Friday, May 28, 2010

One of the Best for Recreation

Anyone who lives in Wilmington knows that opportunities for recreation abound. This is especially true for water-related activities that can use the Atlantic ocean, Cape Fear River, lakes and creeks as a backdrop. But recreation certainly isn't limited to water...with ever expanding bike paths, the new Cross City Trail under construction, very popular tennis, soccer, and softball leagues, more than 50 area golf courses, a skate park, and much more. recently recognized the area's recreation opportunities by ranking Wilmington No. 9 on its "Top 10 Recreation Cities" list. And all that recreation is working: Wilmington is also one of only 7 NC cities that has been given the designation of "Fit Community". Learn more about the designation...

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Student get opportunity to Enov8t

Local high school students can get innovative with a new University of North Carolina Wilmington camp focused on entrepreneurship June 21-25, 2010.

Participants of the camp, named Enov8t (innovate), will learn about building a business from concept to completion, including identifying and evaluating business ideas, writing a business plan, understanding basic financial management, marketing and selling. Instruction will teach teens how to build a successful team and how to be a strong leader. The week of innovation will culminate with a “rocket pitch” event where campers will present their business plan to local business leaders.

Registration is still open for the unique Enov8t camp, which will be held 8:45 a.m. -4 p.m. June 21-25 in the state-of-the-art UNC Wilmington Computer Information Systems Building. The camp is open to rising 10th through 12th grade students. For cost and registration information, visit

Jonathan Rowe, director of the UNCW Entrepreneurship Center, and Fran Scarlett, regional director of the UNCW Small Business & Technology Development Center, will lead campers. Guest speakers and UNCW student leaders will educate and encourage campers with discussions, mentoring and hands-on activities.