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The Trump Administration has a continental shelf oil exploration plan that covers most of the coastal U.S. – including North Carolina.  Federal officials only held one informational meeting was held in the state, and that was in Raleigh on Monday. Hundreds of North Carolinians made the trip, and the North Carolina Coastal Federation rented buses for folks from the coast.  The buses from Wilmington were sold-out.

Part storytelling, part poetry, part jazz percussion...Program for Jazz performs at Thalian Hall's Stein Theatre on Saturday, March 10 at 7:30pm. The band is comprised of Clark Holtzman & David Shore...and Walt Whitman, ee cummings, Shakespeare, Lord Byron....


There's a new Wilmington podcast called Malty Gravity. The show was launced last November by Jeremy Malanka, Dean Goodyear, and Alex Amick. It's sort of based on beer...but really, it's about talking about everything under the sun and making people laugh.

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Offshore exploration and drilling for oil and gas is a real possibility off the North Carolina coast, and on Monday hundreds of residents went to Raleigh to learn more and let their feelings be known.  Many of them came from coastal communities.

You are invited to WHQR this Friday, March 2 at Noon to hear pianist Paolo Gualdi & violinist Danijela Zezelj-Gualdi perform music by Beethoven, Ravel, and Sarasate.

Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC)

Duke Energy operated the coal-powered Sutton Plant off U.S. 421 from 1954 until 2013. They then replaced it with a natural gas facility. But coal ash still has a place at the plant. It gets stored there. Now the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality is looking into re-writing the rules for coal ash disposal.

EXPO 216

On exhibit at EXPO 216 is the Death & Dying exhibit-and on February 23 (Fourth Friday), there will be a notary at the reception. The public is invited to complete legal documents regarding end-of-life wishes. The reception runs 6pm-9pm. 

Listen above to Linda Look, Director and Curator of EXPO 216, and Jason Clamme, Education and Outreach Specialist at  Lower Cape Fear Hospice.

The Carousel Center

North Carolina’s latest child health report card, just out this week, gives the state an ‘F’ in “Housing and Economic Security” due to the high percentage of children living in low-income homes and neighborhoods. Children from families that are not financially secure, according to NC Child, fare worse in almost every indicator of health, including birth outcomes, access to care, health-risk behaviors, and mortality.

John N. Smith Cemetery Restoration and Preservation, Inc.

Archaeologists have determined that 900 graves lie unmarked at the John N. Smith Cemetery in Southport.  This African American Cemetery, located on Leonard Street in the heart of Southport, has stories both known and many that are yet to be uncovered.  The oldest headstone, with a date of death in 1874, belongs to John N. Smith himself.  


Helen Morgan shot jazz trumpeter Lee Morgan in 1972. She's from Shallotte, and spent her final years in Wilmington. A documentary based on the sole interview she granted has been made into a documentary by Swedish filmmaker, Kasper Collin, and it screens in Wilmington on Sunday, 2/25.

The film, I Called Him Morgan, screens at Jengo's Playhouse, 815 Princess Street, at 5:00pm.


The big budget deal reached this week in The House doesn't include a long-sought-after provision to stabilize the Affordable Care Act marketplaces. But the $1.3 billion plan, set to fund the government through September, has lots of new money for medical research, addiction treatment and mental health care.

To reach the Martinez home in Puerto Rico's central mountains, social worker Eileen Calderon steers around piles of dirt, treacherous potholes and power company trucks that block the road. Finally, we pull up to a sagging cement home, the roof done in by Hurricane Maria. Laundry hangs under a tarp, and a cat is tied to a leash outside the door.

Paul R. Pillar served in the CIA for 28 years. He is a nonresident senior fellow at the Center for Security Studies at Georgetown University.

Forget all your preconceptions about how the world has changed over the past several decades. Here's all the data you need in a shiny new tool that tracks the planet's progress toward becoming a better place for everyone.

Les Payne, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who spent his career at Newsday expanding coverage beyond local issues to include international stories first as a reporter, then as a columnist and editor — all while vehemently crusading for racial equality — has died at his home in Harlem, N.Y. He was 76.

Payne's son Jamal told Newsday that the retired journalist was working on a book about Malcom X when he had a heart attack in his home office Monday evening.

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