Student-Led 'March For Our Lives' This Saturday In Wilmington

March For Our Lives , an event to push for gun law reform, is Saturday in Wilmington. Across the country, hundreds of thousands of students are expected to march to demand that their lives and safety become a priority, and that there is an end to gun violence in the nation’s schools and communities.

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

Friday, May 18th from 12:00 noon – 1:30 pm

The Grand Ballroom at the Wilmington Hilton Riverside

We are pleased to announce that 1A's Joshua Johnson will be our speaker at our annual fundraising luncheon at the Hilton.

Opera House Theatre Company

Director Ray Kennedy loves the musical Nine so much, he's seen it too many times to count-including a performance in Swedish. (I don't think he speaks Swedish.) The show, presented by Opera House Theatre Company, is onstage at Thalian Hall through March 11. 

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The Trump Administration has a continental shelf oil exploration plan that covers most of the coastal U.S. – including North Carolina.  Federal officials only held one informational meeting was held in the state, and that was in Raleigh on Monday. Hundreds of North Carolinians made the trip, and the North Carolina Coastal Federation rented buses for folks from the coast.  The buses from Wilmington were sold-out.

Part storytelling, part poetry, part jazz percussion...Program for Jazz performs at Thalian Hall's Stein Theatre on Saturday, March 10 at 7:30pm. The band is comprised of Clark Holtzman & David Shore...and Walt Whitman, ee cummings, Shakespeare, Lord Byron....


There's a new Wilmington podcast called Malty Gravity. The show was launced last November by Jeremy Malanka, Dean Goodyear, and Alex Amick. It's sort of based on beer...but really, it's about talking about everything under the sun and making people laugh.

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Offshore exploration and drilling for oil and gas is a real possibility off the North Carolina coast, and on Monday hundreds of residents went to Raleigh to learn more and let their feelings be known.  Many of them came from coastal communities.

You are invited to WHQR this Friday, March 2 at Noon to hear pianist Paolo Gualdi & violinist Danijela Zezelj-Gualdi perform music by Beethoven, Ravel, and Sarasate.

Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC)

Duke Energy operated the coal-powered Sutton Plant off U.S. 421 from 1954 until 2013. They then replaced it with a natural gas facility. But coal ash still has a place at the plant. It gets stored there. Now the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality is looking into re-writing the rules for coal ash disposal.

EXPO 216

On exhibit at EXPO 216 is the Death & Dying exhibit-and on February 23 (Fourth Friday), there will be a notary at the reception. The public is invited to complete legal documents regarding end-of-life wishes. The reception runs 6pm-9pm. 

Listen above to Linda Look, Director and Curator of EXPO 216, and Jason Clamme, Education and Outreach Specialist at  Lower Cape Fear Hospice.

The Carousel Center

North Carolina’s latest child health report card, just out this week, gives the state an ‘F’ in “Housing and Economic Security” due to the high percentage of children living in low-income homes and neighborhoods. Children from families that are not financially secure, according to NC Child, fare worse in almost every indicator of health, including birth outcomes, access to care, health-risk behaviors, and mortality.


A bipartisan bill Congress passed this week spells out how the federal government will spend $1.3 trillion.

It also allocates some smaller amounts: the money customers leave behind as tips in restaurants, nail salons and other businesses.

The legislation makes it clear that tips belong to the workers who receive them and can't be taken by their employers, managers or supervisors.

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How do you stop an outbreak from becoming an epidemic?

You catch it early, of course – a task that requires rapid response and coordination. That's a tough mission in any country, especially a nation lacking in resources.

Uganda is proving that it's absolutely doable, even in a low-income country.

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