Tuesday, November 28, 2023

ICYMI – Cape Fear Crossing threatens storm-ravaged homes, plus DEQ vs. D.R. Horton

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?

Ten years ago Carolina Beach got into the hotel industry. Residents are still paying for it

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.

NCDOT considering Wrightsville Beach Drawbridge replacement citing safety concerns

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?

Florence flooded their homes, so they’re rebuilding. Now a billion-dollar bridge looms

It only sounds like a bad gangster movie — in reality, it’s how the feds took down a Wilmington gang.

Elaborate sting tricked Wilmington gang members into robbing fake ‘Mexican cartel stash house’

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.

State requested building freeze at D.R. Horton’s Hawkeswater in Brunswick County

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