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A Celebration of Harold Pinter onstage at Kenan Auditorium on Tuesday, November 17 at 7:30 pm.  Tickets here or call the Box Office at 910-962-3500.  

UNCW's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) offers classes, workshops, adventures, and even the opportunity to join a band (New Horizons Band).  Director Shelley Morse met with us in the studio to talk about the opportunities available, mainly for adults over 50, but some for everyone.  The Chair of OLLI's Adult Scholars Leadership Program (ASLP), Geneva Reid, also joined us.

Tom Lamont: YMCA Progress Report

Nov 11, 2015

In February, the local YMCA suffered significant damages from an electrical fire-$2.8 million worth.  Tom Lamont, the Resource Development Director of the Y, stopped by the studio to give us an update on remodeling and how the organization has been able to sustain so much of its programming without being able to use much of its space.   The pool has just reopened, which is great news for the organization-and the community.

Cucalorus Connect is an important new element in this year's Cucalorus Film Festival slate.  It's an offering that organizers hope will support the synthesis of arts and business -- to empower entrepreneurs, introduce them to artists, and possibly even connect investors with start-ups. 

On this edition of CoastLine, we explore how the confluence of artists and businesspeople might change Cucalorus and whether, by association, it could change the Wilmington area. 

An alternate funding option for smaller filmmakers will soon be a reality in North Carolina.  Cucalorus, in partnership with the North Carolina Film Office, is announcing a new film incentive for projects with budgets under a quarter of a million dollars.

Once the popular tax-rebate form of the film incentive expired in North Carolina and legislators replaced it with a grant fund, film production in the state dropped significantly.  With those big-budget films and longer-running television series also went the support structure for smaller projects.  

The WHQR News Department won six outstanding journalism awards last weekend at the Radio Television Digital News Association of the Carolinas/Associated Press Convention and Awards Luncheon at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

HQR News was named by the Radio Television Digital News Association of the Carolinas for Best Entertainment Story for a feature on John Lithgow reported by News Director Rachel Lewis Hilburn. The news team was also honored in three other categories: Education, General News, and Political Coverage.

Over five thousand New Hanover County residents are in need of affordable housing assistance. This week, community leaders came together to discuss solutions at the Mayor’s Roundtable on Housing Affordability.

The roundtable’s panelists agree that a major barrier to bringing more affordable housing to Wilmington is the stigma surrounding the term, which many citizens equate with public housing.

New Hanover County Chairman Jonathan Barfield, Jr. says people need to be educated about what affordable housing really means: 

"The Ivy"

Nov 10, 2015

Some meals are once-in-a-lifetime events. Commentator Annie Gray Johnston describes one such meal she enjoyed at The Ivy in Beverly Hills.

Annie Gray Johnston is a General Enthusiast and Free Lance Nut.

WHQR Commentaries don't necessarily reflect the views of WHQR Radio, its editorial staff, or its members



Soup to Nuts Live! welcomes John Fonvielle, a seasoned Americana singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist known for compelling melodies and insightful lyrics about everything from road trips to relationships, pain and hope, beginnings and endings. A gigging musician in North Carolina, Fonvielle plays frequently as a solo folk artist and as a member of the Americana/bluegrass band End of the Line.

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