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5:33 pm
Wed February 25, 2015

CoastLine: Black History Month II - How Treatment of History Informs Current Cultural Conversation

The "Doll Test" from the video "American Denial"
PBS.org

It’s the last week of Black History Month in 2015.

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12:30 pm
Tue February 24, 2015

After Sleet and Freezing Rain Move Out, Black Ice Hazards Move In

City of Wilmington crews hit the roads early Tuesday morning to spread salt. Black ice could still be a hazard, though, until midday Wednesday, according to the NWS.
City of Wilmington

Light sleet and freezing drizzle are now blanketing southeastern North Carolina and northeast South Carolina. 

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10:48 am
Tue February 24, 2015

Bridges and Overpasses Icing Up; Road Conditions Deteriorating

A garbage truck makes its way down Front Street in downtown Wilmington at 7 AM.
Rachel Lewis Hilburn

As the frozen precipitation continues in the Cape Fear region, more wrecks are being reported.

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5:56 am
Tue February 24, 2015

Snow, Freezing Rain, Sleet an All-Day Event for the Eastern Carolinas

Front Street in Downtown Wilmington, February 24, 2015 at 7 AM
Rachel Lewis Hilburn

Frozen precipitation is falling around southeastern North Carolina. 

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2:18 pm
Fri February 20, 2015

Tidal Creek Looks to Open Grocery Store in Greater Downtown Wilmington

The area contained within the red boundary is the portion of greater downtown Wilmington that Tidal Creek Coop is considering for a new location.
Isabelle Shepherd, WHQR

Much of Wilmington’s greater downtown area is a USDA designated food desert. But a local grocery store is looking to change that. 

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Local
3:57 pm
Thu February 19, 2015

Mayor Bill Saffo, Local Leaders Announce New Push for Bigger Film Grant Fund and Focus on TV

Billy Hathorn

At the beginning of this year, North Carolina’s film incentive switched from a competitive tax rebate to a very small grant fund – holding just $10 million.

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Local
3:05 pm
Wed February 18, 2015

CoastLine: Do We Still Need Black History Month?

Alex Manly historical marker
Dilemma-X

It’s February.  And that means that it’s Black History Month.

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Local
1:25 pm
Mon February 16, 2015

McCrory Declares State of Emergency in Preparation for Winter Storm

Ice covers a road in Brunswick County after one of two ice storms in early 2014.
Rachel Lewis Hilburn

A winter storm making its way through North Carolina has put emergency crews on alert.

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11:10 am
Mon February 16, 2015

With Cold Blast on the Way, Take Precautions to Avoid Frozen Water Pipes

Dripping water faucet
Angelsharum

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.

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10:54 am
Mon February 16, 2015

Examining The Lasting Effects of Wilmington's 1898 Coup D'État

1898 Memorial in Wilmington, NC
@dva7118 on Flickr Creative Commons: https://www.flickr.com/photos/dva7118/4552800332/in/photolist-oya9TZ-7WjhVs-8fSQdA-ow8mxK-9qTidH-nrygaf-gexdCR-ouVLs9-oPe2oe-oeUzh1-owcLu7-odt9mX-oeXC3A-oxD6G8-oeoEcy-ouEMm2-odrh6h-odqP1C-odrgWQ-ovUmsp-oupJkn-oyaNXz-oy

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. "

Isabelle Shepherd: What drove you to write Cape Fear Rising?  

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