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3:25 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

Wilmington Housing Authority Opened Waiting List for Housing Voucher Program

Applications for the Housing Voucher Program can be found online at the Wilmington Housing Authority's website.
Wilmington Housing Authority (WHA)

A Wilmington program is helping low-income families find affordable, safe housing while also boosting the local economy by supporting small business.

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.

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Local
2:45 pm
Mon July 28, 2014

Public Archaeology Corps Excavates and Preserves Historic Cistern in Downtown Wilmington

Jonathan Schleier (left), founder of Public Archaeology Corps, Justin Freeman (right), and volunteers work to excavate the historic cistern.
Isabelle Shepherd

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.

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:

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Local
5:00 am
Mon July 28, 2014

GE Nuclear to Consolidate GLE Operations to Wilmington

Global Laser Enrichment, GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy

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The global demand for enriched uranium has dropped.  As a consequence, Global Laser Enrichment, part of GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy, is consolidating operations to Wilmington.

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Local
5:40 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

Newly-Launched Program Provides Post-Surgery Medical Care for the Homeless

United Way

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A new local program is providing the homeless with shelter while they heal from surgeries.

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7:31 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

CoastLine: Uses and Misuses of English

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.

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Local
12:34 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Brunswick County Commissioners Adopt Resolution Opposing Local Housing of Illegal Immigrants

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Brunswick County will not house illegal immigrants, including minors.  That’s the County Commissioners’ official response to the recent border surge.

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Local
2:18 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

Permanent Housing for the Disabled Near Greenfield Lake is Progressing

The location of the former Adrian B. Rhodes Armed Forces Reserve Center will be the site of the future Lakeside Reserve. The old building has been razed.
City of Wilmington

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. 

Permanent supportive housing resembles ordinary rental agreements. The difference: It is geared towards the disabled, including veterans and the elderly.

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Local
11:27 am
Fri July 18, 2014

Catlin Challenger Jordan Identifies Film as Signature Issue

Betsy Jordan (left), Rep. Rick Catlin (right)
Betsy Jordan / Rick Catlin

Betsy Jordan, who is Rick Catlin’s Democratic opponent for the North Carolina House of Representatives, has already identified her signature issue: film. WHQR’s Isabelle Shepherd reports.

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.

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Live and interactive
11:13 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

CoastLine: What's Your Pet Peeve?

A recent commentary by Nan Graham 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 CoastLine for a lighthearted master class on dos and don'ts of our language.

Everybody has an opinion about their own language. Let us know what you admire, and what bugs you. To join the conversation:

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Local
5:05 pm
Wed July 16, 2014

CoastLine: Charter Schools in NC -- What Role Do They Play within the Public School System?

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Charter Schools in North Carolina:  What role should they play within the public school system and how is that role changing? 

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