Wilmington, NC – Oak Island mayor Johnnie Vereen says he isn't trying to start a tax rebellion.
But Vereen is making sure his counterparts around Brunswick County know exactly what Oak Island is doing to protest its tax revaluation.
Vereen and the town council meet tonight to vote on a resolution asking Brunswick's tax office to review the entire community's property tax revaluation and urging similar scrutiny for the rest of the county.
Wilmington, NC – The hollow rubber tubes currently stretched across Wilmington roadways cause only the slightest bump-bump when your tires cross them, but those lowly ropes are part of planning for Wilmington's future.
Traffic counts using the meters already reveal that opening of alternative routes has done little to relieve congestion on Market Street.
Wilmington, NC – When Sneads Ferry fisherman Johnny Wayne Midgett was banned from storing his catch in a residential neighborhood, his story became a watershed moment for a generation of Onslow county watermen watching their livelihood disappearing into high end real estate.
Someday, fishermen like Midgett may be protected by special maritime zoning districts. Or their memory may be reduced to quaint street names in waterfront subdivisions. Which happens rests in part in the hands of the Onslow Board of Commissioners.
Wilmington, NC – John Woelkers buzzes through the empty parking lot of a Burgaw butcher shop on a bright March afternoon, burning up the asphalt with his lightening-blue X7. It sounds like a chainsaw on wheels, but what this 34-year-old heavy equipment operator is really riding is a 120-pound pocket bike.
Wilmington, NC – Joe Sinsheimer, the man who filed the initial complaint against state Representative Thomas Wright, says more complaints against other lawmakers are on the way.
Sinsheimer says he has spent months looking into whether members of the payday lending industry were trying to hide their campaign contributions. He says ten months ago he filed a complaint focused on 38 legislators.
From that investigation he expects to file a complaint in the next couple of weeks against another lawmaker.
Wilmington, NC – An old New Hanover County farm may be the region's next field of dreams.
Local officials want to purchase the 63-acre Olsen family farm to create a major new sports park between Interstate 40 and North College Road.
When combined with a neighboring 25-acre tract of county land, the planned park would have room for five baseball/softball fields in a 'wagon-wheel' design, as well as multipurpose sports fields, tennis and volleyball courts, walking trails, and a playground.