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3:38 pm
Wed June 4, 2014

WHQR Membership Phone Calls

We're Reaching Out to Lapsed Members
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WHQR is currently in the middle of a lapsed member fiscal year end campaign. We are calling some of our lapsed members to ask them to rejoin the station. We want our members to be aware that these are legitimate calls.

If you have any questions, please contact Mary at 910-343-1640 or mbradley@whqr.org.

As always, WHQR loves to hear from you, so send us an email or give Mary a call if you are need more information or are interested in renewing your membership.

Local - June 4
5:00 am
Wed June 4, 2014

North Carolina Launches Hotline to Field Veteran Complaints

VA Medical Facility in Fayetteville, North Carolina

North Carolina is taking veterans' affairs into its own hands. Following national allegations surrounding the mistreatment of veterans, the state Division of Veterans’ Affairs has launched a tip hotline to allow citizens and VA care workers to anonymously report misconduct at federal VA facilities. It went live Monday, and call staff claims that phone line is already ringing off the hook.

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Local
4:29 pm
Tue June 3, 2014

Chancellor Gary Miller: "An Educated Society is a Society that Contributes"

UNCW Chancellor Gary Miller
UNCW

Listen to the interview here.

UNCW has announced that Chancellor Gary Miller will be stepping down July 31st to take the top position at University of Wisconsin – Green Bay after current Green Bay Chancellor Tom Harden retires. 

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Commentaries
7:00 am
Tue June 3, 2014

Failure is a Powerful Tool

Sarahbeth Eason
WHQR

We tend to learn more from our mistakes than from our successes.  Fresh Voices On-Air commentator Sarahbeth Eason comes to understand that breakthroughs depend on failure. 

Sarahbeth Eason is a senior at Hoggard High School. She’s received a Navy ROTC Scholarship to attend UNC-Chapel Hill in the fall. She will pursue a degree in Political Science with a focus on International Relations. Sarahbeth hopes to earn a law degree and practice International Law.

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Local
5:12 pm
Mon June 2, 2014

UNCW Chancellor Miller Accepts Top Post at Univ. of Wisconsin-Green Bay

UNCW Chancellor Gary Miller
UNCW

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UNCW Chancellor Gary Miller is headed to Wisconsin.  

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Local
5:00 am
Mon June 2, 2014

Comprehensive Plan Committee Members to Meet and Rank Recommendations

New Hanover County is expected to more than double in population by 2040.
New Hanover County Government Center

New Hanover County citizens have identified their most pressing issues with local transportation, health, safety and environment—and brainstormed a range of solutions. It’s all part of the Comprehensive Plan to address the future of local land use, resources, infrastructure, and development. The plan—which depends on six themed citizen committees--launched in February. And this week, the committees will begin ranking these recommendations in order of feasibility and priority.

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June 2
5:00 am
Mon June 2, 2014

Amended SUP Subject to NHC County Commission Vote—And Public Hearing

New Hanover County could finally adopt a less stringent special use permit—or SUP—which is what industrial businesses need in order to operate. Tonight, after several months and multiple drafts, the county planning department is bringing its final version—which was unanimously approved by the planning board--before the county commission. But before they vote on it, citizens will be granted a public comment period. And, both champions and opponents of the new draft are anticipating big crowds and vehement participation.

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Midday Interview -5/29/14
2:23 pm
Fri May 30, 2014

Midday Interview: Christine Farley on the Port City Music Festival

From Left: Virginia Hardy, Jemila Ericson, Christine Farley, and Alane Savod
WHQR Staff

On Thursday, I talked with Chris Farley about the Port City Music Festival coming up June 8 – 15 at various venues around town.

Details: Portcitymusicfestival.org

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Midday Interview -5/28/14
1:21 pm
Fri May 30, 2014

Midday Interview: Kemp Burdette and filmmaker Sol Weiner

Weiner (left) and Burdett @WHQR
WHQR Staff

Cape Fear Riverkeeper Kemp Burdette and filmmaker Sol Weiner invited us to a free screening of Swine Country: The Fight for Clean Air and Water in Duplin County, NC on 5/28/14 at UNCW’s King Hall Auditorium.  A discussion with environmental experts and activists followed the film. 

For more information, visit CapeFearRiverwatch.org

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Local
1:17 pm
Fri May 30, 2014

"Fracking" Bill Heads to Gov. McCrory's Desk for Signature

EPA

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Governor Pat McCrory now has a bill on his desk that lifts the moratorium on hydraulic fracturing in North Carolina. 

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