Local http://whqr.org en 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? Offshore Wind Energy Advocates say North Carolina Lags Behind Atlantic Coastal States http://whqr.org/post/offshore-wind-energy-advocates-say-north-carolina-lags-behind-atlantic-coastal-states <p></p><p>North Carolina could begin issuing oil and natural gas drilling permits as early as next spring. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 21:03:38 +0000 Isabelle Shepherd 57890 at http://whqr.org Offshore Wind Energy Advocates say North Carolina Lags Behind Atlantic Coastal States CoastLine: Gang Violence - After all the Community Conversations, What Have We Learned? http://whqr.org/post/coastline-gang-violence-after-all-community-conversations-what-have-we-learned <p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p><em>Gang violence in our region:&nbsp; After all the community conversations, what have we learned?&nbsp; Are there new, best practices that we're implementing?&nbsp; What's already working that we might expand?&nbsp; How can we improve and refine our approach?&nbsp; </em> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 21:08:41 +0000 Rachel Lewis Hilburn 57811 at http://whqr.org CoastLine: Gang Violence - After all the Community Conversations, What Have We Learned? Region Weathers Hurricane Arthur http://whqr.org/post/region-weathers-hurricane-arthur <p> <em><strong>Update 10:00 am</strong></em>: Hurricane Arthur has passed through our area without significant damage, though residents to our north are not so lucky. On today's Morning Edition, Cleve Callison spoke with Warren Lee, Emergency Management and 911 Communications Director for New Hanover County about the storm's passage offshore:</p><p></p> Fri, 04 Jul 2014 02:08:16 +0000 Cleve Callison 57552 at http://whqr.org Region Weathers Hurricane Arthur Hurricane Arthur's Main Rain Bands Buffeting Cape Fear Region http://whqr.org/post/hurricane-arthurs-main-rain-bands-buffeting-cape-fear-region <p></p><p>The main core of Hurricane Arthur’s rain bands are now buffeting the Cape Fear region.&nbsp; Sustained winds have ramped up – as predicted – and forecasters are now concerned about isolated tornadoes.</p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 20:01:41 +0000 Rachel Lewis Hilburn 57529 at http://whqr.org Hurricane Arthur's Main Rain Bands Buffeting Cape Fear Region CoastLine: Coal Ash Management -- Why and How Should NC Regulate It? http://whqr.org/post/coastline-coal-ash-management-why-and-how-should-nc-regulate-it <p><em><strong>This week's topic</strong></em>:&nbsp; Coal ash in North Carolina -- What is it?&nbsp; Why and how should we regulate it?&nbsp; And how soon will we will see coal ash cleaned up?&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>Coal ash grabbed the national spotlight back in February – when a wastewater pipe burst at Duke Energy’s Eden Plant&nbsp; -- spilling an estimated 39,000 tons into the Dan River.&nbsp;&nbsp; What many news media outlets are commonly calling toxic sludge coated about 70 miles of that waterway – which winds along the North Carolina – Virginia border.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 21:01:38 +0000 Rachel Lewis Hilburn 57476 at http://whqr.org CoastLine: Coal Ash Management -- Why and How Should NC Regulate It?