Aging is inevitable, and for many, it signals the beginning of a new chapter - one where you cross off bucket list items and live life to the fullest, on your own terms. However, for some men, aging is a horrible prospect, filled with chronic fatigue, irritability, and inability to perform in the bedroom. If you're concerned about life in middle age and beyond, we've got great news: there are easy, proven steps that you can take to help stop the negative effect of aging.
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For men, getting older comes with its perks, like living life on their own terms and not having to "sweat the small stuff" day in and day out. At the same time, there are aspects of aging that men dread, like hormonal changes. Yes, you read that right â men, not just women, go through hormonal changes as they age. For men, the biggest change involves a drop in testosterone.
Lower levels of testosterone can wreak havoc on a male's mind and body and when left untreated, can result in symptoms like:
Those symptoms are concerning, but with testosterone replacement therapy and anti-aging medicine, many males improve their quality of life with age. The good news is that TRT and anti-aging meds aren't only reserved for "old guys." In fact, there's no magic age at which men should start thinking about hormone replacement therapy. Everyone's body is different, so if you're experiencing the above conditions in your mid-30s, TRT could be a viable solution when you consult with a doctor.
Testosterone is a crucial hormone for men and plays an important role throughout the male lifespan. Most of a male's testosterone is produced through the testicles. Also called the male sex hormone, testosterone starts playing its part during puberty.
When a male goes through puberty, testosterone helps males develop:
As boys turn to men and men grow older, testosterone levels deplete naturally. Sometimes, events like injuries and chronic health conditions like diabetes can lower testosterone levels. Unfortunately, when a man loses too much T, it results in hypogonadism. When this happens, the testosterone must be replaced, or the male will suffer from symptoms like muscle loss, low libido, and even depression.
TRT is exactly what it sounds like: a treatment option for men that replaces testosterone so that your body regulates hormones properly and restores balance to your life. Also called androgen replacement therapy, TRT alleviates the symptoms that men experience with low T.
Originally lab-synthesized in 1935, testosterone has grown in popularity since it was produced. Today, TRT and other testosterone treatments are among the most popular prescriptions in the U.S.
Without getting too deep into the science, TRT works by giving your body the essential testosterone it needs to function correctly. As the primary androgen for both males and females, testosterone impacts many of the body's natural processes â especially those needed for overall health. For example, men with low T are more prone to serious problems like cardiovascular disease and even type-2 diabetes.
When your body quits making enough testosterone, it causes your health to suffer until a solution is presented. That's where TRT and anti-aging medicine for men can help. TRT helps balance your hormones and replenish your depleted testosterone. With time, your body will begin to heal, and many symptoms like low libido and irritability begin to diminish.
For men, aging is the biggest contributor to lower testosterone levels, though there are other causes like obesity, drug abuse, testicular injuries, and certain prescribed medications. Sometimes, long-term health conditions like AIDS, cirrhosis of the liver, and kidney disease can lower testosterone levels.
When a man's testosterone levels drop significantly, it alters his body's ratio of estrogen and testosterone. Lower testosterone levels cause more abdominal fat, which in turn results in increased aromatase, which converts even more testosterone into estrogen.
If you're concerned that you might have low T, you're not alone. Millions of men in the U.S. feel the same way. The best way to find out if your testosterone is low is to get your levels tested.
For sustainable testosterone replacement therapy benefits, you must consult with hormone doctors and experts like those you can find at Global Life Rejuvenation. That way, you can find the root cause of your hormone problems, and our team can craft a personalized HRT plan tailored to your needs.
Are you used to blasting through a productive day and accomplishing all your daily goals? Do you find yourself losing muscle mass and the craving to be intimate with your partner? Does your partner complain about how irritable you have become? If you're not usually a curmudgeon, your body could be giving you a sign. It could be time to speak with a doctor about TRT and anti-aging medicine for men in Wilmington, NC.
