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.
When film crews come to the region, they're often looking for backdrops that could be anywhere. When authors, on the other hand, make it to the Cape Fear Coast, the setting is often as much a part of the story as the plot. With the Cape Fear Crime Fest the last weekend in October, WHQR's Megan Williams goes in search of Wilmington's seedy fictional underbelly...
By Megan V. Williams
Mystery Writers Wreak Literary Mayhem in Cape Fear