John Maxwell is a storyteller, actor and playwright who lives in Jackson, Mississippi. He is in town to perform his one-man show (one of many he has created) about the apostle Peter. It’s titled Fish Tale, The Story of Peter. The free show was at 7:00 Friday at St. James Episcopal Church in the Lee Parish Hall at 4th and Dock.
By 2040, New Hanover County’s population is expected to match that of present-day Tampa. Which is why the county’s launching a first-ever comprehensive plan to address the future of local land use, resources, infrastructure and development patterns. As one of ten communities selected by the American Planning Association to pilot this program, the county is depending on citizen input to help chart the course—and more than 120 members of the community attended the recent public launch of the plan.
The Spring 2014 WHQR Survey is your chance to tell us what you like -- and don't like -- about WHQR. And one lucky participant will win a WHQR Smooth Landing Guest DJ slot.
This spring we've made it easier than ever to enter. WHQR members will soon be receiving copies of the survey in the mail. But the online version is quick and easy to fill out, with more room for your comments about WHQR. Find the online version at surveymonkey.com/s/SurveySpring2014
Today I talked with Dan Brawley, Director of the Cucalorus Film Foundation and Cucalorus Film Festival. They have a fundraiser coming up Sunday night from 7:30 to midnight at EUE Screen Gems called An Evening on the Red Carpet. Tickets available at Cucalorus.org
As New Hanover County launches its comprehensive plan to accommodate the region’s projected growth, leaders are looking into the future of open spaces and parks. Tuesday night, the Cape Fear Economic Development Council, or CFEDC, assembled a panel of green space proponents from the county--as well as from the City of Wilmington--to discuss ideas for new and improved public spaces.
In gearing up to apply for a ninety-million-dollar grant to revitalize a huge swath of the city, the Wilmington Housing Authority made a loud plea for citizen involvement. And it’s now being answered. Nearly one hundred people—from public housing residents to local business leaders—are volunteering to serve on sub-committees dedicated to making Wilmington’s application as competitive as it can be.
David Rouzer, a native of Johnston County and former State Senator, is battling Woody White, also a former State Senator and current county commission chair, for the Republican nomination in North Carolina’s 7th Congressional District.