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On this episode, we welcome the new (and returning) faces as New Hanover County commissioners and school board members are sworn in – and take a lot at some of the power dynamics that played out as they elected chairs and vice-chairs. Then, Wilmington’s elected officials (who don’t have to worry about an election for a few more months), score free concert tickets! Plus, a word about the recent spate of threats – and a “weird” story for the road.
Sea levels are rising. Storms are intensifying. And the world’s sandy beaches and dunes are more important than ever for the protection of coastal environments. And yet sand mining is on the increase — much of it for beach nourishment. But is beach nourishment doing what we want it do? And is the public money used for beach protection actually preserving a public resource for the public good?
On this episode: Rachel Keith helps unpack the Republican's sweep of the New Hanover County Board of Education. The four GOP candidates will effectively be able to make policy in the coming years — what might that look like? Then, Kelly Kenoyer joins us to get Republican and Democratic political perspectives on the 2022 election from Chase Horton, who ran Michael Lee’s campaign, and Carter Jewell, who ran Amy Block DeLoach’s campaign.
More Local News
- NHCSO charges 12-year-old for Holly Shelter Middle School hoax call
- Update: Incumbent Pete Wildeboer unanimously elected as chair of New Hanover County school board
- NHCSO: Another hoax suspected after active shooter threat locks down Holly Shelter Middle School
- A closer look at NHCS's attrition rate: Issues include pay, support, and respect
- Bill Rivenbark named NHC Commissioner chair, newly-elected LeAnn Pierce named vice-chair
- One-Day Pledge Drive 2022
Culture / Arts / Inside HQR
- Cinematique Presents: The Banshees of Inisherin
- Around Town with Rhonda Bellamy: Filmmaker Linda Royal
- Holiday Programming 2022
- "Waterproof" is the next offering in the North Carolina Filmmaker Series
- Homemade Holiday Shorts 2022 is SOLD OUT
- The UNCW Department of Theatre is presenting "Fight Girl Battle World"
Cape Fear Rundown
Welcome back! This week had a lot of big developments, and we were on it here at WHQR. Rachel Keith kicks us off with school board highlights from this past Tuesday, Ben comes in for the assist with explaining how the UNC system works, and for the touchdown, rent hikes with Kelly Kenoyer. That's right, we're doing football metaphors!
Port City Politics
- Sen. Kyrsten Sinema is leaving the Democratic Party
- Here's what Sinema's switch from Democrat to independent could mean for the Senate
- As Brittney Griner comes home, one man continues to fight for his brother's return
- Brittney Griner is back home in the U.S. after a prisoner swap with Russia
- As Democrats look elsewhere, Republicans are keeping Iowa first
- The first Gen Z member of Congress was denied a D.C. apartment due to bad credit
- Because of Wisconsin's abortion ban, one mother gave up trying for another child
- Morning news brief
- Ukraine is calling for a boycott of 'The Nutcracker.' Ballet companies aren't budging
- The Club Q suspect's bomb threat case was dismissed because victims wouldn't testify
- Kentucky-based Paxton Media Group buys six North Carolina newspapers from Gannett
- Report: County jails in North Carolina have safety issues
- Moore County investigators have applied for search warrants in substation shootings
- Shots fired near Duke Energy hydroelectric dam in South Carolina
- Pellet plant permit delayed amid environmental justice concerns
- Repairs complete on Moore County substations, power restored
- SCOTUS hears oral arguments in historic federal elections case from NC
- NC case at Supreme Court could test fundamentals of US democracy. Here’s what you should know.
- Power expected to be restored Wednesday in Moore County, officials say
- Gov. Cooper says Moore County attack signals a 'new threat level'