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CAPE FEAR MEMORIAL BRIDGE: Updates, resources, and context


Today is YOUR LAST CHANCE for the great prizes (like two getaways!) and thank-you gifts like sweatshirts, coffee mugs, long sleeve T-shirts, emergency radios, and guest DJ spots!You can play an important role for your public radio station. Your gift keeps WHQR on the air providing the news, information, entertainment and music you depend on. Help us End this Pledge Drive TODAY at 7pm.

If you have already made a pledge or are a sustaining monthly donor, thank you for all of your support of WHQR. We really appreciate your gift and will put your money right to work. 

If you have yet to pledge, please consider doing so now by calling 910-343-1138 or click the green donate button in the upper right hand corner. You'll be entered to win a sweepstakes drawing for one of two luxury vacations (see below). You can select one of our cool thank-you gifts like over-sized coffee mugs, long sleeve T-shirts, crewneck sweatshirts, an emergency weather radio, and more!

To celebrate our 2019 Fall Pledge Drive Campaign we are giving away two luxurious vacations! Click the DONATE button in the top right of this screen to Pledge Now or return your membership challenge letter via mail and you could win a two-night stay at The Umstead Hotel And Spa in Cary OR a two-night stay at The Blockade Runner at Wrightsville Beach. Help WHQR reach the goal early!

  • All current WHQR Sustaining Members are automatically entered
  • Only one entry per household
  • Employees of WHQR and their family members are not eligible to win
  • You do not have to pledge to WHQR to enter the contest*
  • The prize is not redeemable for cash
  • The winner is solely responsible for any tax implications of winning the prize
  • Contest will end at 7:00pm on October 16th, 2019.
  • The winner will be notified by phone or email

The Umstead Hotel and Spa is North Carolina's only five-star resort. Win a two night stay for two, plus a three-course dinner for two. 


The Blockade Runner at Wrightsville Beach has been completely and beautifully renovated after damage from Florence. Win a two night stay for two and enjoy ocean views, multiple bars, and East Oceanfront Restaurant. 

* To enter without making a pledge, please call (910) 343-1640.

Mary Bradley moved to Wilmington from Los Angeles, CA in May 2007 with her husband Frank and twin baby daughters, Maggie and Kate. In California, Mary had been Drive Director and the producer of Elvis Mitchell's nationally syndicated public radio interview program "The Treatment" for public radio station KCRW for ten years. Mary was raised in Rhode Island and graduated from Boston University. Mary recently served as President of the Board of Directors of the Association of Fundraising Professionals Cape Fear Chapter.