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12:20 am
Thu May 25, 2006

The Occupancy Tax in Robeson County and Wilmington

Wilmington, NC – Robeson County Democrat Ronnie Sutton has introduced legislation in the state House establishing a 3% occupancy tax for tourism advertising and a new horse arena in Robeson County.


The horse arena would be located at the Southeastern Agricultural Center and Farmer's Market. And a Robeson County Tourism Development Authority would be established to dole out the tax revenue for things such as tourism advertising and market research.


Settlement in Convention Center Conflict

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Monday Commentary
10:14 am
Wed May 24, 2006

The Science of Underwater Archeology

Location of the shipwreck in Beaufort Inlet.
courtesty of the QAR website

Researcher Nathan Henry describes the tools, techniques, and challenges of excavating the Queen Anne's Revenge.

Nathan Henry is an assistant state archeologist and conservator in the Underwater Archeology branch out of Fort Fisher. He works with Project Archeologist Chris Southerly on the Queen Anne's Revenge, aided this spring by students from Cape Fear Community College.

You can learn more about Henry's work on the Queen Anne's Revenge Project at the state's website.

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Local Interest
9:33 am
Wed May 24, 2006

Thieves Getting Brazen For Copper

Local Interest
5:52 am
Wed May 24, 2006

The Ebb and Flow of Wilmington's Film Industry

EUE Screen Gems studios
from www.euescreengems.com

Wilmington, NC – As Wilmington's film industry was digesting news that NBC cancelled its Monday night show Surface, it learned that the CW network's One Tree Hill will return to shot its fourth season. These developments come as lawmakers in Raleigh scramble to fix a loophole in the state's brand new film incentives package.

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Local Interest
5:40 am
Tue May 23, 2006

Police Helicopter Lands in Wilmington

Wilmington, NC – The Wilmington airport is now home to an unused military helicopter that will be utilized by law enforcement agencies around the area. It's part of a federal program that turns over surplus helicopters to local law enforcement.

Wilmington, Pender and Leland law enforcement agencies will share the helicopter with the Wilmington Police Department providing the pilot.

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Thursday Commentary
10:19 am
Mon May 22, 2006

Brookgreen Gardens Turns 75

If you love gardens and sculpture, then commentator Ede Baldridge has the day trip for you.

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

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Theatre
11:47 am
Fri May 19, 2006

DREAMS of Violence and Redemption

DREAMS Center for Arts Education

This Saturday is DREAMS of Wilmington's end-of-semester showcase at the Community Arts Center. The centerpiece is a play performed, and partially written, by the DREAMS students. WHQR's Megan Williams has more.

May 19, 2006, Wilmington, NC – The DREAMS students' play starts out in a nightmare. Interweaving scenes tell stories of violence, loss... and eventually hope. These are their voices from a recent rehearsal...

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Local Interest
5:42 am
Wed May 17, 2006

GE Breaks Ground on New Building

Wilmington, NC – Top executives at GE broke ground in Wilmington on what will become home to hundreds of employees working on the latest technology for nuclear reactors.


GE is one of a dozen companies working with The Department of Energy's Nuclear Power 2010 program, a private-public partnership to develop nuclear technology and make a case for bringing at least one new, advanced nuclear power plant online.


The research and planning of that technology will be done in the new building.

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Local Interest
5:32 am
Wed May 17, 2006

State Gets Poor Grade on Water Access

Wilmington, NC – The North Carolina Beach Inlet and Waterway Association says while public access to beaches is improving, access to coastal waters is becoming a serious issue.


In its first report card for the North Carolina coast, the association handed out a D grade for public access to coastal waters.


Harry Simmons is the group's executive director and mayor of the southeastern coastal town of Caswell Beach.

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Local Interest
5:32 am
Wed May 17, 2006

State Gets Poor Grade on Water Access

Wilmington, NC – The North Carolina Beach Inlet and Waterway Association says while public access to beaches is improving, access to coastal waters is becoming a serious issue.


In its first report card for the North Carolina coast, the association handed out a D grade for public access to coastal waters.


Harry Simmons is the group's executive director and mayor of the southeastern coastal town of Caswell Beach.

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