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2:06 am
Fri May 12, 2006

Councilman Saffo Tapped for Mayor

Wilmington, NC – City Council member Bill Saffo is the new mayor of Wilmington. Without the presence of council member Laura Padgett, the city council tapped Saffo. It was a special meeting in council chambers that literally took minutes.


Less than ten minutes after calling the special meeting to order the City Council selected Bill Saffo to serve as the next mayor.

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Thursday Commentary
10:33 am
Thu May 11, 2006

Self-Esteem for Mama

There are moms who will be thrilled receiving the latest gizmo for Mother's Day, and then there's Nan Graham.

Wilmington, NC – Nan Graham is our life-long southerner with a new website at www.nangraham.com.

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Theatre
2:02 pm
Wed May 10, 2006

From the Pens of Babes -- Big Dawg's Youth Play Festival

Rehearsals for the one-act "Mouse."

It's not unusual to see kids and teenagers on Wilmington's stages. The region has a number of youth theatre companies. But it's only once a year that you can hear young people acting out their own words - at the Youth portion of Big Dawg Production's annual New Play Festival. WHQR's Megan Williams visited a rehearsal for the shows, and has more.

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Local Interest
12:53 am
Wed May 10, 2006

Lawmakers Kick Off "Short Session"

Raleigh, NC – A slate of bills greeted members of the House back to Raleigh as the short session kicked off at around noon. And on this first day many lawmakers from the region focused on the word short in this session's moniker.

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Thursday Commentary
10:35 am
Tue May 9, 2006

A Special Child

A medical miracle eight years ago brought commentator Ede Baldridge to a lovely reunion with a delightful little girl.

Wilmington, NC – Ede Baldridge writes about memorable people and places in the southeastern part of North Carolina.

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Thursday Commentary
1:31 pm
Mon May 8, 2006

A Turtle in the Cooler

When WHQR commentator Andy Wood pulled into his driveway and parked, he was greeted with a surprise in the form of a very disconsolate reptile in a bucket.

Wilmington, NC – Andy Wood remains Education Director for Audubon North Carolina.

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Thursday Commentary
2:08 pm
Fri May 5, 2006

The Architecture of Global Warming

As the mercury rises, commentator Charles BOney ponders the link between architecture and global warming.

Wilmington, NC – Charles Boney and his family are happy to live in the historic district of downtown Wilmington.

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Monday Commentary
10:35 am
Fri May 5, 2006

Beyond the Spandex - Wilmington's Aspiring Comic Artists

Tom Fleming at work in his studio

If the last time you bought a comic book you had to use your lunch money to do it, you're probably not aware that this weekend is a holiday... Free Comics weekend, an effort by the industry to increase readership. And while Wilmington's comic fans will be packing the bookstore, the region's aspiring artists are hard at work at the drawing table. WHQR's Megan Williams has more...

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Classical
9:58 am
Wed May 3, 2006

Behind the Baton: The Art of Conducting

Conductor Carolyn Kuan
NC Symphony

Symphony-goers know the conductor mainly as a tense back, flailing arms, and a big bow at the end. But before showtime their work involves everything from labor negotiations to history books. WHQR's Megan Williams looked into the conductor's creative role...

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Local Interest
3:12 am
Wed May 3, 2006

Local Primary Results

Wilmington, NC –

18th House District Race

In the democratic primary races for the state House seat in the 18th District, incumbent Thomas Wright beat challenger Laura Padgett.

Unofficial results for New Hanover County show Wright coming in with 69% of the votes to Padgett's 31%. In Pender County, Wright won 63% to Padgett's 37% of the vote.

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