Michael Praats

Digital Content Producer/Journalist

Wilmington, NC


Recent Articles by Michael

  From condo owners to the town, how Carolina Beach claims ownership of Freeman Park’s entrance

  Land disputes, environmental concerns, and money: How Freeman Park came to be

  Ocean Isle Beach’s terminal groin lawsuit will be heard by Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals next month

  Freeman Park: a public park on private property?

  Carolina Beach votes to prohibit ‘floating structures’

Carolina Beach will consider updates for Freeman Park ordinances

Wilmington looks to expand residential parking program in Downtown

With three times more parking spaces than park space, Wilmington looks to revise parking requirements

Third change order for North Waterfront Park requested, contract climbs to more than $28m

  Carolina Beach agrees to $850,000 settlement in class action lawsuit for unlawful collection of ‘facility fees’

  Wilmington has 3 weeks left to appeal court decision nullifying short-term rental restrictions

  Bladen County ordinance regulates protesting and picketing activities

  Kure Beach looks to lower speed limit on Fort Fisher Boulevard

  Carolina Beach Hamlet Avenue project, over budget and behind schedule

Citing poor communication, Carolina Beach developer requests more than $40,000 from the town

Not done yet, Pour House owner will continue fight to keep mural

  Wilmington leaders to vote on closing development loophole for mixed-use projects

  County GOP takes over Trump billboard in Wilmington that appeared to violate federal law

  Jet ski lawsuit against Wrightsville Beach heads to Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals

Fermental owners trying to get creative to save their bottle shop from development

  County commissioners vote on foundation bylaws, would not require public meetings

UNCW to remove ‘Black Lives Matter’ banners from campus buildings and move them to an art exhibit

  UPDATE: Judge grants City’s motion for a stay, effective immediately

  Emails reveal some apartment complexes are notifying UNCW of student parties

Even if ordinances are changed, controversial barge would be allowed to stay in Carolina Beach

  Art or a sign? Pour House owner asks Wilmington to allow mural painted on basement wall

City of Wilmington set to name Live Nation as management company of Hugh Morton Amphitheater

National law firm takes over case against City of Wilmington’s short-term rental laws

  Son of Bladen County commissioner expected to fill his seat temporarily, replacement to be elected in November

  County Commissioner calls Trillium’s handling of The Healing Place a ‘bait and switch’