Local Interest
1:26 am
Tue March 6, 2007

CFCC to Train Next Generation of Nuclear Techs

Castle Hayne, NC – GE Nuclear wants to draw its future technicians from the boys, and girls, next door.

The company has donated $175,000 to Cape Fear Community College's foundation to set up a nuclear technician training program. The donation is intended to cover start-up costs and a specialized instructor.

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Local Interest
12:15 am
Tue March 6, 2007

Art Training in a School Without Walls

Wilmington, NC – Raoul Middleman has little use for meticulous detail. The painter can wring an entire landscape out of a canvas in under an hour, without breaking a sweat, a talent he's currently demonstrating to a circle of slightly awed artists in a weedy lot next to acme art studios.

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Monday Commentary
2:30 pm
Mon March 5, 2007

Southport Gallery Trying to Elevate the Arts - Literally

(c) Associated Artists of Southport

Southport's art patrons are finding their fundraising for an elevator at the arts center an uphill climb.

Wilmington, NC – The historic courthouse that's home to the Associated Artists of Southport has galleries and classrooms, but no elevator, making the building's second floor off-limits to some patrons and members.

The group wants to add an elevator to the Franklin Square Gallery, to open up access to its second floor. As founding member Ortrud Tyler describes it, the climb is a problem for Southport's older art lovers.

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Local Interest
6:09 am
Mon March 5, 2007

Southport Gallery Trying to Elevate the Arts - Literally

(c) Associated Artists of Southport

Wilmington, NC – The historic courthouse that's home to the Associated Artists of Southport has galleries and classrooms, but no elevator, making the building's second floor off-limits to some patrons and members.

The group wants to add an elevator to the Franklin Square Gallery, to open up access to its second floor. As founding member Ortrud Tyler describes it, the climb is a problem for Southport's older art lovers.

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Local Interest
3:16 am
Mon March 5, 2007

David DuMond's Favorite Wilmington Bike Route

Wilmington, NC – Looking for a place to ride your bike? Wilmington cyclist David DuMond takes you along one of his favorite bike routes in Wilmington.

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Local Interest
3:13 am
Mon March 5, 2007

David DuMond's Favorite Pender County Bike Routes

Wilmington, NC – Looking for a place to ride your bike? Wilmington cyclist David DuMond takes you along one of his favorite bike routes in Pender County.

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Local Interest
3:07 am
Mon March 5, 2007

Cycling Around Wilmington

Wilmington, NC – Every once in a while Wilmington drivers catch a glimpse of someone riding their bike on city streets. WHQR caught up with local cyclist David Dumond to talk about what it's like to hit the road on two wheels.

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Local Interest
10:29 am
Fri March 2, 2007

De-Rocking Oak Island Beaches

Wilmington, NC – Oak Island resident Muriel Nelson says her beach is sometimes just "a sea of rocks."

Nelson blames a sand renourishment project five years ago for leaving these lumpy leftovers along the strand. Environmental rules prevent the island from using machines to pick them up. So this weekend volunteers will apply some elbow grease to reclaim their sand, gathering the rocks by hand. The 'Rock'n Party' is organized by Oak Island's Beach Preservation Society, which Nelson vice-chairs.

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Local Interest
1:35 am
Fri March 2, 2007

Coastal Groups Meet With Lawmakers in D.C

Wilmington, NC – Coastal and waterway groups from across the state converged onto Capitol Hill Tuesday to talk with members of the North Carolina delegation.

Members of the Wilmington-New Hanover County Ports, Waterways & Beach Commission walked miles down marbel halls, shaking hands and passing out jars of sand as a reminder that sand needs to be scooped out of area inlets and dumped onto eroding beaches.

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Local Interest
1:24 am
Fri March 2, 2007

New Hanover County Water Advisory

Wilmington, NC – New Hanover County officials are urging some residents to boil their water before drinking it.


Friday morning's strong winds caused a power outage that impacted water pressure in the Monterey Heights water system. The county says water quality testing takes about a day.


The county is urging residents in these following areas to boil their water before drinking it:


Monterey Heights subdivision


Masonboro Commons Shopping Center

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