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Mitchell family begins Bald Head ferry sale process on open market, authority still preferred buyer

BRUNSWICK COUNTY –– The Mitchell family is actively pursuing a competitive sale process of its Bald Head...

‘Give a little, take a little’: H2GO-Leland merger settles competition, raises questions

(Left) H2GO Commissioner Bill Beer speaks at a joint H2GO and Town of Leland meeting on March 19 when the two...
Lifetime Pender County resident Burton Chadwick, 72, took to the podium first Monday night. “You county commissioners have two choices: either you can get the trash removed or you can resign for not doing your job,” Chadwick said. (Port City Daily photo/Mark Darrough)

Pender County, regional water provider and six Cape Fear towns face financial troubles with state

Lifetime Pender County resident Burton Chadwick took to the podium several weeks after Hurricane Florence struck the region in September 2018....

Transparency concerns cause at least three-month delay on sale of Bald Head Island ferry system

Passengers on the ferry to Bald Head Island in early 2019, months after Hurricane Florence hit the island. (Port City Daily/Mark...
The Bald Head Island Transportation Authority is working to acquire the island's multi-million dollar, privately-owned ferry system. (Port City Daily photo/Johanna Ferebee)

Deep Dive: State treasurer asks Bald Head Limited to donate $47 million ferry system, company denies request

The Bald Head Island Transportation Authority is working to acquire the island's multi-million dollar, privately-owned ferry system. (Port City Daily photo/Johanna...
An independent audit of the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018 found a number of "internal control issues" in Pender County's accounting procedures, including the incorrect recording of one asset totaling more than $3.1 million. (Port City Daily photo/Courtesy Pender County)

Pender County marked ‘high risk’ on state assistance list for past accounting issues

After an audit of the 2017-2018 fiscal year, Pender County was marked "high risk" for internal control issues in its accounting procedures, including budget...
Southport Marina offered to buy Southport's old waste treatment plant for $650,000, a deal that could help relieve the city of its low fund balance. (Port City Daily photo/Johanna Ferebee)

Land deal could rescue Southport’s low fund balance, depleted after years of financial troubles

SOUTHPORT --- Southport is a financial bind, and it has been for several years. The small coastal city claims it was on its way to...