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Development on the west bank of the Cape Fear River has been discussed for a long time, but in recent years, projects have come forward to the county to consider. Last week, a second work session was held to discuss potential zoning changes to continue development while addressing concerns.
The suburban monoculture dominated largely by traditional lawns could be accelerating climate change and species extinction. Supporting biodiversity by installing native trees, shrubs, and other plants means you are directly supporting the systems on which human life depends. Yes, human life.On this edition of CoastLine, we explore native plants – what they are in southeastern North Carolina, the impact they have on climate change and biodiversity, and how to put more of them in your environment.
WHQR's Rachel Keith sits down with Dr. Aswani Volety, UNCW's new chancellor. And WECT investigative reporter Michael Praats helps unpack the history of the Wilmington crime lab — and new allegations about why the Sheriff's office took over managing it.
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- Coast Guard contractor wraps Wilmington bulkhead work, temporary Riverwalk modifications up next
- WB lifeguards place 3rd in mid-beach division at nationals, Mo Peacock wins title in 'beach flags'
- NHRMC escapes 'immediate jeopardy,' but morale issues linger; the latest on Olson-Boseman
- What's life after prison like? LINC 're-entry simulation' maps out the post-incarceration struggle
- Wilmington City Council approves $2.5 million in APRA funding for "DigitalBridge" jobs program
- New allegations say commissioner took $118,000 from joint account with wife days after contempt ruling
Culture / Arts / Inside HQR
- On August 31st, Kimberly Sherman, local Historian, Educator and Writer is giving a lecture at the Burgwin-Wright House called “Behind Enemy Lines: Women in Revolutionary Wilmington, 1775-1783
- Elaine Cynthia Brown Gives Poetry Reading at WHQR's MC Erny Gallery
- Around Town with Rhonda Bellamy: Chandler Davis
- "Wings Up for Wilmington" is accepting applications through mid-August
- In the MC Erny Gallery, "Nature Observed: Work by Abby Spangel Perry & Andy Wood"
- The Wilma Daniels Gallery at Cape Fear Community College is presenting Eden Village: A Collective Exhibition through September 2nd
Cape Fear Rundown
This week we meet Grace Vitaglione, WHQR's new Community Fellow, and speak to her about what she's excited to work on and bring in Kelly Kenoyer to talk about wind farm development. Then, finally, Ben Schachtman joins us to talk about PolitiFact and fact-checking.
Port City Politics
On this episode, a look at some big fiscal questions. First up, WECT investigative reporter Michael Praats is following the legal and financial issues dogging New Hanover County Chairwoman Julia Olson-Boseman. Then, WHQR and WECT continue to look into the salary of Cape Fear Community College President Jim Morton, which is trending ever higher. And a look at New Hanover County’s Project Grace — the county hopes to win the state over with a rosy financial prediction of the project’s economic benefits, but will the state go for it?
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