3:51 pm
Wed March 11, 2015

CoastLine: Are Terminal Groins Key to the Expensive Problem of Shoreline Management?

This broadcast of CoastLine originally aired on March 11, 2015. 

Terminal groins are hardened structures designed to control the movement of sand and slow erosion on beaches. 

Until just a few years ago, these structures were not legal in North Carolina.  But in 2011, the Legislature lifted the ban to allow four such structures – along with a host of caveats. 

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11:45 am
Tue March 10, 2015

Local Coastal Communities Come Closer to Terminal Groin Permitting; Environmentalists Raise Concerns

Example of a Terminal Groin

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.

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6:14 pm
Wed March 4, 2015

Websites with Adult Ads Contribute to Sex Trafficking of Kids; Law Officers Call the Sites Helpful

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

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4:24 pm
Wed March 4, 2015

CoastLine: Bringing Human Trafficking out of the Shadows

This broadcast of CoastLine originally aired on March 4, 2015. 

This January, a jury convicted a Wilmington man of two counts of transporting young women across state lines with the intent to force them into prostitution.  

Last September, a different Wilmington man was sentenced to more than eleven years behind bars for the sex trafficking of minors.  Two men were arrested last August for kidnapping underage girls and forcing them to work. 

Human trafficking is alive and well in southeastern North Carolina.  

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11:05 am
Tue March 3, 2015

National Bill To End Modern Slavery May Address Local Human Trafficking Issue

The End Modern Slavery Initiative Act of 2015 has bipartisan support and is expected to move through national legislature quickly.
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.

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3:45 pm
Fri February 27, 2015

Fighting Crime by Fighting Poverty; Experimental Program about a Year Old

Jamir Jumoke in his rap video "Trendsetter"; Jumoke is Program Manager of Hometown Hires and the first Hometown Hire.

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

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5:50 pm
Thu February 26, 2015

Local County Commissioners Visit DC for National Legislative Agenda, Meet with SE NC Delegation

U.S. Capitol Building, Washington, D.C.
Wikimedia Commons

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

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5:33 pm
Wed February 25, 2015

CoastLine: Black History Month II - How Treatment of History Informs Current Cultural Conversation

The "Doll Test" from the video "American Denial"

This broadcast of CoastLine originally aired on February 25, 2015. 

It’s the last week of Black History Month in 2015. 

Although the celebration is 89 years old and some (famously, Morgan Freeman) question the need for a separate month, local African history experts say that need is as strong as ever.

On this edition of CoastLine:  it’s Part Two of our exploration of Black History Month in 21st century North Carolina. 

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12:30 pm
Tue February 24, 2015

After Sleet and Freezing Rain Move Out, Black Ice Hazards Move In

City of Wilmington crews hit the roads early Tuesday morning to spread salt. Black ice could still be a hazard, though, until midday Wednesday, according to the NWS.
City of Wilmington

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

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10:48 am
Tue February 24, 2015

Bridges and Overpasses Icing Up; Road Conditions Deteriorating

A garbage truck makes its way down Front Street in downtown Wilmington at 7 AM.
Rachel Lewis Hilburn

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

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