Alexa Doran

Webservices Graduate Fellow

Alexa Doran is a third year poet in UNCW's MFA program. Born in Syracuse, New York she moved to Clarksville, TN when she was 18 and completed both her B.A. in English and M.A. in Creative Writing at Austin Peay State University while living there. Two years ago she breezed into Wilmington, North Carolina and has been writing poetry by the sea ever since. 


Midday Interviews
12:58 pm
Fri January 23, 2015

Midday Interview: Elizabeth Darrow on "Life is But a Dream..."

Artist Elizabeth Darrow shared with us interesting details about her vibrant, textured work and talked to us about why a painting may never be finished. Darrow will be in the MC Erny Gallery at WHQR tonight form 6-9 PM for the opening reception of her collection "Life is But a Dream..." Be sure you take a moment to come out and see this truly exquisite collection before the closing reception on Friday, February 27.

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Wednesday, January 28 at Noon
12:31 pm
Thu January 22, 2015

On the Next CoastLine: Long Term Plans for the Cape Fear Region

On the next CoastLine: We're taking a closer look at the future.

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February 9, 2015 @ 7 PM
11:45 am
Thu January 22, 2015

Prologue: "The Fire This Time" by Randall Kenan

Join Ben Steelman of the StarNews and one of the most distinguished African American authors of today, Randall Kenan, to discuss his most recent achievement, a collection of his essays titled The Fire This Time, which includes a tribute to legend James Baldwin. 

Praise for The Fire This Time

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February 16, 2015
1:13 pm
Wed January 21, 2015

Soup to Nuts Live!: Travis Shallow

Travis Shallow

It might be cold outside, but it's going to be sizzling with the soul-filled sounds of Travis Shallow at our next Soup to Nuts Live! concert. WHQR welcomes Wilmington native singer/songwriter Travis Shallow, known for his soulful Americana, to the MC Erny Gallery on February 26 for a performance you will never forget. Formerly part of the critically acclaimed acoustic trio, A Few Good Liars, Shallow recently recorded his first solo album at Tweed Studios in Oxford, Mississippi.

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Inside WHQR
11:44 am
Wed January 21, 2015

WHQR Day Sponsor Party 2015!

Kate Brandis, Lan Nichols, Mary Bradley, Jarred Lee Welcome You to the Party!
Paul Reinmann

If you are one of our many WONDERFUL Day Sponsors who came out to celebrate at the Cameron Art Museum last Friday night we want to say a huge THANK YOU for making it such an unforgettable evening. There were delicious drinks, even more delicious food, endlessly gorgeous artwork, and most importantly lots and lots of great conversation. Check out the slide show for a few snapshots from this most enchanting of evenings...

Midday Interviews - 1/16/15
3:14 pm
Fri January 16, 2015

Midday Interview: Brian Nunnelly on the 150th anniversary of the Battle at Fort Fisher

Kurz and Allison

Fort Fisher is celebrating the 150th anniversary of the great Civil War Battle that was a turning point for the Confederacy - and America. Brian Nunnelly, a board member of the Friends of Ft. Fisher, visited outr studio to talk about the evnets running all weekend, most notably the battle reenactments on Saturday at 1:30 pm and Sunday at 10:00 am. For more information please click here  

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Wednesday, January 21 at Noon
12:42 pm
Fri January 16, 2015

On the Next CoastLine: The Future of Vertex Rail in Cape Fear

It was a top business headline in the Cape Fear Region last year: Vertex Rail is coming to Wilmington and creating 1,300 jobs. Some of those jobs will be filled through Hometown Hires, a new initiative intended to break the cycle of poverty in the Cape Fear Region. 

On the next CoastLine, Vertex CEO Donald Croteau with his personal story - and the principles behind his business - and District Attorney Ben David, creator of Hometown Hires. 

Be sure to call, email or tweet your comments to:

Twitter: @coastlinehqr


Midday Interviews 1/18/15
4:00 pm
Thu January 8, 2015

Midday Interview: Author Taylor Brown

Taylor Brown

On Monday, Gina Gambony interviews Taylor Brown, a Southern author who currently lives in Wilmingotn. They talked about his recently published collection of short stories, In the Season of Blood and Gold, and his upcoming novel, Fallen Land, as well as themes in his work and the difference between writing short and long fiction.

Taylor Brown will be at WHQR this Monday at 7 pm for Prologue with Ben Steelman.

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Wednesday, January 14 at Noon
2:11 pm
Thu January 8, 2015

On the Next CoastLine: Skip Watkins and Rob Zapple

Skip Watkins, Rob Zapple

New Hanover County has a fully-functioning board of commissioners for the first time in four years. Major decisions that stalled due to deadlocked votes could be re-visited…

On the next CoastLine meet New Hanover County’s two newest commissioners sworn in last month, Skip Watkins and Rob Zapple. We’ll find out what issues are on their minds and what perspectives they bring...

Ask a question of your new county commissioners by emailing and listen for CoastLine live, this Wednesday at noon on HQR News at 91.3 FM.

Midday Interviews
1:35 pm
Mon January 5, 2015

Midday Interview: Morganna Bridgers and Justin Smith on "HAIR"

Curtis Scott Brown

Cape Fear Theatre Arts presents HAIR, the American Tribal Love Rock Musical at Thalian Hall later this month. Director Justin Smith and prop mistress/actress Morganna Bridgers discuss why a show from the Vietnam era is still relevant to audiences today. The show runs Thursdays-Sundays until January 18. Performances are at Thalian Hall at 7:30 pm on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and at 3:00 pm on Sundays. Tickets are available at or at 910. 632. 2285

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