Local Interest
5:56 am
Fri February 16, 2007

Volunteers Rebuilding Riegelwood Homes

Tornado damage in Riegelwood days after last year's storm.

Wilmington, NC – The Riegelwood Disaster Response Committee has the materials and the foundations, now it just needs the elbow grease to replace and repair homes devastated by last year's deadly tornado.

Many families displaced by the storm are still living in temporary housing, and Committee member, Bill Haddock, pastor of Wrightsboro United Methodist Church, says it's his group's goal to get these families back to normal life.

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Local Interest
2:56 am
Fri February 16, 2007

Civil War Photo Exhibit Opens

The Execution of the Lincoln Conspirators
(c) Chrysler Museum of Art

Wilmington, NC – The Cape Fear Museum's new exhibit captures scenes of ordinary men and historic moments in the Civil War.

Wilmington is one of only three cities to see the 50 original photographs that make ups this collection. This is the first time their home, the Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, Virginia, has allowed the exhibit to travel.

According to Cape Fear Museum director Ruth Haas, her museum sought out the collection, which provides them with a rare chance to bring a significant historic exhibit.

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Monday Commentary
12:40 pm
Thu February 15, 2007

Civil War Photo Exhibit Opens

The Execution of the Lincoln Conspirators
(c) Chrysler Museum of Art

A historic exhibit of Civil War photographs goes on display at the Cape Fear Museum this weekend.

Wilmington, NC – The Cape Fear Museum's new exhibit captures scenes of ordinary men and historic moments in the Civil War.

Wilmington is one of only three cities to see the 50 original photographs that make ups this collection. This is the first time their home, the Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, Virginia, has allowed the exhibit to travel.

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Local Interest
11:37 am
Thu February 15, 2007

Bill To Boost Lawmakers Pay & Terms

Wilmington, NC – State Senator David Weinstein has introduced a pair of bills extending lawmakers terms and boosting their pay.

The Robeson County democrat says the last election produced state senate races costing upwards of $300,000. And with lawmakers having to run for office every two years, he says the schedule has turned the campaign trail into a continual loop.

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Thursday Commentary
4:38 pm
Wed February 14, 2007

nan graham

Commentator Nan Graham had a special interest in this past Saturday's UNC/Wake Forest basketball game.

Our commentator Nan Graham was a North Carolina cheerleader for the magical basketball season of 1957. This past weekend's game and its halftime ceremony held special meaning for her.

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Thursday Commentary
3:58 pm
Wed February 14, 2007

mudminnow

Andy tells us about the enigmatic little mudminnow fish.

Andy Wood explains some of the mysteries surrounding the little mudminnow fish.

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Thursday Commentary
12:05 pm
Wed February 14, 2007

plant tags

gardening commentator Barbara Sullivan has some tips on how to read plan tags

Gardening commentator Barbara Sullivan has some advice on how to read an info tag to avoid buying a plant that won't survive our climate zone.

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Thursday Commentary
9:52 am
Wed February 14, 2007

architecture and global warming

Charles Boney muses about energy-saving architectural design and recommends a live webcast on 2/20.

Architect Charles Boney muses about energy-saving architecture and recommends an upcoming webcast on 2/20/o7.

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Local Interest
7:02 am
Wed February 14, 2007

Mitt Romney Campaigns in SC

Columbia, SC – The ballroom was half-empty but the crowd enthusiastic as former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney introduced himself to voters in this crucial early-primary state.

In front of party activists, state politicians, and high school students, Romney introduced two words that are a theme of his campaign: "Innovation and transformation."

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Local Interest
2:29 am
Wed February 14, 2007

New Record of Old Lumbee Graves

Roadside cemetery in Robeson County

Wilmington, NC – Author Jane Blanks Barnhill had to crawl through weeds and prod into the earth to find fallen stones in many of the small cemeteries she explored for her book, Sacred Grounds: Gone But Not Forgotten.

Barnhill says she became interested in publicizing Lumbee cemeteries after discovering her own great-great grandparents' graves in a remote plot on private land.

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