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Brunswick County Changes Stance On Offshore Drilling

Brunswick County commissioners Tuesday night reversed a vote they took in 2015 concerning offshore drilling and testing. The vote was three – to – two, with board chair Frank Williams casting the deciding vote. A large crowd was on hand at the county complex in Bolivia to let their feelings be known.

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It’s a romp across the holiday table today – whether you’re one of those people who dreads the days-on-end slog in the kitchen as relatives eat you out of house and home or if you love the chance to throw dietary concerns aside and let your creativity fly, we’re going to have some ideas for you. 

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The Tregembo Animal Park on Carolina Beach Road has two fewer animals today. That’s because Ben and Booger, a couple of bears, are on their way to a new home in Colorado. The move was triggered by a lawsuit filed in August by two North Carolina residents.

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Benny's Big Time Pizzeria is open for business at 206 Greenfield Street. Listen above to hear Vivian Howard talk about this new endeavor. 

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North Carolina has a teacher shortage.  Enrollment in Schools of Education within the University of North Carolina system has dropped 30% since 2010.  And that, according to WRAL, is having a big impact on the number of teachers available to North Carolina schools.

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ON JUNE 8, LIFE CHANGED IN WILMINGTON.

THAT’S THE DAY PAGE ONE OF THE STARNEWS DECLARED “TOXIN TAINTS CFPUA DRINKING WATER.”   

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It's a holiday story about...a kidney. Zach Hanner, Artistic Director of Theatre Now, has written a play  about his family's experience with a medical crisis. According to reviewers, the show is both poignant and funny. 

GenX is in the local drinking water supply – albeit at significantly lower levels than six months ago.  What kind of impact that has had or could have or will have on the people who drink the local water is still unclear. 

Monday, February 12th

PROLOGUE MOVES TO NOON!!!

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On Monday, February 12th, at NOON (Note Time Change) in the MC Erny Gallery, we will sit down to discuss Side Effects with the author, Myrna Brown, and Ben Steelman of Wilmington's StarNews

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Monday, January 8th

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**NOTE: The sidewalks in the downtown area may still have some ice on them, please be careful as you are on your way to join us tonight for the event.**

On Monday, January 8th, at 7pm in the MC Erny Gallery, we will sit down with Ben Steelman of Wilmington's StarNews to discuss "American Radical: Inside the World of an Undercover Muslim FBI Agent" with New York Times Bestselling Author Kevin Maurer.

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North Carolina State officials have ordered Chemours to provide bottled water to more well owners near the company’s Fayetteville Works facility. The move comes after another round of testing shows higher levels of GenX in the wells. 

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With the death of biologist Mathilde Krim on Monday, at the age of 91 at her home in New York, the world lost a pioneering scientist, activist and fundraiser in AIDS research. She is being widely praised this week for her clarity, compassion and leadership.

Amid the panic, confusion and discrimination of the HIV epidemic's earliest days, Krim stood out — using science and straight talk, in the 1980s and beyond, to dispel fear, stigma, and misinformation among politicians and the public.

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Apple made a big announcement today. It is going to invest a lot more money in the United States and create 20,000 jobs here over the next five years. NPR's Laura Sydell is with us to talk about what Apple is doing and why it is doing it now. Hey, Laura.

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