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"Night of the Hatchet"

10 hours ago

Pat Marriott had the opportunity to speak with A.W. Hammock about his recent release, Night of the Hatchet.   The biggest misconception about this book seems to stem from the title-this is not a horror story, but instead an adventure tale featuring a Delta Force operator with the nickname "Hatchet." 

National Hurricane Center

The movement of Tropical Storm Erika northward has the southeastern United States on alert.  But whether Erika peters out over land or survives and re-groups, peak hurricane season is upon us. 

According to the National Hurricane Center, most tropical storms and hurricanes in the Atlantic Basin happen between mid-August and late October. 

And now residents in Brunswick County have a new emergency notification system available, launched over the summer, called CodeRED.   During sign-up, residents can choose whether to receive messages via phone call, text, or email. 

Top Five Hotdogs

18 hours ago

I love all things “food,” and almost everyone loves a good hotdog, so I embarked on a search for the five best hotdogs in the region. I realized early in my research that I was going to have to limit the search to Wilmington proper for now, as Carolina Beach, Burgaw, Rocky Point, and points beyond the city limits all have too many hotdog vendors for me to cover in one blog, but I will consider others in the future. I decided to stick to places that specialize mostly in hotdogs, and I tried to focus on eating local and stayed away from chain restaurants. 

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Listener James in Supply wrote:

The board made a big mistake in going from your core competency, [i.e. a] classical station to news. The airways are full of talking heads.

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Expect Symphonies from the WSO

Aug 27, 2015

According to Reed Wallace, September is the "I like the Wilmington Symphony" month.  Mr. Wallace is the Executive Director of the Wilmington Symphony Orchestra (WSO) and arguably its biggest fan, so whether he is joking or not remains a mystery.  Still, when you take a look at the Masterworks series the WSO is producing this season, you might be inclined to join him in the like--or even Love.

White Pants for Cape Fear Hospice

Aug 27, 2015

Lower Cape Fear Hospice and LifeCare Center is having a Gala: Last Chance for White Pants, so named in honor of summer fashion coming to a close.  This fundraising event is on Saturday, August 29th at the Audi Cape Fear on Eastwood Road.  In addition to the party, a limited number of raffle tickets are available to enter the drawing for a 2015 Audi A5 Cabriolet convertible.

On the next CoastLine, we’ll sample the latest trends with local food critics. What’s on our plate in the Cape Fear region? Paul Stephen of Star News and Jessica Maurer of the Greater Wilmington Business Journal’s Restaurant Roundup join us in studio.  

Frank Funk, Ph.D., passed away August 21st in Tucson, Arizona at age 92. Frank and his wife Ruth, who preceded him in death, were remarkable examples of people who achieved much in their professional careers and went on to become unparalleled examples of volunteer service after retiring to Wilmington.

Emerging Voices: The Case for Debate

Aug 27, 2015
Image: Brad Calkins

Argumentativeness is not generally considered a desirable trait, but don’t curb your tongue just yet.   

According to our Emerging Voices Commentator Zaida Marquis, the urge to disagree can be transformed into a useful set of skills. After her experience on the debate team, she argues for the value of debate in the middle school curriculum.  

University of North Carolina Wilmington

UPDATE: 8/26, 4:49 pm: an earlier version of this story contained the wrong audio for Segment 2, below.

It was last summer that the University of North Carolina at Wilmington said goodbye to Chancellor Gary Miller who left for the University of Wisconsin at Green Bay after three years at UNCW.  This summer, the Board of Trustees announced that Jose “Zito” Sartarelli would officially take the helm July 1st.

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