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Wednesday, March 25 at Noon
1:16 pm
Fri March 20, 2015

On the Next CoastLine: The Williston School

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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CoastLine Email:  coastline@whqr.org

Local
6:22 pm
Wed March 18, 2015

CoastLine: Third Wave Feminism Still Struggles with Wage Gap, Glass Ceiling

Women Suffragists Picketing in front of the White House in 1917.
Library of Congress

March is Womens’ History Month.  

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Local
1:22 pm
Tue March 17, 2015

Celebrating Williston School Luminaries: Joseph McNeil

Joseph McNeil
Wikimedia Commons

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?

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Wednesday, March 18 at Noon
10:56 am
Mon March 16, 2015

On the Next CoastLine: Women's History Month

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.

Local
5:49 pm
Fri March 13, 2015

Celebrating Williston School Luminaries: Dr. Phillip Clay

Former MIT Chancellor and Williston School Graduate Dr. Phillip Clay
UNCW

Williston Middle School in Wilmington marks its 100th anniversary this year. 

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Local
4:07 pm
Fri March 13, 2015

Lawmakers Push For Reinstatement of Historic Preservation Tax Credit

Department of Cultural Resources Secretary Susan Kluttz addresses the crowd at Outdoor Equipped in downtown Wilmington.
Isabelle Shepherd, WHQR

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. 

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Local
3:51 pm
Wed March 11, 2015

CoastLine: Are Terminal Groins Key to the Expensive Problem of Shoreline Management?

Terminal groins are hardened structures designed to control the movement of sand and slow erosion on beaches. 

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Local
11:45 am
Tue March 10, 2015

Local Coastal Communities Come Closer to Terminal Groin Permitting; Environmentalists Raise Concerns

Example of a Terminal Groin

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.

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Local
6:14 pm
Wed March 4, 2015

Websites with Adult Ads Contribute to Sex Trafficking of Kids; Law Officers Call the Sites Helpful

Websites that advertise adult services facilitate the sexual exploitation of children and other forms of human trafficking. 

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Local
4:24 pm
Wed March 4, 2015

CoastLine: Bringing Human Trafficking out of the Shadows

This January, a jury convicted a Wilmington man of two counts of transporting young women across state lines with the intent to force them into prostitution. 

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