By James Orzech
Wilmington, NC – For more than 200 years a Coast Guard cutter named "Diligence" has been moored in Wilmington.
Many people walk by the Diligence VI docked on the downtown riverwalk, but what exactly does the crew of the Diligence VI do?
WHQR's freelance military correspondent James Orzek hopped aboard the Diligence VI and found out.
By Catherine M. Welch & Megan Williams
Wilmington, NC – Pat Delair beat J.C. Hearne in the special election for the Wilmington City Council seat.
Unofficial numbers Tuesday night gave Delair 61% of the vote, taking 27 out of 31 precints.
Delair says she's concerned about re-zoning in the city, but her first priority is to actively involve Wilmington in an attempt to block the proposed Hugo Neu landfill in Brunswick County.
By Catherine M. Welch
Wilmington, NC – A fire Monday night destroyed a home on Bald Head Island.
Fire Chief Chip Munna says the house was engulfed in flames by the time someone called 911 at around 7:50 p.m.
He says it took more than 50 firefighters an hour and a half to put out the blaze. He says nobody was home at the time. The fire caused an estimated $1.1 million in damages.
Commentator Ede Baldridge recently visited a Wilmington art exhibit where beauty and pain come together in unforgettable faces.
By Ede Baldridge
Wilmington, NC – Ede Baldridge writes about memorable people and places in the southeast.
Wilmington, NC – The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council is considering a move to block commercial deepwater fishing from an area 60 miles southwest of Southport.
The 10-mile by 10-mile Marine Protected Area covers what's called the Snowy Wreck, a known habitat of the snowy grouper.
The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council's Carrie O'Malley says many commercial fishermen support the move.
Commentator Andy Wood was recently on the road traveling to and from a small rocky island off the coast of Maine when he witnessed monarch butterflies in the midst of their annual migration.
By Andy Wood
Wilmington, NC – Andy Wood is education director for Audubon North Carolina.
Wilmington, NC – North Carolina Alcohol Law Enforcement agents cited 17 store clerks for selling tobacco to minors during a sweep through the region last month.
Agents targeted stores in Brunswick, Duplin and Onslow counties.
Stores with clerks cited for selling tobacco to minors include the Food Lion on Highway 133 in Southport, Kerr Drugs on North Sycamore in Rose Hill and the Shoreline Chill & Grill on Oak Island.
Just recently architects unveiled designs for new housing in Wilmington. This project lead commentator Charles Boney to remind us about the importance of architecture in a "neighborhood's smile."
By Charles Boney, Jr.
Wilmington, NC – Charles Boney and his family are happy to live in the historic district of downtown Wilmington.
It's that time of year, not only for pumpkin carving, but as commentator Barbara Sullivan reminds us, it's time to make that compost pile.
By Barbara Sullivan
Wilmington, NC – Barbara Sullivan lives and gardens in historic downtown Wilmington.
A gynecologically-themed new purchase by the Cameron Art Museum is raising eyebrows among some of its members.
By Megan V. Williams
Wilmington, NC – Some art patrons think the Cameron?s latest work should have stayed in the doctor?s office, and they?re making their views known to the museum.
Museum director Deborah Velders? first purchase for the museum?s collection, a piece titled Annual, is a chandelier made in part from gynecological instruments.