Michael Praats

Digital Content Producer/Journalist

Wilmington, NC


Recent Articles by Michael

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’

Town of Leland set to approve combined $500,000 for lawsuit settlement and final judgement for alleged ‘unlawful fees’

Facing concerns from N.C. Wildlife, wheelchair-accessible beach mat in Carolina Beach won’t be back for the rest of this season

Kure Beach leaders will vote on taking the first step in ‘exploring’ a paid parking program for the town

  Visitor claims Wrightsville Beach issued parking ticket to him despite parking systems not working

Update: Tidewater Brewing, Wilmington’s first co-op brewery won’t move forward with plans

Proposed amendment would require more commercial, less residential for some mixed-use developments in Wilmington

  Floating home or vessel? Carolina Beach neighborhood submits request for town to better define the two

Holly Ridge gym owner files lawsuit against town in federal court

  Kure Beach police policy update will include ‘duty to intervene’ clause in use of force incidents

Carolina Beach holds off on short-term rental regulations...for now