Local Interest
3:47 am
Mon March 6, 2006

Mondays with Claude: The Purple Elephant

Claude Howell in 1995
Courtesy: Star-News

Wilmington, NC – Born in 1915, Claude Howell was a Wilmington resident who lived most of his life in room #44 of the historic Carolina Apartments.

A painter who captured on canvas the light and life of North Carolina, Claude Howell was widely considered the Dean of North Carolina painting.

Claude was also a compulsive writer. A man who starting at the age of 10, meticulously wrote journals filled with everything he did. More than 300 of those journal entries were turned into commentaries recorded for WHQR.

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1:38 pm
Fri March 3, 2006

Cine Noir Brings Colorful Range of Black Films

Cine Noir

This weekend is the 5th year of Cin? Noir, Wilmington's black film festival. WHQR's Megan Williams sat down with Cin? Noir's president to talk about the festival's slate of films...

Wilmington, NC, Mar. 3, 2006 – Rhonda Bellamy is the president of the Cine Noir film festival and a board member Wilmington's Black Arts Alliance.

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Monday Commentary
9:20 am
Thu March 2, 2006

Presbyterian Prayers

Sometimes it is what could have happened instead of what happened that really matters, says commentator Nan Graham.

Wilmington, NC – Nan Graham is our life-long southerner with a new website at

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8:58 am
Wed March 1, 2006

Oyster Shells - From Roasts To Reefs

Ocean, NC, March 1, 2006 – You can find this story on our Public Arts page.

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Monday Commentary
9:32 am
Tue February 28, 2006

From Roasts to Reefs

Croatan High School students prepare oyster bags.

For several years now, the North Carolina Coastal Federation has tried to tackle the state's declining oyster population by rebuilding its oyster reefs... one bag of old shells at a time. On a recent afternoon at their center on Bogue Sound, the Federation got some help in that task from a class of high school biology students. WHQR's Megan Williams dropped in on the "oyster bagging" and brought back this audio postcard...

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3:41 pm
Mon February 27, 2006

Oscar Coverage - Best Actor Awards

Film Critics Steve Taylor and Ben Steelman help you win the pool at your Oscar party by giving their predictions of who should win, and who will, in the best actor categories.

Tomorrow, Steve and Ben will make predictions for the categories of Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress.

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Monday Commentary
12:16 pm
Mon February 27, 2006

Maple View Farm

Nobody screams for ice cream quite like commentator Ede Baldridge, who never fails to find the most delightful, full-service dairy farms.

Ede baldridge writes bout memorable people and places in the southeast.

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Monday Commentary
2:24 pm
Wed February 22, 2006

Sacred Gardens

In her commentary, Barbara Sullivan ponders the elements of a sacred garden.

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

She will be giving a presentation on sacred garden spaces March 4th at Church of the Servant.

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Monday Commentary
10:31 am
Wed February 22, 2006

Brooks Hall

A recent trip to his old stomping grounds led commentator Charles Boney to contemplate the nature of learning.

Wilmington, NC – Charles Boney and his family are happy to live in the historic district of downtown Wilmington.

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12:28 pm
Tue February 21, 2006

Preparations for (Civil) War

Unidentified sergeant, U.S. Colored Troops.
(Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library, Duke University)

This weekend is the 141st anniversary of the Battle of Forks Road, the final Union victory before the taking of Wilmington in the Civil War. The Cameron Art Museum, which now occupies that former battlefield, hosts a re-enactment this weekend, boasting the largest gathering of African-American re-enactors ever in the state. WHQR's Megan Williams joined one of them to learn more about his preparations...

Wilmington, NC, February 22, 2006 – Hard Tack

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