Local Interest
10:23 am
Tue October 3, 2006

Arts Groups Get New Homes

Saint Andrew's church, future home of the Brooklyn Arts Center.

Wilmington, NC –
Railroad Museum On the Move

Moving plans for the Railroad Museum are on are a roll.

Tuesday's City Council meeting benefited both the Wilmington Railroad Museum and the Brooklyn Arts Center, with the council approving a lease for one and a property transfer for the other.

Lease approval means the Railroad Museum is on course to take up residence in the old Atlantic Coastline Railroad's 'Warehouse B,' which the city purchased earlier this year for that purpose.

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Local Interest
2:51 am
Tue October 3, 2006

School Redistricting Redux

New Hanover County Schools' most current redistricting map.

Wilmington, NC – Angry parents addressed the Board's October meeting, saying they were frustrated to learn through the district's website that their neighborhood school assignments had changed.

The complicated course to the current school boundaries started at a work session in June, when the School Board adopted a redistricting plan that would send most elementary students in New Hanover County to the school nearest their house.

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Local Interest
11:56 am
Mon October 2, 2006

Fighting the "Road Stub"

The road stub outside Ellis McElroy's home in the Beck Woods community.

Wilmington, NC – New Hanover County Commissioners are scheduled to make a decision tonight on whether a current road stub can be turned into an actual road paving the way for a new development called Nautical Greens.

Protesting the road are residents who say they've been promised that it would never be made a promise that alleviated their concerns about future traffic and prompted them to build even closer to where the road could now travel.

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Local Interest
5:15 am
Mon October 2, 2006

Topsail Beach Lands Grant for Marina

Wilmington, NC – The town of Topsail Beach received nearly $300,000 from the North Carolina Parks and Recreation Trust Fund to help purchase the town's marina and boat ramp.


In all, Topsail Beach has received $800,000 in grants to buy the property, which carries a $2.25 million price tag.


Located on the old Bush Marina property, the marina offers ten boat slips and a public ramp.


Topsail Beach Town Manager Jim Carter says maintaining public access to the water is a top priority.

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Thursday Commentary
2:01 pm
Fri September 29, 2006

Say It Ain't So

Sometimes our information pool is polluted by misinformation, and what you think you know, just isn't so, says commentator Nan Graham

Wilmington, NC – Nan Graham's In A Magnolia Minute is available in bookstores or online at www.nangraham.com.

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Local Interest
5:13 am
Fri September 29, 2006

The Last Ride At The Pavillion

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Wilmington, NC – The Myrtle Beach Pavilion, an amusement park that has entertained the public for nearly five decades, will be turning off the lights to make room for new development.


Tim Rudy, an executive with the company that owns the park, says Saturday is the final chance to be amused at the Pavilion in what will aptly be called The Last Ride Experience.


Rudy says the Pavilion's shutting down because it was no longer making money.

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Local Interest
4:50 am
Fri September 29, 2006

Say It Ain't So

Wilmington, NC – Nan Graham's book, In A Magnolia Minute, is available in bookstores or online at www.nangraham.com.

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Local Interest
3:09 am
Fri September 29, 2006

Wilmington Police Search for Drowned Man's Identity

Police sketch of the drowned man.

Wilmington, NC – Police say they have no identifying information for the man whose body was recovered south of the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge Wednesday night.

The body is a black man, estimated between the ages of 30 and 50. The John Doe was found wearing khaki pants and black shoes. Officers say his only identifying mark is a US Marines tattoo on his left upper bicep.

An autopsy revealed the man drowned, with no sign of foul play. Officers say it will take a month to get results from toxicology tests.

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Local Interest
12:00 am
Fri September 29, 2006

Delair and Hearne Square Off

Wilmington, NC – Wilmington City Council candidate J. C. Hearne says he thinks it's too early to tell if the proposed convention center design is on the right course.


Hearne made the remark last night at a WHQR, Star-News city council candidate debate with challenger Pat Delair.

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Classical
12:02 pm
Thu September 28, 2006

Classical Season Look-Ahead Part 2

Catch up on what's ahead on the classical music calendar when WHQR asks Chamber Music Wilmington and the Wilmington Concert Assocation to give us a preview of their seasons.

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.

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