Wednesday, April 24, 2024

ICYMI Sept. 4 – 9: Controversial development decision, hurricane prep, ‘one horse town’ 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:

This controversial development got the thumbs-down from both county staff and planning commission, but the Board of Commissioners voted to approve it anyway. They also declined to consider the traffic impact of another massive development right across the street. READ MORE

Hurricane Irma appears to be heading west, sparing the Carolina coast. However, with Hurricane Jose and Katia close behind Irma, with more likely on the way, being prepared for a major storm has never been more important. READ MORE

A rare behind-the-scenes look at a unique job: guiding millions of pounds – and millions of dollars – of freight up and down the Cape Fear River. It’s a difficult job but, as we found it, it affords some amazing views. READ MORE

We followed the story of a woman who moved to Wilmington hoping to start a horse-drawn carriage business. She quickly discovered the city has only five permits — all held by the same company. READ MORE

After months of public outrage at DuPont and The Chemours Company, a strange twist: Bladen County Commissioners authorized their county attorney to sue the North Carolina to stop the state from shutting down the company that manufactures GenX. Why? READ MORE


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