Rachel Lewis Hilburn http://whqr.org en CoastLine: Charter Schools in NC -- What Role Do They Play within the Public School System? http://whqr.org/post/coastline-charter-schools-nc-what-role-do-they-play-within-public-school-system <p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Charter Schools in North Carolina:&nbsp; What role should they play within the public school system and how is that role changing?&nbsp; Wed, 16 Jul 2014 21:05:57 +0000 Rachel Lewis Hilburn 58186 at http://whqr.org CoastLine: Charter Schools in NC -- What Role Do They Play within the Public School System? CoastLine: Gang Violence - After all the Community Conversations, What Have We Learned? http://whqr.org/post/coastline-gang-violence-after-all-community-conversations-what-have-we-learned <p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p><em>Gang violence in our region:&nbsp; After all the community conversations, what have we learned?&nbsp; Are there new, best practices that we're implementing?&nbsp; What's already working that we might expand?&nbsp; How can we improve and refine our approach?&nbsp; </em> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 21:08:41 +0000 Rachel Lewis Hilburn 57811 at http://whqr.org CoastLine: Gang Violence - After all the Community Conversations, What Have We Learned? Hurricane Arthur's Main Rain Bands Buffeting Cape Fear Region http://whqr.org/post/hurricane-arthurs-main-rain-bands-buffeting-cape-fear-region <p></p><p>The main core of Hurricane Arthur’s rain bands are now buffeting the Cape Fear region.&nbsp; Sustained winds have ramped up – as predicted – and forecasters are now concerned about isolated tornadoes.</p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 20:01:41 +0000 Rachel Lewis Hilburn 57529 at http://whqr.org Hurricane Arthur's Main Rain Bands Buffeting Cape Fear Region CoastLine: Coal Ash Management -- Why and How Should NC Regulate It? http://whqr.org/post/coastline-coal-ash-management-why-and-how-should-nc-regulate-it <p><em><strong>This week's topic</strong></em>:&nbsp; Coal ash in North Carolina -- What is it?&nbsp; Why and how should we regulate it?&nbsp; And how soon will we will see coal ash cleaned up?&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>Coal ash grabbed the national spotlight back in February – when a wastewater pipe burst at Duke Energy’s Eden Plant&nbsp; -- spilling an estimated 39,000 tons into the Dan River.&nbsp;&nbsp; What many news media outlets are commonly calling toxic sludge coated about 70 miles of that waterway – which winds along the North Carolina – Virginia border.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 21:01:38 +0000 Rachel Lewis Hilburn 57476 at http://whqr.org CoastLine: Coal Ash Management -- Why and How Should NC Regulate It? CoastLine: Will NC's Next Film Incentive Package Keep the Cameras Rolling? http://whqr.org/post/coastline-will-ncs-next-film-incentive-package-keep-cameras-rolling <p></p><p></p><p></p><p style="margin-left:.5in;"><em><strong>This week's topic:&nbsp; Film Incentives in North Carolina</strong></em></p><p style="margin-left:.5in;">Providing tax breaks to the film industry…. statewide, it’s a controversial topic.&nbsp; In Southeastern North Carolina, there’s no question incentives have injected hundreds of thousands of dollars into the local economy through the boom in film production here.&nbsp; But plenty of state leaders from less film-centric areas aren’t convinced the financial benefits of the industry extend statewide.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 20:58:37 +0000 Rachel Lewis Hilburn 57049 at http://whqr.org CoastLine: Will NC's Next Film Incentive Package Keep the Cameras Rolling? House Passes Budget Amendment to Convert Film Tax Breaks to Grant Fund http://whqr.org/post/house-passes-budget-amendment-convert-film-tax-breaks-grant-fund <p></p><p>The House has passed a budget amendment that includes a provision for the film industry.&nbsp;</p><p>It was the joint effort of Republicans Ted Davis, from New Hanover County, and Ruth Samuelson, from Mecklenburg County.&nbsp; &nbsp;</p><p>This was Davis’ second attempt to include a program for the film industry in the House version of the budget.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; And this amendment, says Davis, is aimed at keeping the conversation about film incentives going.</p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 00:27:26 +0000 Rachel Lewis Hilburn 56436 at http://whqr.org House Passes Budget Amendment to Convert Film Tax Breaks to Grant Fund Hamilton: the Fight for Film Incentives Is Not Over http://whqr.org/post/hamilton-fight-film-incentives-not-over <p></p><p>The film community in North Carolina is holding its collective breath while House leaders consider budget amendments.&nbsp;&nbsp; Thu, 12 Jun 2014 21:44:47 +0000 Rachel Lewis Hilburn 56427 at http://whqr.org Hamilton: the Fight for Film Incentives Is Not Over Film Incentive Supporters Focus Lobbying Efforts on "Film Day" in Raleigh http://whqr.org/post/film-incentive-supporters-focus-lobbying-efforts-film-day-raleigh <p></p><p>Film incentives are the ticket to keeping more than four-thousand full-time jobs in the state.&nbsp; That was a central theme Wednesday morning in Raleigh during a press conference where state and city leaders, film industry workers, and industry supporters gathered to celebrate Film Day at the General Assembly.&nbsp; Wed, 04 Jun 2014 20:17:28 +0000 Rachel Lewis Hilburn 56012 at http://whqr.org Film Incentive Supporters Focus Lobbying Efforts on "Film Day" in Raleigh Chancellor Gary Miller: "An Educated Society is a Society that Contributes" http://whqr.org/post/chancellor-gary-miller-educated-society-society-contributes <p></p><p>UNCW has announced that Chancellor Gary Miller will be stepping down July 31<sup>st</sup> to take the top position at University of Wisconsin – Green Bay after current Green Bay Chancellor Tom Harden retires.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 20:29:44 +0000 Rachel Lewis Hilburn 55955 at http://whqr.org Chancellor Gary Miller: "An Educated Society is a Society that Contributes" UNCW Chancellor Miller Accepts Top Post at Univ. of Wisconsin-Green Bay http://whqr.org/post/uncw-chancellor-miller-accepts-top-post-univ-wisconsin-green-bay <p></p><p></p><p>UNCW Chancellor Gary Miller is headed to Wisconsin.&nbsp;&nbsp; Mon, 02 Jun 2014 21:12:58 +0000 Rachel Lewis Hilburn 55911 at http://whqr.org UNCW Chancellor Miller Accepts Top Post at Univ. of Wisconsin-Green Bay