Cape Fear Community College http://whqr.org en CFCC Catering its Programming to Better Serve Baby Boomers http://whqr.org/post/cfcc-catering-its-programming-better-serve-baby-boomers <p>Cape Fear Community College is joining a nationwide effort to help prepare Baby Boomers to take on new jobs. CFCC was recently granted funding from the American Association of Community Colleges to create and expand programming that will engage the region’s fifty-plus population in the fields of health care, education and social services. CFCC’s “Encore Program,” as it’s dubbed, takes off in the fall. But first, they’re busy assessing the unique needs of this area’s aspiring senior students.</p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Katie O'Reilly 57050 at http://whqr.org CFCC Catering its Programming to Better Serve Baby Boomers Wilmington Expected to Experience Job Growth--Primarily in Low-Income Industries http://whqr.org/post/wilmington-expected-experience-job-growth-primarily-low-income-industries <p>Business owners in Southeastern North Carolina are more optimistic than they’ve been since pre-recessionary times—and many plan on doing some hiring. This is according to PNC Bank’s annual spring outlook survey. Yesterday, their economist presented survey findings on the financial state of the nation, the state—and of Wilmington. And the Port City is considered an area of major growth—yet in terms of residents’ income, it still lags behind state and national averages.</p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 15:55:05 +0000 Katie O'Reilly 52836 at http://whqr.org Wilmington Expected to Experience Job Growth--Primarily in Low-Income Industries One Year After the Fact, Man Pleads Guilty to Downtown Wilmington Murder http://whqr.org/post/one-year-after-fact-man-pleads-guilty-downtown-wilmington-murder <p>Exactly one year ago, Cape Fear Community College student Joshua Proutey was robbed and fatally shot outside Wilmington’s community arts center. Today,<strong> </strong>the local man who pulled the trigger was sentenced to spend the rest of his life in a prison cell. Because today’s prosecution transpired from a citizen tip, WHQR’s Katie O’Reilly reports that local law enforcement is working to reverse the stigma of “snitching” in criminal cases.</p> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 21:24:59 +0000 Katie O'Reilly 47476 at http://whqr.org One Year After the Fact, Man Pleads Guilty to Downtown Wilmington Murder Gun Violence Prevention: A Community Affair http://whqr.org/post/gun-violence-prevention-community-affair <p>Because Wilmington’s recent spate of gun violence has residents from every walk of life concerned, City Councilman and UNCW political science professor Earl Sheridan corralled some university colleagues for a community panel event. &nbsp;WHQR’s Katie O’Reilly reports that Wednesday night’s discussion often landed on another local hot button: public education.</p> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 09:48:00 +0000 Katie O'Reilly 46157 at http://whqr.org Gun Violence Prevention: A Community Affair County May Strip WAVE of its Authority to Implement New Bus Routes http://whqr.org/post/county-may-strip-wave-its-authority-implement-new-bus-routes <p>Citizens who rely on WAVE transit to reach the beach communities, as well as northern New Hanover County destinations such as Cape Fear Community College, Laney High School and the VA facility, will soon know for sure whether they need to make new travel plans. On October third, WAVE’s board of directors will meet with the county commissioners to decide the fate of the two bus routes that stand to be closed as a result of WAVE receiving less county funding this year. In addition, the county may also strip WAVE of its powers to implement new routes moving forward.</p> Thu, 19 Sep 2013 17:59:48 +0000 Katie O'Reilly 43365 at http://whqr.org County May Strip WAVE of its Authority to Implement New Bus Routes WAVE Transit Likely to Extend Endangered Bus Routes' Closure Date http://whqr.org/post/wave-transit-likely-extend-endangered-bus-routes-closure-date <p>Over the summer, New Hanover County cut WAVE Transit’s funding significantly from the previous year, resulting in the likely closures of routes serving northern New Hanover County and Pleasure Island. However, WAVE was granted slightly more state funding this year for its Rural Operating Assistance Program. But since WAVE won’t be able to use that money to help salvage the routes in question, it will likely extend their current closure date—September thirtieth—until after WAVE’s board meets with the New Hanover County Commission to make final decisions in October.</p> Thu, 19 Sep 2013 17:52:06 +0000 Katie O'Reilly 43363 at http://whqr.org WAVE Transit Likely to Extend Endangered Bus Routes' Closure Date Experts Raise Awareness of Human Trafficking in Cape Fear Region http://whqr.org/post/experts-raise-awareness-human-trafficking-cape-fear-region <p>Following the state Senate’s Wednesday passage of “Safe Harbor” legislation stipulating that minors involved in sex work be treated as victims rather than criminals, the <a href="http://www.starnewsonline.com/">Star-News</a> hosted a panel on human trafficking. Federal prosecutors and other experts engaged 120 audience members at Cape Fear Community College on Thursday. Panelists issued a call to action to better detect and battle the problem, which they say is pervasive in the coastal region.</p> Fri, 26 Jul 2013 17:52:39 +0000 Katie O'Reilly 40441 at http://whqr.org Experts Raise Awareness of Human Trafficking in Cape Fear Region Interview: Dr. Ted Spring, President of Cape Fear Community College http://whqr.org/post/interview-dr-ted-spring-president-cape-fear-community-college <p style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:150%;font-family:Verdana">Cape</span><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:150%;font-family:Verdana"> Fear Community College</span><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:150%;font-family:Verdana"> has a new President.<span>&nbsp; </span></span> Wed, 21 Nov 2012 13:08:08 +0000 Rachel Lewis Hilburn 27660 at http://whqr.org Interview: Dr. Ted Spring, President of Cape Fear Community College CFCC Boat-Building Instructor participates in last boat show before retiring http://whqr.org/post/cfcc-boat-building-instructor-participates-last-boat-show-retiring <p>This Saturday marks the 13<sup>th</sup> Annual Boat Show for Cape Fear Community College &ndash; and the final show for one of CFCC&rsquo;s master craftsmen. Thu, 19 Jul 2012 15:36:31 +0000 Rachel Lewis Hilburn 20714 at http://whqr.org CFCC Boat-Building Instructor participates in last boat show before retiring Perdue Proposes $1 Million to Train Film Workforce at CFCC http://whqr.org/post/perdue-proposes-1-million-train-film-workforce-cfcc <p>This afternoon Governor Bev Perdue visited EUE/Screen Gems Studios in Wilmington to announce she&rsquo;s including $1 million in her upcoming budget proposal to meet the state&rsquo;s growing film industry needs. WHQR&rsquo;s Sara Wood reports the proposed funds will be used to develop 10 new workforce training programs at one community college in Winston-Salem, and here in Wilmington at Cape Fear Community College.</p> Wed, 02 May 2012 19:58:44 +0000 Sara Wood 15730 at http://whqr.org Perdue Proposes $1 Million to Train Film Workforce at CFCC