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3:36 pm
Tue September 30, 2014

CoastLine: NC House District 20 Candidate Forum

Republican Representative Rick Catlin (left); Democratic Challenger Betsy Jordan (right)

At a Candidate Forum in WHQR’s M.C. Erny Gallery Monday night, a partnership of HQR News and WWAY Newschannel 3, Republican Incumbent Rick Catlin and Democratic Challenger Betsy Jordan told voters that they both value public education, the environment, and the film industry. 

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Local
1:45 pm
Tue September 30, 2014

NC Senate Candidates Debate the 2013 Mobility Formula

Republican Michael Lee and Democrat Elizabeth Redenbaugh squared off during the Fight For NC Power Breakfast, hosted by the Wilmington Business Journal.
Wilmington Business Journal

Economic development experts say aging transportation systems are holding back growth in southeastern North Carolina.  The candidates for North Carolina’s Senate District 9, which encompasses most of New Hanover County, differ on whether the Mobility Formula is fair. 

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Corrections moving forward
2:59 pm
Sat September 27, 2014

Pardon our progress

Credit Wikimedia Commons

The recent addition of Classical HQR 96.7fm and the simultaneous revamp of HQR News 91.3fm have been, as expected, mammoth tasks. Because we are automated during parts of the day and on weekends, we have had to re-write literally thousands of lines of computer code. Some of it has gone more smoothly than we could have hoped.

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Local
3:57 pm
Fri September 26, 2014

North Carolina House District 20 Candidate Forum: Monday, September 29th

Republican Incumbent Rick Catlin (left) and Democratic Challenger Betsy Jordan (right) will appear Monday, September 29th at 7 PM in the WHQR MC Erny Gallery for a Candidate Forum.

Monday, September 29th, at 7:00 PM, Republican Representative Rick Catlin and Democratic Challenger Betsy Jordan will participate in a Candidate Forum at in WHQR's M.C. Erny Gallery at 254 North Front Street, 3rd Floor.

The candidates for North Carolina House District 20 will answer questions from WWAY's Chris Brown, WHQR's Rachel Lewis Hilburn, questions submitted via email to Coastline@whqr.org, and questions from a live studio audience.

You can participate in one of three ways:

Be part of our live studio audience in the WHQR M.C. Erny Gallery.

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Midday Interviews 9/26/14
1:49 pm
Fri September 26, 2014

Midday Interview: Lynne Hugo on 'A Matter of Mercy'

Lynne Hugo

Lynne Hugo has written ten books, including six novels. Her latest novel is called 'A Matter of Mercy.' It's based on a 1996 lawsuit on Cape Cod in which a homeowner sued local aquaculturists (traditional sea farmers, oystermen and women) for "spoiling the view." Lynne will have several book signings and book readings around town this weekend including Friday from 6-8 PM at Quarter Moon Bookstore on Topsail, Saturday from 10 - 11 AM at Hampstead Library (coffee and pastries provided) and also at 4:30 PM at Barnes and Noble in Mayfaire Center.

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Listeners share their views
5:00 am
Fri September 26, 2014

Friday Feedback for September 26, 2014

We’re continuing to hear comments from listeners who like HQR News at 91.3, from those who can like Classical HQR at 96.7, and from those who would like to get 96.7 but can’t receive it. Our web site has a number of hints to help you, such as our Classical HQR web stream, the HD2 signal of 91.3, and more. We’re also investigating ways to get a repeater signal into parts of Brunswick County.

Listener Jackie wrote:

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Local
3:05 pm
Thu September 25, 2014

State Senate District 8 Candidates Debate Experience Vs. Fresh Start

(left) Senator Bill Rabon (R-Brunswick County; (right) Ernie Ward (D-Brunswick County)

North Carolina Senate District 8 includes Brunswick, Bladen, and Pender Counties – as well as a very small segment of western New Hanover County. 

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Features
1:41 pm
Thu September 25, 2014

BBC Outages

The BBC is currently having broadcast issues. We apologize for any inconvenience and are working to rectify the problem.

Local
1:31 pm
Thu September 25, 2014

A Local Look at Banned Books Week

Within the past year, two novels have been challenged in the Brunswick County school system.

  It’s Banned Books Week. And with the recent challenges to books in Brunswick County schools, Clyde Edgerton, a UNCW Creative Writing professor, provides his perspective.  

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Midday Interviews 9/24/14
3:10 pm
Wed September 24, 2014

Midday Interview: David T. Loudermilk and Emilia Torello on "Peter Pan"

David T. Loudermilk and Emilia Torrello

Thalian Association Community Theatre opens its 2014-15 Mainstage Season with Peter Pan, based on Sir J.M. Barrie's beloved story of the boy who "won't grow up." Emilia Torello stars as Peter along with a cast of 51. The show is directed and choreographed by David T. Loudermilk, Thalian Asoociation's new Artictic Director. It runs for two weekends- Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 (note the new time!), and Sunday at 3 at Thalian Hall. For tickets, call 910.632.2285 or visit ThalianHall.com 

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