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4:41 pm
Thu April 16, 2015

Most Local Farmers Markets not Equipped for Food Assistance Programs

Joe Mabel

Clarification: 

Dr. Leslie Hossfeld, Executive Director of Feast Down East and Chair of UNCW's Sociology Department, says there are two Feast Down East weekly Fresh Markets in Wilmington which accept EBT cards:

Fresh Market at Rankin Terrace
Fridays, 10 am – 12:00 pm
Open Year Round
Located: Corner of 12th St. & Rankin St., Wilmington

Fresh Market at Hillcrest
Fridays, 1:30pm – 4pm
Open Year Round
Located: Corner of S. 13th St & Meares St.

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North Carolina ranks fifth in the nation for food insecurity. 

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Local
11:25 am
Thu April 16, 2015

CoastLine: Food Deserts, Food Production, and the New View of the American Lawn

produce at a farmers market
Natalie Maynor

A new culture of foodies and environmentalists has popularized the notion of organic, locally-sourced food. 

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Local
8:24 pm
Wed April 15, 2015

John Lithgow on His Best Work, Breakthroughs, and his New First Act

John Lithgow in his one-man show, Stories by Heart.

The Tony and Emmy Award-winning actor John Lithgow first performed his original one-man show in 2008 at Lincoln Center -- on the dark nights. 

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Local
3:03 pm
Mon April 13, 2015

John Lithgow on the Duality of a Character, Finding the Sources of Pride and Shame

John Lithgow identifies himself as a theater actor first. 

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Local
4:18 pm
Thu April 9, 2015

Battleship North Carolina In Need of Emergency Repairs

Rusting in the bowels of the ship.
Kate Brandis, WHQR

Battleship North Carolina stands as a tribute to those who served in World War II and attracts a quarter-million visitors each year. But the ship, permanently moored in Wilmington, is in need of emergency repairs. 

Even the strongest people and monuments age with time, and the steel hull of Battleship North Carolina is thinning. In some spots, a finger can poke through. That’s because the last major repairs were done over sixty years ago, despite the fact that the U.S. Navy’s standard requires repairs every twenty years.

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Local
6:29 pm
Wed April 8, 2015

North Topsail Working to Remove Rocks on Beach; Requesting Extension on Sand Project

www.coastalreview.org

Finding good quality sand that is also compatible with the existing sand on a beach is an ongoing challenge for beach renourishment projects in North Carolina.  

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Local
1:22 pm
Tue April 7, 2015

Scientists Call For Halt to Oil & Gas Exploration Program

Illustration of Seismic Testing
Wikipedia Commons

Seismic testing gauges oil and gas deposits by shooting loud blasts of compressed air into the ocean. President Barack Obama approved the guidelines for its usage last year. But a group of scientists is calling upon the President to rethink that decision. 

William McLellan of UNCW’s Marine Biology Department is one of seventy-five scientists who wrote to President Obama in opposition to the planned oil and gas exploration program off the Atlantic coast. They are concerned about impacts to marine wildlife.  

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Local
2:47 pm
Wed March 25, 2015

CoastLine: Nnenna Freelon, The Clothesline Muse, and Williston's 100th Year

Nnenna Freelon as Grandma Blu in The Clothesline Muse - playing UNCW's Kenan Auditorium March 28th.

The clothesline:  it’s an old-fashioned, even quaint, installation that’s fading from modern culture, but the metaphor it offers is the centerpiece of a new show called The Clothesline Muse playing Kenan Auditorium this Saturday. 

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Local
4:39 pm
Fri March 20, 2015

Celebrating Williston School Luminaries: Dorothy DeShields

Williston Senior High School, Class of 1946
Cape Fear Museum

The Williston School is celebrating its centennial.  The graduates of the former Williston Senior High have gone on to become leaders in the local community, state, and nation.  WHQR spoke with Dorothy DeShields, who was inspired by her teachers at Williston to pursue a career in education.

Isabelle Shepherd: What was the educational experience like at Williston?

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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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