GenX: Exposure Study Results Released In Wilmington

This week participants in a GenX exposure study began receiving their test results. Some 345 New Hanover County residents took part in the study, giving blood, urine, and tap water samples late last year. The North Carolina State researchers behind the study are in Wilmington this week to explain the results.

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The Cape Fear Chorale marks 20 years of bringing free concerts to the Cape Fear region this Sunday, November 18. Over seventy voices and nearly three dozen musicians celebrate royally with a performance of "Gloria," "Te Deum," "Palladio," and "Adiamos" by Welsch composer Sir Karl Jenkins.

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The final four performances of the play Getting Out are this weekend at UNCW’s Mainstage Theatre, produced by the theatre department. The show is by playwright Marsha Norman, who also penned the Pulitzer Prize-winning “'night, Mother.” This play, like “'night, Mother,” delves into the darker terrain of the human experience.

This week participants in a GenX exposure study began receiving their test results. Some 345 New Hanover County residents took part in the study, giving blood, urine, and tap water samples late last year.  The  North Carolina State researchers behind the study are in Wilmington this week to explain the results.

Carteret Community College

Community colleges can be an alternative to traditional universities for students. They’re an option for people not interested in 4-year degrees – but who want to learn a trade and get a credential.  While there is a clear shift towards this vocational business model, community college officials with Cape Fear, Brunswick, and Carteret Community Colleges say college transfer students – people who go on to pursue 4-year degrees -- are still more than half of the student body. 

Tracey Lind

The Very Reverend Tracey Lind is visiting Wilmington Wednesday, November 14 to speak at St. James Parish at 7:00pm. The topic is the Spirituality of Dementia. Tracey has experienced dementia through several family members—and now, first hand.

The 2018 mid-term elections brought historic turnout across the country and in North Carolina.  Across the state, more than 52% of registered voters cast ballots.  That’s in line with the local numbers:  New Hanover County turnout was at 51%, Pender County saw a 50% turnout, but Brunswick County's number was even higher at 57%. 

The Wilmington Music Festival brings an impressive array of musicians together this year: Violinist Igor Pikayzen; pianists Joel A. Martin, Barry Salwen, and Aza Sydykov; tenor Michael Rallis, and soprano Nikoleta Rallis.

Wildlife runs from Monday, December 10 thru Wednesday, December 12. It screens Monday to Wednesday at 7pm with an additional screening on Wednesday at 4pm in Thalian Hall’s Main Theatre.

 

The Old Man and The Gun runs from Monday, November 26 thru Wednesday, November 28. It screens Monday to Wednesday at 7pm with an additional screening on Wednesday at 4pm in Thalian Hall’s Main Theatre.

Mark Camphouse

Wilmington Symphonic Winds (WSW) commissioned a new work by acclaimed composer Mark Camphouse in 2016. The piece, titled "Gehrig," makes its premiere tonight, Friday, 11/9, at Kenan Auditorium at 7:30pm. Camphouse is in town to conduct the new work.

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For the first time since women have been allowed to apply, a female soldier is one step closer to becoming a member of the Green Berets.

The Army opened its special operations jobs to women in 2016 but none has ever made it passed the initial Special Forces Assessment and Selection process, a 24-day program designed to push soldiers to the brink of mental and physical exhaustion.

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Screenwriter William Goldman died last night at the age of 87. He's responsible for the scripts for more than 30 movies, including classics like "Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid" and "The Princess Bride." NPR's Neda Ulaby has our remembrance.

Washington, D.C., got its first snowfall of the season this week. And at Smithsonian's National Zoo, at least one animal was really, really excited about it.

The FDA has proposed restricting flavored e-cigarettes and banning menthol cigarettes, which are disproportionately smoked by African-Americans. 

After World War II,  cigarette companies were trying to figure out how to market to a still segregated but new black middle class.  They found 5 percent of blacks preferred menthol, as compared to 3 percent of whites, said Phillip Gardiner, who studies tobacco use for the University of California.

"They said, well, we could use that little difference. They had different smokes for different folks," he said.

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