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5:40 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

Newly-Launched Program Provides Post-Surgery Medical Care for the Homeless

United Way

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A new local program is providing the homeless with shelter while they heal from surgeries.

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7:31 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

CoastLine: Uses and Misuses of English

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.

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Local
12:34 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Brunswick County Commissioners Adopt Resolution Opposing Local Housing of Illegal Immigrants

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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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Local
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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Local
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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11:13 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

CoastLine: What's Your Pet Peeve?

A recent commentary by Nan Graham 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 CoastLine for a lighthearted master class on dos and don'ts of our language.

Everybody has an opinion about their own language. Let us know what you admire, and what bugs you. To join the conversation:

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Local
5:05 pm
Wed July 16, 2014

CoastLine: Charter Schools in NC -- What Role Do They Play within the Public School System?

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Charter Schools in North Carolina:  What role should they play within the public school system and how is that role changing? 

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Local
5:03 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

Offshore Wind Energy Advocates say North Carolina Lags Behind Atlantic Coastal States

Offshore wind turbines in the Irish Sea off Walney Island
Andy Dingley

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North Carolina could begin issuing oil and natural gas drilling permits as early as next spring.

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Local
5:08 pm
Wed July 9, 2014

CoastLine: Gang Violence - After all the Community Conversations, What Have We Learned?

Listen to the first segment of CoastLine featuring New Hanover County Sheriff Ed McMahon and Program Coordinator Kristy Williams here.

Listen to Segment 2 featuring NAACP President Deborah Dicks Maxwell of the New Hanover County Chapter.

Listen to Segment 3 featuring Frankie Roberts, Executive Director of LINC, Leading Into New Communities here.

Gang violence in our region:  After all the community conversations, what have we learned?  Are there new, best practices that we're implementing?  What's already working that we might expand?  How can we improve and refine our approach? 

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Rip currents pose risk to swimmers
10:08 pm
Thu July 3, 2014

Region Weathers Hurricane Arthur

Look ma, no hurricane.
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Update 10:00 am: 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:

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