Local http://whqr.org en Wilmington Housing Authority Opened Waiting List for Housing Voucher Program http://whqr.org/post/wilmington-housing-authority-opened-waiting-list-housing-voucher-program <p>A Wilmington program is helping low-income families find affordable, safe housing while also boosting the local economy by supporting small business.</p><p>The Wilmington Housing Authority is accepting applications for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program waiting list for the first time in three years. Under the program, the housing authority pays a subsidy to the landlord while the renter pays the difference. When a voucher becomes available, the housing authority gives it to those on the waiting list.</p> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 19:25:41 +0000 Isabelle Shepherd 58817 at http://whqr.org Wilmington Housing Authority Opened Waiting List for Housing Voucher Program Public Archaeology Corps Excavates and Preserves Historic Cistern in Downtown Wilmington http://whqr.org/post/public-archaeology-corps-excavates-and-preserves-historic-cistern-downtown-wilmington <p>Developers inadvertently destroy archaeological sites on private land every year. Public Archaeology Corps’ mission is to reverse this trend, and they’re starting in Wilmington.</p><p>A motley crew of volunteers is unearthing a historic cistern in downtown Wilmington. A wife, grandfather, daughter, brother-in-law, and friends sift through dirt and identify found artifacts. Jonathan Schleier, archaeologist and founder of Public Archaeology Corps, says the new nonprofit aims to engage both trained archaeologists and interested civilians in discovering and preserving history:</p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 18:45:25 +0000 Isabelle Shepherd 58761 at http://whqr.org Public Archaeology Corps Excavates and Preserves Historic Cistern in Downtown Wilmington GE Nuclear to Consolidate GLE Operations to Wilmington http://whqr.org/post/ge-nuclear-consolidate-gle-operations-wilmington <p></p><p>The global demand for enriched uranium has dropped. &nbsp;As a consequence, Global Laser Enrichment, part of GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy, is consolidating operations to Wilmington.</p><p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Isabelle Shepherd 58655 at http://whqr.org GE Nuclear to Consolidate GLE Operations to Wilmington Newly-Launched Program Provides Post-Surgery Medical Care for the Homeless http://whqr.org/post/newly-launched-program-provides-post-surgery-medical-care-homeless <div><p></p><p>A new local program is providing the homeless with shelter while they heal from surgeries. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:40:01 +0000 Isabelle Shepherd 58606 at http://whqr.org Newly-Launched Program Provides Post-Surgery Medical Care for the Homeless CoastLine: Uses and Misuses of English http://whqr.org/post/coastline-uses-and-misuses-english <p>Our media-saturated society is constantly bombarding us with new expressions. Whether from sports, the media, advertising, business or politics, we hear new ways of using language all the time – the good, the bad, and the ugly. We hear some examples of each in this show.</p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 23:31:00 +0000 Cleve Callison 58545 at http://whqr.org CoastLine: Uses and Misuses of English Brunswick County Commissioners Adopt Resolution Opposing Local Housing of Illegal Immigrants http://whqr.org/post/brunswick-county-commissioners-adopt-resolution-opposing-local-housing-illegal-immigrants <p>Brunswick County will not house illegal immigrants, including minors.&nbsp; That’s the County Commissioners’ official response to the recent border surge. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:34:55 +0000 Isabelle Shepherd 58440 at http://whqr.org Brunswick County Commissioners Adopt Resolution Opposing Local Housing of Illegal Immigrants Permanent Housing for the Disabled Near Greenfield Lake is Progressing http://whqr.org/post/permanent-housing-disabled-near-greenfield-lake-progressing <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It’s taken eight years of planning, but within the next twelve months, work could begin on a new permanent supportive housing facility near Greenfield Lake. WHQR’s Isabelle Shepherd reports the space would provide affordable housing for 40 disabled people.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Permanent supportive housing resembles ordinary rental agreements. The difference: It is geared towards the disabled<strong>,</strong> including veterans and the elderly.</p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 18:18:00 +0000 Isabelle Shepherd 58290 at http://whqr.org Permanent Housing for the Disabled Near Greenfield Lake is Progressing Catlin Challenger Jordan Identifies Film as Signature Issue http://whqr.org/post/catlin-challenger-jordan-identifies-film-signature-issue <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Betsy Jordan, who is Rick Catlin’s Democratic opponent for the North Carolina House of Representatives, has already identified her signature issue: film. </span>WHQR’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Isabelle Shepherd reports.</span></p><p>District 20’s Republican incumbent, Rick Catlin, has voted to convert the film tax rebate to a grant program. But his challenger, Betsy Jordan, says this isn’t enough to keep North Carolina competitive in the film industry.</p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 15:27:27 +0000 Isabelle Shepherd 58278 at http://whqr.org Catlin Challenger Jordan Identifies Film as Signature Issue CoastLine: What's Your Pet Peeve? http://whqr.org/post/coastline-whats-your-pet-peeve <p>A recent <a href="http://whqr.org/post/me-me-me-meeee" target="_blank"><strong>commentary by Nan Graham</strong></a> struck a nerve with listeners who prize good English. But we want to dig a little deeper than a commentary. Join Nan on the next <em><strong>CoastLine</strong></em> for a lighthearted master class on dos and don'ts of our language.</p><p>Everybody has an opinion about their own language. Let us know what you admire, and what bugs you. To join the conversation:</p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 03:13:53 +0000 Cleve Callison 58257 at http://whqr.org CoastLine: What's Your Pet Peeve? CoastLine: Charter Schools in NC -- What Role Do They Play within the Public School System? http://whqr.org/post/coastline-charter-schools-nc-what-role-do-they-play-within-public-school-system <p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Charter Schools in North Carolina:&nbsp; What role should they play within the public school system and how is that role changing?&nbsp; Wed, 16 Jul 2014 21:05:57 +0000 Rachel Lewis Hilburn 58186 at http://whqr.org CoastLine: Charter Schools in NC -- What Role Do They Play within the Public School System?