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3:25 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

Wilmington Housing Authority Opened Waiting List for Housing Voucher Program

WHA

A Wilmington program is helping low-income families find affordable, safe housing while also boosting the local economy by supporting small business.

The Wilmington Housing Authority is accepting applications for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program waiting list for the first time in three years. Under the program, the housing authority pays a subsidy to the landlord while the renter pays the difference. When a voucher becomes available, the housing authority gives it to those on the waiting list.

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Midday Interviews - 7/29/14
2:25 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

Midday Interview: Ray Kennedy and Nygel Robinson on "Kiss Me, Kate!"

From Left: Nygel Robinson, Jemila Ericson, Ray Kennedy

 

Opera House Theatre Company presents the Cole Porter musical Kiss Me, Kate! starring Nygel Robinson and Kendra Goehring-Garrett. The play features a sparring ex-husband and wife who are attempting to stage a musical version of The Taming of the Shrew, in which they will play Petrucchio and Kate. WHQR goddess Jemila Ericson speaks with director/choreographer Ray Kennedy and actor/singer/dancer Nygel Robinson. 

Tickets: 910-632-2285 or Thalianhall.com 

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Local
2:45 pm
Mon July 28, 2014

Public Archaeology Corps Excavates and Preserves Historic Cistern in Downtown Wilmington

Jonathan Schleier (left), founder of Public Archaeology Corps, Justin Freeman (right), and volunteers work to excavate the historic cistern.
Isabelle Shepherd

Developers inadvertently destroy archaeological sites on private land every year. Public Archaeology Corps’ mission is to reverse this trend, and they’re starting in Wilmington.

A motley crew of volunteers is unearthing a historic cistern in downtown Wilmington. A wife, grandfather, daughter, brother-in-law, and friends sift through dirt and identify found artifacts. Jonathan Schleier, archaeologist and founder of Public Archaeology Corps, says the new nonprofit aims to engage both trained archaeologists and interested civilians in discovering and preserving history:

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November 10, 7pm @ WHQR
12:58 pm
Mon July 28, 2014

Prologue: "Southern Holidays: A Savor the South Cookbook" by Debbie Moose

Join Ben Steelman of Star News and local author Debbie Moose to talk about her upcoming holiday cookbook, as well as the many food blogs and columns she maintains.

“Smart, informative and funny...Full of old favorites as well as new and unusual choices, this little volume will be of much use to home cooks even as it documents our regional culture.” - Bill Smith, cookbook author and James Beard Award-winning chef at Crook's Corner, Chapel Hill, N.C on Buttermilk by Debbie Moose.  

Monday, November 10 at 7 pm

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Local
5:00 am
Mon July 28, 2014

GE Nuclear to Consolidate GLE Operations to Wilmington

Global Laser Enrichment, GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy

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The global demand for enriched uranium has dropped.  As a consequence, Global Laser Enrichment, part of GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy, is consolidating operations to Wilmington.

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"the People and the Stories behind the headlines"
5:54 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

Diane Rehm Awarded 2013 National Humanities Medal

Credit Glogau Photography

Congratulations to Diane Rehm on being one of the winners of the 2013 National Humanities Medals, awarded for outstanding achievements in history, cultural studies, filmmaking, cultural commentary, and historic preservation.

The official citation honoring the medalists says:

Diane Rehm, radio host, for illuminating the people and stories behind the headlines. In probing interviews with pundits, poets, and Presidents, Ms. Rehm’s incisive, confident, and curious voice has deepened our understanding of our communities and our culture.

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Midday Interviews 7-25-14
2:01 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

Midday Interview: Gina Gambony and Opera Wilmington

Gina in the Studio

  Gina Gambony previews Opera Wilmington's inaugural performances this weekend, interviewing directors and cast members including Nancy King, Joshua Collier, Nancy Carson, and Mark Sorenson.

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5:00 am
Fri July 25, 2014

Friday Feedback for July 25, 2014

Mayberry, NC (Mt. Airy) and Vina de Mar, Chile. Compare and contrast.

We’ll start with a couple of playlist questions. Martyn Hawkins wrote to us via Facebook:

You have been playing the most magnificent music [Wednesday] evening at [10]:10, [11]:25, and [11]:44. I have tried to find out what it was so I could buy copies of it. In your typical moronic "Radio With Vision" there was no way to find out. Even Mayberry RFD would have a more sensibly arranged station.

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Local
5:40 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

Newly-Launched Program Provides Post-Surgery Medical Care for the Homeless

United Way

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A new local program is providing the homeless with shelter while they heal from surgeries.

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Midday Interviews 7/23/14
3:46 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Midday Interview: Gareth Evans on The Antiquity Dinner at Bellamy Mansion

Jemila and Gareth

 

Gareth Evans is the Executive Director of the Bellamy Mansion Museum.  On Saturday night at 6:30, the Bellamy is hosting an elegant Antiquity Dinner.  Chef Matthew Gould of Canape is providing a multi-course meal with cocktails and wine based on Victorian-era recipes from the Bellamy Mansion archives.  Tickets are $100 and seating is limited to 20.  More info: BellamyMansion.org.  Reservations: 910-251-3700  

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