Elections 2018: Patricia Sykes Eyes House District 17 Seat

North Carolina House District 17 makes up much of Brunswick County. Current Republican Representative Frank Iler is facing challenger Patricia Sykes in the May Primary. Here is more on the incumbent’s competition.

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Wilmington Symphony Orchestra

Wilmington Symphony Orchestra presents its final concert of the season Saturday, April 21 in cooperation with UNCW's Opera Outreach Program: Mozart's 2-act opera Don Giovanni, the part comic, ultimately tragic tale of the licentious "gentleman" Don Juan. 

 

The Coastal Carolina Cabaret of St. Paul's Episcopal Church holds its springtime fundraiser at the Scottish Rite Temple on Saturday, April 21: An Evening in Paris. This fundraiser for 4 Wilmington charities is tres chic-food, drink, art, and dancing with Al DiMarco's Big Fat Accordion Band.

Wednesday's CoastLine Rescheduled for April 25th

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Wednesday’s CoastLine: – AN ORNITHOLOGIST’S QUEST TO FIND HARPY EAGLE NESTS USING DRONE TECHNOLOGY is rescheduled for Wednesday, April 25th. Find more details here: http://whqr.org/post/wednesday-coastline-ornithologist-s-quest-find-harpy-eagle-nests-using-drone-technology

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The first results from North Carolina State University’s testing of tap water in the region have been released. The purpose of the study:  to assess current exposure to GenX and related chemicals in people living in the Lower Cape Fear River Basin. Tuesday night researchers explained what was found in samples from 198 homes of New Hanover County residents.

Sometimes you have to play the trump card. Especially if Jimmy Carter is involved.

Commentator Gwenyfar Rohler loves the classics, reading, and managing her family’s independent bookstore in Downtown Wilmington.

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

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Cape Fear Jazz Society (CFJS) presents its 18th Annual Scholarship Concert this Friday, April 20  at 7:30pm at Beckwith Recital Hall. The feature this year is a celebration of UNCW's Jazz Department Faculty. 

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PROLOGUE NOW STARTS AT NOON
Monday, June 18th
The MC Erny Gallery

On Monday, June 28th (Note: This will be the 3rd Monday rather than the 2nd), at NOON in the MC Erny Gallery, we will sit down to discuss Beach House Reunion with the author, Mary Alice Monroe, and Ben Steelman of Wilmington's StarNews.

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PROLOGUE NOW STARTS AT NOON
Monday, May 14th
The MC Erny Gallery

On Monday, May 14th, at NOON in the MC Erny Gallery, we will sit down to discuss The Secret of Southern Charm with critically acclaimed author, Kristy Woodson Harvey, and Ben Steelman of Wilmington's StarNews.

The Center for Nanoscale Materials at the Advanced Photon Source. Photo courtesy of Argonne National Laboratory / Matt Howard

North Carolina added more than 10,000 jobs in the tech sector last year alone.  That makes it seventh in the nation for job growth, according to a study by Computing Technology Industry Association, a nonprofit advocacy group.

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On WHQR News, we’ll be airing a special at 6pm on April 29th – A Change of World hosted by Meryl Streep - on 91.3fm. A Change of World tells the story of how poets who were swept up in the Women’s Movement of the 1960s and 70s radically changed American poetry. 

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The cannons were quiet this time but there was fire and smoke anyway at the Manassas National Battlefield Park during a prescribed burn intended to maintain the look of the area as Civil War soldiers would have known it.

The National Park Service says it waited for ideal weather conditions to spark the blaze last week on 60 acres of Brawner's Farm where soldiers fought on Aug. 28, 1862, during the Battle of Second Manassas.

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens was charged Friday with a felony of illegally obtaining a fundraising list from a veterans charity the once-rising political star co-founded.

The new charge of tampering with computer data filed by St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner comes on top of other criminal allegations against Greitens, including an earlier charge of felony invasion of privacy, as well as accusations of sexual assault and blackmail.

A fundamentally different American economy?

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Has the current administration “fundamentally changed the structure” of the American economy, as Mick Mulvaney, acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau,  said? We break it down with David Gura from MSNBC and Ana Swanson from The New York Times. We also discuss International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde’s comments on the United States regarding the tax plan and what it means for American economic growth. Later, we talk about the push to reach a NAFTA deal before May and bilateral versus multilateral trade.

Global economic recovery eats through oil glut

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This morning President Donald Trump turned his ire on OPEC: “OPEC is at it again,” he tweeted. “Oil prices are artificially Very High!” Sure, it’s convenient to blame someone for high gas prices. But the broader story — beyond the 280 characters that Twitter allows — is that something bigger is happening in the world oil market.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention expanded its warning to consumers Friday to stay away from all types of romaine lettuce grown in the Yuma, Ariz., region because of an E. coli outbreak that has infected at least 61 people in 16 states.

The agency had previously instructed people not to eat chopped and bagged romaine lettuce from the area. But the new warning includes whole heads of romaine in addition to all of the packaged products.

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