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Monday Commentary
12:13 pm
Fri June 23, 2006

The Healing Force

(c) The Healing Force

Every winter, WHQR celebrates Kwanzaa with the program Season's Griot. This week, in honor of the summer solstice, Arts Reporter Megan Williams brings us another taste of African storytelling, with the group The Healing Force.

Hampstead, NC – The Healing Force is the creation of the Anderson family group out of Winston-Salem. For sixteen years they?ve sought out African stories to tell in their unique, musical fashion.

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Local Interest
10:50 am
Thu June 22, 2006

The Voice of Marva Mapson Robinson

Wilmington, NC – Marva Mapson Robinson has been thrilling audiences across the country with her soprano renditions of classical, spiritual and gospel classics. WHQR's Sam Burke caught up with her to talk about her life and music.

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Local Interest
5:34 am
Thu June 22, 2006

Renovating Central Baptist

Wilmington, NC – Wilmington's oldest black Baptist church is one step closer to preserving its historic sanctuary.

Members of Central Missionary Baptist Church will cut the ribbon Thursday night on its restored manse.

The plan is for Central Baptists' congregation to use rental income from the house to fund the restoration of their own 100-year-old building.

The church suffers from water and termite damage.

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Monday Commentary
1:18 pm
Wed June 21, 2006

The Gallery Business: Cultivating Collectors and Collecting Artists

Wine tasting at Bottega

The yellow pages have more than 40 listings for 'galleries' in Wilmington. But there's a lot of turnover on that roster. WHQR's Megan Williams looks at the tough business of selling art...

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Local Interest
3:02 am
Wed June 21, 2006

School Board Approves Redistricting Plan

Final redistricting map adopted by school board
www.nhcs.k12.nc.us

Wilmington, NC – The final map prioritizes student proximity to their schools, except in the case of two downtown elementaries. Snipes and Freeman would otherwise have become predominantly African American. Under the plan, they'll turn into magnet schools focusing on arts and foreign language, with only 40% of their students coming from surrounding neighborhoods.

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Local Interest
1:17 am
Wed June 21, 2006

Violent Crime Up, Property Crime Down

Wilmington, NC – The number of violent crimes in North Carolina went up last year while property crimes dropped.

North Carolina's Attorney General has released last year's crime statistics showing that crime overall rose a fraction of a percent with violent crime up by 3.7%.

The crime rate last year in both Pender and New Hanover counties is lower than it was in 1995, while Brunswick County has seen its crime rate nearly double since then.

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Thursday Commentary
1:33 pm
Tue June 20, 2006

The Boys and Girls of Lake Waccamaw

On the shore of Lake Waccamaw, commentator Ede Baldridge recently found the perfect reason for a party.

Wilmington, NC – Ede Baldridge writes about memorable people and places around the southeast.

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Local Interest
2:58 am
Tue June 20, 2006

Baseball Program Tossed Around BCC

Wilmington, NC – Brunswick Community College is looking to start up a baseball program as a way to get more men enrolled in college.

Campuses across the country are seeing more women than men enrolled in college. It's a trend found at Brunswick Community College where president Stephen Griener says men make up 30% of the college's student body.

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Thursday Commentary
11:27 am
Mon June 19, 2006

Ants on the Beach

Commentator Andy Wood was on the beach last week following that period of unsettled weather, and discovered a world view while walking the beach's tidal strand line.

Wilmington, NC – Andy Wood is education director for Audubon North Carolina

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Local Interest
12:44 am
Thu June 15, 2006

Moves to Block Recycling Plant/Landfill

Wilmington, NC – The Cape Fear River Watch Board of Directors has passed a resolution saying it does not support the Sims-Hugo Neu recycling facility and landfill planned for Brunswick County.

The Cape Fear River Watch says it voted on the matter to make clear that it does not, and has never, supported the idea.

Sims-Hugo Neu wants to build a facility that will take in shredded chunks of automobiles and appliances then pick out embedded recyclable items such as copper and glass.

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