Wilmington voters will decide whether to approve a 55 million dollar transportation bond this November. WHQR’s Isabelle Shepherd reports that the City of Wilmington is educating voters on the bond, which would fund improvements to increase traffic flow, safety, walkability, and bikability.
At a Candidate Forum in WHQR’s M.C. Erny Gallery Monday night, a partnership of HQR News and WWAY Newschannel 3, Republican Incumbent Rick Catlin and Democratic Challenger Betsy Jordan told voters that they both value public education, the environment, and the film industry.
Economic development experts say aging transportation systems are holding back growth in southeastern North Carolina. The candidates for North Carolina’s Senate District 9, which encompasses most of New Hanover County, differ on whether the Mobility Formula is fair.
Monday, September 29th, at 7:00 PM, Republican Representative Rick Catlin and Democratic Challenger Betsy Jordan will participate in a Candidate Forum at in WHQR's M.C. Erny Gallery at 254 North Front Street, 3rd Floor.
The candidates for North Carolina House District 20 will answer questions from WWAY's Chris Brown, WHQR's Rachel Lewis Hilburn, questions submitted via email to Coastline@whqr.org, and questions from a live studio audience.
You can participate in one of three ways:
Be part of our live studio audience in the WHQR M.C. Erny Gallery.
CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story reported that Brunswick County schools had attempted to ban two books. It has since been corrected to show that Pat Sykes, a Brunswick County Commissioner, attempted to ban The Color Purple and a concerned citizen challenged The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian.
It’s Banned Books Week. And with the recent challenges to books in Brunswick County schools, Clyde Edgerton, a UNCW Creative Writing professor, provides his perspective.
Any savings on monthly bills can make a huge difference in the lives of those living paycheck-to-paycheck. Brunswick County is amping up a program to help Duke Energy Progress customers increase the energy efficiency of their homes.
One in seven men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime. Local groups, including the NAACP, New Hanover Medical Center, and the Urology Associates, are banding together to help men catch the disease early, while its easier to treat.
Police departments have come under question throughout the nation after the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. The Wilmington PD is taking steps to become more diverse.
The Wilmington Police Department participates in state-mandated juvenile minority sensitivity training, which teaches effective communications with minority groups and aims to improve the treatment of minority juveniles. But Wilmington Chief of Police Ralph Evangelous told City Council on Tuesday evening that they’re looking to expand this training even further in the future: