Local Interest
2:16 am
Mon October 23, 2006

Here Come The Toads!

Wilmington, NC – Andy Wood is education director for Audubon North Carolina.

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Local Interest
11:21 am
Fri October 20, 2006

Possible Park Could Hamper Thalian's Fundraising

Wilmington, NC – Thalian Hall's Executive Director Tony Rivenbark says a city park proposed for the Thalian's current parking lot could hamper fundraising efforts for an addition to the historic performance hall.


Rivenbark says he's already hearing concerns from patrons he's hoping will fund the $8-million project.

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Local Interest
4:48 am
Fri October 20, 2006

Cape Fear Community College Gets An A+

Wilmington, NC – Cape Fear Community College has received a perfect accreditation report from Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.


Cape Fear Community College President Eric McKeithan says the flawless report is a rare feat for any institution and a first for CFCC.


He says the administration has been working long and hard to earn the perfect score.

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Local Interest
12:00 am
Thu October 19, 2006

Soles vs. Fairley -- the 8th District Senate Race

Southeastern NC – 8th District Senator RC Soles is an institution. Literally. The State Senate named Soles a North Carolina Institution last year for his nineteen terms in the general assembly. And like any good incumbent, when Soles talks about his district, it's in long lists of projects won and dollars doled out.

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Local Interest
8:26 am
Tue October 17, 2006

Boseman vs. Roseman

Wilmington, NC – On November 7th, incumbent democrat Julia Boseman faces republican challenger Al Roseman in the race for the 9th District State Senate seat.


WHQR's Catherine Welch caught up with the candidates and toured the district to talk with residents about issues facing the region.

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Local Interest
7:21 am
Tue October 17, 2006

Convention Center Contract Before Wilmington Council

Wilmington, NC – It's late on the agenda, but first in many minds - a revised contract with developer Armada Hoffler, committing 2.2 million dollars of city money to design and build the Convention Center, including an initial payment of 600,000 dollars to complete the design phase.

Tonight's vote takes place before the swearing in of one of the strongest voices of opposition to the convention center.

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Thursday Commentary
4:22 pm
Mon October 16, 2006

Fall For Planting A Tree

When most people think of fall, they think of autumn leaves. But not commentator Barbara Sullivan, who thinks autumn is a perfect time to plant a tree.

The four she has in mid are: the winter blooming Camellia, Yoshino Cherry, Japanese Maple and the Dogwood.

Wilmington, NC – Barbara Sullivan lives and gardens in historic downtown Wilmington.

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Thursday Commentary
4:21 pm
Mon October 16, 2006

Bending Your Ear

We don't want to bend your ear, says commentator Nan Graham, we just want a couple of minutes to give you some tips on ear health.

Wilmington, NC – Nan Graham is our life-long southerner with a new website at www.nangraham.com.

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Local Interest
4:53 am
Mon October 16, 2006

Wilmington Police Looking for Red Money

Wilmington, NC – As money from the Wilmington First Citizens Bank robbery shows up in local circulation, police want citizens to keep an eye on the money they exchange.

Investigator Andy Korwatch of the Wilmington Police Department says during the course of the robbery two dye packs went off, leaving a portion of the money distinguishable by a red staining.

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Local Interest
4:14 am
Mon October 16, 2006

Operation Stop Arm

Wilmington, NC – In an attempt to enhance the safety of children on school buses, the state is holding its annual program Operation Stop Arm.


The program is designed to crack down on motorists, who choose to pass a stopped school bus while dropping off and picking up children.


Lt. Everett Clendenin of the North Carolina Highway Patrol says, each school day over 1,000 of these violations take place throughout the state.

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