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12:38 am
Thu June 15, 2006

Keeping Kure Cute

Wilmington, NC – The coastal town of Kure Beach is looking to a bill in the state senate to preserve its beach-town charm.

Senate Committee approved legislation Wednesday that locks in the town's 35-foot building limit,protecting it from future changes.

Kure Beach Mayor Tim Fuller says the building limit has shaped the town's character during the 60 years that it's been on the books.

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Thursday Commentary
1:20 pm
Wed June 14, 2006

Rain Garden

Gardening commentator Barbara Sullivan has two ideas for an environmentally friendly garden: a rain garden and butterly garden

Wilmington, NC – Barbara Sullivan works and gardens in historic downtown Wilmington.

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Monday Commentary
2:06 pm
Tue June 13, 2006

North Carolina Tidepools -- Life on the Rocks

The aquarium's Touch Tank - the destination for this afternoon's catch of anenomes, sea stars, and crabs.
(c) Aquarium at Fort Fisher

With school out and summer here, local beaches are filling up with relaxation-seekers. But many who come to take in the sand and waves miss one of the region's most unique geologic features. WHQR's Megan Williams visited the rocky outcrop at Carolina Beach, and brought back this audio postcard...

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Local Interest
6:03 am
Tue June 13, 2006

Life on the Rocks - North Carolina's Only Tidepools

The aquarium's Touch Tank - the destination for this afternoon's catch of anenomes, sea stars, and crabs.
(c) Aquarium at Fort Fisher

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Local Interest
6:07 am
Mon June 12, 2006

Steve Taylor Serves Brooklyn Lobster

Wilmington, NC – Brooklyn Lobster explores the comendy and tragedy of running a family business.

Set in Brooklyn, actor Danny Aiello plays Frank Giorgio, the patriarch trying to keep both the business and family glued together.

Film Commentator Steve Taylor caught up with Aiello, who was eating lobster at Tutte Pasta in Hoboken, New Jersey.

Steve starts the conversation asking Aiello to describe his character in Brooklyn Lobster

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Local Interest
6:07 am
Mon June 12, 2006

Alberto's Impact on the Cape Fear Region

Wilmington, NC – As Tropical Storm Alberto moves toward Florida,the National Weather Service says remnants of the storm could bring tornadoes and heavy rains to southeastern North Carolina.

What's left of Alberto is expected to reach the region early Thursday morning.

Tom Matheson with the National Weather Service out of Wilmington says a decaying tropical storm moving across land creates conditions ripe for spontaneous tornadoes. And says last night's storms will soak the region, saturating the ground.

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Local Interest
6:34 am
Fri June 9, 2006

Senator Dole Visits Wilmington Port

Port of Wilmington – Senator Dole spent an hour this afternoon meeting with ports officials about current improvement projects and concerns about port security. Dole says she's pushing for federal money to fund a $100,000 reconnaissance study for the international port project in Brunswick county. But the senator says she had immediate concerns about finding funding for dredging and port construction in the region:

"The president's budget, which is just a blueprint, did not contain funding for construction, and it's important that that move forward."

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Local Interest
10:45 am
Wed June 7, 2006

Wilmington City Council Tags J.C. Hearne

Wilmington, NC – The Wilmington City Council selected J.C. Hearne to fill Bill Saffo's seat, which will open up once Saffo takes over as mayor in July.


Mayor Pro-Tem Jim Quin nominated Wilmington lawyer J.C. Hearne, and mayor Spence Broadhurst second the nomination. Every council member but Earl Sheridan voted for Hearne.


Hearne sat on the council from '97 to 2001. His priorities reflect some of the biggest issues facing Wilmington.

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Local Interest
10:29 am
Wed June 7, 2006

State Board of Ethics Probes SoPo Marina Deal

Wilmington, NC – The State Board of Ethics Wednesday will review Governor Mike Easley's relationship with Wilmington developer Nick Garrett, and whether it played a role in turning over the Southport Marina to Garrett and other investors.


A letter from members of a Southport community group asking the board to review Easley's involvement sparked the investigation.


Garrett has made contributions to the governor's campaign and his company did work on Easley's home.

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Monday Commentary
4:12 pm
Tue June 6, 2006

Making a Living Making Art

Warhol wouldn't need this workshop.
(c) The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburg

Copyright law, grant writing skills, tax preparation -- even starving artists need some business sense these days. WHQR's Megan Williams recently visited a workshop in Wilmington which tried to add some left-brain skills to local artists' right-brain lifestyles.

Wilmington, NC – A more reader-friendly version of this script will be posted later today.

A ROOMFUL OF WILMINGTON?S ARTISTS? AND THE HOTTEST TOPIC OF THE DAY? IS HOW TO FILL OUT TAX FORMS?

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