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Midday Interviews 8/22/14
2:08 pm
Fri August 22, 2014

Midday Interview: Artists Mio Reynolds, Randy McNamara and Eunkyung Kim Cazier

  Today we had prolific artists Mio Reynolds, Randy McNamara and Eunkyung Kim Cazier talk about their work, which will be featured tonight at our very own MC Erny Gallery  at WHQR, 254 N. Front Street, 3rd Floor. Join the artists from 6-9 pm for an opening reception that will include wine, light refreshments and your chance to meet the artists and see their vibrant, intriguing collection of work. For further details visit http://whqr.org/post/coming-soon-hues-juxtaposition-mc-erny-gallery-1.

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Local
12:32 pm
Fri August 22, 2014

Wilmington Looking To Expand Urban Mixed-Use Zoning to Encourage Redevelopment

Senior City Planner Christine Hughes presents the requirements for the conceptual site plan, which would have to be approved by Wilmington City Council before a plot of land could be rezoned as urban mixed-use.
Isabelle Shepherd

Wilmington city planners are hoping to encourage redevelopment with the expansion of urban mixed-use zoning, which mandates a blend of the commercial and residential. But since Wilmington is mostly built out, redevelopment will always be in someone’s backyard. 

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Listeners share their views
5:00 am
Fri August 22, 2014

Friday Feedback for August 22, 2014

Ivanhoe Blvd somewhere

J & M in Ivanhoe, NC wrote:

I love, love, love everything about your programming!  Home, car, wherever, WHQR is the station we tune our radio to. Sure there are some programs we don't care for but we have the option to change the channel because we know there are other WHQR listeners who might enjoy what we don't and we wouldn't think of asking you to change just for us. Keep up the great work!

Dr. L. J. wrote:

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Local
2:28 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

Southeastern NC Film Community Group Photo To Be Taken This Saturday

Flyer for Film Community Group Photo
Andrew Sleet

Some state legislators say they don’t see the positive economic impact of film in North Carolina.  Wilmington’s film community is coming together to show them the big picture.

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Midday Interviews 8/21/14
2:22 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

Midday Interview: Barb Olson-Gwin and Jim Carey on "Phlock to the Beach!: A Buffet Style Beach Bash"

Jim Carey and Barb Olson-Gwin
Alexa Doran

Today Barb Olson-Gwin and Jim Carey came to represent the Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce, which is hosting Phlock to the Beach!: A Buffet Style Beach Bash. Unfortunately, the Friday night Pub and Grub Crawl is sold out BUT you can still get tickets to Saturday's events on Oak Island or at Cape Fear Regional Jetport. For more details visit southport-oakisland.com or call 910.457.6994.  Some of Saturday's Events are free and some require tickets.

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Local
1:56 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

Group of Local Leaders Proposes Alternative Special Use Permit Process

New Hanover County currently has one special use permit for all industries. Local leaders are looking to change that.
New Hanover County

Local government representatives are joining with environmental advocates and business leaders to create an alternative to a controversial recommendation from the Garner economic development report. Instead of doing away with the special use permit process, they hope to cut the red tape for some industries.  

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Commentaries
7:00 am
Thu August 21, 2014

Anonymous

Gwenyfar Rohler
Gwenyfar Rohler

Commentator Gwenyfar Rohler recalls the impact of reading her first life-changing book, a romance novel.

Commentator Gwenyfar Rohler loves the classics, reading, and managing an independent bookstore in Downtown Wilmington.

WHQR Commentaries don't necessarily reflect the views of WHQR Radio, its editorial staff, or its members.

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Local
5:52 pm
Wed August 20, 2014

CoastLine: Ending Chronic Homelessness in the Cape Fear Region

Ending Chronic Homelessness in ten years:  it’s a commitment that the City of Wilmington, three local county governments, service providers, and the United Way made six years ago.  

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Midday Interviews - 8/20/14
4:02 pm
Wed August 20, 2014

Midday Interview: Bill Hamlet and Jenny McKinnon-Wright on the Landfall Art Show and Sale

Artist Jenny McKinnon- Wright and Landfall Foundation President Bill Hamlet
Alexa Doran

The 2014 Landfall and Art show is Thursday through Saturday at the Landfall Dye Clubhouse. It runs from 10 am to 7 pm each day, with a cash bar provided from 5-7 pm. One hundred artists will be showing their work. Admission is free and 30% of the sales go to the Landfall Foundation, which helps support local non-profits. Today's guests were Landfall Foundation President Bill Hamlet and artist Jenny McKinnon-Wright.  For more details visit LandfallFoundation.org

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Local
5:19 pm
Tue August 19, 2014

Blue Ribbon Commission on the Prevention of Youth Violence Adds New Programs

The BRC has expanded its youth programs this summer.
Blue Ribbon Commission on the Prevention of Youth Violence

Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo says we need people working and paying taxes, not jailed in a cell, which costs tens of thousands of dollars per incarcerated person.  His remarks prefaced the public update of the Blue Ribbon Commission’s mission: to build a community where the youth are safe, healthy, educated, and successful. 

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