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Hurricane Maria Causing Dangerous Surf Conditions

Hurricane Maria may be more than 100 miles from our coastline, but it’s still having an impact. The National Weather Service says that high surf, dangerous rip currents and hazardous boating conditions will be in the region through Wednesday.

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WHQR is participating in the 6th Annual International PARK(ing) Day by taking over a parking space directly in front of WHQR’s Studios at 254 N. Front Street, which will be open from 11am – 6pm on Friday, September 15, 2017. We hope to see you there!

The outer bands of Tropical Storm Irma have begun to affect travel in and around the Wilmington-Lower Cape Fear region.

Wilmington International Airport says flights to and from Atlanta, Charlotte, and cities further up the Atlantic coast have been canceled, and urges travelers to call ahead to find out if their flight has been affected.

Also, The North Carolina Department of Transportation has suspended runs of the Southport-Fort Fisher ferry until further notice.

Alicia Inshiradu

Alicia Inshiradu has been working on a film for 18 years: What the River Knows. This year, Alicia received a grant to produce an excerpt of the work. It's a historical narrative-and a ghost story-inspired by the 1898 coup d'etat in Wilmington, North Carolina. Listen to Alicia talk about the film above; find details about the fundraiser, and an extended conversation, below.  

Brunswick Regional Water and Sewer H2GO, popularly known as H2GO, is a water and sewer utility in Brunswick County that serves the northeast portion of the County including Leland, Belville, parts of Navassa, and some customers located outside of these municipal boundaries.  H2GO serves over 10,000 water customers and nearly 6,000 sewer customers.

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Last season, Chamber Music Wilmington (CMW) invited Israeli-American cellist Amit Peled to town. The big story then was that Peled was playing Pablo Casals' cello. 

North Carolina’s Department of Environmental Quality will suspend the wastewater discharge permit for Chemours… unless the company meets two clear deadlines in the coming weeks. All this, while the state prepares a legal case against the company. 

Big Dawg Productions

The Hermit of Fort Fisher, Robert Harrill, remains a popular figure 45 years after his death. Big Dawg Productions is putting the story of his life onstage for the fourth time...the show will be presented at Cape Fear Playhouse through September 24 and at Brunswick Little Theater in October. I spoke with Director Steve Vernon about the lasting interest in the Hermit and changes we'll see in this year's production. Listen above and read our extended conversation below.

Amit Peled

Attention all string players and string lovers! Renown cellist Amit Peled and his Peabody Cello Gang will be at WHQR this Sunday to conduct a masterclass and to lead a String Jam. All strings are welcome. You can reserve your seat below (space is most limited for the masterclass portion). This free event begins this Sunday, 9/10 at 2:00 at WHQR on Front Street. 

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Paul D'Angelo is the Chair of the Cape Fear Housing Coalition. His passion for affordable housing inspired him to create The Real Households of North Carolina tour, an event on Saturday, September 9 that will bring participants in contact with 8 affordable homes and the organizations that made them possible. Listen to Paul talk about the event above, and read our extended conversation below.

Judy Girard

This episode first aired on April 21, 2016. 

August 25, 2017 update:  Judy Girard serves as Vice Chair of the GLOW Academy School Board which is now open.

Judy Girard started her television career in the late 1960s and worked her way through the halls of NBC in New York – where she developed shows such as Maury Povich, Jenny Jones, and Jerry Springer.  Her decision to move the Phil Donahue show to New York helped solidify it as the pre-eminent talk show in the country. 

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WHQR Commentary: "Okra Strut"

Nan Graham hopes to visit Irmo, South Carolina, in September to attend the annual Okra Strut. Nan is bearing down on her 24th year as a commentator on WHQR. She is grateful for the opportunity to address the burning issues of our time. You can hear more of Nan Graham's commentaries here . WHQR Commentaries don't necessarily reflect the views of WHQR Radio, its staff, or its members.

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