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New Guardians at Airlie from Dumay Gorham

Jun 25, 2015

Dumay Gorham, III has been working with Metal for over 15 years.  You'll find his work all over town: the Seahawk at the front of UNCW, the Sundial in the Butterfly Garden at Ft. Fisher, and the Sea Serpent at the Arboretum are some notable examples.  While he does most of his work for individual clients, he just opened his first solo exhibit in 8 years:  Guardians of the Garden at Airlie Gardens.  The show includes 12 new pieces plus 2 pieces he created a few years ago. 

On the next CoastLine: As Independence Day approaches, StarNews reporter and columnist Ben Steelman and Thalian Hall director Tony Rivenbark peer into Wilmington's past with stories of the Bellamy Mansion, the Battleship North Carolina and many more. 

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Emerging Voices: Learning Language Abroad

Jun 25, 2015

“Have you eaten yet?”  Sounds like an unusual greeting, but Emerging Voices Commentator Julie Davidson discovered this is the normal greeting in Southern China.  Julie also says traveling abroad to study languages is not as difficult as many young people may think.

Julie is an early graduate of Hoggard High School.  She just left for Malaysia to be a youth Ambassador through the Kennedy-Lugar Yes-Abroad program.  When she returns in a year, she hopes to study at UNC.

Julie's text, including edits due to time constraints:

"We the People" from the Sea Notes

Jun 24, 2015

The Sea Note Choral Society has been singing for our region for 41 years.  That's quite an accomplishment, especially considering the performances are free of charge and the seats are filled every time.   This year, the Sea Notes have become the resident chorus for the Odell Williamson Auditorium on the campus of Brunswick Community College; the 1,500 seat capacity ensures folks won't be turned away from attendance (at least for a while). 

President Obama will attend the Rev. Clementa Pinckney’s funeral Friday in Charleston, South Carolina and he will be accompanied by Vice President Joe Biden and First Lady Michelle Obama. The funeral service begins at 11:00 am and President Obama will deliver a eulogy. The White House has not said what time the President will speak.

HQR News 91.3 will provide the entire funeral service. Also, NPR News magazines Morning Edition, Here & Now and All Things Considered  will include  coverage of the funeral in their programs.

NPR

When a shark (or sharks) seriously injures two young swimmers near a local beach, a new company announces plans to provide a significant spike in jobs, or a community group demands the Confederate flag be banned in the county, it’s local reporters that bring you those stories. 

In this edition of CoastLine, we talk with two key players on the local news scene. 

Hives

Jun 23, 2015

Commentator Shane Fernando is Director of the Humanities and Fine Arts Center at CFCC and lives with his partner in Historic Downtown Wilmington. 

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Anthropologist Monroe Fisher's African trail was called one of the "world’s best hikes" by the National Geographic. His new project, Carolina Rivers, has begun documenting 32 rivers of North and South Carolina. He was our our guest on CoastLine on June 17th, 2015.

photographer: Billy Hathorn

New Hanover County residents will see a two-cent property tax increase in the next fiscal year. 

It's easy to forget how much history is hidden in every corner of our area.  As a coastal port, so many people have been attracted  to this region over hundreds of years.  More recently, in the early 20th century, there was a resort near the Carolina Beach bridge that many people may not know about.  Back then, it was one of only 2 beaches available to African-Americans in North Carolina:  Seabreeze at Freeman Beach.  The area was devastated by Hurricane Hazel in 1954.

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