Michelle Bliss

After growing up in Woodbridge, Virginia, Michelle attended Virginia Tech before moving to Wilmington to complete her Master in Fine Arts from the University of North Carolina in Wilmington. Her reporting and nonfiction writing have been featured on NPR’s All Things Considered, within the pages of Wrightsville Beach Magazine, and in literary journals like River Teeth and Ninth Letter. Before moving to Wilmington, Michelle served as the general manager for WUVT, a community radio station in Blacksburg, Virginia. She lives with her husband Scott and their pups, Katie, Cooper, and Mosey.

Michelle left WHQR in April 2012 to pursue her writing career.

Ways To Connect

Right now, 1 in 8 Americans aged 65 and older has Alzheimer’s, and the disease affects nearly half of all people who are 85 and up.

The facts are staggering: 5.4 million Americans have Alzheimer’s Disease today; by 2050, that number could triple to up to 16 million; the disease is the sixth leading cause of death in America and will cost the nation $200 billion this year.

Many of this year’s New Hanover County primary candidates are gathering Wednesday night to express their opinions on local issues before voters head to the polls.

Three times a week, Dr. Mark Williams visits half a dozen geriatric patients at The Davis Community, a nursing home and rehabilitation center in Porters Neck.

One of Melissa Warren’s ninth grade English students, Juan Morales at South Brunswick High School, says her class is like the Army—you must be on time, you must be prepared, and you must make every second count.

Newt Gingrich stopped in Wilmington Wednesday for a campaign rally at UNCW sponsored by the school’s College Republicans group.

Six out of ten North Carolinians would oppose an amendment to the state constitution to prevent any same-sex marriages, domestic partnerships, or civil unions. That’s according to a poll last week out of Elon University.


Imagine a live show that combines dramatic performances, iconic photography, and traditional Scottish and Irish music performed by Ensemble Galilei.


Carolina Beach is getting a new fire chief while the hiring process for a new head of town police continues.

A teacher assistant at Ashley High School has been arrested and charged for indecent liberties with a 17-year-old female student.