Coastline

CoastLine​, a call-in, variety news show airs Wednesdays from 12pm - 1pm on WHQR.

Every week, we’ll look into issues that matter in the Cape Fear Region. Host Rachel Lewis Hilburn will interview expert guests and invite you to join the conversation.

Tell us what topics you would like discussed on CoastLine. Email thoughts and suggestions to coastline@whqr.org.  

On the next show: We're taking a closer look at the future. New Hanover County, the City of Wilmington, and Focus NC are all developing long-range plans that they hope will guide development and sustainable growth. 

But what are these plans all about? Where are they really taking us? Are the issue that you care about included in what will become the governing vision for the region? And why are all these entities creating comprehensive plans? If you're lost in planning confusion, join us for the next CoastLine, Wednesday, January 28 at noon. We'll unpack the city, county and tri-county area. 

The show is a live broadcast. Listeners are invited to call, email, or tweet questions and comments during the show:

CoastLine phone:  910.343.1138 
Email:  coastline@whqr.org

CoastLine comment line (leave a question or comment anytime): 910-361-COAST

Twitter: @coastlinehqr 

CoastLine is produced by Ken Campbell and hosted by Rachel Lewis Hilburn.

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Wednesday, January 28 at Noon
12:31 pm
Thu January 22, 2015

On the Next CoastLine: Long Term Plans for the Cape Fear Region

On the next CoastLine: We're taking a closer look at the future.

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Wednesday, January 21 at Noon
12:42 pm
Fri January 16, 2015

On the Next CoastLine: The Future of Vertex Rail in Cape Fear

It was a top business headline in the Cape Fear Region last year: Vertex Rail is coming to Wilmington and creating 1,300 jobs. Some of those jobs will be filled through Hometown Hires, a new initiative intended to break the cycle of poverty in the Cape Fear Region. 

On the next CoastLine, Vertex CEO Donald Croteau with his personal story - and the principles behind his business - and District Attorney Ben David, creator of Hometown Hires. 

Be sure to call, email or tweet your comments to:

Twitter: @coastlinehqr

Email: coastline@whqr.org

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4:32 pm
Wed January 14, 2015

CFCC Bond Vote Set For Tuesday; Zapple Supportive, Watkins Conflicted

(left) Skip Watkins (R); (right) Rob Zapple (D); New Hanover County Commissioners sworn in December 22, 2014

New Hanover County Commissioners are likely to decide next week whether to green-light the issuance of a $40 million bond to pay for construction and repair projects at Cape Fear Community College. 

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Local
4:18 pm
Wed January 14, 2015

CoastLine: Commissioners Watkins & Zapple on CFCC Bond, Special Use Permits, and Community Policing

Seating the two newest commissioners in New Hanover County has been anything but smooth. 

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Wednesday, January 14 at Noon
2:11 pm
Thu January 8, 2015

On the Next CoastLine: Skip Watkins and Rob Zapple

Skip Watkins, Rob Zapple

New Hanover County has a fully-functioning board of commissioners for the first time in four years. Major decisions that stalled due to deadlocked votes could be re-visited…

On the next CoastLine meet New Hanover County’s two newest commissioners sworn in last month, Skip Watkins and Rob Zapple. We’ll find out what issues are on their minds and what perspectives they bring...

Ask a question of your new county commissioners by emailing coastline@whqr.org and listen for CoastLine live, this Wednesday at noon on HQR News at 91.3 FM.

Local
4:55 pm
Wed January 7, 2015

NC Reps. Hamilton and Davis Circumspect on Economic & Film Incentive Traction in Raleigh

North Carolina House of Representatives
www.ncleg.net

As North Carolina legislators gear up for a new session, Governor Pat McCrory says economic incentives are his Number One priority.   

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Local
4:31 pm
Wed January 7, 2015

CoastLine: Legislative Look-Ahead with Reps. Ted Davis and Susi Hamilton

North Carolina lawmakers head back to Raleigh January 14th to elect House and Senate leaders. 

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Local
2:57 pm
Wed December 17, 2014

CoastLine: Feed at the Holiday Trough!

When it's time to prepare for the holiday season, one of the richest and most inspiring elements can be holiday food.

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Local
1:12 pm
Thu December 11, 2014

Outgoing Secretary of Commerce: Film Workers Should Stay Engaged in the Political Process

Billy Hathorn

It didn’t take long for local film workers to see a drop in production after North Carolina legislators re-structured the incentive – changing it from a tax rebate to a fixed grant fund. 

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Local
1:05 pm
Thu December 11, 2014

CoastLine: Film Incentive Change Slowing 2015 Production

The debate over film incentives in North Carolina erupted on the public stage last year when two state Representatives – Rick Catlin from New Hanover County and Chris Millis of Pender County – sponsored a bill that would fundamentally change the structure of the tax rebate. 

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