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5:17 pm
Wed February 11, 2015

NC Could See Offshore Oil & Gas Development by 2021; Testing Could Begin Within Months

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

The mid-Atlantic region, from Virginia to Georgia, could see offshore oil and gas development by the year 2021. 

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Local
1:11 pm
Mon February 9, 2015

Energy Industry Leaders Want More From Draft Plan for Oil & Gas Drilling

Semisubmersible Oil Drilling Rig
Wikimedia Commons

The U.S. Department of Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management recently released a draft strategy for offshore oil and gas leasing. Now, the federal government is hosting a series of meetings around the country to gain public input. But leaders of the energy industry say the government’s draft plan of leasing areas isn’t enough.  

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9:59 am
Thu February 5, 2015

UNCW's Interim Chancellor Works to Connect State & Higher Education Leadership

UNCW's Interim Chancellor, William Sederburg
University of North Carolina-Wilmington

In the last year, there have been a slew of departures from the two higher education institutions in the Cape Fear Region. UNCW’s Interim Chancellor, Dr. William Sederburg, spoke with WHQR.  

The American Association of State Colleges and Universities represents 430 colleges and universities, including UNCW. Within that advocacy group, Dr. William Sederburg chairs a national task force that aims to make higher education a state policy priority. He says North Carolina is a perfect example of why such a goal is necessary:

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5:48 pm
Wed February 4, 2015

CoastLine: Higher Education in the Cape Fear Region

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

In less than one year, the Cape Fear region has witnessed the resignations of half a dozen high-profile members of the leadership at UNCW.  

Less than two weeks ago, the President of Cape Fear Community College, Ted Spring, suddenly announced his resignation.  No reason has been given by either Spring or CFCC's Board of Trustees for the unexpected development. 

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Local
5:30 pm
Wed February 4, 2015

Transition in UNC System Reflects National Trend, says UNCW Int. Chancellor

We’ve reported recently on what has seemed to be unprecedented turnover at UNCW. 

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Local
3:17 pm
Wed January 28, 2015

CoastLine: Unpacking Three Comprehensive Plans - City, County, Tri-County Region

This broadcast of CoastLine originally aired on January 28, 2015. 

Three Comprehensive Plans are simultaneously taking shape in the Cape Fear region.

The tri-county region, made up of Brunswick, New Hanover, and Pender County, is widely expected to undergo a steep upward trend in population over the next 25 years.  Some estimates put the number at more than a quarter of a million new residents. 

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12:17 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

New Hanover County Planners Seek Input from Next Generation of Citizens

County planners chat with students as they make recommendations for the future of New Hanover County.
Isabelle Shepherd, WHQR

New Hanover County is creating its Comprehensive Plan, which will determine how the community would like to see development occur over the next twenty-five years. Even the youngest citizens are offering input. 

County planners visited Castle Hayne Elementary to speak with 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders in Nicole Wolf-Camplin’s gifted classes. The students represent the next generation of residents, and their goals for the future of the county were very much in line with those set forth by the adult focus groups: 

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4:05 pm
Fri January 23, 2015

Higher Education in Wilmington Sees Rash of Exits in Less than One Year

Top (l-r): Larry Clark (UNCW Cameron School of Business), Rebecca Porterfield (UNCW Cameron School), Charles Maimone (UNCW CFO), Gary Miller (UNCW Chanc.); bottom (l-r): Norman Bemelmans (UNCW), Tom Ross (UNC), Denise Battles (UNCW), Ted Spring (CFCC)

In less than 12 months, a spate of high-profile leaders have left the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. 

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Local
2:47 pm
Wed January 21, 2015

CoastLine: Vertex Rail on Incentives, Why Hometown Hires Will Make Up 10% of Workforce

This broadcast of CoastLine originally aired on January 21, 2015. 

By this spring, Vertex Rail will begin manufacturing railroad tank cars.

Company officials will spend the next several months up-fitting the Wilmington plant, which was once an old crane production facility, for its highly-specialized operations. 

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4:32 pm
Wed January 14, 2015

CFCC Bond Vote Set For Tuesday; Zapple Supportive, Watkins Conflicted

(left) Skip Watkins (R); (right) Rob Zapple (D); New Hanover County Commissioners sworn in December 22, 2014

New Hanover County Commissioners are likely to decide next week whether to green-light the issuance of a $40 million bond to pay for construction and repair projects at Cape Fear Community College. 

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