Treasuring Trash Trees

Mar 28, 2006
Britt Slattery, USFWS

There's little left of the "weedy" South commentator Nan Graham remembers. But she's always on the lookout for vanishing specimens in today's landscape of carefully-tended trees and manicured hedges... she loves her landscape on the wild side.

Wilmington, NC – Nan Graham, our life-long Southerner, has her own website at

Commentator Ede Baldridge sometimes gives the impression of having done everything... but this week she discovers a hidden jewel of the region, with the help of her maiden name...

Ede Baldridge brings us the people and places of Southeastern North Carolina every other Tuesday.

On Friday, March 17th, the Empty Bowls fundraiser will try to fight hunger, one locally-crafted bowl at a time. Organizers expect to hand out nearly 15-hundred bowls in the course of the lunch... an order which has kept local potters very busy. WHQR's Megan Williams recently visited UNCW ceramics professor Vicky Smith in her studio, to learn what goes into making a bowl...

Wilmington, NC, March 10, 2006 – Vicky Smith teaches ceramics at UNCW.

Commentator Charles Boney talks about the architecture of walkable cities.

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

As spring grows nearer and people start thinking about planting new trees, commentator Barbara Sullivan shines a light on crimes in the plant world.

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

Presbyterian Prayers

Mar 2, 2006

Sometimes it is what could have happened instead of what happened that really matters, says commentator Nan Graham.

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

For several years now, the North Carolina Coastal Federation has tried to tackle the state's declining oyster population by rebuilding its oyster reefs... one bag of old shells at a time. On a recent afternoon at their center on Bogue Sound, the Federation got some help in that task from a class of high school biology students. WHQR's Megan Williams dropped in on the "oyster bagging" and brought back this audio postcard...

Nobody screams for ice cream quite like commentator Ede Baldridge, who never fails to find the most delightful, full-service dairy farms.

Ede baldridge writes bout memorable people and places in the southeast.

In her commentary, Barbara Sullivan ponders the elements of a sacred garden.

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

She will be giving a presentation on sacred garden spaces March 4th at Church of the Servant.

A recent trip to his old stomping grounds led commentator Charles Boney to contemplate the nature of learning.

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