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EPA Unveils Its Plans For Battling GenX, PFAS

The Environmental Protection Agency Thursday announced plans to regulate a set of chemicals including GenX found in the drinking water system of the Cape Fear Region, and across much of the country.

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New Hanover County’s NAACP celebrates its 100th anniversay this year.  Founded nationally in 1909, the local chapter of the National Association For The Advancement of Colored People launched ten years later. 

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New Hanover County redistricting of its high schools is complete; as for middle schools, the process continues.  The Board of Education plans to assign middle school and elementary school students in 2021.

Join other Public Radio lovers, WHQR Community Advisory Board, staff, board and friends at Good Hops Brewery in Carolina Beach on Monday, February 25th, from 5pm to 7pm. Located just over Snows Cut Bridge across from the Carolina Beach State Park, come celebrate your community focused non-profit radio station while drinking local brews, enjoying great company, and relaxing (with a beautiful beer garden)!

 

The next edition of WHQR's Soup To Nuts Live! will feature Sylvia Johns Ritchie & Class Act on Thursday, February 28th at 7:30 pm (doors open 6:30 pm) in the MC Erny Gallery at 254 N. Front St. in downtown Wilmington. Price: $10 suggested donation at the door. Reserve a seat by sending an email to soup@whqr.org or call 910-343-1640 during regular business hours. 

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Donald Antrim is a MacArthur Genius.  He’s written three novels, Elect Mr. Robinson For A Better World, The Hundred Brothers, and The Verificationist.  

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Wilmington’s music scene is “on fire.”  That’s according to one of our guests on this edition of CoastLine.  

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The Wilmington City Council unanimously approved a special use permit for The Healing Place of New Hanover County.  Last night’s meeting was the seventh time the decision on this abstinence-only facility has come before Council. 

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The Cape Fear Opioid Overdose Quick Response Team is a pilot program funded for two years by the North Carolina General Assembly. Local officials say that six months in – it appears to be working.  WHQR has more on the team’s progress report – which came out today.

It was February 28th, 2013, nearly six years ago, that WHQR broadcast the pilot episode of CoastLine.  It was an hour on what was then the hottest topic in town:  the debate about opening a cement plant in Castle Hayne.  

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Monday, February 11th

The MC Erny Gallery

On Monday, February 11th, at NOON in the MC Erny Gallery, Ben Steelman of Wilmington's StarNews will sit down with author and travel writer Jason Frye to discuss his several works.  

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that its February 24 live broadcast of the Oscars will include four cinematography awards, reversing a decision to present them during commercial breaks.

Television viewers of the 91st Academy Awards will see presenters open the envelopes, and winners make their way to the stage and give speeches for best cinematography, film editing, live action short, and makeup and hairstyling.

Journalists at the Hartford Courant have won the right to organize, just four days after they asked parent company Tribune Publishing to recognize the union. Organizers at the Connecticut newspaper had also filed a petition for a union election with the National Labor Relations Board.

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