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Oak Island Arts & Crafts Fest

12 hours ago

On Saturday, September 5th, the Oak Island Arts Guild presents the 26th Annual Arts & Crafts Festival.  Over 120 vendors are a part of the festival this year, featuring photography, paintings, fabric arts, printmaking, wearable art, and more. 

Wake N Bake Donuts

When was the last time you visited a locally-owned restaurant that didn’t offer some regionally-sourced ingredient?  Some would say the farm-to-table phenomenon is a full-blown element of the North Carolina restaurant landscape – along with the explosion of craft beer, cocktails, and boutique donuts.  Wilmington boasts a foodie scene – in spite of serious challenges facing new restaurateurs. 

Making a Splash for the New Hope Clinic

Sep 2, 2015

While changes to national and state health care laws have expanded the reach of health care coverage, there are still folks without insurance  facing difficulties obtaining  medical attention.  The New Hope Clinic is one of the long-standing providers serving Brunswick County residents in need of health & dental care.

This week, commentator Shane Fernando takes us on a ride around the historic Kenan Memorial Fountain.

Commentator Shane Fernando is Director of the Humanities and Fine Arts Center at CFCC. He lives with his partner in Historic Downtown Wilmington.

WHQR commentaries don't necessarily reflect views of WHQR Radio, its editorial staff, or its memebers.

It was kismet that counselor, photographer, mindfulness teacher, and writer Jen Johnson met with Dr. Kyle Horton.  They both had a deep interest in helping veterans suffering with post-war adjustment issues, and they both had special skills that could be intertwined to do something about it.  They joined forces and created Invisible Wounds of War.  

"Night of the Hatchet"

Aug 28, 2015

Pat Marriott had the opportunity to speak with A.W. Hammock about his recent release, Night of the Hatchet.   The biggest misconception about this book seems to stem from the title-this is not a horror story, but instead an adventure tale featuring a Delta Force operator with the nickname "Hatchet." 

National Hurricane Center

The movement of Tropical Storm Erika northward has the southeastern United States on alert.  But whether Erika peters out over land or survives and re-groups, peak hurricane season is upon us. 

According to the National Hurricane Center, most tropical storms and hurricanes in the Atlantic Basin happen between mid-August and late October. 

And now residents in Brunswick County have a new emergency notification system available, launched over the summer, called CodeRED.   During sign-up, residents can choose whether to receive messages via phone call, text, or email. 

Top Five Hotdogs

Aug 28, 2015

I love all things “food,” and almost everyone loves a good hotdog, so I embarked on a search for the five best hotdogs in the region. I realized early in my research that I was going to have to limit the search to Wilmington proper for now, as Carolina Beach, Burgaw, Rocky Point, and points beyond the city limits all have too many hotdog vendors for me to cover in one blog, but I will consider others in the future. I decided to stick to places that specialize mostly in hotdogs, and I tried to focus on eating local and stayed away from chain restaurants. 

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Expect Symphonies from the WSO

Aug 27, 2015

According to Reed Wallace, September is the "I like the Wilmington Symphony" month.  Mr. Wallace is the Executive Director of the Wilmington Symphony Orchestra (WSO) and arguably its biggest fan, so whether he is joking or not remains a mystery.  Still, when you take a look at the Masterworks series the WSO is producing this season, you might be inclined to join him in the like--or even Love.

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