Duke Energy Announces Second Swine Waste-To-Energy Project in North Carolina

To fuel North Carolina’s pork industry, the state is host to more than 9 million pigs. Turns out, that hog waste is a fuel of its own, and it’s becoming a bigger part of North Carolina’s energy portfolio. Duke Energy announced its second swine waste-to-power project in North Carolina earlier today.
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On Tuesday, May 24, the harp duo Lilac 94 will join us in the MC Erny Gallery at WHQR for a special Midday Interview with Gina Gambony that includes a mini-concert.  The live interview with the harpists begins at 11:58 and runs through 12:06 on Classical HQR 92.7 and HQR News 91.7; the music will continue until approximately 12:20 on Classical HQR. 

Greater Wilmington Business Journal

Here’s kind of a bit of feedback in a different way. WHQR has been honored as one of ten winners of the Coastal Entrepreneur of the Year Award, in the non-profit category. The awards are co-sponsored by the Greater Wilmington Business Journal and the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at UNCW. We’ll receive our award at a breakfast next Tuesday at the Burney Center on the UNCW campus.

The SilverArts exhibit is up, featuring 492 works of art from local artists aged 50 and over. The exhibit and sale of this art is this weekend, May 20-22: Friday & Saturday from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, Sunday Noon to 4:00 pm at theArtworks at 200 Willard St.


Summer Saunders / Interfaith Refugee Ministry - Wilmington

Since October 2015, 71 people have arrived in Wilmington as refugees -- most of them from the Democratic Republic of Congo.  Another 20% are from Colombia, and half a dozen have fled Burma.  Over the previous fiscal year (October - September), nearly 100 people resettled in the Wilmington area.  Most of that group came from Burma; about a quarter arrived from Colombia. 

This Weekend: The City Ballet Presents "Cinderella"

May 18, 2016
The City Ballet of Wilmington

The City Ballet presents its final show of the season this weekend, Cinderella.  The City Ballet has performed its season on the Cape Fear Stage at the Cape Fear Humanities and Fine Arts Center at CFCC-Cinderella is also there, but note the name of venue is now The Wilson Center.  

Bob Nichols, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service

North Carolina is host to more than 9 million hogs.  According to the North Carolina Pork Council, the industry generates about $11 billion a year and supports about 46,000 full-time jobs. 

Kenneth C. Zirkel / Wikimedia Commons

One more high-profile performer has cancelled plans to appear in North Carolina due to the controversial new HB2 law – otherwise known as the “Bathroom Bill”.

New Hanover County Board of Commissioners

When the New Hanover County Commissioners gathered for a budget work session, differences in philosophy fueled some tense debate. 

Planting Peace / MFI

This came in from the WHQR Public Radio Facebook page: “Let me start by saying I enjoy your station however I am overly disturbed by your report on H.B. 2. Why [are] your correspondents failing to mention that the bill also includes a restriction on bringing race discrimination suits against employers in state prison ?....you continually mention the discrimination against the LGBT community but apparently refuse to acknowledge the bills discriminatory clause regarding people of color.....NOT good or thorough reporting”.

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Forty years ago today, the crème de la crème of the French wine establishment sat in judgment for a blind tasting that pitted some of the finest wines in France against unknown California bottles. Only one journalist bothered to show up – the outcome was considered a foregone conclusion.

"Obviously, the French wines were going to win," says journalist George Taber, who was then a correspondent for TIME magazine in Paris. He says everyone thought "it's going to be a non-story."

The Village of Newburgh Heights, outside Cleveland, is a working class community of about 2,500 residents. It's also home to the most progressive parental leave policy of any municipality in the nation. As of last week, full-time public employees will be eligible for six months of paid parental leave after the birth of a child.

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Wednesday on CoastLine: The Poultry Industry

Wednesday on CoastLine, we’ll examine the economic and environmental impacts of North Carolina's poultry industry with the Cape Fear Riverkeeper, a representative of the Poultry Federation, and a former Perdue contract chicken farmer. How is this industry regulated, and what does North Carolina have to gain?
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Thursday on CoastLine: Lindsey Roberson & A Safe Place

According to the U.S. Department of Justice, human trafficking sits right below the illegal trade of weapons and illicit drugs on the list of most profitable, criminal enterprises.
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This week is Flamingo Week at Occasions...Just Write in memory of Jim Mahan, who passed away in 2012. Jim was the husband of Peggy Mahan, the owner of Occasions...Just Write in the Cotton Exchange downtown-and a great fan of flamingos.
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The site of childhood memories can make us instantly nostalgic. Recently, commentator Annie Gray Johnston was forced to let go of one of these sites. Annie Gray Johnston is a General Enthusiast and Free Lance Nut. WHQR Commentaries don't necessarily reflect the views of WHQR Radio, its editorial staff, or it members.
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In the MC Erny Gallery

"Lost & Found"

Work by Jeff Brown, Katie Caprara, and Mark Weber
Opening Reception
Friday, April 22nd
6 - 9 pm