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Thursday Commentary
9:01 am
Fri July 7, 2006

Southern Silk

A mullberry tree outside Nan Graham's house got her thinking about southern silk.

Wilmington, NC – Nan Graham's book In A Magnolia Minute, a collection of WHQR commentaries on life in the south is available at bookstores.

 

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Local Interest
11:58 am
Tue July 4, 2006

Southport Officer Commits Suicide

Southport, NC – Officer John Michael Szendry was the first back-up on the scene after Darrell Wayne Maness killed Boiling Springs police officer Mitch Prince in January of 2005. Szendry was also fired on by Maness, but was uninjured.

After the murder, Szendry left the force on extended medical leave. Southport Chief of Police J.V. Dove says Szendry committed suicide in his home last Friday.

Dove nicknamed Szendry 'the Crusader' and described him as a committed officer before the night of Prince's murder.

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Local Interest
5:52 am
Tue July 4, 2006

4th of July Festivities In Southport

Shriners from the Sudan Temple in New Burn at Southport's 4th of July parade.

Southport, NC – Marching bands, beauty queens, and several fleets of Shriners in their miniature cars kicked off the parade. But the crowd that came to cheer them on was smaller than in past years. Southport chief of police J.V. Dove blamed the reduced attendance on high gas prices, the mid-week holiday, and competition from the tall ships in Beaufort.

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Local Interest
5:46 am
Tue July 4, 2006

Two-Million Gallons Spilled, City Says

Wilmington, NC – Wilmington City officials say two-million gallons of wastewater have spilled from the River Road sewer pipe break.

About a million gallons of that has been captured at the site and pumped into tankers.

The pipe broke at River Road and Shipyard Boulevard, right at the Port of Wilmington's facility entrance.

Repair crews were going to start repair work Tuesday night, but the city says that plan was scratched because more equipment is needed.

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Local Interest
11:39 am
Thu June 29, 2006

Ilario Pantano on War & His Life After Iraq

Wilmington, NC – Former Marine and Wilmington resident Ilario Pantano was cleared of murder charges last year, after his high-profile Article 32 hearing at Camp LeJeune.


Now he is promoting his book about his life and the events that led to that hearing.


WHQR's Catherine Welch caught up with Pantano to talk about his book,Warlord: No Better Friend, No Worse Enemy, and life after the Marines.

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Monday Commentary
2:56 pm
Wed June 28, 2006

Cape Fear Rugby Shirts: Art in an Unexpected Place

(c) Cape Fear Rugby Club

The Cape Fear Rugby Club hosts their 32nd annual tournament this weekend. And while the action is all on the field at Ogden Park, one of the club's biggest traditions will be on display off to the side. WHQR's Megan Williams has more...

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Thursday Commentary
3:18 pm
Tue June 27, 2006

Tips for A Beach Garden

There is room in the beach lifestyle for a healthy and happy garden. Just ask commentator Barbara Sullivan.

Wilmington, NC – Barbara Sullivan lives and gardens in historic downtown Wilmington.

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Local Interest
7:14 am
Mon June 26, 2006

Rough Surf

Wilmington, NC – Strong rip currents are keeping lifeguards at Wrightsville beach busy. And the National Weather Service has issued another warning about powerful rip currents for again today.

A large southeast swell, southeast onshore winds and a new moon are the ingredients for powerful rip tides.

In Wrightsville Beach, lifeguards have rescued more than 50 people since Thursday. Dave Baker is Director of Ocean Rescue at Wrightsville Beach.

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Local Interest
4:41 am
Sun June 25, 2006

Wilmington's Gangs

Wilmington, NC – If you're in the gang called The Bloods, red is your color. And around Wilmington's north side, the color red is easy to spot. It's on bandanas, t-shirts and the 6th street bridge, which up until recently was covered with Bloods graffiti.


The north side is my neighborhood. As a resident neighbor kids talk freely about gangs in the area, but a group of teens hanging around 6th and Nixon have nothing to say when I pull out a microphone.

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Monday Commentary
12:13 pm
Fri June 23, 2006

The Healing Force

(c) The Healing Force

Every winter, WHQR celebrates Kwanzaa with the program Season's Griot. This week, in honor of the summer solstice, Arts Reporter Megan Williams brings us another taste of African storytelling, with the group The Healing Force.

Hampstead, NC – The Healing Force is the creation of the Anderson family group out of Winston-Salem. For sixteen years they?ve sought out African stories to tell in their unique, musical fashion.

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