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11:10 am
Thu November 30, 2006

Affordable Housing in Wilmington

Wilmington, NC – Changes are ahead for the Wilmington skyline. Not only by the new PPD headquarters but by projects from the Wilmington Housing Authority, which has residential towers both going up and possibly coming down.

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Local Interest
11:06 am
Thu November 30, 2006

The Fate of Riseley Pier

Wilmington, NC – Hurricane Ophelia last year blew away Camp Lejeune's Riseley Pier, and now officials at the base have put plans to rebuild the pier on the back burner.


The wooden pier was rebuilt once before in the in 1980's. And Camp Lejeune spokesperson Craig Thomas says when bids came in at around $3-million to rebuild it a second time, the costs knocked the project down the priority list.

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Local Interest
4:26 am
Thu November 30, 2006

Fixing Up Wilmington's MLK Center

Wilmington, NC – The city of Wilmington is moving ahead with plans to refurbish the Martin Luther King Center in downtown.


Part of the parks and recreation bond passed last May gives the city $600,000 dollars to modernize the building and bring it up to ADA compliance.


Tara Duckworth with Wilmington's Parks and Recreation says the plan is to open up small rooms to make more space for senior and after school programs.

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Classical
12:27 pm
Wed November 29, 2006

Wilminton Symphony - on the Path to Professional

Pay-for-play is the new game at the Wilmington Symphony Orchestra. For the first time in its 35-year history as a volunteer group, the Orchestra is moving toward paying stipends? to some of its players.

Wilmington, NC – What does an eighty-dollar check mean for a Wilmington Symphony Orchestra player, after she's put in five weeks of rehearsals and given up a Saturday night to perform? WSO Executive Director Reed Wallace thinks it could mean everything.

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Local Interest
4:31 am
Wed November 29, 2006

Second Crest Heading Down Cape Fear River

Wilmington, NC – The National Weather Service says a second crest will push the Cape Fear River a foot above the flood stage from the Bladen-Columbus County line to Elizabethtown late Wednesday afternoon.


The Nor'easter that pushed through the region last week left behind rivers that jumped their banks in Robeson, Duplin and Pender counties.

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Local Interest
2:20 am
Wed November 29, 2006

The Wilmington Symphony: Volunteer Roots, Professional Aspirations

Wilmington, NC – What does an eighty-dollar check mean for a Wilmington Symphony Orchestra player, after she's put in five weeks of rehearsals and given up a Saturday night to perform? WSO Executive Director Reed Wallace thinks it could mean everything.

"Our musicians have opportunities to play weddings, play special events, and earn some money, frankly. So that is changing the climate in which we operate and how we compete for musicians' time."

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Local Interest
2:37 am
Tue November 28, 2006

Wilmington Planning: The Movie

Wilmington, NC – The thought of thumbing through hundreds of pages of city planning doesn't exactly spark excitement and passion.


So Wilmington's planning department decided to convert its vision of what the city could be in 20 years into a film that's now running on the city's cable channel.


WHQR sat down with Director of Planning Services Wayne Clark to talk about the film.

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Local Interest
10:58 am
Fri November 24, 2006

Thanksgiving in Vernell's Kitchen

Wilmington, NC – Vernell's Dressing (Stuffing)

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Local Interest
5:27 am
Thu November 23, 2006

Thanks And Giving In Biloxi

Murrie Lee and Frenchie Duhon

Wilmington, NC – Dozens of volunteers from across the region are spending their Thanksgiving helping residents in Biloxi, Mississippi with the rebuilding after Hurricane Katrina.


Last August WHQR introduced you to Murrie Lee, a resident who with his wife has made numerous trips to Biloxi.


WHQR's Catherine Welch caught up with Murrie Lee before he left to talk about his work there.

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Local Interest
5:19 am
Thu November 23, 2006

"Bent But Not Broken" in Biloxi

\"Bent But Not Broken\"

Wilmington, NC – Two block from the Gulf of Mexico, dozens of volunteers pile into First United Methodist Church. Wilmington resident Murrie Lee is one of the volunteers, he's on his 6th mission trip to Biloxi.

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