Isabelle Shepherd

News Graduate Fellow

Isabelle is a first-year poetry student in UNCW’s MFA creative writing program. Raised in the Mountain State, she received dual degrees in Political Science and English at West Virginia University. She’s currently learning the ropes of Wilmington, often accompanied by her trusty sidekick, a hound named Lavender.

3:05 pm
Thu September 25, 2014

State Senate District 8 Candidates Debate Experience Vs. Fresh Start

(left) Senator Bill Rabon (R-Brunswick County; (right) Ernie Ward (D-Brunswick County)

North Carolina Senate District 8 includes Brunswick, Bladen, and Pender Counties – as well as a very small segment of western New Hanover County. 

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4:02 pm
Tue August 12, 2014

Microbreweries Burgeoning in the Cape Fear; Making It Pay Off Requires More than a Great Brewmaster

Glass of Beer
Remi Mathis

Microbreweries are pouring into the Cape Fear region.  

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12:34 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Brunswick County Commissioners Adopt Resolution Opposing Local Housing of Illegal Immigrants

Brunswick County

Brunswick County will not house illegal immigrants, including minors.  That’s the County Commissioners’ official response to the recent border surge.

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2:18 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

Permanent Housing for the Disabled Near Greenfield Lake is Progressing

The location of the former Adrian B. Rhodes Armed Forces Reserve Center will be the site of the future Lakeside Reserve. The old building has been razed.
City of Wilmington

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. 

Permanent supportive housing resembles ordinary rental agreements. The difference: It is geared towards the disabled, including veterans and the elderly.

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11:27 am
Fri July 18, 2014

Catlin Challenger Jordan Identifies Film as Signature Issue

Betsy Jordan (left), Rep. Rick Catlin (right)
Betsy Jordan / Rick Catlin

Betsy Jordan, who is Rick Catlin’s Democratic opponent for the North Carolina House of Representatives, has already identified her signature issue: film. WHQR’s Isabelle Shepherd reports.

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.

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