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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- State Treasurer and CFCC Trustee want county’s removal of Jimmy Hopkins rescinded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 Kelly Kenoyer about updates from the Wilmington Housing Authority, then we talk to Grace Vitaglione about DEQ's latest move against PFAS, and, finally, Ben Schachtman about a bus tour to explore the four-year anniversary of Hurricane Florence.
Port City Politics
CFCC, the Bank of America building, and Jimmy Hopkin's unceremonious removal from the Board of TrusteesOn this episode, two interwoven stories revolving around the potential purchase of the former Bank of America building in downtown Wilmington by New Hanover County on behalf of Cape Fear Community College — and the abrupt removal of trustee Jimmy Hopkins from his longtime post on the CFCC Board.
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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
- Why worker productivity has fallen in the U.S.
- The FBI's new crime report is in, but it's incomplete
- 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
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- 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