If you're experiencing any of the following symptoms, you might be battling against low testosterone:
One of the most common reasons that men choose TRT is because they have lost that "spark" with their partner. It's not easy for a man to hear that they're not performing like they used to. Intimacy is a powerful part of any relationship. When a once-healthy sex life dwindles, it can cause serious relationship issues.
The good news is that low libido doesn't have to be a permanent problem. TRT and anti-aging medicines help revert hormone levels back into their normal range. When this happens, many men have a more enjoyable life full of intimacy and sex drive.
Weak erections â it's an uncomfortable subject for many men in the U.S. to talk about. It's even worse to experience first-hand. You're in the midst of an intimate moment, and you can't do your part. Despite being perfectly normal, many men put blame and shame upon themselves when they can't achieve an erection. And while the inability to perform sexually can be caused by poor diet, obesity, and chronic health conditions, low testosterone is often a contributing factor.
Fortunately, weak erections are a treatable condition. The best way to regain your confidence and ability in bed is to speak with your doctor. Once any underlying conditions are discovered, options like TRT may be the best course of treatment.
Do you find it harder and harder to work out and lift weights in the gym? Are you having problems lifting heavy items that you once had no problem lifting?
Recent studies show that when men are inactive, they lose .5% of muscle strength every year, from ages 25 to 60. After 60, muscle loss doubles every decade. While some muscle loss is common as men age, a significant portion can be tied to low testosterone levels. When a man's T levels drop, so does his muscle mass.
Testosterone is a much-needed component used in gaining and retaining muscle mass. That's why many doctors prescribe TRT Wilmington, NC, for men having problems with strength. One recent study found that men who increased their testosterone levels using TRT gained as much as 2.5 pounds of muscle mass.
Whether your gym performance is lacking, or you can't lift heavy items like you used to, don't blame it all on age. You could be suffering from hypogonadism.
If you're like millions of other men in their late 20s and 30s, dealing with hair loss is a reality you don't want to face. Closely related to testosterone decline and hormone imbalances, hair loss is distressing for many men. This common symptom is often related to a derivative of testosterone called DHT. Excess amounts of DHT cause hair follicles to halt their production, causing follicles to die.
Because hair located at the front and crown is more sensitive to DHT, it grows slower than other follicles and eventually stops growing permanently. Thankfully, TRT and anti-aging treatments for men in Wilmington, NC, is now available to address hair loss for good.
While it's true that you can't change your genes, you can change the effects of low testosterone on your body. Whether you're suffering from thinning hair or hair loss across your entire head, TRT and other hormone therapies can stop hair loss and even reverse the process.
Also called "man boobs," gynecomastia is essentially the enlargement of male breast tissue. This increase in fatty tissue is often caused by hormonal imbalances and an increase in estrogen. For men, estrogen levels are elevated during andropause. Also called male menopause, andropause usually happens because of a lack of testosterone.
If you're a man between the ages of 40 and 55, and you're embarrassed by having large breasts, don't lose hope. TRT is a safe, effective way to eliminate the underlying cause of gynecomastia without invasive surgery. With a custom HRT and fitness program, you can bring your testosterone and estrogen levels back to normal before you know it.
Decreased energy was once considered a normal part of aging. Today, many doctors know better. Advances in technology and our understanding of testosterone show that low T and lack of energy often go hand-in-hand.
If you're struggling to enjoy activities like playing with your kids or hiking in a park due to lack of energy, it could be a sign of low T. Of course, getting tired is perfectly normal for any man. But if you're suffering from continual fatigue, a lack of enjoyment, or a decrease in energy, it might be time to speak with a doctor.
Whether you're having a tough time getting through your day or can't finish activities you used to love, TRT could help.
A study from 2011 showed that men who lose a week's worth of sleep can experience lowered testosterone levels â as much as 15%, according to experts. Additional research into the topic found almost 15% of workers only get five hours of sleep (or less) per night. These findings suggest that sleep loss negatively impacts T levels and wellbeing.
