SOUTHEASTERN NC—This week Covid-19 cases continue to rise statewide, with 80% of North Carolina counties now in the red or orange zones. As such, Gov. Cooper put into effect another stay-at-home order, requiring folks are home 10 p.m. – 5 a.m. daily, and non-essential businesses and onsite alcohol consumption sales stop by 9 p.m. at least through Jan. 8.
It brings us to our number-one read story of the week at Port City Daily, “New Hanover County Covid-19 update, governor releases letter to North Carolinians [Free].”
The opening of the second location of Indochine also tops the list: “As Indochine Express opens, Solange Thompson reflects on 20 years running ILM’s most prized restaurant.” It’s followed by “Deep Dive: Inside the three-year, unique, $47 million private-public Bald Head Island ferry transaction.”
Let’s take a look over the last week in news, ICYMI.
New Hanover County Covid-19 update, governor releases letter to North Carolinians [Free]
As Indochine Express opens, Solange Thompson reflects on 20 years running ILM’s most prized restaurant
Deep Dive: Inside the three-year, unique, $47 million private-public Bald Head Island ferry transaction
Soil sampling reduces immediately usable residential acreage on Navassa Superfund site
Rift between professors and chancellor at UNCW is formalized with censure motion
Bringing color to ILM: Local artwork installation slated for airport’s terminal expansion
The school board is about to have three Steph/fanies
Program to restrict water flow for past-due accounts delayed until March
In 48-hour move to Plan A, New Hanover County Schools raised more questions than gave answers
Light-hearted cheer: Thalian Association stages … err, screens holiday variety show
Shea Carver is the editor in chief at Port City Daily. A UNCW alumna, Shea worked in the print media business in Wilmington for 22 years before joining the PCD team in October 2020. She specializes in arts coverage — music, film, literature, theatre — the dining scene, and can often be tapped on where to go, what to do and who to see in Wilmington.
When she isn’t hanging with her pup, Shadow Wolf, tending the garden or spinning vinyl, she’s attending concerts and live theater.