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On Thursday's CoastLine: It's A Conversation with Two Prominent Local Film Professionals

On Thursday’s CoastLine , two accomplished film pros talk about working on the set as crew members… We focus on cinematography and camera operations – and what it’s like to live here after the tax rebate for film disappeared…

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While the opioid crisis continues to plague the Cape Fear region and the state, there are signs that recent initiatives are helping.  

WHQR is pleased to offer a special four-part radio series, Gospel Roots of Rock and Soul celebrating Black gospel music’s profound and under acknowledged influence on early rock and soul music. The series will air February 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th at 7pm. 

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The Fayetteville Works plant has been importing GenX waste from a Chemours plant in the Netherlands for at least five years. We learned that last Friday. The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality found out about it 13 months ago. That’s because it’s the Environmental Protection Agency that regulates the import and export of hazardous waste.  

Hundreds of documentary fans enjoyed a fantastic day of excellent films on Saturday, January 26th 2019. 

DocuTime has an impeccable reputation for bringing acclaimed documentaries to the big screen in Wilmington and allowing a dedicated community of documentary-lovers to have a full day of award-winning, enlightening enjoyment--and this year proved to be a great success!

DocuTime 2020, here we come! For more coverage about this event, see StarNews' piece here.

As a result of all the great listeners donating to the December One Day Pledge Drive, the Alliance for Cape Fear Trees received a check for $1060 from the Appalachian and NC Division of the Society of American Foresters to purchase trees for post-hurricane replanting. 

With debris removal, stump grinding and general storm clean-up still underway, the Alliance plans to coordinate the purchase and planting of trees later this Spring.  Stay tuned for details!

“On a late summer day in 1870, those who gathered to mourn Abraham Galloway cherished him for the unquenchable fire of freedom that burned so brightly within him...  

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Chemours in Fayetteville is importing GenX compounds from its facility near Rotterdam in the Netherlands for recycling. And apparently, it’s been going on for several years. In an email to WHQR Friday, the company stated that “Chemours has historically recycled GenX materials from our Dordrecht facility at our Fayetteville Works plant, as well as at a contractor site in Europe, in order to reduce the quantity that is emitted or becomes waste.”

Wilmington Symphony Orchestra

The Wilmington Symphony Orchestra made its broadcast concert debut on Classical HQR at 7 pm Wednesday, January 23. Listen to the audio now available online to hear the full performance.

Thank you to our many INCREDIBLE Day Sponsors who came out to celebrate at the Cameron Art Museum Friday, January 11, 2019. We want to express our sincere gratitude to you all for making it such an unforgettable evening. There were delicious drinks, even more delicious food, beautiful and engaging artwork, and most importantly lots and lots of great conversation. Thanks to our photographer Vince Winkel for capturing these amazing shots. Check out more snapshots from the party HERE.

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The new legislative session convenes next week, and the Cape Fear region has priorities.  This is the time municipalities solidify and communicate that agenda to their local delegation.  


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The Sackler family's $1.3 million donation to the U.K.'s National Portrait Gallery will not go ahead as planned, as both sides say they're concerned that allegations of opioid profiteering against the family could overshadow the gift and become a distraction.

"It has become evident that recent reporting of allegations made against Sackler family members may cause this new donation to deflect the National Portrait Gallery from its important work," a spokesperson for the Sackler Trust said.

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Devon Gilfillian is very excited to be talking about the release of the first single from his forthcoming debut album on the phone. However, he's still pretty hyped from singing The National Anthem at the Southeastern Conference basketball game between LSU and Florida the morning of our talk. He's been in this spot before.

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