Local Interest
6:14 am
Fri November 17, 2006

Riegelwood Starts Recovery After Tornado

Riegelwood, NC – Long lines of cars began passing slowly along highway 87 as soon as officials reopened the route through the heart of Thursday's tornado damage.

What they found where piles of debris, clothes wrapped around limbless pines, the cracked shells of mobile homes, and empty foundation pads, all standing starkly in the bright November sunshine.

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Local Interest
5:41 am
Fri November 17, 2006

A Special Look At 1898

Wilmington, NC – Last May the Wilmington Race Riot Commission released an official report chronicling the violent overthrow of Wilmington's elected black government on November 10 1898.

The report came with recommendations, including that some newspapers should publish and education insert of the race riot. The Star-News did just that, Catherine Welch talked with Star-News columnist Si Cantwell about the project.

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Local Interest
5:17 am
Fri November 17, 2006

UNCW Student Robbed Of His Playstation 3

Wilmington, NC – Scattered violence across the county over the new Sony Playstation 3 played out in Wilmington Friday morning when a University of North Carolina, Wilmington student was robbed and assaulted on campus.


UNCW Police Captain G.E. Mathews says a group of four men took approached the student, one beat him repeatedly with a blunt object, then took two Sony Playstations 3 the student had just bought at Wal-Mart.

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Local Interest
6:14 am
Thu November 16, 2006

Tornado Kills Eight in Columbus County

Riegelwood, NC – Ryan Lacewell never saw the deadly tornado that passed a half-mile from his trailer. He did feel it, though.

"I didn't bother looking out the window. Everything in my house started shaking and everything so I got scared," he says, laughing at the memory.

"I knew something bad was happening, but I didn't know what."

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Monday Commentary
12:05 pm
Tue November 14, 2006

A Visit to the No Boundaries Art Colony

Bald Head Island is usually a place where people go to relax and unwind. But for the past week and a half, one set of cabins has been the scene of feverish activity, as the home of the No Boundaries International art colony. WHQR's Megan Williams joined the group for a day last week and brought back this snapshot...

View a photo essay of No Boundaries 2006

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Local Interest
7:44 am
Tue November 14, 2006

A Visit to the No Boundaries Art Colony

Bald Head Island, NC – On a warm afternoon last week, large, brightly painted canvases lean against the wooden posts that mark public beach access #36 on Bald Head Island. The paintings belong to some of the two-dozen artists who've taken over the surrounding cabins. Out here on the dunes, between the scrub forest and the sea, hides the annual No Boundaries art colony.

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Local Interest
6:10 am
Tue November 14, 2006

Cape Fear Community College President Resigns

Wilmington, NC – The President of Cape Fear Community College has turned in his resignation. Eric McKeithan made the announcement Monday to faculty and staff.

McKeithan landed the president's job at Cape Fear Community College in 1994 and since then has increased the number of faculty, enrollment and expanded the campus.

McKeithan says he realized he accomplished his goals for the college when he learned last month that it received a flawless accreditation report.

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Local Interest
12:17 am
Tue November 14, 2006

New Hanover County Reject Nourishment Plan

Wilmington, NC – New Hanover County commissioners rejected a proposal to pick up the tab for dredging the Carolina Beach Inlet and pump the sand onto Carolina Beach.

Board chairman Bobby Greer says this job is usually paid for by the federal government.

Now, they are saying no, we're not going to do it, you pay for it. And I don't think that should be the responsibility of the local government.

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Local Interest
11:29 am
Mon November 13, 2006

Wilmington's Traffic, The Conversation Continues

Wilmington, NC – Data out of the Wilmington Police Department show the number of reported traffic accidents dropped by 13% in the first half of this year compared to the first half of last year.

WHQR's Catherine Welch talks with the head of Wilmington Police Department's traffic unit about why the number of accidents is down.

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Local Interest
11:08 am
Mon November 13, 2006

Wilmington's Traffic Woes

Wilmington, NC – Data out of the Wilmington Police Department show the number of reported traffic accidents dropped by 13% in the first half of this year compared to the first half of last year.


WHQR's Catherine Welch talks with the head of Wilmington Police Department's traffic unit about why the number of accidents is down.

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