Local
2:46 pm
Sun April 6, 2014

Charleston's Digital Corridor Could Offer Lessons for Wilmington

Ernest Andrade, Exec. Dir., Charleston's Digital Corridor; Keynote Speaker, WITX 2014
UNCW

Ernest Andrade, Executive Director of Charleston's Digital Corridor, talks with Rachel Lewis Hilburn.

The expansion of the Digital Corridor is one of Charleston, South Carolina’s chief growth strategies.

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Midday Interview -4/3/14
4:02 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

Midday Interview: Director Ed Wagenseller on the Play "Ubu Rex"

Studio 1 @ WHQR

Ed Wagenseller is directing the absurdist play Ubu Rex for UNCW Department of Theatre.  It opens tonight and runs for two weekends: Thursday-Saturday at 8 and Sunday at 2 on the Mainstage of the Cultural Arts Building.  Tickets available through the Kenan Box Office: 962-3500.

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April 28-30, 7:00 @ Thalian HallThis magically buo
2:36 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

Cinematique Presents: "Le Week-End"

Official Movie Poster

This magically buoyant, bittersweet comedy drama about a long-married British couple revisiting Paris for the first time since their honeymoon to try to rekindle their past romance. Le Week-End stars Academy Award winner Jim Broadbent (Iris, Topsy-Turvy, Another Year) and Lindsay Duncan (About Time, Alice in Wonderland, Mansfield Park), both delivering exquisite performances as Nick and Meg, a couple hoping the romance of a Parisian vacation can rekindle their relationship.

Don't miss this romantic romp through the streets of Paris. (R, 1hr, 30min)

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Listeners share their views
5:00 am
Fri April 4, 2014

Friday Feedback for April 4, 2014

As usual, our Spring pledge drive brought a lot of comments from people pledging. And also as usual, here’s a sample.

Christopher Posey of Bolivia wrote:

Your station is a shining beacon in a 'radio sea' of blandness.

Joanne and Mylie Durham of Kure Beach wrote:

I wish you had a show giving more analysis of North Carolina concerns like the voting rights changes, seismic testing, local education, etc.

Claudia Kell of Leland wrote:

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Local News
5:00 am
Fri April 4, 2014

New Hanover County Library: Spurring Economic Development?

For the first time, the New Hanover County Public Library is observing Money Smart Week, a national initiative from the American Library Association and Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Events are designed to enlighten young children, teens and adults about money management and financial psychology. It’s all part of a county-wide effort to spur economic development.

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Midday Interview - 4/2/14
1:28 pm
Thu April 3, 2014

Midday Interview: Jude Eden and Peggy Pancoe Rosoff on the Wilmington Jewish Film Festival

Studio 1 @ WHQR

 Jude Eden and Peggy Pancoe Rosoff stopped by to speak with us about the Wilmington Jewish Film Festival being held this Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at Thalian Hall.  Full details available on their Facebook Page.

 

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Local - April 3
11:55 am
Thu April 3, 2014

Wilmington Expected to Experience Job Growth--Primarily in Low-Income Industries

PNC Bank commissioned economist Mekael Teshome to present survey findings to Wilmington business leaders at a Wednesday morning breakfast at Cape Fear Community College's Union Station.

Business owners in Southeastern North Carolina are more optimistic than they’ve been since pre-recessionary times—and many plan on doing some hiring. This is according to PNC Bank’s annual spring outlook survey. Yesterday, their economist presented survey findings on the financial state of the nation, the state—and of Wilmington. And the Port City is considered an area of major growth—yet in terms of residents’ income, it still lags behind state and national averages.

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Local
6:20 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

Garner Report says SUP is Business Deterrent; Area Lacks Economic Leadership

Jay Garner, Economic Development Consultant
Garner Economics, LLC

Listen to the audio version here.

New Hanover County is well-positioned to serve international markets through its port facilities, but the area doesn’t have sufficient access to national markets. 

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Saluting nonprofits
12:00 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

Partnership Challenge, Spring 2014

Congratulations to Thalian Association and Wilmington Interfaith Hospitality Network, winners of the third WHQR Partnership Challenge in our Spring 2014 member drive.

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Stream Live at 2PM, April 2nd
11:55 am
Wed April 2, 2014

Breaking News: 2PM Today, Live Stream Garner Economic Development Report Presentation to NHC Board

The report, entitled Pathways to Prosperity:  New Hanover County's Plan for Jobs and Investment, contains a list of recommendations that consultant Jay Garner will present to the Board at 2 PM today.  Whether recommendations from the report will be used to develop or adjust county policy is not yet clear.
 

Today's meeting at the Courthouse in downtown Wilmington is open to the public.

Today at 2 PM, WHQR brings you a live online stream of the report announcement via NHCTV:

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