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On Thursday’s CoastLine, meet the three candidates running for North Carolina Senate District 9. Ethan Bickley, Senator Michael Lee, and Harper Peterson are with us on the CoastLine Candidate Interviews.

On Wednesday’s CoastLine, meet the two candidates running for North Carolina House District 16. John Johnson and Sheriff Carson Smith Jr. are with us on the CoastLine Candidate Interviews.

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Marilyn Priddy is hoping to oust long-time Brunswick County Commissioner Marty Cooke – who’s served District 2 since 2008.  Priddy, a Democrat, is running as an unaffiliated candidate because she joined the race in an unconventional way.

WHQR is proud to host “The Night of The Griots: Family, Community, Inspiration, Hope” in the newly renovated MC Erny Gallery October 25, 2018 from 7-8:30pm. Primarily concerned with preserving oral tradition, a griot is a West African storyteller. Four speakers from the National Association of Black Storytellers will share narratives of family, community, inspiration, and hope.

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Technology, ingenuity, and a little help from the family and friends are the tools Kate Cardamone uses to keep painting. She's legally blind, but you wouldn't know it by looking at her exhibit Reflections Over Time: Water, Birds, Flowers at the Bellamy Mansion in downtown Wilmington.

On CoastLine, Tom Ross, President of the Volcker Alliance and former UNC System President, comes to Wilmington to discuss redistricting reform. …and the prospects for North Carolina’s congressional districts…


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Alferd Packer didn't live the kind of life that would normally inspire a musical. Then again, perhaps it's not so surprising that the life of the western cannibal inspired Matt Stone and Trey Parker (creators of South Park and The Book of Mormon).

In Pender County, the race for District 2 of the Board of Education has Republican Beth Burns running against Kenneth Lanier, a Democrat – and also the incumbent.  Lanier is the current Board of Education chair.   

There are five districts in Brunswick County’s Board of Education. In District 5, Republican Jerry Benton is facing off against Democrat Joanne Levitan.  She’s big on school safety but not so much on charter schools.

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The Wilmington Symphony Orchestra presents "Land & Sea," featuring works by Edward Elgar, Felix Mendelssohn, and Aaron Copland. Guest vocalist, Mezzo-Soprano Mary Gayle Greene, is said to have a voice like molten chocolate. 


Anticipation is growing along with the zeroes in the Mega Millions lottery winnings. The prize hit $1.6 billion after no one won the jackpot in a drawing on Friday night.

That's the highest lottery jackpot in history, surpassing the $1.586 billion Powerball prize in January 2016.

Mega Millions lead director Gordon Medenica called it "uncharted territory."

Winners who want the money in a lump sum can opt for the cash option of about $905 million.

The next drawing will be on Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 11 p.m. ET.

The nation's only independent governor — Alaska's Bill Walker — ended his re-election campaign Friday.

Walker threw his support to the Democratic candidate, former U.S. Sen. Mark Begich. The Republican candidate, former state Sen. Mike Dunleavy, has been far ahead in polls, but Begich will likely draw closer now.

"Alaskans deserve a competitive race, and Alaskans deserve a choice other than Mike Dunleavy," Walker said.

Lawmakers and world leaders reacted with skepticism following the Saudi government's confirmation Friday evening (ET) of journalist Jamal Khashoggi's death.

According to the Saudi statement, "discussions that took place between him and the persons who met him during his attendance in the Kingdom's consulate in Istanbul led to a quarrel and a brawl with the citizen/Jamal Khashoggi, resulted in his death." Eighteen Saudi nationals have been arrested as the investigation continues.

Fresh Air Weekend highlights some of the best interviews and reviews from past weeks, and new program elements specially paced for weekends. Our weekend show emphasizes interviews with writers, filmmakers, actors and musicians, and often includes excerpts from live in-studio concerts. This week:

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The Night of the Griots: Family, Community, Inspiration, Hope

Thursday, October 25th from 7-8:30pm
MC Erny Gallery
RSVP to griot@whqr.org

"Magical India and the Girls of Homes of Hope," by Todd Carignan

Opening Reception: October 26, 2018
Closing Reception: November 23, 2018
Show Closing: December 12, 2018


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