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The 2017 lawsuit was aimed at getting the state to provide community-based support, allowing people to stay in their homes and near family and friends — instead of being forced into institutional settings. The state's Department of Health and Human Services is pushing back against a recent judge's order, saying it has its own plan to achieve that goal.
CoastLine
  • There's a food security plan in development through NC State's Cooperative Extension in New Hanover County. There's a grass-roots volunteer project that collects food from neighbors for monthly porch drops. Mike Claxton offers observations from one of the larger food pantries in Brunswick County. Cierra Washington of the Northside Food Cooperative talks about a deeper approach to feeding people. These efforts are all making a real difference in peoples' lives in the Cape Fear region. And, yes, hunger persists in one of the wealthiest parts of North Carolina.
The Newsroom
  • On this episode: Rachel Keith helps unpack the Republican's sweep of the New Hanover County Board of Education. The four GOP candidates will effectively be able to make policy in the coming years — what might that look like? Then, Kelly Kenoyer joins us to get Republican and Democratic political perspectives on the 2022 election from Chase Horton, who ran Michael Lee’s campaign, and Carter Jewell, who ran Amy Block DeLoach’s campaign.
Cape Fear Rundown
Port City Politics
  • On this episode, we welcome our first guest, Will Knecht, chairman of New Hanover County's Republican Party. We'll ask him about his party's strong showing in the 2022 election, and how he handles divergent, and sometimes extreme, views within the party. Plus: a story over two years in the making, featuring disturbing audio of three racist officers fired from the Wilmington Police Department.