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We have quite a few thank you gifts you can qualify for during this year's Spring Pledge Drive! Here are a few of the possible gifts you could choose from when you donate to the drive:

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On Thursday’s CoastLine, we will explore the gun conversation with two residents of the Cape Fear region who are on opposite sides of the issue. How do a person’s life experiences impact their view of gun rights and gun control?

New Hanover County

On Wednesday’s CoastLine, it’s a conversation with Chief District Court Judge Corpening. We’ll look at the school-to-prison pipeline, alternatives for kids, and the efficacy of teen court.


There are now 173 charter schools in North Carolina.  After the General Assembly lifted the cap of 100 in 2010, the number of public charter schools soared.  In the past four years, four new charter schools opened in Wilmington alone putting the total at six.  If approved, a seventh, the Wilmington School of the Arts, will open in the fall of 2019.


The talents of over a dozen university musicians come together for UNCW's 4th New Music Festival March 21-22. This is a unique opportunity to hear music in the company of the composers: David Kechley, William Neil, Jeffrey Van, and Andrew York.

National Symphony Orchestra Cuba

The National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba makes its North Carolina debut this week as it makes its 2nd tour of the United States since 1960. The musicians will only perform in one location in NC--Thalian Hall in Wilmington.

Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC)

The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality has added two more weeks for public feedback on coal ash disposal and recycling.  DEQ held a meeting on that topic in Wilmington last month. The agency decided to extend the comment period after citizens said they wanted more time to provide feedback on the rules.


Wilmington native Meira Warshauer premieres a workshop production of her new work, the opera Elijah's Violin on Sunday, March 18 at 4:00pm at Temple of Israel's Reibman Center on 10th & Market Streets in Downtown Wilmington.   

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A 19-year-old gunman killed 17 people with an AR-15 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida about three weeks ago. 

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The kind of energy that human beings use to power their lives is shifting around the globe.  Renewable sources of energy are on the rise; the International Energy Agency expects renewable electricity generation to increase by more than a third over the next four years.  That’s according to CNBC. 

In the last 12 years, Charlotte-based Duke Energy has invested about six billion dollars in wind and solar energy, said company spokesman Randy Wheeless.  He identified North Carolina as second in the nation for solar energy.

The weather has been moody this March in Southeastern North Carolina. Commentator Shane Fernando reminds us that we are not the only creatures thinking about the temperature as we slowly head into spring.


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WHQR's Annual Fundraising Luncheon

WHQR's Annual Fundraising Luncheon Featuring 1A's Joshua Johnson

Friday, May 18th
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The WHQR Fall Drive 2018 - Phone Teams

*** ALL TEAMS FULL *** The WHQR Spring Drive 2018 - Phone Teams

Phone Teams for the Spring Pledge Drive 2018 During our 2018 Spring Pledge Drive, March 15 - ??? (we hope to make our goal by March 21), WHQR will be welcoming phone teams from all over our region. Send a group of four people to help answer HQR's pledge phones and we'll thank you repeatedly on the air .

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Now at NOON! Join us Monday, March 12th, as we hear from author Philip Gerard with Ben Steelman of the StarNews.

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The MC Erny Gallery Presents "Holding on to Tradition"

A View of Changing Cultures - Opening Reception Friday, February 23rd, Closing Reception Friday, March 23rd, Show Closes Friday, April 13th.


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Broadcasts of the 2017-18 Metropolitan Operas start Saturday, December 2nd on 92.7 FM!

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