Monday, March 20, 2023

ICMYI: Powerless to stop towing companies? Plus, the latest on Pender detective in Facebook video

This week: a strange case in Pender County, tow trucks taking vehicles from their legal parking spots, the NCDOT unveils proposed solutions for College Road gridlock, and more.

The Pender County Sheriff’s Office initially said there was no link between Burgaw resident Christopher Parker and a Vice and Narcotics Detective featured in video posted to Facebook shortly before Parker’s death. But as it turns out, there may be more to the story. READ MORE

Pender Sheriff’s Office: No link between detective in Facebook video posted by alleged overdose victim

A vehicle is towed away, even though it is legally parked — sounds like grand theft auto, right? Well, it’s much more complicated. It’s also not an isolated incident. READ MORE

Carolina Beach man has car towed from his own driveway, and there was nothing police could do about it

The explosive growth of the Hampstead and Surf City areas was a driving factor in this NCDOT project, which replaced the aging swing bridge over the intracoastal. The new bridge has a fixed design that can accommodate both road and waterway traffic at the same time — and it’s progressing ahead of schedule. READ MORE

Topsail Island’s 65-foot high, $53 million bridge is ahead of schedule

Intersections along College Road are some of the most congested in Wilmington. Here are the NCDOT’s plans, some of them a bit unusual, for handling those traffic hot spots. READ MORE

NCDOT has several big plans to improve College Road in Wilmington

An analysis of incident reports from 2017 reveals where, when and why pedestrians and cyclists get hurt – or killed – in Wilmington. READ MORE

Mapping the Wilmington pedestrian and cyclist accidents from last year shows dangerous patterns

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