Oakdale Cemetery

Communique: Ed Turberg Leads "Music & Mausoleums" Tour At Oakdale | Saturday

There is a lot of history buried at Oakdale Cemetery -and some of it above the ground. On Saturday, Oakdale offers the Music & Mausoleum tour at 2:00pm, with a focus on 8 structures and the stories behind them-accompanied by a violinist, flutist, harpist, guitarist, and chorus.

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Paul Taylor Dance Company

Modern dance and Memorial Day remembrances might not sound like natural bedfellows.  But this year, Paul Taylor Dance Company is working to raise the profile of Folded Flag Foundation, a nonprofit that helps military families grappling with loss.  

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Two bills aimed at GenX and emerging contaminants passed their first readings in Raleigh today.  Democrats and Republicans from the Cape Fear region sponsored two different versions – both filed last Thursday. 

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Hurricane season begins June 1st. We’ll unpack what you need to know about planning for a storm and its aftermath with emergency management and National Weather Service experts. Send your questions to coastline@whqr.org.

Joshua Johnson, the new and notable NPR host of 1A, comes to Wilmington. We’ll delve into the events that molded his career and how he discusses the day’s news.

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Inmates killed five North Carolina prison workers in 2017.  Four worked as correctional officers; one as a maintenance mechanic.  Violent assaults on officers have increased significantly from previous years, according to the Associated Press. 

Kelly Mason Smith has been around. From his roots in Wilson, NC, to his successful run with The Mason Smith Band in Wilmington, to his hard-workin' stint on the Nashville music scene, Kelly has made a name for himself with poignant, thoughtful songwriting, high-quality production values, and a tireless work ethic wherever he makes music. Expect all of that, and more, at our next SOUP TO NUTS LIVE! featuring Kelly Smith with Ned Lavengood on Thursday May 24 in the MC Erny Gallery at WHQR in downtown Wilmington.

Wilmington Wine & Food Festival

The Wilmington Food & Wine Festival runs Friday through Sunday, May 18-20 at the Bellamy Mansion. The event is tented up and ready for Mother Nature. A dozen restaurant dishes, 150 wines, plus various beers and liquors will be available for tasting.

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More than 350 people packed a school auditorium this week in Columbus County, to learn more about a permit application. Malec Brothers Transport wants to use methyl bromide to treat logs to kill pests before those logs are shipped to China. As they did just last week, the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality hosted a public hearing. Just like last week, the public spoke loudly.

100 voices (plus orchestral accompaniment) onstage at the Wilson Center at 4:00pm ... 70 musicians (plus guest euphoniumist) onstage at Kenan Auditorium at 4:30pm. Both on Sunday, 5/20. A pair of simultaneous well-appointed concerts, and music lovers will have to choose one. 

The Changing Face of the Opioid Crisis

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The Cape Fear Region has seen an increase in opioid use disorder, otherwise known as OUD. New Hanover County has plans to open a long-term treatment facility – for men.

People suffering from opioid use disorder contribute to jail overflows. That’s why New Hanover County Commissioners committed to funding a Trillium Health Resources facility in 2016

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A California startup that sought revolutionize audio headphones, promising personalized devices that would produce sound "indistinguishable from reality," has found that raising interest among investors was easier than delivering the goods.

Ossic raised more than $3.2 million in crowdfunding for its Ossic X, which it touted as the "first 3D audio headphones calibrated to you."

German parents are getting busted for taking their kids on vacation when they should be in school.

Police have launched investigations into more than 20 families who were caught playing hooky ahead of a three-day weekend that started on May 19, German newspaper Der Spiegel reported.

The United States Supreme Court handed down several rulings today — one in particular has a pretty good chance of affecting you. The court said today that employers can indeed force employees into individual arbitration to resolve workplace disputes. Specifically, arbitration agreements that bar employees from participating in class-action lawsuits. Workers’ rights group say the ruling is detrimental.

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For scrap brokers, the trade war is not "on hold"

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Over the weekend, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the prospect of a U.S.-China trade war was “on hold” for now. There’s been a lot of trade headlines lately, but one slice of the Sino-American trading relationship that hasn’t gotten a lot of attention is the multibillion-dollar U.S.-China scrap trade. Earlier this month, the Chinese government suspended the North American branch of the China Certification and Inspection Group North America, which inspects all the shredded steel, corrugated cardboard, beverage containers and other scrap that the U.S.

One patient's death changed the course of Dr. Lilia Cervantes' career. The patient, Cervantes says, was a woman from Mexico with kidney failure who repeatedly visited the emergency room for more than three years. In that time, her heart had stopped more than once, and her ribs were fractured from CPR. The woman finally decided to stop treatment because the stress was too much for her and her two young children. Cervantes says she died soon after.

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