Sunday, June 23, 2024

ICYMI: Developer deals, high pay for administrators, and a whale of a time

When a downtown Wilmington property owner cut down his trees, hoping to spare himself building damage if they came down, he was fined by the city. When a major developer did the same thing, the city offered a deal. READ MORE

Wilmington proposes deal with Mayfaire developer to waive $20,000 fine for destroying 50 oaks without permission

Swimming with a humpback whale could be a once in a lifetime opportunity — but it could also be a federal crime. READ MORE

Whale, hello there: Carolina Beach lifeguards accused of trying to swim with visiting humpback whale

Both residents and Wilmington’s planning staff opposed The Avenue project, but this private UNCW report, which the developer paid UNCW nearly $10,000 to produce, helped win over the Planning Commission and City Council. READ MORE

This private UNCW study helped make the case for The Avenue. Here’s what it actually said

New Hanover County pays its Central Administration more than surrounding counties, and uses considerably more local tax revenue than state funding to do so. When asked why, the county’s Board of Education, who approve these salaries, refused to answer — instead deferring to answers given by top administration staff themselves. READ MORE

New Hanover School Board won’t discuss budget questions about top administration salaries

Oak Island’s attorney stated that the two resignations had nothing to do with the ongoing investigation into the mayor’s son. But no explanation has yet been offered for why the town’s top two law enforcement officials have stepped down. READ MORE

Assistant Chief of Police for Oak Island resigns following sudden resignation of chief a week prior

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