Monday, June 24, 2024

ICYMI Jan. 29 – Feb. 4: Record-breaking drug bust, new development, Vivian Howard cooks

The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office has executed some high-profile drug operations lately, but nothing has come close to this: a batch of fentanyl capable of killing the entire county. Then, as you can read in the article, just days later deputies seized an even larger batch. READ MORE

Deputies seize enough fentanyl to kill everyone in New Hanover County, twice

Wilmington has been mired in the intractable argument of short-term rentals for two years. Carolina Beach — which has nearly as many rentals, and a fraction of the population — faces the same issues. READ MORE

Carolina Beach likely to follow in Wilmington’s footsteps and address short-term rentals

City Council put the brakes on this development project, proposed for South Kerr Avenue. It’s part of an attempt to shape the future of the area, which one council member called a potential “city within the city.” READ MORE

Major redevelopment is coming to Market and Kerr. What will it look like?

The young Marine Corporal named Edwin Estrada was shot and killed in downtown Wilmington. But according to DA, the man who took his like did nothing wrong under North Carolina law. Here’s a closer look at the case — including some lingering questions that have not been put to rest. READ MORE

(Video) DA not charging the man who shot and killed Marine Corporal Edwin Estrada, citing state’s self defense laws

As New Hanover County Regional Medical Center prepares to move its orthopedic services to a new hospital, the question arises: will will become of the current facility? The hospital’s board of trustees haven’t publicly released any plans for it, but one proposal for the property is already garnering some support from local leaders. READ MORE

What’s next for the $30 million dollar Wrightsville Avenue hospital facility?


Vivian Howard and sweet potatoes are two integral parts of modern North Carolina cuisine. So, it makes a certain kind of sense that Howard would put her unique spin on cooking with sweet potatoes. READ MORE

Vivian Howard shares creative sweet potato recipes while in Wilmington

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