Alligator hunting in North Carolina is now legal in North Carolina after a 44-year ban. Last October, the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission updated its Alligator Management Plan and defined a potential hunting season: from September 1 to October 1.
Two Democrats are in the primary race for Pender County’s Board of Education District 4. Reginald Moore and June Robbins are looking to win a spot in November’s general election, to face Republican Ken Smith.
LiSTEN to Dr. Mark Ragozzino talk about Green and Conservation Burial
A retired Wilmington physician wants "Conservation Burial" to become a part of the New Hanover County landscape. On Tuesday, May 8, four experts in Conservation, Green, and Natural burial are holding a symposium on the topic at Waterman's Brewing Company in Wrightsville Beach.
Ted Davis, Junior has served as the Representative for North Carolina House District 19 since 2012 – when he was appointed to fill out the term of Danny McComas. After that, voters reelected him three more times, and now this Republican from New Hanover County says he's hoping to win his primary challenge and serve a fourth term.
This week New Hanover County staff and planners met to discuss the new unified development ordinance, or UDO. It’s a guideline for how land is to be used and developed in the county. It will be months before the new ordinance is finalized.
LiSTEN to Rochelle Whiteside, Ross Harrell, and Noah Harrell talk about Pender Spring Fest
Pender Spring Fest-games, food, music, dancing, and booths full of 100% Pender County goods (no traveling vendors). Rochelle Whiteside started this shindig 40 years ago in Burgaw and it's still going strong.
Port City Playwrights' Project (PCPP) presents Resilience, a collection of 3 new one-acts. Performances are May 3-20 at Cape Fear Playhouse on Castle Street at 7:30 pm Thursdays-Saturdays & 3:00pm Sundays.
Gary Shipman is one of three Democrats hoping to square off in November with North Carolina Representative Holly Grange, a Republican from New Hanover County. The former Chairman of the New Hanover County Democratic Party says Raleigh needs a new voice.
LiSTEN to Director Tom Briggs & Actress/Singer Cindy Colucci talk about "Souvenir"
Florence Foster Jenkins was a terrible singer. People have mocked her for decades, but does she deserve the derision? The play Souvenir, produced by Cube Theatre at Thalian Hall, tells her story from the perspective of the man closest to her in the end-her Pianist, Cosme McMoon.
On Friday, May 4, Vocalist Nicole Thompson will be our guest for "A Little Lunch Music," joined by Pianist Sylvia Ritchie and Bassist Barry Langston. Selections include music by Mozart, Handel, Bernstein, Lerner & Loewe, and Arlen.
Three Democrats are on the primary ballot for the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners. Incumbent Rob Zapple, James Middleton and Julia Olson-Boseman. Two of those three will move on to the general election. James Middleton is the political newcomer of the group.
LiSTEN to Commentator Nan Graham talk about North Carolina's history with conjoined twins
The Bunker Boys in Mt. Aireyl Millie-Christine in Welch's Creek; the Hilton girls in Charlotte. Three sets of conjoined twins, famous in their day, lived, and died, here-in the mountains, piedmont, and low country of North Carolina.
It was an expedition into the Mayan Mountains in 2005 which led Jamie Rotenberg to the Bladen Nature Reserve in Belize where he spotted a juvenile harpy eagle. More than five years later, he discovered a harpy eagle nest – creatures once thought to be extinct.
John Bauer is one of three Democrats hoping to square off in November with North Carolina Representative Holly Grange, a Republican from New Hanover County. One idea Bauer is pushing is the creation of a public bank.
PACE-Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly-was introduced to North Carolinians by Wilmington's Elderhaus10 years ago. To mark the anniversary, Elderhaus PACE holds an Open House this Saturday from 10:00am-2:00pm.
Cape Fear Public Utility Authority has now lifted the "do not drink" alert for the entire northern groundwater system served by the Richardson Nanofiltration Groundwater Plant. However, as a caution, CFPUA says sections of the affected service area are now under a precautionary boil water advisory.
WHQR is excited to announce four new programs – The Daily, Performance Today, SymphonyCast and From The Top – are joining the lineup on HQR News 91.3fm or Classical HQR 92.7fm beginning this Monday, April 30th!
Local business owner Hunter Ford is running for North Carolina House District 19, the southern portion of New Hanover County. The seat is currently occupied by his opponent in the primary, Republican Ted Davis. Ford says that change is needed.
The first phase of a North Carolina State University water study on GenX is complete. Nearly every home whose tap water researchers tested last fall showed levels of GenX, and they found other perfluorinated chemicals as well. Meanwhile an environmental group in Washington has released a new map to learn more about bad drinking water across the country.
Julia Olson-Boseman served as a New Hanover County Commissioner from 2000 until 2004 -- then won three terms as a North Carolina State Senator. As she tells WHQR’s Rachel Lewis Hilburn, she’s proud of her work on film incentives for the state and bringing Verizon Wireless to Wilmington.
North Carolina House District 17 makes up much of Brunswick County. Current Republican Representative Frank Iler is facing challenger Patricia Sykes in the May Primary. Here is more on the incumbent’s competition.
The Flytrap Frolic is Saturday, April 21, 9:00am-1:00pm at the Stanley Rehder Carnivorous Plant Garden, 3800 Canterbury Road. This free event is for all ages-and especially for young people, who will enjoy facepainting, games, crafts, and the live animal exhibit.
LiSTEN to Conductor Steven Errante talk about "Don Giovanni"
Wilmington Symphony Orchestra presents its final concert of the season Saturday, April 21 in cooperation with UNCW's Opera Outreach Program: Mozart's 2-act opera Don Giovanni, the part comic, ultimately tragic tale of the licentious "gentleman" Don Juan.
LiSTEN to Kathryn Hedgepeth and David Tousignant talk about "An Evening in Paris"
The Coastal Carolina Cabaret of St. Paul's Episcopal Church holds its springtime fundraiser at the Scottish Rite Temple on Saturday, April 21: An Evening in Paris. This fundraiser for 4 Wilmington charities is tres chic-food, drink, art, and dancing with Al DiMarco's Big Fat Accordion Band.