Monday, July 4, 2022

ICYMI Feb. 5 – 11: New downtown wine bar, teacher scandal, City Hall shenanigans?

Michael Earl Kelly, a teacher with the New Hanover County School system for over 25 years, was arrested on child pornography charges — charges that are expected to become more severe as an investigation proceeds. Kelly apparently had naked images of a student from Isaac Bear school, where he teaches. READ MORE

Teacher charged with possessing child porn said he ‘made some bad choices’ (VIDEO)

A pedestrian crosswalk stoplight in Wrightsville Beach turns red, and then blinks. Town police officers triggered the light — although there were no pedestrians nearby — and then ticketed drivers. Was this entrapment, pro-active law enforcement, or something else? READ MORE 

Wrightsville crosswalk operation exposes bad tactics, but also a bad spot for pedestrians

Public frustration with the recent school redistricting plans apparently caught the Board of Education off guard. Here’s a look at some of the basic issues. READ MORE

A month after angry parents objected, New Hanover Schools to present another redistricting plan

The request — made by the mayor and a councilman — left the several other city council members asking why they would change the city’s policy for one person. READ MORE

Saffo and Rivenbark lobby for insurance policy change to benefit one employee

A staple for specialty goods for years, the new owners of Taste the Olive are headed downtown to open up a wine bar, featuring tapas and other shared plates. READ MORE

Taste the Olive and Vine bringing tapas, wine, specialty oils and cooking classes downtown

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