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September is National Recovery Month and the Cape Fear Region is celebrating. Mandy Anderson from the Wilmington Treatment Center  is a part of the Cape Fear Recovery Month Coalition, the organization that has been celebrating Recovery Month for 15 years.

WHQR is participating in the 5th Annual International PARK(ing) Day by taking over a parking space and creating a lush SoundGarden. The garden will be located in a parking space directly in front of HQR’s Studios at 254 N. Front Street and will be open from 11am – 6pm on Friday, September 16, 2016. We hope to see you there!

THANK YOU!

Our first WHQR Day was a wonderful success! We cannot thank you all enough for your support. We asked you to send in pictures in your WHQR stickers, buttons, shirts and more -- and you all listened! We were happily overwhelmed with the outpouring of #WHQRday engagement though email, social media and in person!

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Tim Mathews, Horticulturalist with the North Carolina State Cooperative Extension, and Jan Broadfoot, President of the Pender County Master Gardener Association,  joined us to talk about plants. This weekend (9/16-17) is the Pender County Master Gardener Plant Sale. A list of the vendor-provided plants can be found online: Perennials & Natives plus Shrubs, Trees, Grasses, Vines, Ferns. Additionally, the Master Gardeners will bring a selection of surprises. 

Forward Motion Dance presents its annual collaborative showcase this weekend-Cape Fear Arts in Motion: Duets, Pirouettes, and Vignettes. Director of the show, Tracey Varga, joined us in the studio and we mainly talked about the live music element. A flute trio, violinist Danijela Zezelj-Gualdi, and soprano Nancy King are performing with the dancers, plus Julia Walker Jewell is playing an original piano piece called The Dance of the Coin. Listen above to hear about how Varga approached choreography for this piece and Jewell's intention with it.

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Kevin Spears is running as a Democrat for the New Hanover County Board of Education. He says neighborhood schools aren't the best way to serve the area’s students.  

Our beloved pets' instincts can wind up complicating our lives and impacting us in ways we never thought possible. WHQR commentator Annie Gray Johnston explains how her dog Maybelline gave her the fright of her life after sniffing around a particularly precious backyard area.

Tuesday, 9/13 is WHQR Day (notice how 9/13 is a lot like 91.3). On Tuesday morning, Mayor Bill Saffo will make a proclamation on the air, and WHQR hopes listeners will show support by wearing WHQR buttons, stickers, and/or t-shirts.

Emma Saunders

For the third time, retired educator Emma Saunders is running as a Democrat for New Hanover County’s Board of Education. Her primary goals are to increase access to preschool and work with the J.C. Roe Suspension Center to give at-risk students a second chance.

Hailing from Raleigh, NC, I am no stranger to the fandom that follows Rise – a biscuit and doughnut bakery that, on multiple accounts, has been lauded as “last-meal worthy."  Rise has been on the tip of everyone in Wilmington’s tongue lately in anticipation of the opening day. Its quick development in the Triangle has fostered a legacy that is making it the cool new kid on the block, just in time for the new school year.

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