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Williston Middle School in Wilmington marks its 100th anniversary this year. 

Isabelle Shepherd, WHQR

Historic preservation tax credits expired at the end of 2014, but now at least two bills working their way through the North Carolina House and Senate aim to reinstate the program.  Department of Cultural Resources Secretary Susan Kluttz came to Wilmington during a multi-city tour to support the legislation. 

Terminal groins are hardened structures that jut into the ocean with the aim of preventing beach erosion. The construction of one is in progress, and three other local coastal communities are pursuing permits. Yet oceanfront officials and environmentalists disagree on the costs and benefits.

An amendment to the Coastal Area Management Act allows for up to four new terminal groins in North Carolina, and all four projects are slated for the Cape Fear region.

Websites that advertise adult services facilitate the sexual exploitation of children and other forms of human trafficking. 

Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns: http://www.maryknollogc.org/article/maryknoll-supports-end-modern-slavery-initiative-act-2015

A bipartisan bill to combat human trafficking is working its way through the United States legislature. The national initiative could benefit the Cape Fear region, which has high rates of human trafficking. 

If passed, the human trafficking bill would institute The End Modern Slavery Initiative Foundation. Using private and public monies totaling over a billion dollars, the Foundation would finance anti-trafficking programs in places where adults and children are forced into servitude.

The first two inalienable rights, according to the Declaration of Independence, are life and liberty. 

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Commissioners from Brunswick, Pender, and New Hanover Counties just returned from a four-day trip to Washington, D.C.

City of Wilmington

Light sleet and freezing drizzle are now blanketing southeastern North Carolina and northeast South Carolina. 

Rachel Lewis Hilburn

As the frozen precipitation continues in the Cape Fear region, more wrecks are being reported.

Rachel Lewis Hilburn

Frozen precipitation is falling around southeastern North Carolina. 

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