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Cape Fear Literacy Council (CFLC) holds its annual Literary Luncheon on Wednesday, June 28 at Pine Valley United Methodist Church, 11:30am-1:00pm. Listen above to hear from Executive Director Yasmin Tomkinson about why CFLC needs support more than ever this year; you'll also hear from the keynote speaker, Dr. Elliot Engel, about his mini-lecture, Our Slippery Mother Tongue, a Light History of English. See an extended transcript of my conversation with Dr. Engel below. 

Matt Carvin, Executive Director of the Dreams Center of Wilmington, joined us to talk about the final stretch of creating a performance space on Fanning Street.  Dreams is a nationally recognized youth development arts program for youth, with a focus on providing performing and visual art instruction to underserved communities.  Over the past 2 years, Dreams moved into the renovated warehouse on the North side of downtown Wilmington.

City of Wilmington

Four years ago, Kevin O’Grady, a retired lawyer and then president of Residents of Old Wilmington, decided to bring some of his neighborhood association’s priorities into the limelight by running for City Council. Since then, the incumbent Democrat says he’s accomplished what he set out to do—enhance public safety, historic preservation, and forestation initiatives throughout downtown Wilmington. But O’Grady, who’s up for reelection, has a host of related civic projects he hopes to see through during a second term.

Live Oak Bancshares opened its corporate headquarters in Wilmington five years ago.