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10:07 am
Tue April 21, 2015

Governor McCrory Fights 50 Mile Buffer Zone for Oil & Gas Exploration and Drilling

Governor Pat McCrory
Governor Pat McCrory

When President Obama opened portions of the Atlantic seaboard to drilling, the Interior Department established a buffer of fifty-miles to protect fishing and tourism. But Governor Pat McCrory strongly criticizes that restriction.

The Governor spoke before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources last week. He says the fifty-mile buffer zone unnecessarily restricts development:

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Local
4:41 pm
Thu April 16, 2015

Most Local Farmers Markets not Equipped for Food Assistance Programs

Joe Mabel

Clarification: 

Dr. Leslie Hossfeld, Executive Director of Feast Down East and Chair of UNCW's Sociology Department, says there are two Feast Down East weekly Fresh Markets in Wilmington which accept EBT cards:

Fresh Market at Rankin Terrace
Fridays, 10 am – 12:00 pm
Open Year Round
Located: Corner of 12th St. & Rankin St., Wilmington

Fresh Market at Hillcrest
Fridays, 1:30pm – 4pm
Open Year Round
Located: Corner of S. 13th St & Meares St.

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North Carolina ranks fifth in the nation for food insecurity. 

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Local
11:25 am
Thu April 16, 2015

CoastLine: Food Deserts, Food Production, and the New View of the American Lawn

produce at a farmers market
Natalie Maynor

A new culture of foodies and environmentalists has popularized the notion of organic, locally-sourced food. 

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Wednesday, Apri 22 at Noon
11:23 am
Thu April 16, 2015

On the Next CoastLine: Seismic Testing

Governor McCrory is fighting to shrink the buffer zone for seismic testing off North Carolina's coast bringing it closer to shore...and while energy advocates argue there is no evidence that it harms marine animals, concern in the scientific community is growing. Tune in Wednesday, April 22 at noon for the next CoastLine.

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Local
8:24 pm
Wed April 15, 2015

John Lithgow on His Best Work, Breakthroughs, and his New First Act

John Lithgow in his one-man show, Stories by Heart.

The Tony and Emmy Award-winning actor John Lithgow first performed his original one-man show in 2008 at Lincoln Center -- on the dark nights. 

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Local
3:03 pm
Mon April 13, 2015

John Lithgow on the Duality of a Character, Finding the Sources of Pride and Shame

John Lithgow identifies himself as a theater actor first. 

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Local
4:18 pm
Thu April 9, 2015

Battleship North Carolina In Need of Emergency Repairs

Rusting in the bowels of the ship.
Kate Brandis, WHQR

Battleship North Carolina stands as a tribute to those who served in World War II and attracts a quarter-million visitors each year. But the ship, permanently moored in Wilmington, is in need of emergency repairs. 

Even the strongest people and monuments age with time, and the steel hull of Battleship North Carolina is thinning. In some spots, a finger can poke through. That’s because the last major repairs were done over sixty years ago, despite the fact that the U.S. Navy’s standard requires repairs every twenty years.

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Local
6:29 pm
Wed April 8, 2015

North Topsail working to Remove Rocks on Beach; Requesting Extension on Sand Project

www.coastalreview.org

Finding good quality sand that is also compatible with the existing sand on a beach is an ongoing challenge for beach renourishment projects in North Carolina.  

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Local
1:22 pm
Tue April 7, 2015

Scientists Call For Halt to Oil & Gas Exploration Program

Illustration of Seismic Testing
Wikipedia Commons

Seismic testing gauges oil and gas deposits by shooting loud blasts of compressed air into the ocean. President Barack Obama approved the guidelines for its usage last year. But a group of scientists is calling upon the President to rethink that decision. 

William McLellan of UNCW’s Marine Biology Department is one of seventy-five scientists who wrote to President Obama in opposition to the planned oil and gas exploration program off the Atlantic coast. They are concerned about impacts to marine wildlife.  

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Wednesday, April 8 at Noon
11:28 am
Thu April 2, 2015

On the Next CoastLine: Beach Renourishment

On the Next CoastLine: Beach renourishment uses sand from offshore to stabilize the oceanfront, which increases storm protection and recreational value. But where does the money for this continual replenishment come from? And how does it affect our environment? We'll talk with Tracy Skrabal of the NC Coast Federation and Layton Bedsole, New Hanover County's Shoreline Protection Coordinator. 

Remember this is a live, call-in show and we'd love to hear from you at... 

CoastLine phone:  910.343.1138 

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