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In the New Hanover County Republican Primary, Frank Christopher Meares is hoping to win a spot on the November ballot for the Board of Education.   The current County Soil and Water Conservation Board Member says, if elected, he’d give up his unexpired term but would hope to retain a non-voting position.

Meares, who works as a courier for LabCorp in Wilmington, says he has a message for teachers: 

"They are working for an excellent school system that has a fantastic graduation rate right now."

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This coming weekend WHQR will air the Soup to Nuts Live! concert that we recorded with the three piece jazz group, The Keith Butler Trio.

Tune in this Friday and Saturday for a fantastic jazz-inspired set that works to honor the rich history of the genre.

Tune into 91.3 to hear The Keith Butler Trio!

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A series of Town Hall meetings began a couple of years ago in Wilmington after a spike in concerns over violent interactions between law enforcement officers and members of minority communities. 

New Hanover County Commissioner Woody White, in cooperation with two other Republican candidates for the County Board, delivered a scathing criticism of Chairperson Beth Dawson, after her state of the county address Monday nightThe response, posted on YouTube, attacks Dawson, who is a Republican, for abandoning GOP principles and cooperating with the Democrats.   


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A group of 10- and 11-year-olds giggle as professional cellist Frederic Rosselet flexes his wrist as if he's made of rubber. "Really flexible in your wrist," he tells the students. "It's your arm basically that does the work."

The cello students at Downer Elementary School in San Pablo, Calif., drag their bows across their cello's strings, following Rosselet's wrist-shaking lead.

Screeeech. It needs work.

"Guys, wanna try that again? 'Forte' means?"

"Loud!" the students reply.

Fresh Air Weekend highlights some of the best interviews and reviews from past weeks, and new program elements specially paced for weekends. Our weekend show emphasizes interviews with writers, filmmakers, actors and musicians, and often includes excerpts from live in-studio concerts. This week:

Alice Carter has traveled a long road to get to where she is today. Morocco, that is. Carter is the oldest current volunteer in the Peace Corps. She says she's been interested in the world for a long time.

As we reported yesterday, the leaking gas well near a Los Angeles neighborhood has been temporarily plugged, ending four months of uncontrolled amounts of methane being released into the atmosphere.


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