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On Thursday’s CoastLine, what are the impacts of early childhood trauma and is there a way to heal from it?  We’ll explore that with the New Hanover County Executive Director of Smart Start and The Carousel Center’s Clinical Supervisor.

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Archaeologists recently discovered nearly 900 unmarked graves in an African American cemetery in Southport. On Wednesday’s CoastLine, we’ll hear the stories of those buried there and learn about efforts to preserve the historic cemetery.

CoastLine: Retiree Entrepreneurship

Jul 16, 2015

Baby Boomers are once again leading a new trend: retiree entrepreneurship. Instead of giving up work at 60, they’re starting new careers based on their expertise and hobbies. This activity is especially evident in areas like the Cape Fear region, where many retired entrepreneurs have joined others in making a new lifestyle. We explore post-retirement work, especially starting new businesses, on today’s CoastLine.


This broadcast of CoastLine originally aired on July 2, 2014.  

Coal ash in North Carolina— What is it?  Why and how should we regulate it?  And how soon will we will see coal ash cleaned up? 

Coal ash grabbed the national spotlight back in February when a wastewater pipe burst at Duke Energy’s Eden Plant, spilling an estimated 39,000 tons into the Dan River.  What many news media outlets are commonly calling toxic sludge coated about 70 miles of that waterway, which winds along the North Carolina–Virginia border. 

This broadcast of CoastLine originally aired on June 24, 2014. 

Providing tax breaks to the film industry... statewide, it's a controversial topic. In Southeastern North Carolina, there's no question incentives have injected hundreds of thousands of dollars into the local economy through the boom in film production here. But plenty of state leaders from less film-centric areas aren't convinced the financial benefits of the industry extend statewide.