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Cape Fear Memorial Bridge
Benjamin Schachtman
After hearing a series of public comments — mostly opposed — the Wilmington Metropolitan Planning Organization voted 7-5 to reject the further exploration of an 'unsolicited proposal' to privatize the operation of a replacement bridge. That leaves the future of the Cape Fear Memorial in serious question but, for now, rules out a toll bridge.
The Newsroom
  • The Port City Podcast is a collaborative effort between WECT and WHQR. Every two weeks (or so), WECT’s investigative reporter Michael Praats and WHQR’s News Director Ben Schachtman will break down the latest happenings in local politics.The Podcast will be available from both stations. You can find the video version from WECT here. For now, you'll find Port City Podcast here in the Newsroom feed — but it will have a home of its own soon.