The bottom line is that men who have trouble sleeping often suffer from lower testosterone levels as a result. If you find yourself exhausted at the end of the day but toss and turn all night long, you might have low T.
TRT and anti-aging medicines can restore your T levels back to normal, which can help you sleep better with proper diet and exercise.
You're feeling down about everything, and there's no solid explanation for why you're in such a crummy mood. Your daily life is great and full of success, but you can't help but feel unexcited and unmotivated. If you're experiencing symptoms like these, you may be depressed â and it may stem from low testosterone.
A research study from Munich found that men with depression also commonly had low testosterone levels. This same study also found that depressed men had cortisol levels that were 67% higher than other men. Because higher cortisol levels lead to lower levels of testosterone, the chances of severe depression increase.
Depression is a very real disorder and should always be diagnosed and treated by your doctor. One treatment option gaining in popularity is TRT for depression. Studies show that when TRT is used to restore hormone levels, men enjoy a lighter, more improved mood. That's great news for men who are depressed and have not had success with other treatments like anti-depression medicines, which alter the brain's chemistry.
Ask anyone over the age of 50 how their memory is, and they'll tell you it wasn't what it used to be. Memory loss and lack of concentration occur naturally as we age â these aren't always signs of dementia or Alzheimer's.
However, what many men consider a symptom of age may be caused by low testosterone. A 2006 study found that males with low T levels performed poorly on cognitive skill tests. These results suggest that low testosterone may play a part in reducing cognitive ability. If you're having trouble staying on task or remembering what your schedule is for the day, it might not be due to your age. It might be because your testosterone levels are too low. If you're having trouble concentrating or remembering daily tasks, it could be time to talk to your doctor.
Why? The aforementioned study found that participating men experienced improved cognitive skills when using TRT.
Even though today's society is more inclusive of large people, few adults enjoy gaining weight as they age. Despite their best efforts, many men just can't shed the extra pounds around their midsections, increasing their risk of heart disease and cancer.
Often, male weight gain is caused by hormone imbalances that slow the metabolism and cause weight to pile on. This phase of life is called andropause and happens when there is a lack of testosterone in the body. Couple that with high cortisol levels, and you've got a recipe for flabby guts and double chins.
Fortunately, TRT treatments and physician-led weight loss programs can correct hormone imbalances and lead to healthy weight loss for men.
The benefits of hormone replacement therapy for men are numerous. TRT not only grants relief from low-T symptoms but can help give protection against age-related diseases. Additionally, doctors now recognize male testosterone as an important role in alleviating depression.
Some of the most exciting benefits of TRT can include:
Because men do not go through a specific period of hormonal changes like women do (called menopause), many doctors refer to "male menopause" as androgen decline. This is just another term for low testosterone, but like female menopause, the symptoms can be serious and affect your quality of life.
The best way to fight back against male menopause is with male HRT treatment from Global Life Rejuvenation. We provide the following HRT treatments for men:
Our treatment options are personalized for your body and are available as creams, gels, injectables, and implantable pellets. To find out if testosterone replacement therapy is safe for you, contact Global Life Rejuvenation today to schedule your comprehensive testing and anti-aging treatment consultation.
Growth hormone peptides are an innovative therapy that boosts the natural human growth hormone production in a person's body. These exciting treatment options help slow down the aging process and give you a chance at restoring your youth.
Sermorelin is a synthetic hormone peptide, like GHRH, which triggers the release of growth hormones. When used under the care of a qualified physician, Sermorelin can help you lose weight, increase your energy levels, and help you feel much younger.
Human growth hormone (HGH) therapy has been used for years to treat hormone deficiencies. Unlike HGH, which directly replaces declining human growth hormone levels, Sermorelin addresses the underlying cause of decreased HGH, stimulating the pituitary gland naturally. This approach keeps the mechanisms of growth hormone production active.
