Southport

Local - May 5
5:00 am
Mon May 5, 2014

Candidate Profile: Bill Rabon (R), NC Senate, District 8

Senator Bill Rabon has represented North Carolina Senate District Eight since 2010--and he’s hoping to carry forth through another term. Rabon, a native of Columbus County and a current Southport veterinarian, recently told WHQR that he doesn’t want to stay in the Senate so long he wears out his welcome. However, the incumbent Republican says he’s proud of what he’s accomplished in terms of transportation and tax reform, and would like to see these matters—as well as initiatives related to job creation and education—through to completion.

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Local - January 21
10:32 am
Tue January 21, 2014

Southport Woman Wins 2014 Walter Welsh Award on MLK Day

Reverend Walter Welsh moved to Southport from New Jersey in 1978. He passed away in 2006.

Southport’s annual two-day celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. can be credited to founder Walter Welsh. An Episcopal reverend and civil rights activist, Welsh in 1978 became the only white member of the Southport NAACP chapter, and launched a series of interracial study circles. Welsh died in 2006, but Southport’s MLK Celebration Committee carries his legacy forth via the Walter Welsh Award.  Yesterday, that torch was passed to Southport’s Musette Steck.

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Local - January 17
8:41 am
Fri January 17, 2014

Southport Remembers MLK Through Community Activism

Monday marks the late Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. And the city of Southport will be commemorating the same way it has for more than twenty years—with a two-day festival that aims to inspire community involvement. This year the MLK Committee will also be celebrating the success its other initiative, Project Do Something. A joint effort with Brunswick County Schools, it serves to encourage students to perform acts of kindness and justice year-round—in tribute to Dr. King.

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Local
2:07 pm
Fri January 18, 2013

Southport Celebrates MLK Day

Martin Luther King Jr.

Events are getting underway celebrating the legacy of Dr.

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Local
6:22 pm
Wed November 28, 2012

Sounds of the Season: Carolers to sing at Dickens Christmas Festival

The Merry Madrigalers practice for their role as carolers in the first Charles Dickens Christmas Festival. L to R:Susan Desloge, Joanne Masino, Tom McCune and Larry Bochiaro
Amanda Greene WilmingtonFAVS

Caroling is synonymous with Christmas.  Yet the tradition actually began from the practice of singing songs during church processions in the Middle Ages. 

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Local
3:50 pm
Thu January 5, 2012

Ferry Tolls on the Rise

A ferry leaves Fort Fisher on its way to Southport

 

The Department of Transportation is proposing toll increases for several ferry routes, including the Southport/Fort Fisher ride.

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