On the next CoastLine: The Williston School is celebrating its centennial. Grammy nominated jazz singer Nnenna Freelon is working with current Williston students to develop a history of the school through art. We'll talk with her about the Clothesline Muse and the legacy of Williston Senior High.
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Williston Middle School in Wilmington marks its 100th anniversary this year. When it was a segregated high school, Williston produced alumni who are known throughout the country for their achievements. Joseph McNeil graduated from Williston in 1959 and went on to start the civil rights sit-in movement in Greensboro.
Isabelle Shepherd: You attended Williston Senior High School. Can you tell me about your time there?
Tune in Wednesday, March 18 at noon for the next CoastLine: March is Women's History Month. We're in the midst of third-wave feminism - what does the modern day's women's rights movement entail? We'll discuss this and the achievements of women with Dr. Katie Peel, Director of UNCW's Women's Studies and Resource Center.
Historic preservation tax credits expired at the end of 2014, but now at least two bills working their way through the North Carolina House and Senate aim to reinstate the program. Department of Cultural Resources Secretary Susan Kluttz came to Wilmington during a multi-city tour to support the legislation.
Terminal groins are hardened structures that jut into the ocean with the aim of preventing beach erosion. The construction of one is in progress, and three other local coastal communities are pursuing permits. Yet oceanfront officials and environmentalists disagree on the costs and benefits.
An amendment to the Coastal Area Management Act allows for up to four new terminal groins in North Carolina, and all four projects are slated for the Cape Fear region.