Friends of Public Radio, Inc., licensee of WHQR Public Radio, announced today an agreement to purchase the station's office and broadcast facilities at 254 North Front Street from Hexagon Holdings, Inc.
The House has passed a budget amendment that includes a provision for the film industry.
It was the joint effort of Republicans Ted Davis, from New Hanover County, and Ruth Samuelson, from Mecklenburg County.
This was Davis’ second attempt to include a program for the film industry in the House version of the budget. And this amendment, says Davis, is aimed at keeping the conversation about film incentives going.
My guests today were Joy Dupree Gregory, founder and artistic director of True 2 U Productions, and Tracy Byrd, the director and choreographer of the company’s latest show -- Smokey Joe’s Café: The Songs of Lieber and Stoller.
The show runs Friday and Saturday at 8 and Sunday at 3 – this weekend and next – at the Scottish Rite Theater, 1415 S. 17th Street. Tickets / info: 910-515-3327
New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger--who was charged with a DWI in February--is likely looking at a four-month prison sentence. Following Berger’s arrest in Avery County this week for violating his parole, and possessing numerous weapons and drug paraphernalia, the commissioner made an appearance in court this afternoon—via video from the county jail.
Monday, June 16th is Bloomsday, on which James Joyce fans around the world celebrate the book Ulysses and its protagonist Leopold Bloom. At Old Books on Front Street at 7pm, a portion of the play-within-the-book will be performed by marionettes! Jazz pianist/composer James Jarvis has written music for the show; Gina Gambony and Christy Grantham will work the marionettes created by Nina and Bryan Cournoyer. Bookstore owner Gwenyfar Rohler and musician James Jarvis tell us all about it.
Financial behaviorist Syble Solomon gives a talk called DeMystifying Credit -- tonight at 6:00 at the Northeast Library. She has created The Good Credit Game, a colorful board game crammed full of surprising information on credit. For more information, you can call the library at 910-798-6306. To learn more about Syble, go to MoneyHabitudes.com
The North Carolina Pesticide Board recently made a declaration of moles as pests and established regulatory guidelines for their removal; a declaration that has commentator Andy Wood thinking about slippery slopes.
Commentator Andy Wood is an author, ecologist, and award-winning environmental educator.
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