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On Thursday's CoastLine: It's A Conversation with Two Prominent Local Film Professionals

On Thursday’s CoastLine , two accomplished film pros talk about working on the set as crew members… We focus on cinematography and camera operations – and what it’s like to live here after the tax rebate for film disappeared…

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WHQR and Chamber Music Wilmington present a Masterclass with Caroline Shaw and the Jasper String Quartet, on Sunday, March 10th from 1-2:30pm in the MC Erny Gallery.  

Register HERE, before it fills up! (**full details below**)

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Coastal communities on barrier islands will not exist as they are in 30 to 150 years from now.  

There are positive signs in the Cape Fear region that initiatives to combat the opioid epidemic are making headway. 

New Hanover County Schools

The New Hanover County Board of Education recently reviewed and declined to investigate claims made by the local group, The Southern Coalition for Equal Protections Under the Law.  Back in December, they submitted a report to the Board detailing six cases – involving racial discrimination and sexual misconduct. WHQR explores how school officials say they process public concerns.

NC DEQ

On Thursday the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality filed a Revised Consent Order in Bladen County Superior Court. DEQ has asked the court to enter the order, initially filed in November, to hold the Chemours Company accountable for PFAS contamination, including GenX, in the Cape Fear Region. 

Vince Winkel

The New Hanover County Board of Education will meet next week to discuss the future of Williston Middle School. At issue is whether it will become an arts school, a high school, or perhaps stay as it is. That’s just one of several items the new Board is working on this year. And those items come with some history.

Registration is now open for WHQR’s Writers’ Workshop. The workshop will take place Saturday, March 23, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at WHQR Studios. The workshop will include a morning meet & greet with coffee and light refreshments, a generative workshop by Hannah Dela Cruz Abrams, lunch from Front Street Brewery, a roundtable discussion by Hannah Dela Cruz Abrams and Wiley Cash on The Path To Publication, and a generative workshop with Wiley Cash.

 

NHC

This week New Hanover County officials will host two public meetings to discuss Project Grace. That’s the redevelopment of a block circled by North Second and Third – and Chestnut and Grace Streets in downtown Wilmington.  The current proposal would demolish the existing library to build a new one.

New Hanover County’s NAACP celebrates its 100th anniversay this year.  Founded nationally in 1909, the local chapter of the National Association For The Advancement of Colored People launched ten years later. 

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New Hanover County redistricting of its high schools is complete; as for middle schools, the process continues.  The Board of Education plans to assign middle school and elementary school students in 2021.

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The Sackler family's $1.3 million donation to the U.K.'s National Portrait Gallery will not go ahead as planned, as both sides say they're concerned that allegations of opioid profiteering against the family could overshadow the gift and become a distraction.

"It has become evident that recent reporting of allegations made against Sackler family members may cause this new donation to deflect the National Portrait Gallery from its important work," a spokesperson for the Sackler Trust said.

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Devon Gilfillian is very excited to be talking about the release of the first single from his forthcoming debut album on the phone. However, he's still pretty hyped from singing The National Anthem at the Southeastern Conference basketball game between LSU and Florida the morning of our talk. He's been in this spot before.

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