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The density policy regulating bars in downtown Wilmington is set to expire next month, but city council members are moving to renew it. With aid from the ABC Board, the policy was developed 4 years ago to lower the density and capacity of bars downtown to improve public safety. Wilmington city council members and bar owners believe the policy has done its job and would like it to continue. Read their reasoning at Star News Online.
Next Glass, a company developing an app that provides customized wine and beer recommendations, has seen great growth. So much so, it’s moving out of UNCW’s MARBIONC facility to 21 N. Front Street where its lab and office spaces will occupy 2 floors of the historic building. Learn more at Star News Online.
Members of Wilmington City Council and the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners met to prioritize tasks for improving the local economy based on a report by Garner Economics. These tasks include supporting a film tax credit, combining area marketing with Pender and Brunswick Counties, supporting new and established small businesses, and adding to quality of life amenities. See what this all means and how they prioritized them at Port City Daily.
For the 2014-2015 school year, Roland-Grise Middle School classroom placement has been transitioned to the cluster model. That means the AIG (gifted) students are no longer placed in their own classrooms and are now learning alongside students of other learning abilities. This has upset parents of the AIG students, who believe their students will be bored or feel held back. See the schools response at Star News Online.
Join the folks of Battlefield Live Wilmington as they host Laser Tag at the Battleship on Saturday, August 30. Starting at 1:00 p.m., older children, teens, and adults can participate in open play for $7-$10. The event will happen in Battleship Park, adjacent to the Battleship North Carolina, and ends at 5:00 p.m.. Learn more at Battlefield Live Wilmington’s website.