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Salvation Army asks Wilmington for $1.3 million for road to new campus, but funding is likely to be complicated
The Salvation Army is asking the City of Wilmington — which is flush with federal funding from the American Rescue Plan act — to help it pay for a road for its new campus off of Martin Luther King, Jr. Parkway. But the ask is more complicated than it might seem, and is far from a sure thing.
CoastLine: Stephen Hayes seeks to make Black bodies more human through his art; Cameron Art Museum unveils new Hayes work honoring U.S. Colored TroopsOn this episode of CoastLine we talk with Sculptor Stephen Hayes about his mission: to make Black bodies more human in the eyes of the world. The Cameron Art Museum commissioned a work from Hayes to commemorate a group of unsung African-American heroes: the United States Colored Troops who fought the Battle of Forks Road on the current site of the CAM. It's a skirmish that led to the fall of Wilmington and ultimately, the end of the Civil War. Our conversation with Hayes can be hard to hear sometimes due to our remote Zoom recording, but it's worth fighting through.
On this episode: Over the last three years, rumors have circulated, alleging a toxic workplace at CFCC under the administration of President Jim Morton. In early 2020, WECT published a report with on-the-record allegations, but it seems little has changed. Now, new reporting from WHQR's Rachel Keith goes deeper than ever into issues at the college.
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Culture / Arts / Inside HQR
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- RESCHEDULED (Virtual) Prologue: Siege of the Seven Sins by Emily Colin, December 13
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Port City Politics
Week of August 30 - School shooting, Tru Color's George Taylor Jr. speaks, and the mask mandate hearingOn this episode, a shooting at New Hanover High School, George Taylor Jr. defends Tru Colors' mission, and the mask mandate hearing brings unhinged Holocaust comparisons.
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- Johnson & Johnson Says Its Booster Shot Provides Increased Protection From COVID-19
- Doctor Who Defied State's Abortion Law Is Sued, Launching A Legality Test Of The Ban
- News Brief: Biden's U.N. Speech, Texas Abortion Lawsuits, Debt Politics
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