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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. 

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Email: coastline@whqr.org

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5:00 am
Fri January 16, 2015

Friday Feedback for January 16, 2015

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We haven’t had any inquiries about this, but I want to give a brief update on some weather-related and other issues we’ve had recently, mostly affecting Classical HQR.

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Local
4:32 pm
Wed January 14, 2015

CFCC Bond Vote Set For Tuesday; Zapple Supportive, Watkins Conflicted

(left) Skip Watkins (R); (right) Rob Zapple (D); New Hanover County Commissioners sworn in December 22, 2014

New Hanover County Commissioners are likely to decide next week whether to green-light the issuance of a $40 million bond to pay for construction and repair projects at Cape Fear Community College. 

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Local
4:18 pm
Wed January 14, 2015

CoastLine: Commissioners Watkins & Zapple on CFCC Bond, Special Use Permits, and Community Policing

Seating the two newest commissioners in New Hanover County has been anything but smooth. 

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Midday Interviews 1/15/15
10:30 am
Wed January 14, 2015

Midday Interview: Rachael Moser and John Staton on the Wilmington Theatre Awards

The Wilmington Theatre Awards will take place on the evening of Wednesday, January 14th at Thalian Hall. Gina Gambony interviewed John Staton from Star News Media (one of the sponsors for this year's event) and Rachael Moser, this year's host.  They discussed the difficulty in judging art, what to wear, and a very special award for Lou Criscoulo. For more information about this event visit thalianhall.org.http://www.thalianhall.org/

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Local
2:38 pm
Tue January 13, 2015

Freezing Rain Advisory for Inland Areas Could Mean Hazardous Roadways Wednesday AM

Black ice on roadways can be nearly invisible.
Jonathan Billinger

Winter weather is once again making its way into the Cape Fear region. 

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Inside WHQR
11:15 am
Tue January 13, 2015

Power reduction on 91.3, outage on 96.7

Tuesday 1/13, 11:15 am: A power outage at our 91.3 transmitter site in Brunswick county has caused 91.3 to operate at reduced power. As a result, HD2 Classical HQR and 96.7 are also off the air. We don't know at this time when power will be restored. Our live streams for HQR News and Classical HQR should continue to be operational.

This outage is not related to a different problem which took 96.7 off the air for several hours yesterday. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Inside WHQR
1:38 pm
Mon January 12, 2015

Update on Technical Issues on ClassicalHQR 96.7

96.7 is back. Classical HQR returned to the air Monday evening, thanks to the hard work of Engineer Jobie Sprinkle and Operations Manager George Scheibner. Well done!

Earlier:  ATTENTION: Currently Classical HQR 96.7 is silent.  The tower has possibly been hit by lightning. We expect to be back on the air this evening. In the meantime, you can still access 96.7 fm by listening online or on 91.3/HD2. We apologize for the inconvenience and hope to rectify the situation as soon as possible.

Local
1:49 pm
Fri January 9, 2015

Wilmington Math Teacher Implements Classcraft, An Educational Role-Playing Computer Game

Classcraft is a part of Brian Toth's classroom.
Isabelle Shepherd, WHQR

In a Wilmington classroom, students transform into some surprising characters—healers, mages, and warriors. WHQR’s Isabelle Shepherd reports that a virtual game is preparing fourth grade math students at Alderman Elementary School for the real world. 

Toth: “Alright, let’s take a seat real quick because we have a busy day.”

Students: “Yay! Yay! I like busy.”

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Local
1:40 pm
Fri January 9, 2015

Wilmington Teacher Uses Computer Game to Increase Cooperative Learning, Teamwork

Brian Toth demonstrates a student's Classcraft character on the projector.
WHQR, Isabelle Shepherd

In a Wilmington classroom, a math teacher is using new technology to turn learning into a game. And in order to succeed in the world of Classcraft, an online, educational role-playing program, teamwork is key.

In Brian Toth’s fourth grade math classes, the students are split into teams and assigned roles. In the game, they can be mages, warriors, or healers. By doing well in class, students gain experience points, and if they behave badly, they take damage, which leads to negative consequences.

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