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The survey results showed concerns about some schools being less safe than others, the effectiveness of reporting problems, bullying being taken seriously, and difficulty in finding information during emergencies.
CoastLine: Film Special Effects Coordinator Will Purcell on Home Alone, why the death of Brandon Lee affected him so deeply, and how film is likely to changeAfter watching his dad work in special effects for years, Will Purcell started his career on a Chuck Norris film in 1984: Invasion USA. He went on to work on dozens of productions, including The Crow, Scream 5, Gerald’s Game, The Strangers, Cabin Fever 2, Under the Dome, Young Guns, and Max Steel. He counts himself lucky, he says, because he plays for work. It’s never the same old grind at the office, and he often makes it up as he goes along.
This week WHQR launched an investigative series into the Wilmington Housing Authority, looking at systemic mismanagement and miscommunication that's led to mold infestation getting out of control. On this episode of The Newsroom, co-hosted by WHQR's Ben Schachtman and Kelly Kenoyer, we'll put the pieces together, and dig even deeper into the story.
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On this episode of the podcast: The 2021 municipal elections end with a lot of familiar faces — and a few surprises. Plus, Wilmington's Historic Preservation Commission wants the state to beef up the city's power to prevent demolition of historic buildings, why Jonathan Barfield didn't recuse himself from a vote to fix up the cul-de-sac where his father lives, and once more unto the breach for the county's mask mandate.
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- Law professor on his amicus brief in support of Mississippi overturning Roe v. Wade
- Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker says he won't be running for reelection
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- 15-year-old charged in Michigan school shooting
- Public health messaging about omicron will be vital to curb conspiracy theories
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- As omicron spreads, vaccine inequity risks creating further variants
- 'Colorization' explores the history of Black artists in Hollywood
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