Hannah Breisinger

Substance-Recovery Program Sees Success, May Serve as State Model

Correction: A mistake in this story states that the program was funded by the City of Wilmington. The city was awarded the money by the state, via an appropriation from the NC General Assembly. It then co-tracked the work to Coastal Horizons. An innovative substance-recovery program in Wilmington, designed to tackle the national opioid epidemic, is seeing promising results. Just over a year into its pilot run, program leaders hope it will serve as a model across North Carolina.

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Vince Winkel

August's Bottega Live features two talented Wilmington bands – The Male Men and Tennis Elbow.   WHQR's Bottega Live airs each month in conjunction with downtown Wilmington’s Fourth Friday Gallery Walk.

Daphne Holmes, Curator of Public Programs at the Cameron Art Museum and Primus Robinson, President of the Cape Fear Jazz Society, join Rhonda Bellamy in the studio to discuss the upcoming Jazz at the CAM series and so much more.

On Thursday’s CoastLine: Beneath The Surface, it’s an exploration with Better Angels -- a national organization seeking to depolarize Americans. What happens when the reds and the blues don their colors? Tune in to find out...

On Wednesday’s CoastLine, it’s a conversation with Chief Investigative Correspondent at Yahoo! News Michael Isikoff.  We’ll explore his recent book and podcast – and find out why conspiracy theories can have a powerful hold on the American psyche. 

Vince Winkel

In New Hanover County, thousands of people are at risk of being exposed to methyl bromide. That’s an odorless, colorless, toxic gas used in log fumigation. Logs have to be treated before they can be shipped overseas. The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality is changing its regulations involving methyl bromide. 

Vince Winkel


It’s not too late to receive crisis counseling from Hurricane Florence. A state-wide hurricane counseling program, Hope 4 NC, is still up and running, thanks to a $12.2 million federal grant announced by Governor Roy Cooper in April. Today, the program has made contact with 287,000 individuals in 28 North Carolina counties.

Vince Winkel

Flooding is a concern in the Cape Fear region. Even more so with last week’s announcement from the National Hurricane Center: the remaining storm season could be busier than usual. This week New Hanover County residents heard from flood experts on ways to prepare property and qualify for flood insurance discounts. 

It's the end of an era for Theatre Now, Wilmington's award-winning dinner and children's theater complex and they're going out with a proverbial bang, Clue the Musical. Around Town’s Rhonda Bellamy speaks with Alisa Harris, the owner and producer of Theatre Now.

Hannah Breisinger


School safety is a collaborative effort. That was the biggest takeaway from a safety summit held by New Hanover County Schools this week. The event featured panel members from specialized areas, including local law enforcement, the county health department, and student support -- to emphasize the importance of county, faculty, and parent involvement in student well-being.

Vince Winkel

New Hanover County Commissioners on Monday voted to approve a $20 million loan to help keep the Wilmington International Airport's terminal expansion and renovation project moving forward. In addition, the board brought back a commission that had been eliminated nine years ago. 

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An Iranian oil tanker that's been at the center of a diplomatic drama between the United States and Iran is back on the move six weeks after being seized off the coast of Gibraltar.

The Grace 1 was seized by British authorities in July at the request of the U.S. due to suspicions that it was bringing oil to Syria in violation of European Union sanctions.

American business owners weigh in on the most recent escalation in the U.S.-China trade war.

NPR's Michel Martin speaks to former U.S. Secretary of Commerce Carlos Gutierrez about the latest developments in the US-China trade war.

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with law professor Seth Stoughton about California's new law restricting law enforcement's use of deadly force.

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NPR's Michel Martin speaks with filmmaker Liza Mandelup about her latest movie, which follows a teenage boy in rural Tennessee as he strives to become a social media influencer.

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