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ICYMI – Massive Hampstead development, questionable actions by elected officials, and more

Few people have heard of “The Preserve,” but the massive development has been around for years — tied up in a lawsuit against the NCDOT and the Wilmington Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization. Despite the long and complicated suit, which is still in litigation, there are signs that the project may finally be moving forward. READ MORE

Larger than Wilmington’s The Avenue, massive development ‘The Preserve’ could be coming to Hampstead

It was over two weeks after Hurricane Florence forced an evacuation from Bald Head Island before people could return. But not everyone got to come back at the same time; some got priority, including the mayor’s wife, who runs one of the island’s largest rental property management companies. For some residents, that felt wrong. READ MORE

Bald Head Island’s mayor accused of favoritism over Hurricane Florence decision

The half-million-dollar incentive package showed up on the town’s agenda just two hours before a public hearing and a vote, leaving residents and elected officials little time to consider it. READ MORE

Leland approves $525k incentive for apartment complex, two hours after deal is made public

The United States Court of Appeals recently ruled that it is unconstitutional for elected officials to block their constituents on social media. But that appears to be exactly what Brunswick County Commissioner Mike Forte did last week. READ MORE

Brunswick Commissioner-constituent debate prompts legal questions about elected officials blocking on social media

In 2014, the City of Wilmington passed a revenue bond, committing $55 million to a series of roadway improvement projects. Until recently, the projects were on track, but according to some members that schedule is now in jeopardy. So, what happened? READ MORE

Developer projects, staff shortage could threaten Wilmington transportation bond project schedule

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