The port of Wilmington has supplied jobs and money locally and statewide for decades. Now it's trying to keep up with the pressure of rapid growth. By 2020 we will see big things from the North Carolina State Ports Authority.
The port has instituted yet another security precaution. Beginning Wednesday each container truck that leaves the Port of Wilmington will pass through a special device to detect nuclear and radiological materials.
It's tough to run the port of Wilmington if you don't know what your budget is. And port managers are in the dark at the moment.
Lawmakers in the House and Senate have yet to come to an agreement over next year's budget.