CoastLine​, a call-in, variety news show airs Wednesdays from 12:06 pm - 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  

On the next CoastLine:  There are about 350 children in foster care in New Hanover County.  How did they get there and what is being done to help them find secure and permanent homes? What are the long lasting effects of this upheaval during their formative years? We'll talk with Liz Kachris-Jones of Guardian ad Litem and Neely Poelling of New Hanover County's Department of Social Services. 

CoastLine phone:  910.343.1138 


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


6:22 pm
Wed March 18, 2015

CoastLine: Third Wave Feminism Still Struggles with Wage Gap, Glass Ceiling

Women Suffragists Picketing in front of the White House in 1917.
Library of Congress

March is Womens’ History Month.  

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3:51 pm
Wed March 11, 2015

CoastLine: Are Terminal Groins Key to the Expensive Problem of Shoreline Management?

Terminal groins are hardened structures designed to control the movement of sand and slow erosion on beaches. 

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4:24 pm
Wed March 4, 2015

CoastLine: Bringing Human Trafficking out of the Shadows

This January, a jury convicted a Wilmington man of two counts of transporting young women across state lines with the intent to force them into prostitution. 

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5:33 pm
Wed February 25, 2015

CoastLine: Black History Month II - How Treatment of History Informs Current Cultural Conversation

The "Doll Test" from the video "American Denial"

It’s the last week of Black History Month in 2015.

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5:48 pm
Wed February 4, 2015

CoastLine: Higher Education in the Cape Fear Region

In less than one year, the Cape Fear region has witnessed the resignations of half a dozen high-profile members of the leadership at UNCW. 

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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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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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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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4:21 pm
Wed December 3, 2014

CoastLine: Modernizing Transportation in the Cape Fear

As the populations of Brunswick, Pender, and New Hanover Counties continue to swell, accommodating the movement of people and goods requires much more creativity and innovation than just widening roads or building more of them. 

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4:39 pm
Wed November 19, 2014

CoastLine: NHC's Special Use Permit - Environmental Gatekeeper or Economic Liability?

The Special Use Permit is only about three years old in New Hanover County. 

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