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The North Carolina State Auditor’s office recently released an investigative report examining Cape Fear Community College’s finances.  This came after months of media scrutiny and the sudden resignation of the College President during a January Board meeting. 

While the spending of government officials is still under a microscope, locally and nationally, investigations are also ramping up at the state level. 

WHQR will be broadcasting the BBC Proms concerts at 2:00 pm every Saturday afternoon from now through September 19th!

The BBC Proms is a six-week showcasing of some of the most memorable moments of the 2015 season in a music/conversation format. From Britten and Bach to Sibelius and Tchaikovsky, from the BBC Philharmonic to the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, and featuring world-class artists including violinist Nicola Benedetti and cellist Yo Yo Ma, the programs will showcase some of the biggest names in classical music.

Eryn Roberts is the new Community Ambassador for Yelp Wilmington.  The new local entity is having a launch party on Wednesday, August 19 at A Tasting Room.  

Sleepwalker

Aug 18, 2015

Commentator Philip Gerard recounts the mystery of his brother's sleepwalking.

Philip Gerard is the author of seven books, eleven documentary scripts, and numerous short stories and essays. He teaches Creative Writing at UNC- Wilmington

WHQR Commentaries don't necessarily reflect the views of WHQR Radio, its editorial staff, or its members.

S A R U S

Aug 17, 2015

The 4th Annual Sarus Festival is underway!  We were delighted to have founder/director Karola Luttringhaus in the studio last week, along with dancer/choreographer Rachael Goolsby and artist/curator Janette Hopper.  

There are performances, workshops, lectures, and general happenings in downtown Wilmington through Sunday, August 23.  Check out the schedule to find out all the details.  

Calling All Artists!

WHQR is currently accepting submissions from artists for the next ten shows in the MC Erny Gallery that will run from February 2016 through late 2017.   

Recovery Rock Fest: Folk & Rock / Clean & Sober

Aug 12, 2015

Nyla Petruccione founded Recovery Rock Fest not just for people in addiction recovery; it's also for anyone who loves rock and folk music, but who would like to experience it without the alcohol/drug culture.  Nyla put on a similar festival in Florida, but this is the first one  she is directing in Wilmington.  Performers are Melissa Ferrick, Stray Local,

City of Wilmington

Laura Padgett is poised to leave behind more than 20 years of public service.  She was first elected to Council in 1993. After five terms, she has decided against seeking a sixth and will step down at the end of the year.

Don Skinner launched Phoenix Employment Ministries in 2002.  He just retired from his post as the Executive Director and by December, he'll be fully retired.  We had the opportunity to chat with Don as he reflects on the work he's done and how to release it as he leaves the organization in able hands.  

Join us for our Soup to Nuts Live! series with Striking Copper at the MC Erny Gallery at WHQR.

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