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12:45 pm
Tue October 28, 2014

New Hanover County Board of Elections Responds to Claims of Student Disenfranchisement

Election Day is November 4th.
Courtesy Tom Arthur

Responding to complaints made by the New Hanover County Democratic Party, the New Hanover County Board of Elections denies any alleged disenfranchisement of student voters.  There have been no reports of voters being turned away for any reason, including inability to state their street addresses. 

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Commentaries
7:00 am
Tue October 28, 2014

A Mere 12 Days

Annie Gray Johnston
Annie Gray Johnston

After many years of diet failure, commentator Annie Gray Johnston successfully completes a 12 day cleanse.

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 its members.

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Local
3:37 pm
Mon October 27, 2014

New Hanover County Democratic Party Claims Board of Elections is Disenfranchising Student Voters

A voting machine
Pauljoffe at en.wikipedia [GFDL (www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC-BY-SA-3.0 (www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

In New Hanover County, dormitory students who cannot state their street address will not be allowed to cast a regular ballot in the coming election.  The New Hanover County Democratic Party is challenging this procedure, saying it disenfranchises student voters.

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Thursday, November 13 @ 7:30pm
11:22 am
Mon October 27, 2014

Soup to Nuts Live!: Stray Local

In honor of the release of their new album " The Sun Still Shines," WHQR will be featuring Wilmington's favorite trio, Stray Local. Stray Local is a dynamic acoustic trio comprised of Jamie Rowen (guitar/fiddle), Hannah Lomas (mandolin/Vocals), and Nick Simon (percussion). With influences ranging from Southern old time to R&B, this trio sees no boundaries while collaborating and writing songs. Rowen and Lomas studied music together at UNCG, honing their classical chops while falling in love with old time fiddle music.

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Mon-Wed, November 17-19
2:16 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

Cinematique Presents "The Skeleton Twins"

In this charismatic and critically acclaimed dramedy, estranged twins Maggie (Kristen Wiig) and Milo (Bill Hader) both feel like they are at their wit's end, but an unexpected reunion between the two forces them to take stock of what so went wrong in their lives. As the twins get closer, they realize that the key to fixing their lives lies in repairing their relationship. (R, 1 hr 33 min)

Monday-Wednesday, November 17-19, 7 pm

Thalian Hall Main Stage

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Mon-Wed, November 24-26
2:10 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

Cinematique Presents "My Old Lady"

In this warm and witty comedy from the great American playwright Isreal Horovitz, New Yorker Mathias Gold (Kevin Kline) inherits a Parisian apartment from his estranged father. But when Gold arrives in France to sell his newly acquired home, he is surprised by a tenant who refuses to budge. His apartment turns out to be a viager - an ancient French real estate system- with some complicated, rather funky rules.

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Oct. 27 @7pm in the MC Erny Gallery
12:36 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

Candidate Forum: New Hanover County Board of Education

This Monday, October 27, 2014, the seven candidates running for New Hanover County’s Board of Education will answer YOUR questions.

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7:03 am
Fri October 24, 2014

Friday Feedback for October 24, 2014

Credit iBiquity, Inc.

We always receive lots of interesting comments during our fundraising campaigns, and with our new Classical HQR and HQR news streams, the one that ended Wednesday was no exception. I’m going to address more than one comment by going back to an announcement we made prior to the drive. For listeners who would like to hear Classical HQR on 96.7 but are having difficulty, there is a solution for you – an HD Radio which will pick up the HD2 signal of 91.3.

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Local
12:37 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

Betsy Jordan and Senator Rick Catlin Square Off Over Medical Expense Tax Deductions

Betsy Jordan (left), Rep. Rick Catlin (right)
Betsy Jordan / Rick Catlin

In 2013, the North Carolina legislature eliminated medical expense deductions from the tax code.  The issue was the primary focus of a recent political debate held at a senior living community in Porters Neck.  The loss of the medical deductions was particularly contentious between the candidates for State House District 20, which covers the northern portion of New Hanover County.

Democrat Betsy Jordan challenged incumbent Rick Catlin for being part of the legislature that passed the 2013 budget:

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Local
12:29 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

Candidate Profile: Ernie Ward (D), NC Senate District 8

Democrat Ernie Ward is challenging Senator Bill Rabon for North Carolina Senate District 8, which encompasses Brunswick, Pender, and Bladen County, along with a small portion of western New Hanover County.
Ernie Ward

Democrat Ernie Ward is challenging Senator Bill Rabon for North Carolina Senate District 8, which encompasses Brunswick, Pender, and Bladen County, along with a small portion of western New Hanover County.  Ward, who is a veterinarian and author, moved to North Carolina in 1992. At that time, he says education, job creation, and the environment were prioritized by the legislature, but that’s declined in recent years.  He aims to change that by focusing on education, infrastructure, and research. 

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