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ICYMI – Former student speaks, Leland discovers tax-break zone, poor school conditions, and more

In 7th grade, a New Hanover County student claims she was sexually assaulted. For years afterward, she still had to ride the same bus, to the same school, as her alleged assailant. Now, after graduating early, she’s discussing her families efforts to get help from the school, and what went wrong. READ MORE

‘Make sure this doesn’t happen to another student’: Former New Hanover County student tells her story

The City of Wilmington could see hundreds of Baby Boomer employees retire over the next few years. That doesn’t just mean hiring replacements — it also means hiring a new kind of employee from a new generation with vastly different expectations. READ MORE

About 20% of City of Wilmington’s employees could retire within next five years

The 2017 IRS tax-break program designated a portion of Leland as an economic “opportunity zone,” but until recently the town wasn’t even aware of it. READ MORE

Leland discovers it’s one of IRS’s new economic ‘Opportunity Zones’ for capital-gains relief

Over a decade ago, Isaac Bear was founded as an experiment. The school has produced exceptional students, but the facility itself is years beyond overdue for upgrades. So far, neither UNCW or New Hanover County Schools has done anything about it. READ MORE

State representative proposes UNCW land grant to improve ‘abysmal’ Isaac Bear conditions

Most agree the region needs a treatment center, but concerns about the design and location boiled over during Wilmington City Council meetings and have now led to a lawsuit. Get the details here. READ MORE

Healing Place treatment center neighbors file lawsuit over security concerns, commissioner calls move ‘selfish’

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