Andrew Jarachovic http://whqr.org en UNCW Receives Nearly $12 Million in Contributions http://whqr.org/post/uncw-receives-nearly-12-million-contributions <p></p><p>Universityof North Carolina at Wilmington received nearly $12 million in contributions during the last fiscal year.&nbsp; WHQR’s Andrew Jarachovic reports on where the contributions came from and how the money will be used. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 17 Aug 2012 08:00:00 +0000 Andrew Jarachovic 22450 at http://whqr.org UNCW Receives Nearly $12 Million in Contributions CDC Reports High Obesity Rates for Carolinas http://whqr.org/post/cdc-reports-high-obesity-rates-carolinas <p></p><p>More than one in three American&rsquo;s are obese.&nbsp; WHQR&rsquo;s Andrew Jarachovic reports on the results of a survey released yesterday by the Center for Disease Control which says a number of states, including South Carolina, have very high obesity rates. &nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 14 Aug 2012 08:00:00 +0000 Andrew Jarachovic 22264 at http://whqr.org CDC Reports High Obesity Rates for Carolinas Tax Incentives and Local Talent Lure Back Film Business http://whqr.org/post/tax-incentives-and-local-talent-lure-back-film-business <p></p><p>New Hanover County Commissioners held a joint meeting yesterday with Wilmington City Council on local economic development.&nbsp; WHQR&rsquo;s Andrew Jarachovic reports, that the recent boom in the film industry was brought up as an example of an effective use of tax incentives. &nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 09 Aug 2012 18:07:51 +0000 Andrew Jarachovic 22230 at http://whqr.org Tax Incentives and Local Talent Lure Back Film Business Amtrak Bus Service to Begin in Wilmington http://whqr.org/post/amtrak-bus-service-begin-wilmington <p></p><p>Beginning this fall, Amtrak passengers will be bussed between Wilmington and the Wilson train station outside of Raleigh.&nbsp; However, as WHQR&rsquo;s Andrew Jarachovic reports, city Councilwoman Laura Padgett is pushing for the train carrier to provide more than just a curbside stop.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 08 Aug 2012 16:01:19 +0000 Andrew Jarachovic 22214 at http://whqr.org Amtrak Bus Service to Begin in Wilmington Citizens Speak For and Against Stadium http://whqr.org/post/citizens-speak-and-against-stadium <p></p><p>Wilmington City Council voted unanimously last night to put the $37 million bond referendum for the proposed baseball stadium on this November&rsquo;s ballot.&nbsp; As WHQR&rsquo;s Andrew Jarachovic reports, two-dozen citizens made impassioned statements both for and against the new ballpark. &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 08 Aug 2012 08:00:00 +0000 Andrew Jarachovic 22235 at http://whqr.org Citizens Speak For and Against Stadium Wilmington City Council supports $37 million bond for baseball, but voters make the final call http://whqr.org/post/wilmington-city-council-supports-37-million-bond-baseball-voters-make-final-call <p>Wilmington City Council intends to move forward with a $37 million bond referendum to build a baseball stadium.&nbsp;</p><p>WHQR&rsquo;s Andrew Jarachovic reports that the campaign to gain voter approval promises to be a hard-fought battle.&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Some citizens have voiced strong disapproval of using taxpayer money to subsidize a recreational venture. Even well-known sports economists, like Professor Allen Sanderson from the University of Chicago, argue that sports stadiums, if looked at purely as an investment, are not a wise move.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Tue, 07 Aug 2012 09:00:00 +0000 Andrew Jarachovic 21798 at http://whqr.org Wilmington City Council supports $37 million bond for baseball, but voters make the final call Baseball on the Cape Fear River? http://whqr.org/post/baseball-cape-fear-river <p></p><p>Wilmington City Council announced today they have finalized the total cost of the proposed baseball stadium.&nbsp; However, WHQR&rsquo;s Andrew Jarachovic reports that negotiations between the City and Mandalay and the Atlanta Braves partnership are continuing.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 06 Aug 2012 20:53:27 +0000 Andrew Jarachovic 21782 at http://whqr.org Baseball on the Cape Fear River? Baseball on the Cape Fear River? http://whqr.org/post/baseball-cape-fear-river-0 <p> Mon, 06 Aug 2012 20:00:00 +0000 Andrew Jarachovic 22240 at http://whqr.org Baseball on the Cape Fear River? Wilmington and Braves in Negotiations http://whqr.org/post/wilmington-and-braves-negotiations <p>Wilmington City Councilman Kevin O&rsquo;Grady held a press conference at City Hall yesterday afternoon to offer an update on negotiations to bring professional baseball to the city.&nbsp; WHQR&rsquo;s Andrew Jarachovic reports on the progress.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 20 Jul 2012 12:33:02 +0000 Andrew Jarachovic 20776 at http://whqr.org Wilmington and Braves in Negotiations Vance Alley Commemorated http://whqr.org/post/vance-alley-commemorated <p></p><p>Historic Wilmington Foundation and Wilmington Downtown Inc. jointly participated in a ceremony yesterday dedicating Vance Alley as a place of historical significance. &nbsp; WHQR&rsquo;s Andrew Jarachovic reports that although alleys today are typically regarded as a short cut or nothing more than a mundane corridor, many of Wilmington&rsquo;s alleyways were once bustling thoroughfares.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p> Thu, 19 Jul 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Andrew Jarachovic 20673 at http://whqr.org Vance Alley Commemorated