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12:17 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

New Hanover County Planners Seek Input from Next Generation of Citizens

County planners chat with students as they make recommendations for the future of New Hanover County.
Isabelle Shepherd, WHQR

New Hanover County is creating its Comprehensive Plan, which will determine how the community would like to see development occur over the next twenty-five years. Even the youngest citizens are offering input. 

County planners visited Castle Hayne Elementary to speak with 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders in Nicole Wolf-Camplin’s gifted classes. The students represent the next generation of residents, and their goals for the future of the county were very much in line with those set forth by the adult focus groups: 

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Local
4:05 pm
Fri January 23, 2015

Higher Education in Wilmington Sees Rash of Exits in Less than One Year

Top (l-r): Larry Clark (UNCW Cameron School of Business), Rebecca Porterfield (UNCW Cameron School), Charles Maimone (UNCW CFO), Gary Miller (UNCW Chanc.); bottom (l-r): Norman Bemelmans (UNCW), Tom Ross (UNC), Denise Battles (UNCW), Ted Spring (CFCC)

In less than 12 months, a spate of high-profile leaders have left the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. 

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Midday Interviews
12:58 pm
Fri January 23, 2015

Midday Interview: Elizabeth Darrow on "Life is But a Dream..."

Artist Elizabeth Darrow shared with us interesting details about her vibrant, textured work and talked to us about why a painting may never be finished. Darrow will be in the MC Erny Gallery at WHQR tonight form 6-9 PM for the opening reception of her collection "Life is But a Dream..." Be sure you take a moment to come out and see this truly exquisite collection before the closing reception on Friday, February 27.

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Listeners share their views
5:00 am
Fri January 23, 2015

Friday Feedback for January 23, 2015

Credit "A frightened and an angry face, left and right respectively. Wellcome V0009326" by Wellcome Library, London - http://wellcomeimages.org/indexplus/obf_images/69/b2/74e57a8d3ead56f77459552ab7b0.jpgGallery: http://wellcomeimages.org/indexplus/image/V0009326

We’ve had plenty of good comments on Friday Feedback recently. Better fasten your seat belts for today’s installment.

Last August we conducted a survey of classical music listeners as we prepared to launch Classical HQR on 96.7. Now that it’s been on the, we’ve re-contacted with those who filled out the earlier survey and who gave us their mailing addresses. A few responses have come in, too few so far to draw any general conclusions, but some of the comments are … interesting.

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Wednesday, January 28 at Noon
12:31 pm
Thu January 22, 2015

On the Next CoastLine: Long Term Plans for the Cape Fear Region

On the next CoastLine: We're taking a closer look at the future.

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February 9, 2015 @ 7 PM
11:45 am
Thu January 22, 2015

Prologue: "The Fire This Time" by Randall Kenan

Join Ben Steelman of the StarNews and one of the most distinguished African American authors of today, Randall Kenan, to discuss his most recent achievement, a collection of his essays titled The Fire This Time, which includes a tribute to legend James Baldwin. 

Praise for The Fire This Time

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Local
2:47 pm
Wed January 21, 2015

CoastLine: Vertex Rail on Incentives, Why Hometown Hires Will Make Up 10% of Workforce

By this spring, Vertex Rail will begin manufacturing railroad tank cars.

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February 16, 2015
1:13 pm
Wed January 21, 2015

Soup to Nuts Live!: Travis Shallow

Travis Shallow

It might be cold outside, but it's going to be sizzling with the soul-filled sounds of Travis Shallow at our next Soup to Nuts Live! concert. WHQR welcomes Wilmington native singer/songwriter Travis Shallow, known for his soulful Americana, to the MC Erny Gallery on February 26 for a performance you will never forget. Formerly part of the critically acclaimed acoustic trio, A Few Good Liars, Shallow recently recorded his first solo album at Tweed Studios in Oxford, Mississippi.

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Inside WHQR
11:44 am
Wed January 21, 2015

WHQR Day Sponsor Party 2015!

Kate Brandis, Lan Nichols, Mary Bradley, Jarred Lee Welcome You to the Party!
Paul Reinmann

If you are one of our many WONDERFUL Day Sponsors who came out to celebrate at the Cameron Art Museum last Friday night we want to say a huge THANK YOU for making it such an unforgettable evening. There were delicious drinks, even more delicious food, endlessly gorgeous artwork, and most importantly lots and lots of great conversation. Check out the slide show for a few snapshots from this most enchanting of evenings...

Inside WHQR
1:30 pm
Sat January 17, 2015

The Healing Blues on Front Street Blues

www.thehealingblues.org

Tune in on Saturday, January 17 at 11:00 pm: The Healing Blues is a project out of Greensboro NC that documents the struggles of those who deal with homelessness everyday. The outcome "...serves as a reminder that good things can happen when there is true collaboration between members of an urban society." More information at www.thehealingblues.org. You'll also hear cuts from Memphis Slim, Ellis Hooks, and Guitar Shorty. Lan Nichols hosts. Listen live at www.whqr.org. Thanks!

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