So, how — and why — exactly did the town of Carolina Beach end up in the hotel business? And how did it end up owing millions of dollars, a debt that will take six or seven more years to pay off?
The Hedie Trask Drawbridge still has a good twenty years of operation, but officials worry about safety at its current location. That means some expensive options for a new bridge.
In the aftermath of Florence, residents in Leland were encouraged to rebuild their homes by local, state, and national officials. Now the NCDOT’s planned Cape Fear Crossing could mean demolishing their homes, and residents wonder — where are those officials now?
It only sounds like a bad gangster movie — in reality, it’s how the feds took down a Wilmington gang.
For years, D.R. Horton has apparently flaunted regulations and requests for compliance from the state’s environmental agency. To this day, no fines have been issued, and building continues — if anything, it’s accelerating.