Benefits of Sermorelin include:
Ipamorelin helps to release growth hormones in a person's body by mimicking a peptide called ghrelin. Ghrelin is one of three hormones which work together to regulate the growth hormone levels released by the pituitary gland. Because Ipamorelin stimulates the body to produce growth hormone, your body won't stop its natural growth hormone production, which occurs with synthetic HGH.
Ipamorelin causes growth hormone secretion that resembles natural release patterns rather than being constantly elevated from HGH. Because ipamorelin stimulates the natural production of growth hormone, our patients can use this treatment long-term with fewer health risks.
One of the biggest benefits of Ipamorelin is that it is suitable for both men and women. It provides significant short and long-term benefits in age management therapies, boosting patients' overall health, wellbeing, and outlook on life. When growth hormone is produced by the pituitary gland using Ipamorelin, clients report amazing benefits.
Some of those benefits include:
Whether you are considering our TRT services, HRT for women, or our growth hormone peptide services, we are here to help. The first step to turning back the hand of time starts by contacting Global Life Rejuvenation.
Our friendly, knowledgeable TRT and HRT experts can help answer your questions and walk you through our procedures. From there, we'll figure out which treatments are right for you. Before you know it, you'll be well on your way to looking and feeling better than you have in years!866-793-9933
WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - An offshore / coastal low pressure system will put a stormy stamp on the Cape Fear Region - and, for that matter, much of the broader region - through the first half of Memorial Day weekend. Given the time of year, there remains an outside chance that this storm could earn a subtropical tag. Interesting wrinkle? Yes, but differences in impacts would be imperceptible in and case, and that’s what’s important. To capture the period of roughest conditions, your First Alert Weather Team continues its First...
WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - An offshore / coastal low pressure system will put a stormy stamp on the Cape Fear Region - and, for that matter, much of the broader region - through the first half of Memorial Day weekend. Given the time of year, there remains an outside chance that this storm could earn a subtropical tag. Interesting wrinkle? Yes, but differences in impacts would be imperceptible in and case, and that’s what’s important. To capture the period of roughest conditions, your First Alert Weather Team continues its First Alert Action Day program through Saturday, May 27. The National Weather Service Office in Wilmington has issued an Areal Flood Watch for: Pender, New Hanover, and Brunswick counties from 6 A.M. Saturday into Saturday evening. Localized flooding is possible Saturday so don’t drive over roads with water flowing over them.
Another friendly reminder to stay out of the ocean through Saturday as our First Alert Action Days continue. Dangerous rip currents, gale-force winds, high surf, and minor coastal flooding will continue though tomorrow. #WECTwx #ILMwx pic.twitter.com/tv8lCZ5Pg1— Eric R. Davis WECT (@ericdavisWECT) May 26, 2023
Timing & Impacts: Through Saturday, heavy surf, longshore currents, potentially strong rip currents, and rough seas will adversely affect beachgoing and boating. Travel could be tricky, too, with chances for rain and 30-40+ mph gusts increasing through Friday night and remaining elevated Saturday. Isolated flash flooding and severe storms are not out of the realm of possibility Saturday, so please stay alert. Sunshine will be nonexistent through Saturday, but, by Sunday and Memorial Day, fewer showers and storms could offer a few brighter breaks; surf and sea conditions should settle a bit by then, too.
High Surf advisories are out for the coast & a high risk for rip currents starting today. The best chances for rain will start late tonight and linger through Saturday night & early Sunday. Monitor your FREE WECT Weather App for the latest. #WECTwx #ILMwx pic.twitter.com/MrLpqgwQeH— Gabe Ross - WECT (@TVsGabeRoss) May 26, 2023
Our Promise & Your Action: If you’ve not already, download the free WECT Weather App for your devices and configure it to your location. That way, you can receive all relevant storm bulletins - especially important if you are in a coastal zone, where ongoing beach and marine statements from the National Weather Service may need to find you! Your First Alert Weather Team will continue to keep you updated with increased custom content on this app, as well as WECT broadcast and social platforms, until conditions settle. In the meantime: travel with care, respect the rips, and stay in port if you can.
