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Calling All Artists!

WHQR is currently accepting submissions from artists for the next ten shows in the MC Erny Gallery that will run from February 2016 through late 2017.   

Recovery Rock Fest: Folk & Rock / Clean & Sober

Aug 12, 2015

Nyla Petruccione founded Recovery Rock Fest not just for people in addiction recovery; it's also for anyone who loves rock and folk music, but who would like to experience it without the alcohol/drug culture.  Nyla put on a similar festival in Florida, but this is the first one  she is directing in Wilmington.  Performers are Melissa Ferrick, Stray Local,

City of Wilmington

Laura Padgett is poised to leave behind more than 20 years of public service.  She was first elected to Council in 1993. After five terms, she has decided against seeking a sixth and will step down at the end of the year.

Don Skinner launched Phoenix Employment Ministries in 2002.  He just retired from his post as the Executive Director and by December, he'll be fully retired.  We had the opportunity to chat with Don as he reflects on the work he's done and how to release it as he leaves the organization in able hands.  

Join us for our Soup to Nuts Live! series with Striking Copper at the MC Erny Gallery at WHQR.

This '93 Toyota Corolla has a long history with WHQR.

It was once owned by our very own Jemila Ericson, former Classical Music and Midday Interview host, and her mother before that. About ten years ago, Jemila sold this beauty to Bill DiNome, a long-time WHQR supporter and a former member of WHQR's Community Advisory Board, for exactly $1. Now, Bill has donated this time-honored car to WHQR's vehicle donation program. Thank you, Bill!

Commentator Annie Gray Johnston reveals her aunts' unspoken competition to rule the realm of Home Economics.

Native Wilmingtonian Annie Gray Johnston is wife, mother, sister, daughter, friend, and self-proclaimed general nut.

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

The Real Thing

Aug 7, 2015

Thalian Association (TA) has spent the summer staging plays at the intimate theatre on 3rd Street, the Red Barn Studio Theatre.  The offerings have been different than the popular musicals TA often produces; instead, thoughtful and sometimes intense dramas have been on the ticket.

While the North Carolina General Assembly tries to hammer out a budget in Raleigh, counties around the state are scrambling to consider what a sales tax redistribution could mean for their own bottom lines.  Members of New Hanover County’s Executive Staff are bracing for what could be a significant blow.

Top 5 Music Beds

When you’re driving along in your car, getting your local and national news from your public radio station, you might hear a song in the background that strikes your fancy. It may serve as a break between news stories, or it might be under an underwriting message. Before you can get out of your phone to Spotify the selection, it’s gone.

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