Tuesday, February 27, 2024

ICYMI – ‘Smoking stuff,’ drone search for missing dog, ‘no comment’ shenanigans, and more

Next time you pay for parking at Wrightsville Beach, perhaps a property owner ought to thank you — after all, parking revenue keeps the town’s property taxes at two to three times lower than any other beach community around.

Visitors to Wrightsville Beach paying nearly as much in parking fees as homeowners do in taxes

One resident reported the children were “smoking stuff” on the greenway, but town staff argued that wasn’t sufficient reason to close – and patrol – the Greenway at night.

Carolina Beach staff again recommends against closing Island Greenway just to appease vocal minority

The Wilmington Housing Authority refused to answer questions, while – bizarrely – at the same time a spokesperson insisted it wasn’t issuing a “no comment.” Chief Ralph Evangelous’ office, likewise, avoided answering questions for several days.

Wilmington Mayor addresses public housing issues; Police Chief, Housing Authority CEO won’t comment

Ivy was located Saturday night, found in a humane trap. Earlier in the week, the Sheriff’s Office got in on the widespread search for them.

Brunswick Sheriff’s Office launching drones to search for missing Charlotte dog ‘Ivy’

Two major water storage tanks were completely empty as the county’s water utility system hit 97 percent capacity. So, what’s next?

Drought, water shortage puts focus on maxed-out infrastructure in eastern Pender County

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