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When a shark (or sharks) seriously injures two young swimmers near a local beach, a new company announces plans to provide a significant spike in jobs, or a community group demands the Confederate flag be banned in the county, it’s local reporters that bring you those stories. 

In this edition of CoastLine, we talk with two key players on the local news scene. 

Hives

Jun 23, 2015

Commentator Shane Fernando is Director of the Humanities and Fine Arts Center at CFCC and lives with his partner in Historic Downtown Wilmington. 

carolinarivers.com

Anthropologist Monroe Fisher's African trail was called one of the "world’s best hikes" by the National Geographic. His new project, Carolina Rivers, has begun documenting 32 rivers of North and South Carolina. He was our our guest on CoastLine on June 17th, 2015.

photographer: Billy Hathorn

New Hanover County residents will see a two-cent property tax increase in the next fiscal year. 

It's easy to forget how much history is hidden in every corner of our area.  As a coastal port, so many people have been attracted  to this region over hundreds of years.  More recently, in the early 20th century, there was a resort near the Carolina Beach bridge that many people may not know about.  Back then, it was one of only 2 beaches available to African-Americans in North Carolina:  Seabreeze at Freeman Beach.  The area was devastated by Hurricane Hazel in 1954.

Audubon North Carolina

Oystercatchers, Black Skimmers, Least Terns, Willets, and Common Terns.  They’re all shore birds.  They’re all listed as species of special concern in North Carolina.  And they’re all nesting in colonies at the tip of Wrightsville Beach. 

Listener John wrote:

I have heard a couple of NPR segments lately devoted to music theory but only with examples from pop music or blues. However, I don't recall similar theoretical analyses of classical music, which in general is more complex. If NPR wants to explain music theory it should devote at least as much attention to classical music genres.

Listener Roger wrote to us on Saturday morning:

On the next CoastLine: The most recent Power Breakfast explored the role of news media in the community. This week we’ll be sitting down for a Reporters’ Round Table with Greater Wilmington Business Journal Editor Vicky Janowski and WECT Anchor Jon Evans.

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Community Music Academy at UNCW

Jun 16, 2015

Danijela Žeželj-Gualdi joined us to talk about the Community Music Academy (CMA) at UNCW.  She is the new artistic director of the Academy, which is a community outreach program of the UNCW Music Department. 

City of Wilmington

A North Carolina Court of Appeals has ruled in favor of the City of Wilmington on the embattled Convention Center Hotel.  

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