Sunday, March 3, 2024

ICYMI March 19-25: No charges for hit-and-run, deported over a salad, bridge woes

The news cycle moves faster than ever these days. Catch up on the last week of big stories with our In Case You Missed It.

Vincent Iventosch was run over and dragged across a parking lot. The man who ran him over – who was caught on a restaurant’s security camera drinking for hours – left the scene. But no charges have been filed, and a recording of the police’s questionable interview with Iventosch has now sparked an internal affairs investigation. READ MORE

Family of man in parking lot hit-and-run asks Wilmington: Why no charges?

For those living and working on Oak Island, commuting is about to get a little bit more difficult – for more than half a year.  READ MORE

Oak Island Bridge will close for 8 months for rehabilitation

Irma Carranza Cruz was arrested after she took a salad from the restaurant where she works. Restaurant owners call it theft, Cruz’s family say she thought the salad was going to be thrown out. Either way, she was picked up by ICE and sent to an Atlanta detention center facing deportation charges — and leaving a 12-year-old daughter, who is a U.S. citizen, behind. READ MORE  

Arrested for stealing a salad, Wilmington mother is now detained in Atlanta facing deportation

New Hanover County has the ability to cut its landfill in half by composting. But to do that, it needs a steady flow of food waste. Right now, that’s not happening. READ MORE

As landfill grows, New Hanover County’s composting program needs food

It’s no secret that the greater Wilmington area is a mix of natives and recent transplants, but a new study shows definitively that the new-comers are now outnumbering the born and bred. READ MORE

Report: Non-natives now outnumber native southeastern N.C. residents

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