Local http://whqr.org en Newly-Launched Program Provides Post-Surgery Medical Care for the Homeless http://whqr.org/post/newly-launched-program-provides-post-surgery-medical-care-homeless <div><p></p><p>A new local program is providing the homeless with shelter while they heal from surgeries. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:40:01 +0000 Isabelle Shepherd 58606 at http://whqr.org Newly-Launched Program Provides Post-Surgery Medical Care for the Homeless CoastLine: Uses and Misuses of English http://whqr.org/post/coastline-uses-and-misuses-english <p>Our media-saturated society is constantly bombarding us with new expressions. Whether from sports, the media, advertising, business or politics, we hear new ways of using language all the time – the good, the bad, and the ugly. We hear some examples of each in this show.</p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 23:31:00 +0000 Cleve Callison 58545 at http://whqr.org CoastLine: Uses and Misuses of English Brunswick County Commissioners Adopt Resolution Opposing Local Housing of Illegal Immigrants http://whqr.org/post/brunswick-county-commissioners-adopt-resolution-opposing-local-housing-illegal-immigrants <p>Brunswick County will not house illegal immigrants, including minors.&nbsp; That’s the County Commissioners’ official response to the recent border surge. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:34:55 +0000 Isabelle Shepherd 58440 at http://whqr.org Brunswick County Commissioners Adopt Resolution Opposing Local Housing of Illegal Immigrants Permanent Housing for the Disabled Near Greenfield Lake is Progressing http://whqr.org/post/permanent-housing-disabled-near-greenfield-lake-progressing <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It’s taken eight years of planning, but within the next twelve months, work could begin on a new permanent supportive housing facility near Greenfield Lake. WHQR’s Isabelle Shepherd reports the space would provide affordable housing for 40 disabled people.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Permanent supportive housing resembles ordinary rental agreements. The difference: It is geared towards the disabled<strong>,</strong> including veterans and the elderly.</p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 18:18:00 +0000 Isabelle Shepherd 58290 at http://whqr.org Permanent Housing for the Disabled Near Greenfield Lake is Progressing Catlin Challenger Jordan Identifies Film as Signature Issue http://whqr.org/post/catlin-challenger-jordan-identifies-film-signature-issue <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Betsy Jordan, who is Rick Catlin’s Democratic opponent for the North Carolina House of Representatives, has already identified her signature issue: film. </span>WHQR’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Isabelle Shepherd reports.</span></p><p>District 20’s Republican incumbent, Rick Catlin, has voted to convert the film tax rebate to a grant program. But his challenger, Betsy Jordan, says this isn’t enough to keep North Carolina competitive in the film industry.</p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 15:27:27 +0000 Isabelle Shepherd 58278 at http://whqr.org Catlin Challenger Jordan Identifies Film as Signature Issue CoastLine: What's Your Pet Peeve? http://whqr.org/post/coastline-whats-your-pet-peeve <p>A recent <a href="http://whqr.org/post/me-me-me-meeee" target="_blank"><strong>commentary by Nan Graham</strong></a> struck a nerve with listeners who prize good English. But we want to dig a little deeper than a commentary. Join Nan on the next <em><strong>CoastLine</strong></em> for a lighthearted master class on dos and don'ts of our language.</p><p>Everybody has an opinion about their own language. Let us know what you admire, and what bugs you. To join the conversation:</p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 03:13:53 +0000 Cleve Callison 58257 at http://whqr.org CoastLine: What's Your Pet Peeve? 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? Offshore Wind Energy Advocates say North Carolina Lags Behind Atlantic Coastal States http://whqr.org/post/offshore-wind-energy-advocates-say-north-carolina-lags-behind-atlantic-coastal-states <p></p><p>North Carolina could begin issuing oil and natural gas drilling permits as early as next spring. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 21:03:38 +0000 Isabelle Shepherd 57890 at http://whqr.org Offshore Wind Energy Advocates say North Carolina Lags Behind Atlantic Coastal States 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? Region Weathers Hurricane Arthur http://whqr.org/post/region-weathers-hurricane-arthur <p> <em><strong>Update 10:00 am</strong></em>: Hurricane Arthur has passed through our area without significant damage, though residents to our north are not so lucky. On today's Morning Edition, Cleve Callison spoke with Warren Lee, Emergency Management and 911 Communications Director for New Hanover County about the storm's passage offshore:</p><p></p> Fri, 04 Jul 2014 02:08:16 +0000 Cleve Callison 57552 at http://whqr.org Region Weathers Hurricane Arthur