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As listeners know, our first-ever Summer Stealth Drive was a success. It went over its goal 11 hours early on Monday July 27th, thus eliminating the usual summer 3- or 4-day marathon. Going past the goal is a great boost for the station as we begin our 2015-16 Fiscal Year. For those who want to dive a little deeper, we have some some questions and answers. But first, a couple of definitions:

On the next CoastLine, we’re taking a ride with WAVE Transit. Is the area’s bus system adequately serving the community? How is it changing, and what can we expect for the future? Joining us in studio will be Albert Eby, Executive Director of WAVE.

To learn more about WAVE Transit before the next CoastLine click here.

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Counties across North Carolina could soon be required to cover the entire cost of recycling electronics.  It's just one provision in the Regulatory Reform Act of 2015 that could create an unplanned hole in the budget for New Hanover County’s Department of Environmental Management.

How often have you wondered whether to toss a soda bottle into the recycling bin with or without the cap?  Do you rinse out food containers before you recycle them?  And what do you do with all those plastic grocery bags?

On Sunday, July 26th staff, friends, and family of WHQR met up at Liberty Tavern on 7976 Market Street for great food and drinks. Everyone had such a great time that we will be planning another meetup very soon!

If you keep hearing about our meetups it's time to come check one out! Be on the look out for the next one!

On Friday, July 24th "Faces and Places" Work By Larry Hovis and Anne Van Blarcom Kurowski opened in our MC Erny Gallery. You can read more about them here.

Grand Ole Opry

Jul 28, 2015

This week, "country roads" take commentator Shane Fernando to Nashville, for an onstage glimpse of the Grand Ole Opry.

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 the views of WHQR Radio, its editorial staff, or its members.

Please join Ben Steelman of the StarNews on Monday, August 10th at 7 pm in the MC Erny Gallery for a discussion with New York Times bestselling author Daniel Ray Norris about his new thriller Cape Fear Blackwater Deep.

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We did it! Your donations made it all possible! 

The Summer Stealth Drive was a huge success! Thanks to all of your generous donations we've raised $71,145 and there will be NO program interruptions! We have officially canceled the tradition on air pledge drive that was set to take place on Tuesday, July 28. We are so excited that we are able to have a summer free of program interruptions. Enjoy all of the great delights of summer with your WHQR soundtrack.

We made history together! Thank you so much!

Luncheon for Literacy with Guest Dean Norris

Jul 27, 2015

The Cape Fear Literacy Council (CFLC) is holding its 6th annual Literacy Luncheon.  This fundraising event offers entertainment, success stories from students, and special guest speaker Dean Norris (Breaking Bad, Under the Dome).  

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