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The Wilmington Symphony Orchestra presents "Land & Sea," featuring works by Edward Elgar, Felix Mendelssohn, and Aaron Copland. Guest vocalist, Mezzo-Soprano Mary Gayle Greene, is said to have a voice like molten chocolate. 

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Brunswick County’s Board of Education is split into five districts.  Two of them have contests this year.  In District 5, John Thompson lost his primary to Republican Jerry Benton.  Now this political newcomer battles Democratic Challenger Joanne Levitan in November.

Fire in the Pines

Listen to Angie Carl from the Nature Conservancy and Cape Fear Ranger Bill Walker talk about Fire in the Pines. This annual celebration of Southeastern "fire forests" is bigger than ever this year, even though the burn ban due to Hurricane Florence dampens the fire part.

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Forward Motion Dance presents its yearly celebration of dance. This year, it's called "The Eclectic Collection," featuring dancers from the Cape Fear Area, guest choreographer Judy Greenhut, and new music from Wilmington composers. Listen above.

On Thursday’s CoastLine, meet the candidates for North Carolina’s 7th Congressional District. David Fallin, Dr. Kyle Horton, and Representative David Rouzer are on the CoastLine Candidate Interviews.

On Wednesday’s CoastLine, meet the incumbent running for re-election in North Carolina House District 18. Representative Deb Butler is with us for the CoastLine Candidate Interviews.

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Composer William Brittelle will be in Wilmington Sunday, October 14 for the premiere of Si Otsedoha (We're Still Here).  The North Carolina Symphony and the Cherokee Chamber Singers will perform this new work at the Wilson Center at 7:30pm. 

Hurricane Florence barreled into the Cape Fear region less than one month ago.  Now, the remnants of Michael are bringing more wind, rain, and possible flooding to southeastern North Carolina.

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Representative Frank Iler has served North Carolina’s House District 17 for four-and-a-half terms; he is now seeking his fifth.  The district includes most of Brunswick County – about 72% of it.  The remainder of Brunswick County joins about a quarter of neighboring New Hanover County to make up House District 18 – which is served by Democratic Representative Deb Butler. 

Sunny Day/Hannah Kol

Julius Cole Rassin-called Cole by his family and many of his friends-passed away at the age of 22 in February this year. Cole was an actor, a musician, and a prolific songwriter. He left behind so much music, and his friend Hannah decided to record six of his songs in tribute to his life and talent.

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Yana Kiziryan has two children. The youngest, Eddy, looks just like his cab-driving grandfather, Edward Agababian.

Edward drove a taxi in San Francisco. He loved it and dreamed of owning a medallion. These little tin permits used to be awarded on seniority. But to try to balance its transportation budget after the 2008 financial crisis, San Francisco started selling the medallions for 250,000 dollars a pop.

This was still a good deal. With a medallion, drivers could make between 5 and 7 grand a month. So Edward took out a loan and bought one.

Colorado voters next month will decide how close is too close when it comes to oil and gas drilling. A statewide ballot measure known as Proposition 112 would keep new wells dramatically farther away from homes and schools, expanding the distance from a 500 foot minimum to 2,500 feet, the biggest statewide setback requirement in the country. It's a change the industry says would threaten its very existence.

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