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1:24 am
Thu August 24, 2006

Drug Arrests on Castle Street

Chief Evangelous exhibits the AK-47 seized in the arrests.

Wilmington, NC – Neighborhood complaints tipped off police to keep an eye on a Castle Street clothing store called "X-Slave Fashions."

Police say that after witnessing what they thought was a drug deal in front of the store, officers arrested the owner and three others.

Wilmington Police Chief Ralph Evangelous credits old-fashioned, boots-on-the-street policing for the bust.

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Local Interest
12:22 am
Thu August 24, 2006

The 411 On Robeson County's 211

Wilmington, NC – Robeson County is gearing up to launch the first 211 information number east of I-95.


Robeson County commissioners signed off on the phone line this week. The number will deliver information on such topics as where to get flu shots, severe weather and social services.


United Way of Robeson County Director Sandra Oliver says there is a strong need for the 211 line.

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Thursday Commentary
2:27 pm
Tue August 22, 2006

Science Project for Students With a Green Thumb

Parents, as you're helping with those final summer reading projects and preparing to pack those school lunches, gardening commentator Barbara Sullivan is here to take the terror out of one assignment.

Wilmington, NC – Barbara Sullivan lives and gardens in downtown Wilmington.

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Monday Commentary
11:53 am
Tue August 22, 2006

Working at Play: Children's Museum Director Mark Kesling

Mark Kesling, Executive Director, meets a family in the Traveler's Stories room.

The Wilmington Children's Museum welcomed a new Executive Director in July. With a few weeks experience under his belt, WHQR's Megan Williams stopped by to learn more about this newcomer's vision for the museum.

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Local Interest
10:44 am
Tue August 22, 2006

Wal-Mart Puts Brakes On Ogden Store

Wilmington, NC – Wal-Mart says a stoplight put the breaks on a proposed store for Market Street in Ogden.

The 200,000 square foot store was planned for a stretch of Market Street near Dunbar Road in Ogden.

Wal-Mart spokesperson Tara Stewart tells WHQR that a stoplight couldn't be secured for the area, that along with issues surrounding Wilmington's moratorium on sewer hookups forced the company to abandon the project.

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Local Interest
10:05 am
Tue August 22, 2006

Storms Flood Area

Traffic diverted from the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge waits on 3rd Street to cross the Isabelle Holmes.

Wilmington, NC – The National Weather Service estimates four to five inches of rain fell on parts New Hanover county Tuesday, flooding intersections and shorting out traffic lights.

A blocked storm drain closed the 3rd Street on-ramp to the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge for several hours, backing up traffic down 3rd Street and forcing drivers like Larry Dew of Harvest Table Ministries into stop-and-go traffic.

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Local Interest
8:18 am
Tue August 22, 2006

Beach Blast Bust

Wilmington, NC – Tuesday's heavy rains washed out the Beach Blast and Beach Sweep planned for UNCW students.


The university says weather reports of afternoon storms were convincing enough to cancel the event, which was planned for Wrightsville Beach near Ocean Pier.


Instead, students were treated to a showing of the cult classic Ferris Bueller's Day Off at UNCW's new movie theater.

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Local Interest
8:16 am
Tue August 22, 2006

Convention Center Moving Ahead

Wilmington, NC – Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo delivered an update Tuesday on the convention center planned for downtown Wilmington.

Saffo says a development agreement will be made within the next two months.

Opponents of the convention center say there will not be enough business to support it, leaving the city stuck with the bills. But Saffo says having the project paid for with an occupancy tax is better than using general tax money.

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Local Interest
6:36 am
Mon August 21, 2006

Convention Center Update

Wilmington, NC –

By Scott Malone

BOSTON (Reuters) - Pentair Inc. on Tuesday cut its earnings outlook for the third and fourth quarters, sending its shares down as much as 10 percent, as weakness in the housing market took a toll on its swimming pool equipment business.

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Monday Commentary
3:03 pm
Wed August 16, 2006

Wilmington gets 'Creative' with Calendar

Wilmington is getting an official events calendar. The City Council voted Tuesday night to add the CreativeWilmington calendar to the city's website. WHQR's Megan Williams has more...

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