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Even though public records law doesn’t apply to the internal sharing of documents, the Wilmington Police Department asked city departments to file requests through the clerk’s office, saying it wanted to prevent employees from “requesting information for personal means.”
Nina Repeta is forever recognizable as Bessie Potter, the older sister of Katie Holmes’ character on the iconic TV show, Dawson’s Creek, which continues to find new generations of fans. She's also appeared in several episodes of Matlock (and died several times), Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (NOT Fried Green Tomatoes), and Radioland Murders.
WHQR's Rachel Keith sits down with Dr. Aswani Volety, UNCW's new chancellor. And WECT investigative reporter Michael Praats helps unpack the history of the Wilmington crime lab — and new allegations about why the Sheriff's office took over managing it.
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- A closer look at the mental health services offered in New Hanover County schools
- Sokoto House graduates inaugural class of Community Health Workers
- CFR: The latest on NHCS, investigating slumlords, and community health workers
Culture / Arts / Inside HQR
- On August 31st, Kimberly Sherman, local Historian, Educator and Writer is giving a lecture at the Burgwin-Wright House called “Behind Enemy Lines: Women in Revolutionary Wilmington, 1775-1783
- Elaine Cynthia Brown Gives Poetry Reading at WHQR's MC Erny Gallery
- Around Town with Rhonda Bellamy: Chandler Davis
- "Wings Up for Wilmington" is accepting applications through mid-August
- In the MC Erny Gallery, "Nature Observed: Work by Abby Spangel Perry & Andy Wood"
- The Wilma Daniels Gallery at Cape Fear Community College is presenting Eden Village: A Collective Exhibition through September 2nd
Cape Fear Rundown
This week we meet Grace Vitaglione, WHQR's new Community Fellow, and speak to her about what she's excited to work on and bring in Kelly Kenoyer to talk about wind farm development. Then, finally, Ben Schachtman joins us to talk about PolitiFact and fact-checking.
Port City Politics
On this episode: the personal allegations against New Hanover County Chairwoman Julia Olson-Boseman aren't pretty, and some might dismiss them as tabloid fodder. But they help paint a broader picture of the financial and ethical choices made by one of the region's most powerful local elected officials.
- Starbucks asks for a nationwide pause in mail-in union votes, alleging misconduct
- Scientists scramble to explain why western Alaska wild salmon stocks are low
- It's been more than 50 years since Congress created a federal family planning program
- Gravel bike racing focuses on diversity and inclusion and its popularity soars
- Coastal towns are making it more difficult for the public to get to the shore
- After the rise of BLM, Black students and their families are heading back to HBCUs
- Sen. Rand Paul wants to repeal the Espionage Act amid the Mar-a-Lago investigation
- R. Kelly is going on trial in Chicago after being convicted in New York
- Why scientists have pumped a potent greenhouse gas into streams on public lands
- For this 89-year-old Gullah Geechee chef, cooking is about heart
- Deputies made hourly patrols of sheriff’s house for three years, ex-captain says. Was it needed?
- Sprite's switch from green to clear plastic is welcomed, but is it enough?
- Offshore wind projected to bring at least 14,000 jobs to North Carolina
- Officials tour Gastonia flood project, announce federal grants
- As the climate warms, we can't overlook threat of nighttime heat
- For experimental guitarist Tashi Dorji, the song never remains the same
- Three Charlotte-area counties will defy NC school calendar law and open early
- Teacher group and NC education officials trade strong words on licensure and pay
- NC Democrats are not done trying to keep the ultra-progressive Green Party off the 2022 ballot.
- Meet one of North Carolina's newest residents: the nine-banded armadillo