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At Monday night’s New Hanover Board of Commissioners meeting, members voted to continue conversations about tree mitigation along highway 421 until next month.
CoastLine: Climate-friendly yards can evolve in stages, forgo raking leaves, and more gardening wisdom with Barbara J. SullivanSure, you have a non-native invasive species, a beautiful plant, by the way, in a container on your back patio. There's no way it will wind up in a wild space, choking out native plants, depleting the local ecosystem, starving the pollinators. No way. Right? Wrong. Barbara J. Sullivan, who once was a traditional, English garden enthusiast, keeping things clipped, raked, and tucked, took her time accepting some of these ideas. She also implemented them in stages. As she explains, once you understand your private green space as part of an inseparable whole, you will never see it the same way again.
On this episode, we're joined by WHQR's own Rachel Keith to unpack her most recent investigative series looking at issues at Cape Fear Community College — and at the administration of President Jim Morton.
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- Report: NC rivers polluted with high amounts of toxic chemicals from industrial facilities
- New Hanover County commissioners unanimously approve $12-million building purchase for CFCC
- Pride and paperwork: Wilmington’s supportive housing network got tangled up in bureaucracy, vulnerable residents paid the price
- State Treasurer and CFCC Trustee want county’s removal of Jimmy Hopkins rescinded
- North Carolina lakes contaminated with coal ash for decades, new research finds
- Sen. Michael Lee files suit against Marcia Morgan to block campaign ads
Culture / Arts / Inside HQR
- Artist Janette K. Hopper’s newest exhibit, CAPTURED + CONSERVED, opens Thursday, October 6th and runs through October at Big Sky Design
- UNCW’s Theatre Department kicks off its 2022-2023 season with Diane Samuel’s "Kindertransport"
- Cinematique Presents: The Good Boss
- Cinematique Presents: Moonage Daydream
- Cinematique Presents: God’s Country
- The Cucalorus Film Foundation, a Wilmington-based non-profit, recently received two major award grants
Cape Fear Rundown
This week we talk to Ben Schachtman about what people are saying in the wake of last weekend's gun violence, then, we go to Kelly Kenoyer to talk about our "town hall" events, and finally, Grace joins us to talk about part one of our new investigation.
Port City Politics
On this episode: after years of planning, and numerous iterations, New Hanover County’s ambitious and controversial proposal to redevelop the downtown Wilmington library block as part of a public-private partnership has apparently reached the end of the road. When the proposal went in front of the Local Government Commission, it died for lack of a second vote to consider the project. Now, the county says it will go it alone.
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- Former FEMA director Craig Fugate weighs in as Biden visits Florida
- What independence for Puerto Rico could look like following natural disasters
- President Biden is in Florida meeting with people hit hard by Hurricane Ian
- Arizona's reinstated ban on abortions leaves providers and patients confused
- The FBI's new crime report is in, but it's incomplete
- Why worker productivity has fallen in the U.S.
- Hans Niemann is accused of cheating in more than 100 chess games. He's playing today
- An 'army' of line crews is reconnecting the power in Southwest Florida
- Halyna Hutchins' family settles with Alec Baldwin over cinematographer's death
- NC Read To Achieve summer camps did little for struggling young readers, report says
- Election 2022 Questions: How to vote by mail in NC
- Duke says clean energy plan will help climate goals, raise rates
- 2022 midterm elections in North Carolina: Breaking down NC General Assembly races
- 2022 midterm elections in North Carolina: Breaking down U.S. House races
- 2022 midterm elections in North Carolina: Breaking down statewide races
- 2022 North Carolina Voter Guide: Everything you need to know about early voting, mail-in ballots
- North Carolina academic growth measure shows Coulwood middle school is anything but average
- CMS dominates list of North Carolina schools with strongest academic progress
- Coastal scientist says storm damage is an opportunity to rethink how we rebuild