Rachel Lewis Hilburn

News Director, Host of CoastLine

Rachel Lewis Hilburn came to WHQR in the spring of 2011.  After serving as back-up host for Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and Classical Music for a year, she was named News Director in July of 2012. 

She moved to Wilmington in 2003 from Los Angeles, where she worked as a financial advisor for Morgan Stanley.  After joining the local ABC affiliate in Wilmington, she wrote and produced local TV newscasts, a 30-minute special program for the Cape Fear Museum showcasing its renovation and new exhibits, and independently wrote and produced a documentary on the lingering effects of the 1898 coup d'etat in Wilmington.   Before joining the staff, Rachel partnered with New York co-producer Linda Bianchi and produced Stories, Wine, and Cheese - a series of local, live storytelling events which aired on WHQR.  

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Local
4:41 pm
Thu April 16, 2015

Most Local Farmers Markets not Equipped for Food Assistance Programs

Joe Mabel

North Carolina ranks fifth in the nation for food insecurity. 

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Local
11:25 am
Thu April 16, 2015

CoastLine: Food Deserts, Food Production, and the New View of the American Lawn

produce at a farmers market
Natalie Maynor

A new culture of foodies and environmentalists has popularized the notion of organic, locally-sourced food. 

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Local
8:24 pm
Wed April 15, 2015

John Lithgow on His Best Work, Breakthroughs, and his New First Act

John Lithgow in his one-man show, Stories by Heart.

The Tony and Emmy Award-winning actor John Lithgow first performed his original one-man show in 2008 at Lincoln Center -- on the dark nights. 

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Local
3:03 pm
Mon April 13, 2015

John Lithgow on the Duality of a Character, Finding the Sources of Pride and Shame

John Lithgow identifies himself as a theater actor first. 

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Local
6:29 pm
Wed April 8, 2015

North Topsail working to Remove Rocks on Beach; Requesting Extension on Sand Project

www.coastalreview.org

Finding good quality sand that is also compatible with the existing sand on a beach is an ongoing challenge for beach renourishment projects in North Carolina.  

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LOCAL
6:25 pm
Wed April 8, 2015

CoastLine: Beach Renourishment as Shoreline Protection Tool

Town of North Topsail Beach

Keeping beautiful beaches beautiful, protecting homes and public infrastructure from an encroaching ocean…

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Local
2:56 pm
Wed April 1, 2015

CoastLine: Spring Planting along the Southeastern Coast

Vitex agnus-castus, Lamiaceae, Vitex, Chaste Tree, Chasteberry, Monk's Pepper, flowers.
H. Bell

Will lilacs or peonies grow in the Cape Fear region?  Is Pampas Grass a good landscaping idea? 

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Local
2:47 pm
Wed March 25, 2015

CoastLine: Nnenna Freelon, The Clothesline Muse, and Williston's 100th Year

Nnenna Freelon as Grandma Blu in The Clothesline Muse - playing UNCW's Kenan Auditorium March 28th.

The clothesline:  it’s an old-fashioned, even quaint, installation that’s fading from modern culture, but the metaphor it offers is the centerpiece of a new show called The Clothesline Muse playing Kenan Auditorium this Saturday. 

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Local
6:22 pm
Wed March 18, 2015

CoastLine: Third Wave Feminism Still Struggles with Wage Gap, Glass Ceiling

Women Suffragists Picketing in front of the White House in 1917.
Library of Congress

March is Womens’ History Month.  

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Local
5:49 pm
Fri March 13, 2015

Celebrating Williston School Luminaries: Dr. Phillip Clay

Former MIT Chancellor and Williston School Graduate Dr. Phillip Clay
UNCW

Williston Middle School in Wilmington marks its 100th anniversary this year. 

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