Friday, April 19, 2024

ICYMI Aug. 22 – Sept. 3: Missing fishermen, Harvey recovery 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:

The tragic death of a young UNCW professor shook students and faculty alike. Dr. Hannah Frank, a talented scholar and artist, had only just joined the Film Studies Department. READ MORE

The nation watched as Hurricane Harvey poured record-breaking amounts of rain on the Houston area. We caught up with two Wilmington men as they prepared to pack-up supplies and head south to Texas to pitch-in with the relief effort. READ MORE

A week ago, two Oak Island men went out for a fishing trip and never returned. The Coast Guard has been battling extreme conditions and their search continues. READ MORE

Three weeks ago, we reported on a development agreement to build public bathrooms that was way passed its deadline. Even as the developer admits to being nearly a month overdue the city still hasn’t taken action. READ MORE

This week’s ‘Where We Live’ turned up more than just an interesting house (although the house, under renovation, is full of history). We discovered a refuge for hundreds of wild birds — as well as a variety of other rescued animals — tucked away on a 10-acre farm. READ MORE

Bonus: This story of a young man who swam nearly a mile out into the ocean as he attempted to elude capture by the police quickly became national news. Despite several claims on social media that this was ‘fake news,’ it was in fact true. Stranger than fiction perhaps, but true. READ MORE

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