Sunday, December 3, 2023

ICYMI – Red Dogs vs. Wrightsville, Carolina Beach’s blunt beach message, plus development news

The legacy of former owner Charlie Maultsby, who recently passed away, looms large over the current battle between Red Dogs and the town of Wrightsville Beach, although officials state their contentious history with Maultsby has nothing to do with their current decision to try and block an ABC permit for the bar. READ MORE

Red Dogs owner files ABC permit, prepares to battle Wrightsville Beach officials who deem bar a “nuisance”

While some local governments might opt for a genial, “take only photographs, leave only footprints,” approach to keeping parks clean, Carolina Beach’s Freeman Park Committee suggested something a little more direct. READ MORE

Carolina Beach wants to remind visitors, “Pick up your s—”

Eminent domain threats, accusations of illegal activity, and a surprise twist involving one of the FBI’s most wanted terrorist (and godmother of Tupac) Assata Shukar — yeah, it’s been a long, strange year at Freeman Park. READ MORE

No Love Lost: First anniversary of legal battle between Carolina Beach and Freeman Park owners

Downtown Wrightsboro? The idea dates back to 1999 — and it could serve as a blueprint for the future of ‘mini-downtowns’ across the northern part of New Hanover County. READ MORE

The future of New Hanover development: ‘Mini-downtowns’ vs. self-storage

While Amazon has hogged the spotlight with its often-secretive arrangements with cities around the country, it’s not the only company that enters into private incentive negotiations. So, why is the public kept at arm’s length? READ MORE

Here’s why the public won’t learn about Navassa’s incentive project until it’s approved

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