Terminal groins are hardened structures that jut into the ocean with the aim of preventing beach erosion. The construction of one is in progress, and three other local coastal communities are pursuing permits. Yet oceanfront officials and environmentalists disagree on the costs and benefits.
An amendment to the Coastal Area Management Act allows for up to four new terminal groins in North Carolina, and all four projects are slated for the Cape Fear region.
Seated, L-R: Past Chair Phil Stine, Vice-Chair MK Cope, Underwriting Rep and former Chair Jeff Hunter, Geneva Reid, Kelly Luckhaus. Standing, L-R: Geoff Losee, Secretary Dorothy Rankin, Chair David Zumbro, Station Manager Cleve Callison, Ned Glascock, Rob Zapple, Stephanie Meyers, Sarah Watstein, Treasurer Jeff Smith. Not pictured: Robert Epstein, Andrew Gray, Margaret Haynes.
The WHQR Board of Directors met on March 7th to review activities at the station and plan for the future. The group examined progress made in the Strategic Plan adopted in August-September 2012 and looked at timelines and some revisions of the plan's remaining goals.
The Board noted that 2 of the 5 goals of the plan had been met entirely or in large part in 2014, WHQR's 30th Anniversary year:
The Collage Artists of Wilmington (CAW) are having an opening reception for their exhibit "A Gracious Plenty" on Sunday, March 8 from 5:00-7:00 at Caprice Bistro downtown.
Etta Breit and Ruth Brune met at a collage class at the Cameron Art Museum and they are on the CAW steering committee. They came in to talk about their love of this medium, the upcoming exhibit, and the the interesting second meaning of "CAW."
The WHQR Partnership Challenge - Spring Pledge Drive 2015
Non-profits in the Cape Fear region know that WHQR Public Radio is an essential part of a strong marketing plan, and one of the best ways to expand their reach.
In our 2015 Spring Drive, March 25 - March 31, WHQR will salute local non-profits that make a difference in our community, and give your group a chance to be heard even more. Winners of our PartnershipChallenge will receive underwriting contracts on WHQR.
Featuring an Academy-Award winning performance by Julianne Moore, this gripping drama introduces us to Alice Howland, a happily married mother of three and renowned linguistic professor, who starts forgetting words. Her momentary forgetfulness quickly unfolds into a diagnosis for Early Onset Alzheimer's Disease. In a battle in which Howland proves herself at once brave and sensitive, she fights the loss of her family, her career and eventually herself. (PG-13, 101 min)