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Midday Interview -September 4th, 2013
5:30 pm
Wed September 4, 2013

Midday Interview: Norman Bemelmans, Director of UNCW's Cultural Arts

Bemelmans
WHQR

Today I spoke with Norman Bemelmans.  He is Director of Cultural Arts at UNCW and a renowned concert pianist.  He and Elizabeth Loparits are giving a concert tomorrow night, September 4th at 8PM in Kenan Auditorium at UNCW. The show will feature solo and duo piano works of Beethoven, Debussy and Gershwin.  

Tickets: 962-3500 

More info at UNCW.edu/arts

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Local - August 23
2:26 pm
Fri August 23, 2013

Housing Authority Aims to Crack Down on Crime in Public Housing

Housing Authority CEO Michael Krause says the Authority gives the Wilmington Police Department $158,000 for added services within public housing communities.
Scott Davidson

The Wilmington Housing Authority is cracking down on crime in public housing communities. At Monday's monthly board meeting, a UNCW graduate student is presenting a study on criminal activity in affordable housing. And the Authority is proposing sweeping policy changes in an effort to get public housing residents and their visitors off the streets late at night.

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Local
4:20 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

Entrepreneurs key to Cape Fear Region's Growth, Says Economic Development Coach

Jim Roberts, Executive Director, Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
UNCW

Listen to the story here.

Imagine sitting in a room with the area’s five largest employers on a stage. 

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Local - August 6
2:00 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

Public Officials Absent from Public Hearing on Titan Cement Plant

The proposed Titan Cement plant would be located in Castle Hayne along the Northeast Cape Fear River.

More than 400 people attended a public hearing that the state’s Division of Air Quality, or DAQ, held at UNCW last night. About 70 spoke out about an air permit extension application from cement manufacturer Titan America.  If granted, the permit would loosen emission standards for the company’s proposed Castle Hayne cement plant. While about 55 publicly urged the DAQ to deny the permit and 16 others spoke up in support of Titan, the one sentiment both camps share is dismay that zero elected officials attended the hearing.

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Local
5:00 am
Mon June 17, 2013

State incentives for alternative energy companies might do more for China than NC

Solar panel field
U.S. Department of Agriculture via Flickr Creative Commons

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As New Hanover County and City of Wilmington officials hand out financial incentives to companies they hope to keep in the Cape Fear region, the state is also considering the effectiveness of incentives. 

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Local
6:00 am
Wed April 10, 2013

Author Ben Miller debuts first memoir with UNCW's Lookout Books

When author Ben Miller was nine years old he became fascinated with a new invention made by a classmate’s father: a mail-order ice rink. In The Reinvention of Ice, Miller writes about living vicariously through the rink as an escape from the fragmentation of his home life in Davenport, Iowa.  Miller first published the story in the UNCW-based literary journal Ecotone. Miller spoke to WHQR’s Sara Wood about how this story became the impetus for his memoir, River Bend Chronicle, recently published by UNCW’s imprint Lookout Books.      

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Local
11:04 am
Tue March 26, 2013

UNCW and Fayetteville VA Medical Center sign affiliation agreement

A new affiliation between UNCW and the Fayetteville VA Medical Center opens the door for students, researchers and VA staff to work collaboratively. The agreement, signed Monday, is a collaboration that aims to improve health care for veterans.

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Local
5:06 pm
Sun March 10, 2013

Business Brief: Madoff scandal highlights need for investor education

Diana B. Henriques, investigator reporter and author of The Wizard of Lies: Bernie Madoff and the Death of Trust
UNCW

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As a veteran New York Times Financial Reporter, Diana Henriques knew Bernie Madoff as a respected statesman of Wall Street – until December 11th, 2008.

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Local
6:07 am
Mon March 4, 2013

Business Brief: Educational institutions can help entrepreneurs increase chances for success

Business analysts have differing opinions on the percentage of small businesses that fail – but conventional wisdom puts the number at 80 percent. 

UNCW Chancellor Gary Miller and Cape Fear Community College President Ted Spring contend their institutions can help entrepreneurs increase their chance of success – thus spurring economic growth.   

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Local
5:32 am
Mon March 4, 2013

College leaders quantify support role for Titan Cement

UNCW, CFCC

When UNCW Chancellor Gary Miller and Cape Fear Community College President Ted Spring get together, they look for mutually beneficial ways to solve what they call their intractable problems.  They also explore avenues of economic growth for the region, which includes preparing students for a constantly evolving workplace. 

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