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10:21 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

2-Day [yes, TWO] Drive Raises $65,085

WOW!

seems to be the most apt word for the events of Tuesday, July 22nd. When we began, after a somewhat slow first day, it was hard to see how we could finish this summer's Keep It Short drive in even 3 days, let alone 2. The sudden $20,000 pledge at 6:57 am transformed everything and led to a very satisfying next 12 hours.

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Local
12:34 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Brunswick County Commissioners Adopt Resolution Opposing Local Housing of Illegal Immigrants

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Brunswick County will not house illegal immigrants, including minors.  That’s the County Commissioners’ official response to the recent border surge.

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Local
2:18 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

Permanent Housing for the Disabled Near Greenfield Lake is Progressing

The location of the former Adrian B. Rhodes Armed Forces Reserve Center will be the site of the future Lakeside Reserve. The old building has been razed.
City of Wilmington

It’s taken eight years of planning, but within the next twelve months, work could begin on a new permanent supportive housing facility near Greenfield Lake. WHQR’s Isabelle Shepherd reports the space would provide affordable housing for 40 disabled people. 

Permanent supportive housing resembles ordinary rental agreements. The difference: It is geared towards the disabled, including veterans and the elderly.

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Midday Interviews - 7/17/14
1:53 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

Midday Interview: Lan Nichols on the 19th Annual Cape Fear Blues Festival

Lan Nichols

 

Lan Nichols, host of WHQR’s Front Street Blues, is also the main organizer for the 19th Annual Cape Fear Blues Festival which is Friday through Sunday, July 25-27.  Find out more about the Blues Cruise, concerts and workshops at CapeFearBluesFest.org.  

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Local
11:27 am
Fri July 18, 2014

Catlin Challenger Jordan Identifies Film as Signature Issue

Betsy Jordan (left), Rep. Rick Catlin (right)
Betsy Jordan / Rick Catlin

Betsy Jordan, who is Rick Catlin’s Democratic opponent for the North Carolina House of Representatives, has already identified her signature issue: film. WHQR’s Isabelle Shepherd reports.

District 20’s Republican incumbent, Rick Catlin, has voted to convert the film tax rebate to a grant program. But his challenger, Betsy Jordan, says this isn’t enough to keep North Carolina competitive in the film industry.

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Listeners share their views
5:00 am
Fri July 18, 2014

Friday Feedback for July 18, 2014

There’s not too much Feedback for our little clambake this week. Here are some possible explanations:

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Commentaries
7:00 am
Thu July 17, 2014

Magnolia Murder

Nan Graham

Tree-hugger and commentator Nan Graham underwent a painful arboreal experience last week, suffering separation anxiety.  Her favorite magnolia tree has gone to that great magnolia grove in the sky.

Nan Graham's WHQR commentaries can be found in her books, Turn South at the Next Magnolia and In a Magnolia Minute. 

WHQR Commentaries don't necessarily reflect the views of WHQR Radio, its editorial staff, or its members.

Local
5:05 pm
Wed July 16, 2014

CoastLine: Charter Schools in NC -- What Role Do They Play within the Public School System?

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Listen to Segment 3 here.

Charter Schools in North Carolina:  What role should they play within the public school system and how is that role changing? 

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Midday Interviews - 7/15/14
1:47 pm
Tue July 15, 2014

Midday Interview: Karola Luttringhaus on the Sarus Festival

Sarus Crane

On August 21-24 2014 the much anticipated Sarus Festival will be back in Wilmington! The Sarus Festival started primarily as a dance festival and has now grown to include various forms of art, focusing especially on experimental and site specific art. Activities at this year's festival will range from performances to workshops to lectures. Listen to the interview to find out more!

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Commentaries
7:00 am
Tue July 15, 2014

The New Kid on the Block

CFCC Center
ls3p.com

Commentator Shane Fernando celebrates Wilmington's community landmarks and welcomes the new kid on the block, CFCC's new performance venue.

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.

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