Monday, July 22, 2024

ICYMI: Teacher rally closes schools, perils of shoreline ‘hardening,’ accusations against Azalea Festival

Headlines come and go faster than ever. Check out the stories people were talking about in this week's 'In Case You Missed It'

Administrators initially stated New Hanover County schools would remain open, despite a growing number of teachers who requested time off to attend a rally in Raleigh. However, as the number topped 600 the administration changed its mind. READ MORE

New Hanover County cancels school next Wednesday as 600 teachers take day off for rally

It’s summer, which means times for outdoor concert series. From downtown Wilmington to Brunswick County beaches, here’s what’s coming up. READ MORE

Your guide to all summer 2018 concert series in the Cape Fear Region

According to one performer, Azalea Festival security threw his team – including a fellow performer – out of the concert’s backstage area, while allowing other guests in. The performer that the event was definitely racially motivated. The Azalea Festival responded with a very different version of events. READ MORE

Azalea Festival, Wilmington Police Department investigate racial discrimination accusations

Another thing to know as summer comes around — where you can, and can’t, take your dog. Some beaches will hit you with heavy fines, while other are just fine with your four-legged friend. READ MORE

Here are the beaches where your dog is welcome, and not welcome

Hardening means replacing natural shoreline with bulkheads and rock piles. While it can help fight erosion, it has serious drawbacks – for nearby residents and ecosystems alike. READ MORE

What does it mean that our shoreline is ‘hardening?’ It’s not good

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