This year marks the twentieth anniversary of Wilmington's most infamous location shoot - Blue Velvet. With the movie briefly back on the big screen, WHQR's Megan Williams went looking for the film's local legacy...
By Megan V. Williams
Wilmington, NC – Two decades after director David Lynch chose Wilmington to represent his idealized American town... two decades after he drenched its sunlit surfaces in noir and nihilism... reminders of the film are often just around the corner.
The humidity's dropping, the kids are back in school: It's time to turn away from the beach, and turn back to the concert hall. WHQR's here to help you decide what to put in your ears, with previews from the North Carolina Symphony and the Wilmington Symphony Orchestra.
By Megan V. Williams
Wilmington, NC – WHQR sits down with conductors and artistic directors from some of the region's main performing groups to give you a leg up on the coming classical music season.
Virginia Beach, VA – The Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center put down the arctic ice seal to conduct a rabies test after the animal bit a staff member.
Stranding Response Program Coordinator Susan Barco described the bite as a public health issue.
Barco said staff briefly lost control of the seal while they were trying to move the animal, leading to the bite. And although she defended the Aquarium's current handing techniques, Barco said that the staff has little experience with ice seals.
Wilmington, NC – Under the Heritage Tree Program, the Wilmington Tree Commission will have the power to confer landmark status on the city's historic and noteworthy trees. Nominated trees will have to meet criteria for size, age, rarity, or historic value.
The program requires property-owner consent and has no power to prevent the removal of designated trees. However, Wilmington Environmental Planner Philip Preet, an ex officio member of the Tree Commission, says he hopes the program someday takes on a more binding role.
Wilmington, NC – The accident involving a Leland Fire Department fire engine and civilian vehicle resulted in no fatalities. That's the word from Leland Fire Chief John Grimes, who says one firefighter is expected to be released from the hospital Tuesday.
The Star-News reports that the firefighter driving the fire truck told police on the scene that his brakes gave out. But Chief Grimes says the truck was up to code.