Fear in February. According to the Department of Commerce's Labor & Economic Analysis Division the unemployment rate in the Wilmington area was 10.7 percent in February. That's down from 11.3 percent in January and 11.2 percent in February 2011. Full story...
»

P.F. Chang's coming to Wilmington?

READ MORE:
A popular national Asian fusion restaurant chain may make an appearance in the Port City. Officials with Scottsdale, Ariz.-based P.F. Chang’s confirmed Wednesday that the company is “evaluating” the Wilmington market. Full story...
»

FactCheck.org says AFP inflating claims in latest budget issue spot

READ MORE:
Americans for Prosperity, a conservative group based in Raleigh, omits some important details in a TV ad attacking North Carolina’s lame-duck Democratic governor and praising the Republican-controlled state General Assembly during a partisan budget battle. Full story...
»

Foreclosures in Wilmington on the rise

READ MORE:
A new housing report out today indicates foreclosure rates in the Wilmington area are on the rise. These figures, coming from CoreLogic, show foreclosure rates in January 2012 at nearly three percent. Full story...
»