Pence Rally In Leland: "We can't support everybody anymore"

WHQR’s Gina Gambony visited the rally for Vice-Presidential Candidate Mike Pence in Leland yesterday. There she met two people selling Trump-Pence schwag. Robert and Angel were selling Trump T-shirts, hats, and buttons at the entryway of the Mike Pence rally Wednesday in Leland. Angel's only been with the Trump campaign for about a month and a half, and she's mainly focused on the merchandise. Listen above. ANGEL: Our USA racing hats are the best buying right now although they're the most...
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Listener Beverly wrote on Monday: "Cokie Roberts is just the latest NPR commentator offending my husband and me. We listen to NPR for news. We do not listen for an individual commentator's personal assessment.
“To be biased without even realizing it...for example, in asking a leading question...is sometimes understandable. Cokie makes no excuses for imposing her opinions. Whatever happened to journalistic principles? Is she not a journalist? She seems to be a lifelong politician which is contrary to the Jeffersonian principle of public service by citizens across the board as citizen duty...not public/political careers.

On August 11th, Jamie Hoover, a founding member of Charlotte NC's The Spongetones, anchoring the band as guitarist, vocalist, songwriter, producer and arranger for 37+ years and outputting a diverse portfolio of original songwriting, jangle pop riffs, and Beatlesque vocals, rocked the MC Erny Gallery at WHQR.

If you missed the show or are looking to hear a little more of Jamie's sound, WHQR will be broadcasting highlights on August 25th and 26th.

A Strike Within

On August 6, musician Drake Murphy from Moore County, North Carolina, won Best Rock Male in the Carolina Music Awards. This award covers North and South Carolina. Two songs from Murphy's first album, Feel Better, are below. The first is what Drake says is his best song; the second is his favorite song from the album. 

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Alligators call North Carolina home – but it’s a cold home for them – and until recently the state was considered the northernmost part of their habitat in the United States. We find out on this edition of CoastLine whether that’s still the case. And we explore the implications of human encroachment on alligator habitat – how it’s affecting this species and whether it’s posing an increased risk of danger for humans, particularly in light of the June alligator attack at a Disney resort in Florida that killed a two-year-old boy.

Artists Candy Pegram and Kirah Van Sickle are opening Insider/Outsider: Art Two Ways in WHQR's MC Erny Gallery on Friday, 8/26 as a part of 4th Friday Gallery Walk. These 2 very different artists decided to have an inspiration for each piece of art in the exhibit and each make a piece based on that inspiration.

It's that time again-the Landfall Foundation is holding its 17th annual Art Show & Sale. Foundation Board president Marilyn Gunther and artist & organizer Jenny Wright joined us to tell a little bit about the show-but not too much.

Elizabeth Kehn, Kini Lynn Johnson, Dare Ellis, Pasha Krise, Courtney Matheson, Amy Hawkins and Kim Henry (not pictured)
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At the old church at Castle Street & 5th Avenue-now called Terra Sol Sanctuary-a new Wilmington school held a fundraiser on Sunday: Yoga Fest, featuring short introductory yoga experiences, music, and a vegan buffet. The Wilmington Cooperative School is opening its doors for students on September 6, offering an alternative for elementary-aged students.

Abby Saunders of Hampstead wrote: "After hearing Isabelle Shepherd's story on Trump's rally in Wilmington [last week], I feel compelled to share my disappointment with the use of the adjective "lighthearted" to describe Governor McCrory's inappropriate joke about bathrooms during his speech. Certainly, all who are negatively impacted by HB2, as well as all who are in marked disagreement with a bill that violates human rights, would disagree that a joke referencing the bill is cheerful or happy-go-lucky. Thank you for your time.”

Development Manager Lindsey Champion and volunteer Gala Chair Kelly Thomas joined us to talk about the work Lower Cape Fear Hospice (LCFH) is doing and the big fundraiser the organization throws every year- Last Chance for White Pants.

SDCI

A group called SignDance Collective International (SDCI) is coming to town to share their work in dance, theatre, and music with differently-abled performers. SDCI was created by Isolte Avila and David Bower in 2001. Avila has a physical disability, Bower is profoundly deaf; they have created a diverse performance group after developing SignDance Theatre in the late 1980s.

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