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Tuesday night the Wilmington City Council will consider a resolution that asks North Carolina’s General Assembly and Governor to consider legislation that would prohibit those deemed an extreme threat to themselves or others from being able to purchase – or keep - weapons like handguns and rifles. 

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The Race Matters Book Discussion Group began in January this year.  The focus book right now is We Were Eight Years in Power, a collection of essays by Te-Nehisi Coates penned between 2012 and 2017 for The Atlantic. 

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On Thursday’s CoastLine, the federal government is cracking down on illegal immigration… But what is the conversation like in the Cape Fear region?  We’ll hear from a local immigration attorney – and from the ICE spokesperson for the southern region… Have recent federal polices changed the way you see immigration in the U.S?

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On Wednesday’s CoastLine, it’s a look at the changing dynamics for recycling markets. New Hanover County’s Director of Environmental Management and a representative from Sonoco Recycling join us to explore new industry challenges… 

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Joe Breault, Mayor Pro Tem of the Town of Belville, is moving to Florida a little more than halfway through his second term as Commissioner. 

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Gwenyfar Rohler loved Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" as a child. In adulthood, the story becomes more complicated. 

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Die Fledermaus. Twelfth Night. Rhiannon Giddens. Peter & the Wolf. Audrey Ochoa. Virtual Reality. These are some of the offerings at UNCW's Lumina Festival of the Arts this year, running through July 29.

A gunman shot and killed five newsroom employees June 28th at the Capital Gazette in Annapolis.  That tragedy, at a local, community paper which has been in business for nearly 300 years – yes, that’s older than the United States – has rattled newsrooms around the country. 

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Next Wednesday the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality will hold a public hearing in Wilmington. It’s to share the final plans to clean up a hazardous waste site along Sunnyvale Drive, between Carolina Beach and River Roads. The clean-up should keep toxic chemicals out of the groundwater in the area.

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On Wednesday the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality’s public comment period on a proposed court order against Chemours will end. That order would require the company to implement measures to eliminate or reduce air emissions and water impacts caused by GenX and related compounds from their Fayetteville facility. 

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British police examining CCTV footage have reportedly identified multiple Russian suspects believed to have carried out the March nerve-agent attack on former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter.

The Skripals were found slumped on a bench at a shopping center in Salisbury, in southern England, on March 4. Subsequent investigation indicated they were poisoned by a nerve agent of the type Novichok, a group of deadly chemicals developed in the Soviet Union in the 1970s and 80s.

Rachael McRae, a fifth-grade teacher in central Illinois, was sitting on the couch the other day with her four-month-old when she saw the email.

"He was having a fussy day," she says, "so I was bouncing him in one arm, and started going through my emails on my phone, just to feel like I was getting something done." In her spam folder, she found an email from an organization called My Pay, My Say, urging her to drop her union membership.

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