Local
3:30 pm
Fri February 7, 2014

Planning Board Postpones Castle Hayne Sand Mine Decision

Castle Hayne's GE Hitachi Plant is adjacent to the site of the proposed sand mine.

Excavation will not begin on a new sand mine in Castle Hayne—at least not in the near future. Hilton Properties wants to re-zone 62 acres near the GE Hitachi Plant, where it also seeks a special use permit to build the proposed mine. Thursday night, however, the New Hanover County Planning Board moved to postpone this decision until the company could provide clearer information about the project’s potential of groundwater and soil contamination. During a public hearing, no one spoke in favor of the project, and several Castle Hayne residents are opposed to it.

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Midday Interview -2/4/14
3:06 pm
Fri February 7, 2014

Midday Interview: Choir Director and Educator Marva Robinson

Marva Robinson in-studio @ WHQR
Jason Hess

 

Singer, choir director, educator, and guest artist Marva Robinson tells us about a special concert by the Wilmington Symphony Orchestra this Saturday at 8 at Kenan Auditorium.  The Williston Alumni Community Choir and the Student Concerto Competition Winners join the symphony for A Change is Gonna Come, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act (in July 1964 by President Lyndon Baines Johnson). 

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Listeners share their views
7:27 am
Fri February 7, 2014

Friday Feedback for February 7, 2014

Suzanne Bona -- tonight at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 7:30 pm
Credit Bona

We often get comments about news topics here on Friday Feedback. In this past week, it seems as if near all were about our music. Abigail Lanier wrote:

I enjoy the quality programing on WHQR, but one of the things I always enjoy listening for is the music between programing. I like to try and pick out the music bed under WHQR's hosts while they're announcing the time or weather. Recently, I've been so excited to hear such composers like Mychael Danna and Rob Simonsen… High-five to whomever selects such music!

Jennifer Thurston wrote:

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Mitch joined WUWM in February 2006 as the Executive Producer of the locally produced weekday magazine program Lake Effect.

He brings over 20 years of broadcasting experience from radio stations across the country - in Iowa, Minnesota, New York, and Arizona. Prior to joining WUWM, Mitch served as News Director of KNAU - Arizona Public Radio, Executive Producer of the station's monthly news magazine program, and anchored and produced news programming.

He has won many awards including several regional awards from the Radio Television News Directors Association and national awards from PRNDI - Public Radio News Directors Inc.

Inside WHQR -My Top Five
4:18 pm
Thu February 6, 2014

My Top Five Non-WHQR Radio Stations

Cool Palouse Cats
Credit KUOI FM

Working at WHQR (my top station, if there be doubts) as the webmaster, I think a lot about radio, and what makes good radio. There are some generally agreed upon production standards that can help programs sound good or bad. There are basic problems, like that one dj who always plays with the zipper of his jacket on-air so you can't think about the weather advisory he's reading. All you hear is zzzzzzip zzzzzip zzzzzip. Beyond basic sound issues like that, though, it starts to get wishy-washy, creative, and cool.

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Midday Interview -2/5/14
1:34 pm
Thu February 6, 2014

Midday Interview: Co-Founder of Feast Down East

WHQR's Studio 1 Webcam

Dr. Leslie Hossfeld is Co-Founder and Executive Director of Feast Down East.  The 4th Annual Feast Down East Conference is Thursday from 8am to 4pm at UNCW’s Burney Center. 

Details: feastdowneast.org

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Local
5:02 pm
Wed February 5, 2014

Castle Hayne Residents Ask For More Public Discussion on Sand Mine Project

A sand mine in Castle Hayne could soon be a step closer to becoming a reality.

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Local - February 5
1:58 pm
Wed February 5, 2014

New Water Pipeline Will Connect Flemington to Wilmington's Drinking Water Supply

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Residents of Flemington, a small community located off of U.S. 421, will soon be connected to New Hanover County’s main water system. Officials from Cape Fear Public Utility Authority, or CFPUA, say they'll construct a new connective water pipeline this year. This is because groundwater containing coal ash slurry from Duke Progress Energy’s Sutton Plant has been slowly seeping toward Flemington’s current drinking wells. The CFPUA held a public meeting to discuss the pipeline Tuesday night, but fewer than five private citizens attended—and none made public comments.

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Midday Interview -2/3/14
1:18 pm
Wed February 5, 2014

Midday Interview: Sunday Baroque Host Suzanne Bona

Suzanne Bona
Bona

In a special edition of WHQR's midday interviews, classical music host Pat Marriott spoke with Sunday Baroque host Suzanne Bona. Sazanne will be a special guest in Wilmington this weekend for "A Sunday Baroque Weekend," featuring various musical and social events with the long-time, popular radio host.

Full details for "A Sunday Baroque Weekend" events are available here. 

 

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March 6th, 6:30 @ WHQR
4:00 pm
Tue February 4, 2014

Soup To Nuts Live!: Mac & Juice Quartet

Mac & Juice Quartet

Beginning as an acoustic duo over a decade ago, Mac & Juice now travel the countryside as a quartet (acoustic and electric), playing original music described as “a broad-spectrum, rock & roll mosaic” with a vast stylistic range. Their latest release, Step Into The Light, is a mélange of genres that runs the gamut – from Stevie Wonder to Merle Haggard, with hook-laden songwriting and elements of bluegrass, jazz and Americana throughout.  Every show is a surprise, and this episode of Soup To Nuts Live! will be no different.

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