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An investigative series on the impacts of Hurricane Florence.

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An Accountant’s Take: working and mothering during COVID-19

When COVID-19 shut down businesses across North Carolina, Molly Hess’s job became more… complicated. Hess works as a staff accountant and QuickBooks pro advisor at Johnson, Mizelle, Strava, and Murphy in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. She handles the accounting for many local business in...

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UNCW’s Disaster Response: Hurricanes and COVID-19

Eric Griffin and Jeff Campbell are both seasoned administrators at UNCW, responsible for environmental health and safety on campus. They both explain how they could draw from past hurricane experiences to guide their plans for COVID-19 relief. Griffin and Campbell believe UNCW can be...

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Wilmington’s Lowercase Leaders

Lily Nicole and her fellow protesters in Wilmington, North Carolina are getting organized. They started an activist group called the lowercase leaders, and they’ve got a permit to protest on the steps of city hall every day, from 8 in the morning to 9...

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Mapping the Floods

In September, 2018, Hurricane Florence pushed waters 3.6 feet above the high tide line in Wilmington, North Carolina. Don Bain, an engineer at Climate Central in Princeton, NJ, says this kind of flooding may be a yearly event by the end of the century....

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Local Film Festivals in the Wake of a Pandemic

Covid-19 has affected us in almost every aspect of our lives, and the local film festival industry of coastal North Carolina is no exception. Dan Brawley, Chief Instigating Officer of Cucalorus Film Festival discusses how upcoming festivals like Surfalorus are adapting and responding to...

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Coping With Trauma Through Art

Content Warning: This episode deals with self harm and suicide. Olivia Stubblefield has been making art her entire life, but it wasn’t until she reached one of her darkest points that she realized just how much art meant to her. Now, she uses her...

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