Sunday, August 7, 2022

No. 9 Most-Read Story of 2021: Wrightsville Beach changes immobilization policy

An edit to a Wrightsville Beach ordinance removed “illegal parking” as a stipulation to immobilize devices with boots or wheel clamps, and now allows citations to be written for cars that have three outstanding parking tickets. (Port City Daily/File)

SOUTHEASTERN N.C. — As part of our countdown to 2022, Port City Daily is revisiting its most read stories of the year.

Coming in ninth is coverage about a policy the Wrightsville Beach Board of Aldermen voted to change in December.

Resident — and former mayoral candidate — Greg Buscemi awoke last month to find his vehicle booted within the lines of a public parking space. He fought against the citation by claiming it violated the town’s own rules, and he won. 

The board of aldermen then edited its booting-related ordinance to ensure future disputes will not end the same way. 

Catch up on the full story below:

Shea Carver
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.

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