News

Pages

Local - June 25
3:28 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

Wilmington-Area Officials Hold Raleigh News Conference to Support Film Incentive Extension

Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo, along with local Representatives Susi Hamilton, Ted Davis and Frank Iler, have invited Governor McCrory to tour EUE/Screen Gems Studios and other local sites that have benefitted from the film industry.

As state legislators continue to hammer out the budget, citizens of all political persuasions are awaiting word on the fate of this region’s bustling film business. And that’s why this morning, a contingent of officials and residents from the Wilmington area gathered in Raleigh’s legislative building to plead with lawmakers to extend the current film incentive tax credits—instead of switching to a grant program, which they say would eliminate jobs. But rather than demonstrating film’s bona fides within the Cape Fear region, local lawmakers focused on its statewide benefits.

Read more
Local - June 25
5:00 am
Wed June 25, 2014

CFCC Catering its Programming to Better Serve Baby Boomers

Cape Fear Community College is joining a nationwide effort to help prepare Baby Boomers to take on new jobs. CFCC was recently granted funding from the American Association of Community Colleges to create and expand programming that will engage the region’s fifty-plus population in the fields of health care, education and social services. CFCC’s “Encore Program,” as it’s dubbed, takes off in the fall. But first, they’re busy assessing the unique needs of this area’s aspiring senior students.

Read more
Local
4:58 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

CoastLine: Will NC's Next Film Incentive Package Keep the Cameras Rolling?

This week's topic:  Film Incentives in North Carolina

Providing tax breaks to the film industry…. statewide, it’s a controversial topic.  In Southeastern North Carolina, there’s no question incentives have injected hundreds of thousands of dollars into the local economy through the boom in film production here.  But plenty of state leaders from less film-centric areas aren’t convinced the financial benefits of the industry extend statewide.  

Read more
July 21-23, 7PM @ Thalian Hall
11:49 am
Tue June 24, 2014

Cinematique Presents: "The Immigrant"

Official Movie Poster

In James Gray's The Immigrant, Ewa Cybulski (Marion Cotillard) and her sister sail to New York from their native Poland in search of a new start and the American dream. The two women become separated. Ewa is released onto the mean streets of Manhattan while her sister is quarantined on Ellis Island.  Alone and desperate to reunite with Magda, Ewa quickly falls prey to Bruno (Joaquin Phoenix), a charming but wicked man who takes her in. The arrival of Orlando (Jeremy Renner) - a dashing stage magician who is also Bruno's cousin - restores her hopes for a brighter future.

Read more
July 14-16, 7PM @ Thalian Hall
10:49 am
Tue June 24, 2014

Cinematique Presents: "Chef"

Official Movie Poster

Many are heralding Chef as the most delicious comedy of 2014! When chef Carl Casper (Jon Favreau) suddenly quits his job at a prominent Los Angeles restaurant after refusing to compromise his creative integrity for its controlling owner (Dustin Hoffman), he is left to figure out what's next. Finding himself in Miami, he teams up with his ex-wife (Sofia Vergara), his friend (John Leguizamo) and his son to launch a food truck. Taking to the road, Chef Carl goes back to his roots to reignite his passion for the kitchen -- and zest for life and love. (R, 1hr, 55min)

Read more
Commentaries
10:15 am
Tue June 24, 2014

Hassle for a Tassle!

Ferris Beuller and her grandfather
Annie Gray Johnston

Sometimes life is really about just showing up.  At least according to commentator Annie Gray Johnston.

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.

Read more
Inside WHQR
10:06 am
Tue June 24, 2014

Diane Rehm News

WAMU and NPR are sharing sad news. Diane Rehm's husband, John Rehm, passed away yesterday. Diane has deeply appreciated the many kind words of support during John’s long illness.  
 
Katty Kay is hosting The Diane Rehm Show today. She will refer on the air the passing of Diane’s husband and that she will be back soon.
 
Guest hosts will be sitting in for Diane on the show for at least the next week or so.

Read more
Local - June 24
5:00 am
Tue June 24, 2014

Duke Energy Discloses Possible Plans to Purge Wilmington's Sutton Plant of Coal Ash

Duke Energy spokesperson Jeff Brooks stands before a dried ash basin on the grounds of the Sutton Plant in Wilmington.

Wilmington’s Sutton Plant is one of five statewide Duke Energy coal operations being decommissioned—and the closing of this one is of high priority to lawmakers. In November, Duke Energy retired Sutton’s coal operations. Although it’s now a natural gas plant, more than two million tons of dried coal ash—the waste generated after coal is burned—remains on the site. And the legislation that will determine exactly how much time Duke has to dispose of it all is pending in the General Assembly’s current session. WHQR has this look at the Sutton Plant’s retired coal operation.

Read more
Local - June 23
5:00 am
Mon June 23, 2014

Brunswick County Senate Candidates Address House Amendment to Curtail Commercial Dog Breeding

Last year’s hotly debated puppy mill bill may be back on the table. The North Carolina House has passed a budget amendment that would shift animal welfare oversight from the Department of Agriculture to the Department of Public Safety. This would allow law enforcement officials to inspect commercial dog breeders, and charge those operating with ten or more female dogs.

Read more
Broadcast: July 11-12, Fri-Sat at 9PM
3:02 pm
Fri June 20, 2014

Soup to Nuts Live! Photo and Video Recap: Jim Nelson

Jim Nelson at WHQR
Linsey McGrath

Singer-wongwriter Jim Nelson played an engaging set of original tunes for the Soup To Nuts Live Audience on May 22nd in the MC Erny Gallery at WHQR. Jim and his trio captivated the audience with an entertaining hour of music! We're pleased to share this video and photo recap of the show. Stay tuned for an air date for the entire performance, and watch our YouTube channel for another video of Jim and his trio!

Tune in to 91.3 FM!
Soup to Nuts Live with Jim Nelson:
July 11-12, Friday and Saturday 9PM

Read more

Pages