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The North Carolina coast has seen eight shark attacks so far this season.  Summer is not half over.  It’s a record-setting number.  And a chilling one for most people. 

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Eight shark attacks off the North Carolina coast this season have prompted Governor Pat McCrory to ask the Department of Public Safety to look for patterns.

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Shark bites have been dominating the headlines in coastal North Carolina for weeks. But sharks aren’t the most dangerous risk swimmers face in the ocean.  

So far this summer, North Carolina has experienced a record-breaking number of shark attacks: 8, to be precise – with the most recent bite occurring over the holiday weekend. But Scott Baker, a fisheries specialist with the North Carolina Sea Grant Extension program, says that these shark bites are overshadowing the ocean’s real danger:

Here at WHQR, our Summer Drive is sounding very different – that’s because it is the Summer Stealth Drive and it’s going on right now!

This year we’re trying something completely different. We’re trying to meet our summer goal of $70,000 without interrupting programing. It seems like a crazy idea, but your donation will make it possible.

Commentator Annie Gray Johnston got some satisfaction last week.

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. 

Our Summer Stealth Drive is on! Check out all the great prizes you can win below. The earlier you donate and enter the more great gifts you will be eligible for.

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The North Carolina Poet Laureate has written a play-of course, this play began as a collection of poems. 

Local playwright Anne Russell encouraged Shelby Stephenson and provided assistance in reshaping his poetry about growing up in rural Johnston county into text ready for performance.  Maytle's World was just published in March.  

Sunshine Camp for Grieving Youth

Jul 5, 2015

There is something comforting about the way people who work for Cape Fear Hospice and Life Care Center are not afraid to talk about death-you know, that thing that happens to everyone but we mostly don't want to talk about?  As we get older, we realize how it affects us when others pass away and come to grips with the inevitable journey we each will take.  

Listener Jonathan wrote:

I’m just 'shootin' you guys [some money] because I'm loving the night time music schedule. The Jazz has kept me from too much tv watching during the week, and Soup to Nuts, Smooth Landings etc have been so awesome lately too. Thanks for your sliver of sanity on a cluttered radio dial!!

Listen Yvonne wrote:

I found that by tuning my car radio to your music station while I was in Wilmington, I can still get it in/around Southport (smiley face).  I had been unable to tune into it from Southport.

Please Touch the Art: Mail Art @ ACME

Jul 2, 2015
ACME Studios

Local artist Fritzi Huber curated a show called "If It Fits, Mail It" at ACME Studios downtown.  The show has one simple stipulation:  if the postal service would deliver the piece, it would be hung in the show.  Two-hundred pieces of art were mailed to ACME from 10 countries. 

The opening reception for this exhibit was at the end of June, but the exhibit is open until the third week in July.  The closing reception will be on Friday, July 17th. 

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