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11:05 am
Tue March 3, 2015

National Bill To End Modern Slavery May Address Local Human Trafficking Issue

The End Modern Slavery Initiative Act of 2015 has bipartisan support and is expected to move through national legislature quickly.
Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns: http://www.maryknollogc.org/article/maryknoll-supports-end-modern-slavery-initiative-act-2015

A bipartisan bill to combat human trafficking is working its way through the United States legislature. The national initiative could benefit the Cape Fear region, which has high rates of human trafficking. 

If passed, the human trafficking bill would institute The End Modern Slavery Initiative Foundation. Using private and public monies totaling over a billion dollars, the Foundation would finance anti-trafficking programs in places where adults and children are forced into servitude.

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3:45 pm
Fri February 27, 2015

Fighting Crime by Fighting Poverty; Experimental Program about a Year Old

Jamir Jumoke in his rap video "Trendsetter"; Jumoke is Program Manager of Hometown Hires and the first Hometown Hire.

The first two inalienable rights, according to the Declaration of Independence, are life and liberty. 

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5:50 pm
Thu February 26, 2015

Local County Commissioners Visit DC for National Legislative Agenda, Meet with SE NC Delegation

U.S. Capitol Building, Washington, D.C.
Wikimedia Commons

Commissioners from Brunswick, Pender, and New Hanover Counties just returned from a four-day trip to Washington, D.C.

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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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Local
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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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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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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