On the next CoastLine, it’s a reporter roundtable. We’ll explore the Cape Fear region’s top issues with WECT’s Jon Evans and Tim Buckland of the Star News.

Monday, May 9th, 7pm

WHQR's MC Erny Gallery

On Monday, May 9th Ben Steelman with the StarNews speaks with author and professor May-lee Chai. Join us as we discuss Chai's novels and non-fiction work in WHQR's MC Erny Gallery.

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Early Voting is underway in North Carolina.  The primary is less than a week away on March 15th.   On this edition of CoastLine, we break down the issues, the candidates, the fireworks, and the head-scratchers -- all the way from the presidential race and how it’s playing out locally to county-level politics. 

Update: Listen to award winning North Carolina author Philip Gerard speak about the Cape Fear River, his writing process, and  his adventures writing Down the Wild Cape Fear. The below clip includes Gerard's interesting definition of a river:  


Join Ben Steelman of StarNews and WHQR Commentator Philip Gerard for light refreshments and a discussion of the author's new book Down the Wild Cape Fear. 

Halifax Media, which recently bought 16 regional publications from the New York Times Company including the Star News of Wilmington, made national headlines this week when the company dropped its plans to have those new employees sign non-compete agreements. 

The New York Times Company announced Monday that it’s in advanced discussions about selling its Regional Media Group to Halifax Media Holdings.

The Regional Media Group includes the StarNews of Wilmington and 15 other media businesses, like newspapers and publications scattered across the country in Florida, California, Louisiana, Alabama, and both Carolinas. See the full list.