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'Clear The Shelters' No-Fee Animal Adoptions On Saturday

Saturday is 'Clear the Shelters' adoption day. That means animal shelters in Pender, New Hanover, Brunswick and Columbus Counties will be adopting out animals without the usual fees. It’s all part of a nationwide pet adoption drive.

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On Thursday’s CoastLine, with the increasing number of homeowners associations in the Cape Fear Region we’ll learn how to navigate the rules, including what to do when you have a grievance.

Listen for CoastLine Wednesdays and Thursdays at noon.  Or subscribe to our podcast.

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On Wednesday’s CoastLine, New Yorker staff writer Lauren Collins discusses her book When in French: Love in a Second Language…and her latest stories featured in the magazine...

Listen for CoastLine Wednesdays and Thursdays at noon.  And find it on the WHQR app.  Contact us at coastline@whqr.org. 

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Tuesday in Fayetteville, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will hold an all-day series of meetings. This is in response to North Carolina residents having been exposed to chemicals like GenX in the Cape Fear River, and toxic firefighting foam on military bases around the State.

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Athenian Press and Workshops holds Art of Resistance Charity Gala & Exhibit Saturday, August 11 at the Athenian House on Wrightsville Avenue. In addition to the exhibit and auction, the event features poetry, live music, and uncensored conversation. 

It’s not news that the Cape Fear region suffers from some of the highest numbers per capita of people addicted to heroin and opioids.  In response to what’s now commonly “the opioid crisis”, law enforcement strategies have changed, with officers carrying the anti-overdose drug Naloxone and authorities looking to put more offenders into treatment instead of jail. 

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There are 18 states in the U.S. that the League of Women Voters calls Gerrymandering Trifecta states.  That means state legislators draw their own district maps, they draw Congressional maps, and there is no citizen mechanism to change the process.  Of those 18 states, 11 are in the South.  One of them is North Carolina.

Opera House Theatre Company

The film came out in 1950, and the musical hit Broadway in 1994. It took nearly 25 years after that for the noir classic Sunset Boulevard to hit the stage in Wilmington. Opera House Theatre Company presents the award-winning musical at Thalian Hall through Sunday, August 19. 

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North Carolina agriculture is facing a host of challenges. The Trump Administration has levied tariffs against many countries, more notably China, Mexico, the European Union, and Canada. 

Rest easy, friends. WHQR's locally programmed, produced and hosted classical music has been here from the station's beginning, and continues today on 91.3 HD2, 92.7, 102.3, and now 96.7! So, some of you may be wondering about the recent absence on weekday mornings of Pat Marriott, Bob Workmon and Jemila Ericson.

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The Trump administration has lost another round in its efforts to get courts to dismiss lawsuits challenging the citizenship question it added to the 2020 census.

On Friday, U.S. District Judge Richard Seeborg issued an order allowing two cases filed at San Francisco federal court to continue.

A third man has been arrested in connection with a toxic batch of synthetic marijuana, called K2, that led to more than 100 overdoses between Tuesday and Thursday night in New Haven, Conn., according to officials.

New Haven Police Chief Anthony Campbell made the announcement at a news conference on Friday morning, describing the latest suspect as a man with "a history" with the department. The suspect has not been publicly identified.

George Papadopoulos, a former Trump campaign aide, could get prison time under a sentencing recommendation by Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Mueller filed a recommendation with a federal judge on Friday that did not advocate a particular sentence, but noted the guidelines in the law give a range of no time to six months in prison.

Papadopoulos, a former foreign policy advisor to Trump's 2016 campaign, pleaded guilty in October to lying to the FBI about his contacts with Russians.

It was there, then it wasn't.

Like an apparition that happens to involve a forklift, a truck and a 22-hour drive, a bronze statue of a goat-headed-and-winged creature appeared for a handful of hours at the foot of the State Capitol in Little Rock, Ark., on Thursday.

There’s a dance called earnings season that happens in the corporate world every three months. Public companies are required to open their books and add up all those debits and credits so that investors, analysts, and the media can comb through their financial statements. President Donald Trump on Friday said he’s asked the Securities and Exchange Commission to study canceling two of these dances, dropping the reporting requirement from quarterly to semiannually.

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