Sunday, July 14, 2024

ICYMI, May 21-27: Recovering from Matthew, saving local music, rear-ending a Sheriff and more

Headlines come and go faster than ever. Check out the stories people were talking about in this week's 'In Case You Missed It.'


A news story isn’t finished after it gets reported – often, that’s just the beginning of the conversation.

Here are five stories from this week that got people talking:




  • We traveled to Currie in Pender County, where people are still trying to rebuild after flooding damage caused by Hurricane Matthew. As federal funds dry up, neighbors have stepped up to help put each other’s lives back together.

  • At the Crash Derby in Winnabow, Brunswick County, we took a ride in a junker as it crashed. Repeatedly. Into Brunswick County Sheriff John Ingram, who was a good sport about it.

  • We took a deep dive into the culture of the tech industry. What you’ve heard about the good pay and fun workplaces (beanbags, ping-pong, free beer) is true. What you might not have heard is that the industry has a gender issue.

  • Plenty of great acts come through Wilmington to perform. But what about the Port City’s homegrown talent? We met a young entrepreneur who wants to shake up the local music scene.


  • A major victory for the Wilmington Police Department, netting hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash and drugs. There’s still plenty of questions: how did an anonymous tip lead to such a large bust? And who were the six people arrested. Read more and be ready for the next breaking news.


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