It was a top business headline in the Cape Fear Region last year: Vertex Rail is coming to Wilmington and creating 1,300 jobs. Some of those jobs will be filled through Hometown Hires, a new initiative intended to break the cycle of poverty in the Cape Fear Region.
On the next CoastLine, Vertex CEO Donald Croteau with his personal story - and the principles behind his business - and District Attorney Ben David, creator of Hometown Hires.
In a Wilmington classroom, students transform into some surprising characters—healers, mages, and warriors. WHQR’s Isabelle Shepherd reports that a virtual game is preparing fourth grade math students at Alderman Elementary School for the real world.
Toth: “Alright, let’s take a seat real quick because we have a busy day.”
In a Wilmington classroom, a math teacher is using new technology to turn learning into a game. And in order to succeed in the world of Classcraft, an online, educational role-playing program, teamwork is key.
In Brian Toth’s fourth grade math classes, the students are split into teams and assigned roles. In the game, they can be mages, warriors, or healers. By doing well in class, students gain experience points, and if they behave badly, they take damage, which leads to negative consequences.
New Hanover County has a fully-functioning board of commissioners for the first time in four years. Major decisions that stalled due to deadlocked votes could be re-visited…
On the next CoastLine meet New Hanover County’s two newest commissioners sworn in last month, Skip Watkins and Rob Zapple. We’ll find out what issues are on their minds and what perspectives they bring...
Ask a question of your new county commissioners by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and listen for CoastLine live, this Wednesday at noonon HQR News at 91.3 FM.