Wilma - October 2014

Business Environment

CHERYL MOODY saw opportunity in 2008 when she launched an environmental consulting business in Leland. Today, Atlantic Shores Environmental Services Ltd. is firmly established in Brunswick County. Moody’s firm is based in the Belville Industrial Park, just minutes from downtown…

Halloween Happenings Start to Brew

It’s haunting time again. As events gear up around the Wilmington area for Halloween spooks and ghouls, one haunted house is aiming to create lessons for a group of students that last beyond October 31. For months, the students of…

Leading Corning’s Plant

The saying, “Do what you love, and you’ll never work a day in your life,” seems to fit MICHELE HOLBROOK like a well-tailored suit. Manager of Corning’s Wilmington optical fiber plant since March of this year, Holbrook works intensively, both…

Women to Watch: Rising Star Finalists

Kelsie Cole Assistant Brewer | Front Street Brewery
 As craft beer’s popularity grows, Kelsie Cole is in the thick of the brewing trend. She is assistant brewer at downtown’s Front Street Brewery, which has a slate of award-winning beers. Though…

Women to Watch: Public Service Finalists

Catrecia Bowman YouthBuild Director/Coordinator | Wilmington Housing Authority Catrecia Bowman has built her career around the impact that stable housing can have on a person’s life. With a nearly two-decade career in the public service sector, Bowman now oversees the…

Women to Watch: Arts Finalists

Niki Hildebrand Glass Artist | Island Arts Gallery and Studio Glass artist Niki Hildebrand’s work can be seen in churches and pieces around Wilmington as well as around the country. Hildebrand casts glass, blows commissioned glass, and repairs church windows.…

Women to Watch: Nonprofit Finalists

Dawn Ellis Director | Share the Table Food Ministry Dawn Ellis, who has worked in adult care facilities, hospitals, and her church as a children’s ministry coordinator, started Share the Table in 2010 as another way to help others. The…

Women to Watch: Education Finalists

Brenda Esch Head of School | Friends School of Wilmington When Brenda Esch became the head of the Friends School of Wilmington in 2012, she took the post on the heels of a long-term administration and with the willingness to…

Women to Watch: Health Care Finalists

Jennifer Buxton Deputy Director of Pharmacy Services Cape Fear Clinic Inc. Jennifer Buxton started working at the charitable care provider Cape Fear Clinic in 2003 as a volunteer while still a pharmacy student at the University of North Carolina at…

Theatre For All

Late last month, a group of new students gathered at Theatre NOW. The budding thespians worked on voice exercises and improvisation skills. It was not unlike many acting classes, but for some it was their first chance taking the stage.…

October Spotlight

ILM's witty women, New elections director named, WIN for teen health, Half United CEO invited to SXSW

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