Author Laurie Gunst came to Wilmington in September for a reading at the library from her new memoir. Although the book is mostly about her childhood in Richmond, Gunst's roots in Cape Fear go way back. She led WHQR's Megan Williams on a walking tour of her family's history.
By Megan V. Williams
Oct. 10, 2005, Wilmington, NC – Laurie Gunst is the author of the memoir, "Off White."
Wilmington, NC – Brooks Avery looks at what happens when salt water moves up bodies of fresh water such as the Cape Fear River. We start our conversation talking about the breakdown of soils in wetland environments and what causes it.
In their October show, the Wilmington Symphony Orchestra performs Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet, a more modern piece than the group usually presents, and more challenging. WHQR's Megan Williams looks at the difficulties of putting on this piece.
Wilmington, NC – Fred Scharf monitors fish in their first few years of life,looking for factors and patterns that determine their survival. By identifying the challenges Scharf can get a better handle on populations information used to protect a variety of species that live in the water around us.
Wilmington, NC – Joan Willey studies the chemistry of rainwater, specifically acid rain in Wilmington and what can be found in hurricane rain. Her research started 20 years ago when one of her students asked a seemly simple question.
Wilmington is no stranger to film crews, but it's not often that more than a dozen of them descend on the area at once. And that's exactly what will happen this weekend , when the Final Cut Film Festival sends its many crews of determined filmmakers out into the region. Their mission: come back with a short film, entirely shot and edited, in twenty-four hours. WHQR's Megan Williams sits down with the festival's director, Matt Mizell.