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Last week Port City United, New Hanover County’s department in charge of addressing community violence and need, held an event aimed in part at giving justice-involved individuals a second chance.
Tom Ericson closed his well-loved garden supply store, The Transplanted Garden, in 2022 for personal reasons. But he's sharing his expertise on what to plant in the (slightly!) colder winter months, what your winter garden to-do list should look like, and why pruning hydrangeas can remove the coming blooms.
On today’s show, we’re talking about the crucial and sometimes contentious relationship between journalists and public information officers. At stake: the ability of a free press to function — and of the public to stay informed about what their government is doing. So, no pressure.
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Culture / Arts / Inside HQR
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Cape Fear Rundown
This week, Grace gives us an update on the Thermo Fisher purchase, which leads us right into a conversation with Ben about the LGC, and finally, Kelly gives us an update on North Carolina's carbon plan!
Port City Politics
NHC struggles with its library's growing homeless population. Plus, the reality of fentanyl exposure riskOn today’s episode, we’re unpacking the latest on the county’s effort to address homelessness — specifically, the growing population of unsheltered people congregating at the downtown Wilmington library. Plus, a look at an ongoing trend of law enforcement officers being exposed to fentanyl. It’s a powerful opioid, 50 times stronger than heroin — but is it strong enough for trace amounts on the skin to knock someone out?
- Oregon kidnapping suspect dies of self-inflicted gunshot, police say
- Cleaner, healthier gas burners were developed decades ago. Why aren't they available?
- New York's AG is suing for fraud after some nursing home owners took large profits
- Doug Williams talks this historic Super Bowl matchup of two Black quarterbacks
- A look at how inflation may be starting to ease
- The city of Memphis preparing for the funeral of Tyre Nichols
- The controversy surrounding Andrea Riseborough's Oscar nomination
- After more than 20 years, a major arthritis drug is about to face cheaper competition
- COVID's emergency status ends in May. Here's how it will impact funding and policies
- California opposes the water use plan between the states that share Colorado River
- Duke Energy's solar rebates end with a final lottery and waiting list
- Advocates worry of looming mental health crisis inside North Carolina prisons
- Duke Energy proposes two new programs to help customers use renewable energy
- Gaston County lithium mine gets another extension for state permit
- Study says a regional energy market could prevent blackouts
- Battles over abortion, veto overrides loom as legislative work gets underway in Raleigh
- Snowboarding isn't new to North Carolina, but younger riders are putting it on the map
- Tiffany Jackson muscled her way from opera houses to bodybuilding stages to Western Carolina University
- NC Superintendent Catherine Truitt on staffing shortages, teacher pay and more
- The future of ski in NC: Resorts battle warmer temperatures as industry adjusts to new reality