We kick off this week with a serious topic: the recent spike in gun-related crime in Wilmington. We get into it: what does “gun-crime” actually mean? Why are numbers up — and why do those numbers sometimes fail to match up with what we’ve seen in the news?
Then it’s history time — we’re talking about the recent discovery of a time capsule in the cornerstone of a downtown Wilmington building. What was in it? Who are the Knights of Pythias? And what’s the difference between a nickle and a half-dime.
Next, reporter Johanna Ferebee joins us to discuss her recent coverage in Leland and Brunswick County. What’s going on with Leland’s annexation aspirations — and how does it fit into the bigger picture.
Lastly, we return to Carolina Beach — currently in the middle of an all-day party on the beach — to talk about the lawsuit between the town and food trucks who are banned from doing business in town limits by a recent ordinance.
If you missed any of the stories we talked about this week, you can catch up below — then take a deeper dive with our weekly podcast.