Wednesday, February 21, 2024

ICYMI August 7 – 13: Pirates, offshore drilling, an end to free parking 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 sat down for a conversation with the man who wants to bring seismic testing – and offshore drilling – to the waters off the Carolina coast. READ MORE

  • We took a closer look at a nearly 4-million-square-foot development planned for Gordon Road — and at the reasons New Hanover County might turn down developers rezoning application. READ MORE

  • For years, locals have parked on a small stretch of state-owned land on the Wilmington side of the drawbridge over the intracoastal. But now the town of Wrightsville Beach is asking the state to end the days of free parking in this spot. READ MORE

  • We took an in-depth look at the Cargo District to answer questions about the development, slated for completion in early 2019. What’s a food truck park and when will it open? How do you build an apartment from shipping containers — and how much will they rent for? We’ve got answers and full timeline. READ MORE

  • There’s never a bad time for a story about pirates, and – since 2017 is the 300th anniversary of Blackbeard’s death – we took a look at the legacy of North Carolina’s most famous (or infamous) pirate. Treasure? Sunken ships? Ghosts? We got ’em. READ MORE

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