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Six men behind a Wilmington escort service are facing charges for allegedly making money by exploiting women through human trafficking and prostitution.In late April, authorities reported that a six-month investigation of Cape Fear Escorts/Entertainers involved more than 150 victims.As the suspects await a potential trial, A Safe Place is helping victims recover."I think that number is probably a lot higher, given the fact that this has been going on for at least 10 years," said Dawn Ferrer, exec...
Six men behind a Wilmington escort service are facing charges for allegedly making money by exploiting women through human trafficking and prostitution.
In late April, authorities reported that a six-month investigation of Cape Fear Escorts/Entertainers involved more than 150 victims.
As the suspects await a potential trial, A Safe Place is helping victims recover.
"I think that number is probably a lot higher, given the fact that this has been going on for at least 10 years," said Dawn Ferrer, executive director of A Safe Place, a nonprofit organization fighting sexual exploitation and sex trafficking in the area.
The escort service has been on the law enforcement's radar for a long time, according to the organization.
Ferrer said the group is working closely with the FBI. She's been with A Safe Place for almost a decade and worked as a case manager. A part of the problem is victims not wanting to come forward.
"There's a lot of fear of doing that," she said. "I think that's one of the main reasons it took this long for it to finally result in arrests."
Previous coverage:Six charged in connection with human trafficking and prostitution in New Hanover County
Ferrer said trauma makes them vulnerable and the suspects know who to prey on and take advantage of. Some of the personal experiences are seeing domestic violence when they were younger or going through sexual abuse during their childhood.
"You end up associating love with that sex and abuse," Ferrer said. "You kind of continue that pattern into adulthood."
North Carolina ranks 9th in the United States for human trafficking reports, according to A Safe Place. For the Wilmington area, the highway system and being a coastal tourism destination is a part of that.
"That just increases the demand to pay for sex," she said.
Substance abuse is another factor, especially with the opioid crisis. A lot of times, Ferrer said it goes hand-in-hand. Ferrer added that military presence in areas with strip clubs where prostitution may occur, and the agriculture industry are other reasons.
"With the whole agriculture industry, it's actually a cross between labor trafficking and sex trafficking as well," she said about migrant workers. "There's a lot of good that's being done, but unfortunately there are those farms where there is labor trafficking and legal aid stays on top of that."
Illegal massage parlors are another challenge. At any given time, Ferrer said, Wilmington has about 10 to 15. Several were busted recently, but Ferrer said it's hard to get victims to give information.
A Safe Place is opening a long-term residential program, called "The Farm," in Castle Hayne in mid-June. The space will have farm animals and gardens.
"It's going to be a very therapeutic environment where these victims can come and take their time to heal," she said. "We're really excited to be able to offer that."
Another effort is a preventative program for middle school girls to teach participants about manipulation, vulnerabilities and healthy relationships.
More:Human trafficking laws were supposed to help women. Victims’ stories say otherwise.
The Coastal Carolina Human Trafficking Task Force, which includes several state, local, and federal agencies, said a group of men allegedly recruited workers, promising thousands of dollars to dance, but would have them do commercial sex acts. It was reported that the sex acts took place in New Hanover County.
The defendants are:
? Christopher Todd Evans was charged with 166 felonies related to human trafficking and narcotics violations in late April. On Tuesday, May 23, the task force served Christopher Todd Evans with an additional 62 counts of Human Trafficking related to an ongoing investigation. It brings an additional 229 felonies related to an illegitimate company he operated called Cape Fear Escorts. His bond is now $4.5 million.
? Christopher Slate Arrowood was charged with 80 felony counts of promotion and profiting from prostitution.
? Chandler David Anderson was charged with 66 felony counts of promotion and profiting from prostitution.
? Dustin Lee Anderson was charged with 16 felony counts of promotion and profiting from prostitution.
