Bach's (Birthday) Lunch! Bring Your Lunch-We'll Have The Cake | Friday, March 31 @ Noon

Guest pianist Barbara McKenzie will launch WHQR's new Bach's Lunch series on Friday, March 31st . Whether you're a long time, sophisticated listener or someone looking for a rejuvenating lunch break, you'll enjoy gathering in the WHQR Gallery from Noon-1 to hear Barbara bring the joy and wonder of Bach's keyboard music to life. She'll expose the melodies and mysteries of Bach's G minor English Suite, a series of dances and jigs and share some interesting factoids about the Baroque master....

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New Hanover County recently approved revisions to its special use permit.  Duke Energy is working to close its coal ash pits at the Sutton Steam Plant site and held a public meeting last week to update stakeholders on the progress.  Also last week, and officials from the Environmental Protection Agency, North Carolina’s Department of Environmental Quality, and others held a public meeting in Navassa – about the testing and clean-up project on the former Kerr-McGee chemical site across the river in Brunswick County -- which is a Superfund site. 

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The revised Presidential Executive Order banning travel from six mostly-Muslim countries, called a “watered-down version” of the first by President Donald Trump, is now blocked from going into effect by two federal judges -- in Hawaii and Maryland – as of Thursday morning.    

But in light of the movement to crack down on who is coming in to the country, we’re also seeing a crackdown on people who are already here who may not be here legally.  The efforts to find those people are called Targeted Enforcement Operations. 

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The Cape Fear Economic Development Council is a Wilmington-based group that advocates for sustainable economic development.  At a recent meeting, they looked at whether state or local governments are best-suited to lead development efforts. 

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On Thursday’s CoastLine: Craft beer is booming in southeastern North Carolina. We’ll hear from brewers about the history of beer, the logistics of opening a brewery, and how to make your own home brews. 

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On Wednesday’s CoastLine: We’ll explore environmental stewardship in the Cape Fear region, including the newly-adopted special use permit, Duke Energy’s Sutton coal-ash ponds, and the clean-up of a contaminated site in Navassa. 

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Thanks to texting and voice recognition technology, commas are going the way of the dinosaur, but commentator Peggy Porter is here to remind us that that neglected comma may come back to bite you.  

Time now for today's WHQR Commentary. Here's Peggy Porter. 

Peggy Porter is a long-time resident of New Hanover County, and a former teacher of U.S. History and Civics. 

You can hear more from Peggy and our other commentators at our website: WHQR DOT O-R-G. Just click "Commentary."

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Thanks to texting and voice recognition technology, commas are going the way of the dinosaur, but commentator Peggy Porter is here to remind us that that neglected comma may come back to bite you. Time now for today's WHQR Commentary. Here's Peggy Porter. Peggy Porter is a long-time resident of New Hanover County, and a former teacher of U.S. History and Civics. You can hear more from Peggy and our other commentators at our website: WHQR DOT O-R-G. Just click "Commentary."

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