Top reads: Indochine’s third restaurant, Brunswick’s 40-acre development, Marines’ exercise along the coast

SOUTHEASTERN N.C. — We are halfway into March and only one week away from spring, which means longer, warmer days of outdoor dining are ahead. It’s no wonder readers seem to be flocking to stories so far this month that deal with restaurant openings.

Our most read story at the halfway point of March: “Indochine owner will launch new French-Asian eatery, Café Chinois, by end of month.”

You guys also are scooping up all the news in developments breaking ground and even our U.S. military hosting a human intelligence exercise along the coast in “Marines out of Camp Lejeune plan human intelligence exercise along the coast” and “40-acre Brunswick County subdivision gets initial green light.”


Though brighter beach days are ahead, Wrightsville Beach is taking a closer look at its bike ordinance. Specifically, it’s deciding whether to allow electric bikes to be ridden seaside, covered in “Surging ‘E-bike’ popularity raising eyebrows on Wrightsville Beach.”

In case you missed it, let us run down the top 10 reads in the first two weeks of March.

Happy almost spring!

1. Indochine opens Café Chinois

2. Marines embark on human intelligence exercise

3. New housing development coming to NC/SC border

4. Should electric bikes be allowed on the coast of Wrightsville Beach?

5. Spanish tapas restaurant coming to South Front District

6. Donuts, strawberries indicate spring’s arrival in the area

7. Covid-19 numbers are tracking downward, sending local counties in the yellow

8. Rezoning request for a sand mine in Brunswick County

9. Local towns, counties assess ways to spend Covid relief funds

10. Folks share struggles to get their shot, as vaccine waitlists pop up


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