Two Wilmington Actors Talk Shooting The Glorias, Film In Wilmington, Pandemic Production

Two productions – a horror film and a crime drama series -- are currently shooting in the Cape Fear region. Another TV pilot is in pre-production, and five projects recently wrapped.

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Ending Saturday, October 24th, this past week’s top stories include a City Council meeting amendment and Wilmington's only state-funded detox center high risk for closing. Listen for more.   

On this episode of Around Town, Rhonda speaks with Susan Buteau of Water + Color Gallery, a new fine art gallery in the RiverLights community.


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North Carolina’s Congressional District map has faced criticism for years.  In 2018, a federal court declared it unconstitutional and gerrymandered to favor Republican candidates.  

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North Carolina’s House District 20 has new boundaries in time for the 2020 elections.  What used to be a district that included northern New Hanover County is now a smaller area and no longer includes Kure Beach or Carolina Beach.  

NHC Students, Teachers Readjust To In-Person Classes

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New Hanover County Schools opened for in-person classes last week. WHQR checked-in with some school personnel to see how things went.   

This week, our airwaves sounded a bit different. The confirmation hearings for Supreme Court Justice nominee Amy Coney Barrett began on Monday morning and continued through Wednesday evening.    

North Carolina Senate District 8 includes the whole of Brunswick, Bladen, and Pender Counties.  But this year, there’s another piece added to the district – a very small slice of New Hanover County’s northernmost part. 

Early Voting Starts October 15th

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   October 15th is the first day of one-stop early voting, which continues through October 31st. WHQR spoke with New Hanover County’s Board of Elections Director about what you need to know.   

Ending Saturday, October 8th, this past week’s top stories include the 4-1 County Commisioners vote to sell NHRMC, a 10-year contract finalized at Tuesday's City Council meeting, and an economic outlook for the Port City. Listen for more.   

Rhonda speaks with Techmoja Dance and Theater Company co-founder and artistic director Kevin Lee-Y Green who was selected for a National Dance Project grant from The New England Foundation for the Arts.


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Even as the companies enlisted by the government's Operation Warp Speed project to develop COVID-19 vaccines say they're making quick progress, details of their lucrative federal contracts have been slow to emerge.

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Country music singer Jerry Jeff Walker, the man behind "Mr. Bojangles," died Friday after a battle with throat cancer. He was 78.

"He was at home until an hour before his passing," his wife of 46 years, Susan Walker, told the Austin American-Statesman. "He went very peacefully, which we were extremely grateful for."

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