Industrial businesses looking to call New Hanover County home may soon be required to hold public meetings as part of the special use permit -- or SUP – process. And the SUP is what they need to launch or expand operations. This is one among several changes that the county planning board unanimously recommended at last night’s public hearing on the most recent SUP draft—an update of a version that was tabled in January. And community stakeholders on both sides of the issue—business leaders and environmental advocates—say this new draft presents a compromise they can live with.
Kevin Lee-Y Green is the founder and artistic director of Techmoja Theatre and Dance Company. He is directing and choreographing the show For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf. The three performances are Friday and Saturday at 8, and Sunday at 3 at the Red Barn Studio Theatre, 1122 South Third.
Tickets are $15, available by calling 910-341-7860.
In this week's big news, listeners all over the region were anxiously tuned in to WHQR on Sunday night to see if we'd do it yet one more time. Frequent correspondent Nancy Geimer wrote to us on Monday:
Yay!! RadioLab this week was a program we've never heard before, and we enjoyed it. We look forward to hearing another program that we've never heard before, next week! Thanks for all you do.
I wrote back to Nancy and asked if could use her name. Her reply?
Why not? I'm starting to feel like a minor celebrity!
After a poignant discussion with his grandmother, Fresh Voices-On-Air commentator Patrick Peoples comes to understand the value of disseminating truth without judgment.
Patrick Peoples is a senior at New Hanover High School Lyceum Academy. He was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and moved to Wilmington at the age of 5. He is president of the Young Democrats Club and is a candidate for the rank of Eagle Scout.
A group of Hampstead citizens has organized to oppose a proposed interchange along Highway 17 that would bisect their town. Construction of this thirty-million-dollar ramp is slated to begin in 2023; however, the local group is already fighting the six-lane interchange, saying the project will disrupt local business and the environment.
The WHQR Partnership Challenge - Spring Pledge Drive 2014
Non-profits in the Cape Fear region know that WHQR Public Radio is an essential part of a strong marketing plan, and one of the best ways to expand their reach.
In our 2014 Spring Drive, March 26-April 1, WHQR will salute local non-profits that make a difference in our community, and give your group a chance to be heard even more. Winners of our PartnershipChallenge will receive underwriting contracts on WHQR.
More than 2,200 people have Carl Kasell’s voice on their home answering machines and cell phones – where he’s performed everything from "What’s New Pussycat" to "Rapper’s Delight" as Official Judge and Scorekeeper for Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
After recording so many messages for others, it’s time we record a few for him. You are invited to leave Carl voice mails by calling 1-888-Wait-Wait (1-888-924-8924; select the second option).