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2:01 pm
Fri September 29, 2006

Say It Ain't So

Sometimes our information pool is polluted by misinformation, and what you think you know, just isn't so, says commentator Nan Graham

Wilmington, NC – Nan Graham's In A Magnolia Minute is available in bookstores or online at www.nangraham.com.

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Local Interest
5:13 am
Fri September 29, 2006

The Last Ride At The Pavillion

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Wilmington, NC – The Myrtle Beach Pavilion, an amusement park that has entertained the public for nearly five decades, will be turning off the lights to make room for new development.


Tim Rudy, an executive with the company that owns the park, says Saturday is the final chance to be amused at the Pavilion in what will aptly be called The Last Ride Experience.


Rudy says the Pavilion's shutting down because it was no longer making money.

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Local Interest
4:50 am
Fri September 29, 2006

Say It Ain't So

Wilmington, NC – Nan Graham's book, In A Magnolia Minute, is available in bookstores or online at www.nangraham.com.

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Local Interest
3:09 am
Fri September 29, 2006

Wilmington Police Search for Drowned Man's Identity

Police sketch of the drowned man.

Wilmington, NC – Police say they have no identifying information for the man whose body was recovered south of the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge Wednesday night.

The body is a black man, estimated between the ages of 30 and 50. The John Doe was found wearing khaki pants and black shoes. Officers say his only identifying mark is a US Marines tattoo on his left upper bicep.

An autopsy revealed the man drowned, with no sign of foul play. Officers say it will take a month to get results from toxicology tests.

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Local Interest
12:00 am
Fri September 29, 2006

Delair and Hearne Square Off

Wilmington, NC – Wilmington City Council candidate J. C. Hearne says he thinks it's too early to tell if the proposed convention center design is on the right course.


Hearne made the remark last night at a WHQR, Star-News city council candidate debate with challenger Pat Delair.

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Classical
12:02 pm
Thu September 28, 2006

Classical Season Look-Ahead Part 2

Catch up on what's ahead on the classical music calendar when WHQR asks Chamber Music Wilmington and the Wilmington Concert Assocation to give us a preview of their seasons.

Wilmington, NC – WHQR sits down with conductors and artistic directors from some of the region's main performing groups to give you a leg up on the coming classical music season.

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Local Interest
5:04 am
Wed September 27, 2006

Helping Victims of Violence

Wilmington, NC – North Carolina Victim Assistance Network, know as NC VAN, held its training conference yesterday in Wilmington.


North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper, District Attorney Ben David and other state law enforcement figures thanked service providers for their service and sharing strategies to best serve victims of serious crimes.


David says providing proper representation for victims is the goal of NC VAN.

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Local Interest
4:50 am
Wed September 27, 2006

Horry County Mosquito Spraying

Wilmington, NC – In South Carolina, officials in Horry County are itching to rid the area of an increase in mosquito hatchings.


Horry County spokesperson Lisa Bourcier says the county is working to close the mosquito season with another phase of aerial spraying.


The county pays for the aerial mosquito spraying and Bourcier says this is the fourth year it has done this.

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Local Interest
4:42 am
Wed September 27, 2006

Fifty Cats Seeking A New Home

Wilmington, NC – The Robeson County Humane Society is looking for homes for more than 50 cats that have been living with an elderly St. Paul's woman.


A code enforcement officer alerted the Humane Society earlier this month that Lessie Smith had been taking care of 60 cats.


Shelly Carey is Adoption Coordinator for the Robeson County Humane Society. She says the cats are well feed and in generally good condition because Smith bought food for them before feeding herself.

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Local
10:48 am
Tue September 26, 2006

The Yellow House -- A Historic Holdout

John Ganey has crowded the stairs at 205 Grace Street with architectural accents rescued from other homes.

Wilmington, NC – On a weekday afternoon, this little corner of downtown practically seethes with construction: old buildings being refurbished and new ones going up. In the middle of it all, sits John Ganey's yellow house.

Ever since I was a kid I've always been attracted to it. I've just always loved this house.

Ganey bought the century house a decade ago for $100,000. In recent years, he says, he's been offered many times that amount by developers whose lots surround his.

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