Wilmington http://wunc.org en VIDEO: A 4-Year-Old With A Crossover Dribble http://wunc.org/post/video-4-year-old-crossover-dribble <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrzseAoa0j0</p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 15:41:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 38365 at http://wunc.org VIDEO: A 4-Year-Old With A Crossover Dribble Iron Man 3, Hunger Games, Homeland, And The Tax Incentives To Film Them In NC http://wunc.org/post/iron-man-3-hunger-games-homeland-and-tax-incentives-film-them-nc <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>North Carolina could see fewer hits like Iron Man 3 or Homeland filmed in the state. That’s because tax incentives that encourage the film industry to make movies here are set to expire in January. Some lawmakers are trying to pass a measure that would give grants to the film industry to keep production companies here. But while budget negotiations are underway, time is running out to pass legislation.</p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 12:31:27 +0000 Jorge Valencia 38020 at http://wunc.org Iron Man 3, Hunger Games, Homeland, And The Tax Incentives To Film Them In NC 13th Annual North Carolina Black Film Festival http://wunc.org/post/13th-annual-north-carolina-black-film-festival <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Tahoma; line-height: normal;">Wilmington-based non profit </span><a href="http://www.blackartsalliance.org/home_4.html" style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Tahoma; line-height: normal;">Black Arts Alliance</a><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Tahoma; line-height: normal;"> presents a four-day festival featuring the work of black filmmakers from around the country.</span></p><p></p><p></p><p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 15:54:46 +0000 Anita Rao & Frank Stasio 32013 at http://wunc.org 13th Annual North Carolina Black Film Festival Sex Trafficking In North Carolina http://wunc.org/post/sex-trafficking-north-carolina <p><em>This segment of The State of Things discusses issues that may be disturbing to some of our younger or more sensitive listeners. &nbsp;</em></p><p>North Carolina ranks as one of the top 10 states for human commerce in the sex industry. Beginning October 1<sup>st</sup>, those convicted of trafficking in North Carolina will face harsher punishments under two new laws.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 19 Sep 2013 15:58:53 +0000 Shawn Wen & Frank Stasio 22783 at http://wunc.org Election News http://wunc.org/post/election-news <p>While all eyes are focused on the presidential race, several interesting contests are shaping up around the state. <a href="http://www.starnewsonline.com/personalia/pgannon" target="_blank">Pat Gannon</a>, political reporter for the <a href="http://www.starnewsonline.com/" target="_blank">Wilmington Star-News</a> and John Frank from the <a href="http://www.newsobserver.com/" target="_blank">News &amp; Observer</a> join host Frank</p><p></p><p>Stasio to get down to the nitty gritty of politics in The Wilmington area, and Wake and Johnston counties.</p> Fri, 26 Oct 2012 14:42:00 +0000 Frank Stasio & Susan Davis 3627 at http://wunc.org NC Exports Grow Towards South America http://wunc.org/post/nc-exports-grow-towards-south-america <p>North Carolina’s list of top international trading partners is showing growth from Central and South America.<br><br><strong>Leoneda Inge:&nbsp;</strong> The country with the largest percentage of growth is Brazil.&nbsp; Since last year, North Carolina exports there increased by 37-percent from the year before.&nbsp; Brazil ranks number 10 on the state’s list of top business partners.&nbsp; Jean Davis heads international trade for the state Commerce Department.&nbsp;&nbsp; She just returned from a meeting in San Juan and says Central and South America is a real target.<br> Mon, 20 Aug 2012 13:00:00 +0000 Leoneda Inge 1876 at http://wunc.org Wilmington Police Praise Gunfire Detection System http://wunc.org/post/wilmington-police-praise-gunfire-detection-system <p>Wilmington's police chief says a new gunshot-detection technology is helping officers make arrests. The city used a federal grant to install the ShotSpotter system in November. Acoustic sensors around a 3-square-mile area detect gunshots and immediately relay the information to police. Chief Ralph Evangelous is urging the city council to continue ShotSpotter once the federal funding runs out next year. It would cost about $120,000 dollars. Officials in other cities where the system has been proposed have objected to the cost in a time of tight budgets. Evangelous disagrees.<br> Thu, 23 Feb 2012 16:25:00 +0000 Isaac-Davy Aronson 3203 at http://wunc.org