If you live in southeastern North Carolina, there’s a good chance you spent the week talking about “the storm.”
When would it hit, how are the streets, what’s still open? In the bread-less aisles of grocery stores, on the slippery sidewalks downtown, and all over social media, people were talking about the land of ice and snow.
And, if you’re like a lot of Cape Fear residents, you’ve had just about enough snow to hold you over for at least a while.
With that in mind, here are five stories from this week that had absolutely nothing to do with black ice, school closings, or sub-zero weather predictions.
We kicked off the year with this story: slightly gross but all too true, here are all the things Carolina Beach utility workers had to rescue from Freeman Park Port-O-Johns. READ MORE
Back before the holiday season, it was announced the Blackfinn Ameripub would close. But why did the Riverwalk restaurant close? And what about its sister restaurant, Vida Cantina? READ MORE
Speaking of chain restaurants — it’s not uncommon to hear franchises disparaged, but residents often make an exception when the restaurant got its start here in Wilmington. Here are the top success stories born out of the Port City. READ MORE
A recent proposal would repurpose the area, which currently is home to a small mobile home community. But what will happen to the residents? READ MORE
We first covered the story of Sarah Johnson over the summer, when the young woman – then a student at Hoggard – spoke out against alleged harassment and Title IX violations by the school system. Now Johnson is being recognized for her efforts. READ MORE