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3:05 pm
Mon June 5, 2006

Simplicity on Stage: An Evening of Monologues

Theatre doesn't get much more basic than Theatre Exchange's current show at Thalian Hall - two actors, two monologues, and an evening of stories about misadventures in the American workplace. The production's stars recently came by WHQR's studios to talk with Arts Reporter Megan Williams

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Monday Commentary
4:22 pm
Fri June 2, 2006

New Glimpse into the 1898 Riots

The newly-released final report on the 1898 riots has on its cover a photo of rioters pausing in front of a burning building. The picture, a rare glimpse into those chaotic days, is one of four recently donated to the New Hanover County Library. WHQR's Megan Williams looked through the photos with Special Collections librarian Beverly Tetterton...

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Thursday Commentary
11:04 am
Thu June 1, 2006

Its Pergola Season

With summer's heat comes the comfort of cool clothing and one of commentator Charles Boney's favorites: the pergola.

Wilmington, NC – Charles Boney and his family live in historic downtown Wilmington.

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Thursday Commentary
9:57 am
Thu June 1, 2006

The Weed of Garden Philosophy

In her commentary for this week, Barbara Sullivan talks about her least favorite garden quotation.

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

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Thursday Commentary
9:07 am
Thu June 1, 2006

The Weed of Garden Philosophy

In her commentary for this week, Barbara Sullivan talks about her least favorite garden quotation.

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

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Monday Commentary
3:51 pm
Wed May 31, 2006

The Human Equation: Fitting Donors to Fundraisers

Architect's drawing of UNCW's Herbert and Sylvia Fisher Student Center.
(c) McKim and Creed

From Thalian Hall to the University to its many museums, the Wilmington area has an abundance of cultural institutions. Which means it also has an abundance of fundraising campaigns, focused on keeping those organizations afloat. WHQR's Megan Williams looked into the human equation behind the bottom line...

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Local Interest
9:19 am
Wed May 31, 2006

Official 1898 Report Released

Wilmington, NC – The Wilmington Race Riot Commission released its official report in Raleigh.

Described as an indictment of North Carolina government, the nearly 500-page report chronicles the violent overthrow of Wilmington's elected black government on November 10th 1898.

The report came with more than a dozen recommendations including one to teach 1898 in North Carolina schools.

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Local Interest
5:06 am
Wed May 31, 2006

Literacy: Success

Wilmington, NC – Nearly half of adults living in the Cape Fear region cannot read at the high school level.


The Cape Fear Literacy Council works with these adults, teaching them to read and write.

WHQR's Catherine Welch talks with Cape Fear Literacy Council Director Linda Patton about some of the success stories that come out of her organization.

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Local Interest
4:59 am
Tue May 30, 2006

Literacy: How Adults Cope and Learn

Wilmington, NC – Nearly half of adults living in the Cape Fear region cannot read at the high school level, and many of them are reading below the 5th grade level.


The Cape Fear Literacy Council works with these adults, teaching them to read and write.


In the second part of our series, WHQR's Catherine Welch talks with Cape Fear Literacy Council Director Linda Patton about adults cope without reading skills, and how they learn to read and write.

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Local Interest
11:34 am
Mon May 29, 2006

North Carolina's VFW

Roy Meares, Commander of the NC VFW
(c) VFW WebCom Network

Wilmington, NC – There are 2.5 million VFW members around the world. WHQR's Military Correspondent talks with the head of North Carolina's VFW.

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