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It’s a packed house in the primary race for New Hanover County Board of Commissioners.  Jim Brumit is one of seven Republican candidates vying for three open seats in the March 15th primary.  

This coming weekend WHQR will air the Soup to Nuts Live! concert that we recorded with the three piece jazz group, The Keith Butler Trio.

Tune in this Friday and Saturday for a fantastic jazz-inspired set that works to honor the rich history of the genre.

Tune into 91.3 to hear The Keith Butler Trio!

Friday, February 12, 7 pm

Saturday, February 13, 9 pm

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A series of Town Hall meetings began a couple of years ago in Wilmington after a spike in concerns over violent interactions between law enforcement officers and members of minority communities. 

New Hanover County Commissioner Woody White, in cooperation with two other Republican candidates for the County Board, delivered a scathing criticism of Chairperson Beth Dawson, after her state of the county address Monday nightThe response, posted on YouTube, attacks Dawson, who is a Republican, for abandoning GOP principles and cooperating with the Democrats.   


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Saturday, February 6 marks Wilmington's 14th annual DocuTime one-day documentary film festival.

DocuTime has established a solid reputation for bringing acclaimed documentaries to the big screen in Wilmington and allowing a dedicated community of documentary-lovers to have a full day of award-winning, enlightening enjoyment.


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One-hundred percent of votes are now in in New Hampshire and a couple things are now official:

1. Record for total turnout: Combing all voters — Democrats and Republicans — it was a record for a New Hampshire primary. In all, 538,094 people cast ballots. That beats the 2008 record of 527,349.

2. The Republican record was shattered: The final tally for GOP ballots cast was 284,120 votes. That beats out the 2012 Republican primary tally of 248,475.

There's really only one thing you absolutely need to hold a big-wave surf competition, and it's big waves.

Comedian Samantha Bee made her name on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, and now her name is on her own show. Full Frontal with Samantha Bee is a weekly, half-hour show that riffs on the news. It premiered Monday on TBS.

Bee is currently the only late night TV host who's a woman, something the show took on from the very beginning:

The U.S. Department of Justice is suing the city of Ferguson, Mo., for unjust policing that violates the civil and constitutional rights of citizens, Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced Wednesday.

The lawsuit came one day after the Ferguson City Council voted to change a proposed consent decree to reform the police and courts. The council said the package, which had been negotiated between the DOJ and city officials, cost too much.

The National Book Foundation announced Wednesday that it will soon have a new leader at the helm. Lisa Lucas, the 36-year-old publisher of Guernica magazine, is set to become only the third executive director in the history of the foundation, which oversees the annual National Book Awards.

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On the Next Coastline: Veterans' Health

On the next CoastLine, veterans’ health care in the Cape Fear region. How are local Veterans Affairs facilities serving our country’s service members? Joining us in studio, Fred Roche of the Wilmington VA Health Center and Dr. Kyle Horton, co-creator of Invisible Wounds of War, a local project that works with North Carolina veterans to explore the psychological, spiritual, and moral injuries of war. Listen for CoastLine Wednesday at 12:06 on HQR News 91 3 FM. You can ask a question any time b...
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Commentator Philip Gerard recently found two box turtles in his backyard here in North Carolina, which honors the Eastern Box Turtle - now classified as a vulnerable species - as the state reptile. Philip Gerard is the author of eleven documentary scripts, numerous short stories and essays, and ten books, including his new novel, The Dark of the Island. He teaches in the Creative Writing Department at UNC- Wilmington. WHQR Commentaries don't necessarily reflect the views og WHQR Radio, its e...
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Final Performance of "Beasts, with Two Backs" from Fake Brothers

Patrick Basquill and Adrian Monte from Fake Brothers joined us in the studio today-and if you listen closely, you may hear the thoughtful musings of Stellar Stellan, the head writer for this comedy sketch group. The last performance of The Brothers' latest show, Beasts, with Two Backs is this Thursday, February 4th at Level 5 City Stage at 8:00. Listen to our chat below, regarding comedy, sketch comedy, and fundamental Brother's comedy.
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