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9:48 pm
Thu September 4, 2014

DNA Evidence Exonerates Men after 30 Years; Justice Scalia's Death Penalty Example is Innocent

(L) Henry McCollum, (R) Leon Brown, half-brothers exonerated by new DNA evidence produced by the NC Innocence Inquiry Commission

Two innocent men, wrongly convicted thirty years ago, walked out of prison as free men earlier this week.

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1:53 pm
Thu September 4, 2014

Wilmington Defines Breweries in Land Development Code

The microbrewery business presents an economic development opportunity for southeastern NC.
City of Wilmington

Microbreweries encourage economic development, tourism, and neighborhood revitalization throughout North Carolina.  Now Wilmington is making it easier for entrepreneurs to tap into the business of craft beers.  

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6:27 pm
Wed September 3, 2014

CoastLine: Police Force -- Finding the Balance Between Safe Communities and Citizens' Rights

The shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri sparked questions nationwide over the use of excessive force.

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1:47 pm
Tue September 2, 2014

Regional Leaders Seek to Attract Industry Via Improvements to Economic Infrastructure

New Hanover County Commissioners and City Councilmembers identified six areas that, if improved, would break down a barrier to business.
Isabelle Shepherd

New Hanover County and Wilmington officials say the lack of or outdated infrastructure is a barrier to business. To attract industry, board members are prioritizing infrastructure improvements.  

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2:21 pm
Fri August 29, 2014

Wilmington & New Hanover County Work Together to Support Small & New Businesses

New Hanover County commissioners and Wilmington City Council members collaboratively identify barriers to business in the region.

Businesses have to juggle a lot to stay afloat—permits, taxes, start-up loans, and more.  In an economic development report commissioned recently by New Hanover County, "Pathways to Prosperity: New Hanover County's Plan for Jobs and Investment," consultant Jay Garner cautions that small and new businesses must be better supported by the region’s government to spur development.

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1:13 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

Wilmington & New Hanover County Officials Reach Out to Gov. McCrory Regarding Economic Incentives

CIE Executive Director Jim Roberts addresses the Wilmington City council members and New Hanover County commissioners to start off the joint meeting, which focused on recommendations made by the Garner Economic Development Report.
Isabelle Shepherd

The legislature is out of Raleigh, but, the jury may not be out on economic incentives, including those supporting North Carolina’s film industry. 

The City of Wilmington and New Hanover County leaders plan to write to Governor Pat McCrory, asking him to reconvene the legislative session to make a final decision on economic incentives.  Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo says this is a bigger issue than just film; he wants to protect job development grants, which incentivize companies to bring their business to North Carolina:  

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5:27 pm
Wed August 27, 2014

CoastLine: Kids, Arts, and Creativity -- Why Arts Education Goes Beyond Art for Art's Sake

Our topic today is . . . KIDS AND THE ARTS:  How does art for art’s sake impact a child’s development – and is there a way to incorporate the arts as a vehicle for teaching other disciplines?  

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6:11 pm
Tue August 26, 2014

Tri-County Economic Alliance In The Works

Out of 21 Garner report recommendations, the Wilmington City Council and New Hanover County Board of Commissioners chose to focus on these six objectives.
Isabelle Shepherd

It has oft been said that a rising tide lifts all boats. The City of Wilmington and New Hanover County are banding together to create a marketing alliance between Brunswick, Pender, and New Hanover counties. 

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4:30 pm
Mon August 25, 2014

Changes in Entrepreneurial Landscape Open Space for Start-Ups in Small Cities like Wilmington

Hugh Forrest, Executive Director of the South by Southwest Interactive Conference in Austin, TX, will be the keynote speaker for the Coastal Connect Conference.
UNCW Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Silicon Valley and New York City used to be the exclusive homes of start-up businesses.  But that economic landscape is changing, leaving room for smaller cities like Wilmington to become a hotbed for entrepreneurs.

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3:18 pm
Mon August 25, 2014

UNCW Professor Pioneers Face Aging Technology

There are multiple uses for face aging technology, including life-planning, missing persons progressed-age photos, and the cosmetic and plastic surgery industries.
I²SIS – Face Aging Group

Your face may be revealing more than you think.  A UNCW computer science professor is developing new technology to predict how long a person may live based on a current photo. 

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