Saturday, September 23, 2023

ICYMI August 14 – 20: Confederate statues, missing bathrooms, what $3 million gets you, 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:

Early this week, we reported that someone had attempted to pull down a memorial to Confederate soldiers. Then we took a closer look at the issue, and – as you can tell from the comment section – the Cape Fear area is deeply divided. READ MORE

We went looking for the missing public bathrooms on the north riverfront and discovered a complicated series of development deals, including one that made a stretch of the Riverwalk into private property. READ MORE

We met up with a group of Hampstead teenagers to learn about their new business, founded to help fight breast cancer. READ MORE

We took an in-depth look at the $3 million dollar contract for designing – not building – the North Riverfront Park, including the salaries of the designers. READ MORE

A couple of weeks ago, we told the story of a family that wasn’t allowed to send their daughter to a school that was literally next door to them. This week, the Board of Education overturned their previous decision, and allowed the young girl to go. READ MORE

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