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1:44 pm
Thu September 18, 2014

It's Official!!!: HQRNews and ClassicalHQR Are Born

Barb and Mary
Paul Reinmann

IT'S OFFICIAL! As of 5:30 pm on Tuesday, September 16 WHQR  gave birth to HQRNews 91.3 FM and ClassicalHQR 96.7. Joined by several of our listeners, volunteers, staff and some special guests including Mayor Bill Saffo and Woody White we heralded in this exciting event with the flip of a giant switch and plenty of champagne. Be sure to check out the slideshow above to see pictures from this truly historic night!

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Local
11:10 am
Thu September 18, 2014

Free Prostate Screenings for Uninsured/Underinsured Men

Screenings will be provided at the NHC Health Department on Saturday from 8-11AM.
New Hanover County Health Department

One in seven men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime.  Local groups, including the NAACP, New Hanover Medical Center, and the Urology Associates, are banding together to help men catch the disease early, while its easier to treat.  

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Local
2:37 pm
Wed September 17, 2014

Wilmington Police Department Looks to Improve Diversity

Police departments have come under question throughout the nation after the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.  The Wilmington PD is taking steps to become more diverse. 

The Wilmington Police Department participates in state-mandated juvenile minority sensitivity training, which teaches effective communications with minority groups and aims to improve the treatment of minority juveniles. But Wilmington Chief of Police Ralph Evangelous told City Council on Tuesday evening that they’re looking to expand this training even further in the future: 

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Local
3:49 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

Moral Monday Comes to Wilmington in March to the Polls

Rally participants held signs that called for access to reproductive healthcare for women, equal rights for the LGBTQ community, tax reform, and the repeal of recent voting restrictions.

Moral Mondays, a series of rallies opposing recent North Carolina legislation, began gathering in Raleigh in 2013.  As the election draws near, the Moral March to the Polls is on the move, visiting Wilmington this week. 

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November 3-5, 7PM @ Thalian's Main Stage
2:57 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

Cinematique Presents "Love is Strange" featuring a Q&A with filmmaker Ira Sachs

Join us Monday, November 3 for a special screening event featuring a Q&A with filmmaker Ira Sachs. After the screening of his new film "Love is Strange," join us for an intimate Q&A with the filmmaker that all the critics are raving about. 

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Midday Interviews - 9/16/14
1:19 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

Midday Interview: John Pike on the First Annual Surfers Healing Golf Tournament

Today we heard from John Pike, the local representative for "Surfers Healing," a local surf camp for children with autism. For more information about this organization visit surfershealing.org. For more information about The First Annual Surfers Healing Golf Tournament taking place November 7 at Castle Bay Country Club contact robkelly06@hotmail.com

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Sunday, October 12
2:50 pm
Mon September 15, 2014

Cinematique Presents "The Wisdom to Know the Difference" Benefit Screening Event ft. Daniel Baldwin

Join us Sunday, October 12 at 7pm for An EXCLUSIVE Benefit XXX Screening of "The Wisdom to Know the Difference," featuring a Q & A with filmmaker Daniel Baldwin. All proceeds will benefit Thalian Hall, WHQR and the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund, Inc.

The screening will be followed by a Q & A with Writer-Director-Actor Daniel Baldwin (Homicide, Life on the Streets) and special guests TBA.

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Inside WHQR
1:31 pm
Mon September 15, 2014

Recap: WHQR Staff and Volunteer Picnic

Paul Reinmann

THANK YOU to the WHQR Board!!!! 

The Friends of Public Radio Board threw a cookout for WHQR's volunteers, staff and their families on Sunday, September 14 at Hugh McRae Park. Our terrific board members baked cookies, made salads and grilled delicious hot dogs and burgers for some very thankful staffers and volunteers. We are so lucky to have such a wonderful board. THANK YOU AGAIN!!!!

Be sure to check out the slideshow of this great event (special thanks to Paul Reinmann for all the gorgeous images)!

Local
6:19 pm
Fri September 12, 2014

Interview: NHC Commission Chair Woody White on School Bond -- Part Two

One new public elementary school is going up near Porters Neck in northern New Hanover County. 

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Midday Interviews - 9/12/14
3:22 pm
Fri September 12, 2014

Midday Interview: Gail Burke and Ginny Thompson on "The Secret Garden Tour"

From Left: Ginny Thompson and Gail Burke
Alexa Doran

On Friday, September 19 and Saturday, September 20 from 10am to 4pm , the Lower Cape Fear Historical Society hosts the annual Secret Garden Tour.  The tour this year features 12 gardens, both large and small, Old South and new experimental. There are also workshops about creating a Fairy Garden and arranging flowers for a Memorial Garden. For details and tickets ($15) visit hslcf.org. Tickets are also available at The Latimer House at 910.762.0492, at all Harris Teeter stores, and at many garden centers.

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