The comment period for a terminal groin proposal at Bald Head Island is now open. If approved, this could lead to the construction of the first terminal groin in North Carolina since lawmakers legalized such structures in 2011.
A terminal groin is a hardened structure which controls sand flow so as to rebuild beaches. Mike Giles of the North Carolina Coastal Federation says if the island installs such a structure, they should remove the existing groin field made up of smaller, sand-filled tubes that slow down erosion:
A great white shark named Katharine has been visiting the Wilmington region for the past week. WHQR dives into the behaviors and risks of sharks in the area.
The chance of a shark biting a human is one in twelve million, and only two percent of those bites are fatal. This is according to Dr. Lankford, an Associate Professor of Biology and Marine Biology at UNCW. He prefers the term “shark bite” to “shark attack,” as most sharks retreat after mistaking a human for prey:
On the next CoastLine, Wednesday, August 27 at 2 pm, we will be discussing the importance of the arts on child development. The experts say it's necessary - but is it? Is there a tangible payoff to engaging children in the arts? Is art education a necessity or a privilege? What programs do we offer kids to engage with art in the Cape Fear Region?
A film incentive grant program is included in the current budget compromise. But an amendment proposed by Republican Representative Ted Davis from New Hanover County would maintain the existing structure of the film tax rebate for one year. The proposal passed the House during Thursday's session by a wide margin.
Ted Davis’ amendment to Senate Bill 763 would extend the current tax rebates for one year, which would allow time for an independent study to be completed.