? Michael Hunter Snow was charged with 6 felony counts of promotion and profiting from prostitution.
? Jesse Earl Bright was charged with 4 felony counts of promotion and profiting from prostitution.
In a news release, authorities are asking anyone with additional information to contact the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office at 910-798-4162. Tips may also be sent through text to the number or online at https://www.nhcgov.com/1066/Submit-a-Crime-Tip
Although the names of defendants will appear on administrative court calendars in the upcoming months, the trial may not officially start until January 2024.
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Two years ago – The historic Brown House in Wilmington was on the cusp of demolition that would pave the way for a townhouse complex. But the 200-year-old building got a reprieve from the wrecking ball. In the two years since, its fate has remained in limbo – until, now. Contributor Larry Nagengast explains what’s next in the effort to preserve the Brown House.Efforts to preserve an iconic Wilmington landmark continued this month as the city’s Zoning Board of Adjustment considered a variance to give the 200-y...
Efforts to preserve an iconic Wilmington landmark continued this month as the city’s Zoning Board of Adjustment considered a variance to give the 200-year-old Dr. John A. Brown House new life as an apartment building and the Browntown Civic Association asked for more information about the project.
The mansion, also known as The Anchorage, sits atop a hill on Seventh Avenue in the Browntown community, which derives its name from the building’s most prominent owner. Shattered, boarded windows, crumbling stucco and dangling downspouts are now among its most noticeable features.
The structure faced demolition in early 2021, when a developer was negotiating with the city to build a complex of about 40 townhouses on the site of the mansion and an adjacent parcel. The city’s Design Review and Preservation Commission deferred action on the city’s demolition request after a coalition of preservationists and neighborhood residents demonstrated that requirements to approve a demolition had not been met.
A lull of two years preceded last week’s hearing on the variance, the next legal step in a complex process that could result in the Wilmington Housing Partnership transferring title for the property to a development group that would preserve the building by turning it into a multi-family residence.
The Zoning Board of Adjustment, however, deferred making its decision after Dorrene Robinson, president of the Browntown Civic Association, said neighborhood residents had not been kept informed of plans to preserve and rehabilitate the mansion. She invited representatives of the development group to present their plans to the community at a civic association meeting on May 24.
The building has not had permanent residents for more than 30 years. It was acquired in 2015 by the Housing Partnership, a quasi-governmental nonprofit that became insolvent in 2019. The city has been trying to dispose of the partnership’s holdings ever since and is eager to see properties like the mansion returned to its tax rolls.
If the zoning board eventually approves the variance – allowing multi-family use of a structure now zoned as a single-family rowhouse – the city could sell the .9-acre site to the Zahav Group, which plans an adaptive reuse for the structure, creating five or six market-rate rental units and two community rooms. One community room would be available for groups like the civic association to hold their meetings; the other would be designed for after-school use by neighborhood youths who need a safe place to use computers and do their homework. Zahav has lined up Jane Katsnelson, who has a background in historic preservation, to serve as project manager for the restoration.
“The mansion would be luxury apartments, and we’ll definitely keep the exterior as original as possible,” Katsnelson said in an interview. “It’s a grand building that will be the mascot of the neighborhood. It is really going to be a gem.”
Katsnelson is currently the resident curator of Woodstock, a mansion on the grounds of New Castle County’s Banning Park, a little more than a mile southwest of Browntown. The county created a resident curatorship program about 15 years ago – in which occupants follow preservation standards to restore historic structures – and Katnelson’s efforts at Woodstock are considered the county program’s sole success.
The Zahav Group, she said, is “somewhat experienced” in historic restorations and has done other housing rehabilitation work in the city.
