Theatre
4:08 pm
Fri February 2, 2007

Theatre Seasons: Thalian Association and Brunswick Little Theatre

(c) Brunswick Little Theatre

To help you set your theatrical calendar, WHQR presents a series of look-aheads with regional theater companies. This week: The Thalian Association and the Brunswick Little Theatre.

With the cold weather finally settled in, Wilmington's stages are just starting to heat up with their new theatre seasons, and WHQR is going behind the curtain with the leaders of companies around the region to learn what they have planned.

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Local Interest
11:45 am
Fri February 2, 2007

Port Cranes Arrival Put On Hold

credit: NC State Ports Authority

Wilmington, NC – Nasty weather has put the brakes on the delivery of new port cranes, forcing the massive container cranes to hold off from making the last leg of their world tour.

The four, blue container cranes pulled out of a port just north of Shanghai December 4th and almost a month later made their way around the Cape of Good Hope.

Making good time the cargo cranes left the Port of Kingston on Sunday and arrived just off the coast from Southport at around 7:30pm Wednesday.

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Local Interest
12:24 am
Fri February 2, 2007

Riverfront Zoning Height Limit Dropped

Wilmington, NC – After months of deliberation and debate the New Hanover County Planning Board approved a uniformed zoning plan for the west side of the Cape Fear River.

Wilmington and county planners rolled out the Riverfront Mixed Use District last year to create a uniform look and feel for future development.

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Local Interest
4:31 am
Thu February 1, 2007

Streetscaping Sped up For North Front

Wilmington, NC – The Wilmington City Council wants to set aside a million dollars in its next budget for landscaping north Front Street after the road switches to two-way traffic.

Beautification projects had originally been put on hold because the street also needs major sewer repairs.

Now, the city would like to see all three of those changes happen at once.

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Local Interest
4:31 am
Thu February 1, 2007

Riverfront Mixed Use District Height Haggle

Wilmington, NC – The New Hanover County Planning Board is scheduled to vote tonight on whether it will adopt a uniform zoning plan for the west side of the Cape Fear River.


Height has been a major concern with the proposed zoning. The City of Wilmington has passed a version with a 20-story height limit. Historic Wilmington Foundation supports a 50-foot height limit. And a draft produced out of planning board workshops calls for a 100-foot height limit for directly across from historic downtown Wilmington.

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Local Interest
2:50 am
Wed January 31, 2007

Input On Access To The Water

Wilmington, NC – The North Carolina Waterfront Access Study Committee will be in Wilmington Thursday night to seek comments and concerns about public access to the water.

The committee is looking at management tools and tax incentives to maintain and preserve public access to the water.

Committee Chair Michael Voiland says every county with waterfront access is grappling with balancing rapid development pressure and a need for public access.

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Thursday Commentary
4:10 pm
Tue January 30, 2007

daycare daze

Dr David Hill deals with daycare.

Daycare Daze

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Thursday Commentary
1:45 pm
Mon January 29, 2007

switchgrass

Naturalist Any Wood explores the potential of switchgrass for creating ethanol.

Naturalist Andy Wood considers the potential od switchgrass for creating alternative fuel.

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Local Interest
12:41 am
Mon January 29, 2007

Saffo Gives State of the City Address

Wilmington, NC – The state of the city is excellent, according to mayor Bill Saffo.

But that doesn't mean it isn't facing difficult - and expensive - items, items Saffo highlighted in his State of the City speech tonight, ranging from sewer projects past and present to a ten-year plan to eradicate homelessness.

In an interview last week, Saffo said he wanted to be frank, "it's not going to be cheap, and it's not going to be as fast as we all want it to be, but we're moving forward in that direction."

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Local Interest
1:29 am
Sun January 28, 2007

New Hanover Property Values Expected To Jump

Wilmington, NC – New Hanover County's tax department says it's will wait another two weeks before sending out property revaluation notices.

The 2007 notices were to go out Wednesday, but now they will be sent on Valentine's Day.

State law requires property revaluations at least every eight years.

New Hanover County Tax Administrator Robert Glasgow tells WHQR news that the average property value as of three days ago was at 110%. He says that's down by 7% of the figure tallied nearly a week ago.

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