Azalea Festival http://whqr.org en Midday Interview: Rebecca Philpott and Susan Taylor Block on the 2014 Azalea Garden Tour http://whqr.org/post/midday-interview-rebecca-philpott-and-susan-taylor-block-2014-azalea-garden-tour <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Rebecca Philpott and Susan Taylor Block tell us all about the Cape Fear Garden Club’s 2014 Azalea Garden Tour. Tickets and information at </span><a href="http://capefeargardenclub.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;">CapeFearGardenClub.org</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 17:56:36 +0000 Jemila Ericson 53067 at http://whqr.org Midday Interview: Rebecca Philpott and Susan Taylor Block on the 2014 Azalea Garden Tour Candidate Profile: Skip Watkins, Wilmington City Council http://whqr.org/post/candidate-profile-skip-watkins-wilmington-city-council <p>Skip Watkins says he&rsquo;s dreamed of serving in public office his whole life. A father, financial advisor and longtime volunteer with the Cape Fear Festival and Expo and the Azalea Festival, Watkins cites frustration over Wilmington City Council&rsquo;s recent efforts to acquire a minor-league baseball stadium as the catalyst that ultimately spurred him to run for a seat on the Council. If elected, Skip Watkins hopes to provide the City with a dose of what he describes as &ldquo;fiscal guidance.&rdquo;</p> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Katie O'Reilly 44630 at http://whqr.org Candidate Profile: Skip Watkins, Wilmington City Council Scotty McCreery Headlining Azalea Festival http://whqr.org/post/scotty-mccreery-headlining-azalea-festival <p>The headliner for this year&rsquo;s Azalea Festival has been announced. Country singer Scotty McCreery will perform at UNCW&rsquo;s Trask Coliseum on April 13<sup>th</sup>.</p><p>McCreery is a Garner, North Carolina native who won the American Idol television competition last year.</p><p>The Azalea Festival has been a Wilmington tradition since 1948 and a recent study by UNCW researchers found that the event has a $50 million impact on the local economy. This year, the festival runs from April 11<sup>th</sup> to 15<sup>th</sup>.</p> Wed, 08 Feb 2012 22:18:35 +0000 Michelle Bliss 11289 at http://whqr.org Scotty McCreery Headlining Azalea Festival