“It’s a grand building that will be the mascot of the neighborhood. It is really going to be a gem.”Jane Katsnelson - Zahav Group project mgr. for the Brown House
In February, Zahav gave the city a proposal to rehabilitate the mansion while preserving as much of the original structure as possible. The proposal includes a preliminary budget of just over $484,000, but notes that risks, including unseen structural damages, could increase that estimate. Restoration and rehabilitation would take 12 to 18 months, with the apartment units ready for occupancy sometime in 2025, the proposal states.
Robinson, the civic association leader, said after the zoning board hearing that neighborhood residents need to know more about the plans before they can give an endorsement. She served on the task force established in 2021 to prevent the mansion’s demolition but said she has heard little from Katsnelson or others in the task force since then.
Read more about one family's history in the Brown House here.
After standing up to fight the mansion’s proposed demolition, Browntown residents “felt betrayed” when they weren’t involved in planning its restoration, she said.
“We were in favor of three or four apartments, not five or six,” she said. “We need to see the layout. We need to see the plans. We need to know when they intend to start, and when they intend to finish.”
Katsnelson and Richard Wadman, a task force member whose ancestors owned the house from 1924 to 1980, said they would attend the May 24 civic association meeting and provide a detailed update on the plans.
While it is unknown how neighbors will react to the updated plans, the city did take the demolition option off the table two years ago and is now intent on authorizing some form of adaptive reuse of the property.
“The board [of the Wilmington Housing Partnership] has approved disposition of the property, subject to due diligence performed by its president, who is me,” wrote Bob Weir, who also heads the city’s Department of Real Estate and Housing. Since Weir signed off on the application for the zoning variance, it is clear that the city wants the variance approved so the Zahav Group can move ahead with the project.
Dorrene Robinson, president of the Browntown Civic Association
However, Rob Goff, Wilmington’s city solicitor and chairman of the board of adjustment, noted that Zahav’s representatives and Weir must satisfy several criteria for the variance request to be approved. One of those factors is demonstrating that the plan would not be detrimental to the neighborhood, a contention raised by two neighbors who spoke at the hearing. One expressed opposition to apartments, and the other claimed the project would negatively impact property values.
Some details about the project’s financing and the property’s ultimate disposition remain unresolved, as does the use of the property downhill from the east side of the mansion.
Zahav’s proposal says it will secure initial funding for the project through a loan from its “preferred lenders” and private grants, apparently from individuals or groups interested in historic preservation. The proposal also mentions that Preservation Delaware Inc., a nonprofit that has worked with the task force, is working to identify funding sources associated with historic preservation initiatives. (Both the state and federal governments do offer historic preservation tax credits.)
Details concerning ultimate ownership of the property would not be resolved until after the requested zoning variance is approved.
Katsnelson said that the city would grant Zahav title to the property after the work outlined in the proposal is completed.
In an email, Weir wrote: “Given the complexities and costs, the Wilmington Housing Partnership is willing to place a mortgage on the property for the appraised value. The forgiveness of that purchase money mortgage is subject to the Zahav Group meeting approvals, timelines and renovation of the property.”
Intertwined with the future of the Brown Mansion site, but not a part of the variance request, is the fate of parcels to the east of the mansion. In 2021, Ryan Homes, a national real estate developer, was interested in building about 40 townhouses on the mansion site and the adjacent parcels but backed out of negotiations with the city when residents objected to the mansion being demolished.
Last year, Wadman said, the city decided to separate the mansion property from the adjacent parcels for development purposes.
Now, Weir said, a new developer, BKS Associates LLC, is working with the city on a plan for slightly over 30 townhouses on the adjacent parcels. The configuration of those homes and the number of units has yet to be determined, he said.
While both projects are moving through the city’s approval processes, Katsnelson said she believes that at least some of the townhouse project will be built before work on the mansion is complete.
Here in the Cape Fear, locals are doing things a little bit differently and some are even leaving and hoping for better weather. WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer and lots of people will be on the roads and in the skies.Triple A said this holiday weekend could be one for the record books, especially at airports.More than 42-million Americans are projected to travel 50 miles or more.Here in the Cape Fear, locals are doing things a little bit differently and some are even...
WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer and lots of people will be on the roads and in the skies.
Triple A said this holiday weekend could be one for the record books, especially at airports.
More than 42-million Americans are projected to travel 50 miles or more.
Here in the Cape Fear, locals are doing things a little bit differently and some are even leaving and hoping for better weather.
Patrick Orengo, Holiday Traveler, said “It’s usually pretty busy down here for Memorial Day but when it’s raining it’s definitely gonna make it less busy. Nobody wants to be in the rain.”
That’s why some people who normally would stay are heading out this weekend.
Locals who are leaving are happy to be going to warmer weather.
Robert Moss, Holiday Traveler, said, “Normally it’s actually the other way around, but I guess I’m going home, I’m flying north for sun which is pretty weird. I’m a big barbecue guy so I’m definitely gonna go home — flip some burgers, hit the beach.”
Yolanda Rhodes, Holiday Traveler, said “We are excited to be getting away from the wet and rainy weather and going to 90 and sunny weather.”
But, rain hasn’t deterred everybody — we found some travelers that will be enjoying North Carolina — rain or shine.
Rebecca Buchanan, Holiday Traveler, said, “We’re happy to be outside, we’re gonna make the best of it, it’s gonna be a great time. I flew in from Massachusetts and I’m visiting my best friend here, she’s been livig here, and we’re gonna go to Asheville and we’re gonna go camping.”
Patrick Orengo, Holiday Traveler, said, “I’m planning on going on a motorcycle ride up to the tail of the dragon.”
Because of increased travel, the NCDOT has suspended most highway work and lane closures through 7 p.m. Tuesday to help reduce holiday congestion.
“We’re proud of our community, it’s who we are,” said Meg Ham, Food Lion’s President. “We’ve contributed $500,000 to the food bank’s production kitchen.”Published: Thu May 25 2023WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Any food bank in America will tell you that volunteers are like members of the supporting cast. They help prop up the show, working in shadows to help feed the hungry on their own time.But locally, at this moment, the “star” of the show is the new nCino H...
“We’re proud of our community, it’s who we are,” said Meg Ham, Food Lion’s President. “We’ve contributed $500,000 to the food bank’s production kitchen.”
Published: Thu May 25 2023
WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Any food bank in America will tell you that volunteers are like members of the supporting cast. They help prop up the show, working in shadows to help feed the hungry on their own time.
But locally, at this moment, the “star” of the show is the new nCino Hunger Solution Center, which houses the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina’s Wilmington operations. It’s a state-of-the-art, 31,000-square-foot facility that sits at 1000 Greenfield St. That location was formerly home to a neighborhood grocery store that burned to the ground back in 2018.
Beth Gaglione is the director, happy to show off the place. It’s twice as large as the food bank location they vacated on Marstellar Street, and that doesn’t count the vertical space; the food is stored at heights they’ve never had before.
Food Lion is a partner that’s helping take the food bank to new heights as well.
“We’re proud of our community, it’s who we are,” said Meg Ham, Food Lion’s president. “We’ve contributed $500,000 to the food bank’s production kitchen.”
That new kitchen has a threefold purpose: a classroom to teach future cooks, a space for agencies to get and heat food for their own clients, and ground zero for humanitarian efforts when disaster strikes.
“If ever again we experience a storm like Hurricane Florence, we will be much better prepared to serve the people of this community, post-storm.” said Gaglione “We’ve asked for the support of New Hanover County in building this kitchen. We are internally calling it ‘command central’ in the case of disaster.”
The food bank also has 3/4 of an acre that will be used as a learning farm. The hope is to have a greenhouse on the property. The educational effort, in partnership with cooperative extension, could help people learn to grow some of their own food on their own property.
“That’s the goal,” said Gaglione. “We can teach people who are interested to take the techniques back into their own property and grow their own food.”
There are several other new programs in the development phase as the food bank looks ahead, to its future.
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