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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Local Interest
5:20 am
Mon November 13, 2006

Counties Reeling In South Carolina's Boat Tax

Wilmington, NC – A pair of coastal South Carolina counties is aiming to pass a tax break that could bring back certain boats docked in North Carolina.

Boats are considered personal property in South Carolina and are taxed 10.5% of their assessed value.

Lawmakers concerned about the number of boats docked outside the state passed legislation allowing counties to consider certain boats as real property, allowing them to be taxed at 4% if considered primary residence and 6% if considered a secondary residence.

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Local Interest
11:14 am
Sun November 12, 2006

Lockwood Folly River's Future on the Table

Brunswick County, NC – Brunswick County is worried explosive growth is eroding water quality in Lockwood Folly River, endangering fish stocks and closing large areas to shellfishing.

Now a county-appointed roundtable is soliciting public comment on its newly-released proposals for managing stormwater runoff in the watershed.

Assistant County Manager Steve Stone says the roundtable's work is getting a positive response from developers.

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Thursday Commentary
1:43 pm
Fri November 10, 2006

Sole Survivor

The taxidermied horse, Triger of Roy Rogers fame, has been on display in California since 1965. But commentator Nan Graham says the celebrity horse of the late 19th Century was the lone survivor of the most infamous battle of the west.

Wilmington, NC – Nan Graham's book In A Magnolia Minute, is a collection of WHQR commentaries on life in the south, and it is available in bookstores.

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Thursday Commentary
12:19 pm
Fri November 10, 2006

Bomber Beetles

Some curious little beetle climbed up near commentator Andy Wood recently, leaving him thinking about the little creature.

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

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11:52 am
Fri November 10, 2006

Selection - beginning of Seg2

First 5 or so minutes of Seg 2

-I could only get about 10 extra seconds into the ancestor reverence with Maxwell. What do you think of the echo effect?

-Added Maxwell's reintro to the show topic and a Beverly clip right before Baba's intro.

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Local Interest
5:57 am
Fri November 10, 2006

Finding Sand Money for North Topsail

Wilmington, NC – It's back to the drawing board for the town of North Topsail Beach to figure out to pay for beach renourishment.


A $34 million bond referendum to replenish the beach was voted down Tuesday night, leaving town leaders searching for another solution.


Beach erosion is a problem for the northern end of Topsail Island as well as Figure Eight Island, the north end of Ocean Isle Beach and Holden Beach.

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Local Interest
5:52 am
Fri November 10, 2006

Meta Cucalorus

Wilmington, NC – With more than 100 films featured at this year's Cucalorus Film Festival, freelance producer Joel Fernando put together an audio movie that we call Meta Cucalorus.

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12:26 pm
Thu November 9, 2006

Selection - End of Seg2

Final 7 minutes of the show

Ends with the three Mitch-Dunbar pieces.

Also: you mentioned early on the idea of weaving Beverly's poem through the show. There's not really time for it in the 1st half, but it works nicely to round out the second. I've used excerpts of her in front of Baba and Valerie's stories, too.

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