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On Wednesday's CoastLine: Meet the Keaton Family

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Ms. Cecile Keaton Bryant and Ms. Earnestine Keaton on their family farm.

On Wednesday's CoastLine, the Keaton family has farmed their land in Columbus County since they went from slaves to free people. But the next generations still face major challenges like keeping their land, finding good jobs, and dealing with a nearby hog farm and paper mill.

Randolph Keaton, who you'll meet on the program, said: "There was a lot of people just dying young after having worked there."

We'll meet the Keatons on a special edition of CoastLine Wednesday at noon on 91.3 FM.

Find the podcast on Spotify, Stitcher, or iTunes. And write to us at coastline@whqr.org.