This was originally posted in January. The Cape Fear Public Utility Authority is once again warning customers to take precautions, so we have re-published the information.
With the impending blast of cold weather on tap later this week, officials with the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority are advising water customers to take precautions to avoid frozen or bursting water pipes.
In 1898, the only known coup d’État in United States history occurred in Wilmington. After taking back control of the legislature during the state elections, white supremacists in Wilmington overthrew the elected local government, forcing both black and white city officials to resign and running many out of town. WHQR spoke with Philip Gerard, author of Cape Fear Rising, about the coup and its significance during Black History Month. "
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As February is Black History Month, we turn our attention to the 1898 coup d’état in Wilmington. WHQR spoke with Philip Gerard, author of Cape Fear Rising.
In 1898, a group of white supremacists overthrew the democratically elected biracial government of Wilmington and replaced it with officials who instituted the first Jim Crow laws in North Carolina. Philip Gerard, a creative writing professor at UNCW, researched these events for his historical novel:
The U.S. Department of Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management recently released a draft strategy for offshore oil and gas leasing. Now, the federal government is hosting a series of meetings around the country to gain public input. But leaders of the energy industry say the government’s draft plan of leasing areas isn’t enough.
On the next Coastline: The Obama administration just approved a draft map that could open up the North Carolina coast to offshore drilling. How soon could oil and gas exploration begin? How would it affect our economy? Our environment? Can offshore drilling and wind coexist?
In the last year, there have been a slew of departures from the two higher education institutions in the Cape Fear Region. UNCW’s Interim Chancellor, Dr. William Sederburg, spoke with WHQR.
The American Association of State Colleges and Universities represents 430 colleges and universities, including UNCW. Within that advocacy group, Dr. William Sederburg chairs a national task force that aims to make higher education a state policy priority. He says North Carolina is a perfect example of why such a goal is necessary: