IT'S OFFICIAL! As of 5:30 pm on Tuesday, September 16 WHQR gave birth to HQRNews 91.3 FM and ClassicalHQR 96.7. Joined by several of our listeners, volunteers, staff and some special guests including Mayor Bill Saffo and Woody White we heralded in this exciting event with the flip of a giant switch and plenty of champagne. Be sure to check out the slideshow above to see pictures from this truly historic night!
One in seven men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime. Local groups, including the NAACP, New Hanover Medical Center, and the Urology Associates, are banding together to help men catch the disease early, while its easier to treat.
Police departments have come under question throughout the nation after the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. The Wilmington PD is taking steps to become more diverse.
The Wilmington Police Department participates in state-mandated juvenile minority sensitivity training, which teaches effective communications with minority groups and aims to improve the treatment of minority juveniles. But Wilmington Chief of Police Ralph Evangelous told City Council on Tuesday evening that they’re looking to expand this training even further in the future:
Moral Mondays, a series of rallies opposing recent North Carolina legislation, began gathering in Raleigh in 2013. As the election draws near, the Moral March to the Polls is on the move, visiting Wilmington this week.
Join us Monday, November 3 for a special screening event featuring a Q&A with filmmaker Ira Sachs. After the screening of his new film "Love is Strange," join us for an intimate Q&A with the filmmaker that all the critics are raving about.
Today we heard from John Pike, the local representative for "Surfers Healing," a local surf camp for children with autism. For more information about this organization visit surfershealing.org. For more information about The First Annual Surfers Healing Golf Tournament taking place November 7 at Castle Bay Country Club contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Join us Sunday, October 12 at 7pm for An EXCLUSIVE Benefit XXX Screening of "The Wisdom to Know the Difference," featuring a Q & A with filmmaker Daniel Baldwin. All proceeds will benefit Thalian Hall, WHQR and the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund, Inc.
The screening will be followed by a Q & A with Writer-Director-Actor Daniel Baldwin (Homicide, Life on the Streets) and special guests TBA.
The Friends of Public Radio Board threw a cookout for WHQR's volunteers, staff and their families on Sunday, September 14 at Hugh McRae Park. Our terrific board members baked cookies, made salads and grilled delicious hot dogs and burgers for some very thankful staffers and volunteers. We are so lucky to have such a wonderful board. THANK YOU AGAIN!!!!
Be sure to check out the slideshow of this great event (special thanks to Paul Reinmann for all the gorgeous images)!
On Friday, September 19 and Saturday, September 20 from 10am to 4pm , the Lower Cape Fear Historical Society hosts the annual Secret Garden Tour. The tour this year features 12 gardens, both large and small, Old South and new experimental. There are also workshops about creating a Fairy Garden and arranging flowers for a Memorial Garden. For details and tickets ($15) visit hslcf.org. Tickets are also available at The Latimer House at 910.762.0492, at all Harris Teeter stores, and at many garden centers.