WHQR's Coastline

On Wednesday’s CoastLine, meet Ken Dull -- who’s seeking a seat on Wrightsville Beach’s Board of Alderman. Delores Coe is also here, running for Town Council in Kure Beach. We’re also talking to a UNCW political scientist about municipal elections. And we’re taking your questions on the CoastLine Candidate Interviews.

On Thursday’s CoastLine Candidate Interviews, Sarah Friede and JoDan Garza are running for Carolina Beach’s Town Council. We’ll also hear from Joe Benson, a contender for Mayor of Carolina Beach. And we’re taking your questions.

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.

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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.