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On the table is an unprecedented state takeover of a private ferry system. At stake, the only public route for workers who staff the island — and actually outnumber residents seven-to-one. But as the town of Bald Head Island and the state wrangle over the deal, a new wrinkle has emerged: a potential private-party offer.
CoastLine: Palmyra Atoll, in the center of the Pacific Ocean, offers scientists a pristine ecosystem for studyOne of the most remote places on earth, Palmyra Atoll is in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. It's an outpost for conservation scientists to conduct research. On this episode, we find out what they're learning about how coral reefs thrive — and why that's important for a healthy ecosystem in water and on land.
The Newsroom: County Chair Julia Olson-Boseman, WHQR's Rachel Keith on the opioid crisis, and mask mandate reduxIn the first show of 2022, we tackle the opioid crisis — which is killing more Americans than ever before. Also, County Chairperson Julia Olson-Boseman on what's in store for the county this year. Then, Port City Daily journalist Alexandria Sands Williams looks behind the scenes on the county's mask mandate debate.
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- This week on The Newsroom: What's the way forward for affordable housing in New Hanover County?
- Questions about possible equity chief position get lukewarm response from CFCC President
- WPD launches internal investigation after police vehicle apparently filmed doing 'donuts' during ice storm
- Southeastern North Carolina preps for a freezing, icy evening
- Closings, preparations as a potentially dangerous ice storm is coming to the Cape Fear region
- Week of Jan. 17: Ice storm! Plus, Castle Street proposal fades away, duking it out over masks, again
Culture / Arts / Inside HQR
- WHQR arts reporter Cheril Lee talks to NPR film critic Bob Mondello
- Around Town with Rhonda Bellamy: Dwight Smith
- Cinematique Presents: Parallel Mothers
- Classical HQR is getting a new sound on January 24!
- Around Town with Rhonda Bellamy: Jason Mott
- An Evening with NPR Critics Eric Deggans and Bob Mondello
Port City Politics
On this episode we look back at another long, strange year — from the contentious sale of the hospital to the recent focus on what's being called 'community violence' to the sticky political mess that's spread alongside Covid.
- San Jose passes law requiring gun owners to get liability insurance
- The expanded child tax credit briefly slashed child poverty. Here's what else it did
- Gas stoves leak climate-warming methane even when they're off
- Patient who refused COVID vaccine was denied a heart transplant
- Amazon faces another union vote, this time at a Staten Island warehouse
- Prince Andrew again seeks dismissal of sexual abuse suit, demands a trial if it's not
- A Texas man is accused of selling gun used to take synagogue hostages
- Encore: On 'Company's Comin',' Leslie Jordan and gospel greats sing for joy
- A look at Justice Stephen Breyer's time on the Supreme Court — and what comes next
- A nor'easter could bring several inches of snow to the Northeast this weekend
- SCOTUS to hear challenge to race in college admissions, including UNC lawsuit
- Duke health experts: Persistent mask-wearing, more vaccine development could lead to endemic
- North Carolina, Virginia brace for blast of ice, snow
- Report: Raleigh officer fired 5 shots at man after I-440 crash
- Already delayed, North Carolina primary could now move to June
- Judge allows video release in shooting death of Fayetteville's Jason Walker
- Why the omicron surge poses a new and different threat to NC hospitals
- State court upholds GOP-drawn congressional, legislative maps
- EPA moves to crack down on dangerous coal ash storage ponds
- A group of North Carolina voters is disputing Madison Cawthorn's candidacy over Jan. 6