Monday Commentary
3:31 pm
Fri November 3, 2006

No Boundaries Opens an Island of Artists

For the next two weeks, local and international artists will bring their talents to several houses on Bald Head Island, taking part in the No Boundaries arts colony.

Kure Beach, NC – The ferry to Bald Head Island will bear an unusual load of creativity with it this Friday, as more than 20 artists set sail for the No Boundaries colony.

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Local Interest
9:47 am
Fri November 3, 2006

No Boundaries Opens an Island to Artists

Kure Beach, NC – The ferry to Bald Head Island will bear an unusual load of creativity with it this Friday, as more than 20 artists set sail for the No Boundaries colony.

For the past eight years, the gathering has assembled a wide range of artists to create their work together, alternating annually between local and international gatherings. This year's group includes representatives from nine foreign countries, including artists from Wilmington's sister cities: Bridgetown, Barbados; Dandong, China; and Doncaster, England.

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Local Interest
9:52 am
Thu November 2, 2006

Other Side Of The River

Wilmington, NC – Wilmington and New Hanover County planning departments teamed up to create zoning plans for future development on the west bank of the Cape Fear River.


Wilmington's planning board got a look at the plan last night and now the New Hanover County Planning Board gets its look at it Thursday nigiht.


Ever since the Battleship USS North Carolina nestled in across the river from Wilmington little has disturbed its peace over there.

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Local Interest
4:21 am
Wed November 1, 2006

Complaints of Pestering At The Polls

Wilmington, NC – New Hanover County Elections officials say some voters are complaining about aggressive campaigning happening outside the elections office.

Early voters have been casting ballots at the county office for the last two weeks.

There is a 50-foot buffer zone from the Election Board's front door, and campaigners for candidates such as Nick Rhodes and Al Roseman have been standing outside that zone approaching voters as they walk to the booths.

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Local Interest
3:12 am
Wed November 1, 2006

Med Center Plans For Scotts Hill

Wilmington, NC – Plans for a medical center on Market Street in Scotts Hill will roll out before the New Hanover County Planning Board Thursday night.

Senca Properties is a group of doctors aiming to get nearly 50 acres on Market Street near the Pender County line rezoned.

Senca wants nearly 27 acres rezoned so New Hanover Regional Medical Center can build a hospital annex. Senca also wants the county to re-zone nearly 19 acres for a medical center with retail and restaurants.

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Local Interest
3:08 am
Wed November 1, 2006

City To View Plans for West Bank of Cape Fear River

Wilmington, NC – Wednesday night the Wilmington Planning Commission will hear what planning officials have in mind for future development along the west bank of the Cape Fear River.


Called the Riverfront Mixed Use District city and county planners have designed a cohesive zoning plan stretching from the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge to the Isobel Holmes Bridge.

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Local Interest
6:32 am
Mon October 30, 2006

Skeletal Remains Identified

Wilmington, NC – Skeletal remains found in Brunswick County last summer have been identified as a man missing from Myrtle Beach.

The Brunswick County Sheriff's Department says the remains are of 41-year-old Johnny Brown, who was reported missing back in April.

Brown had a history of drug use. And the Chief Medical Examiners Office says there were no signs of foul play.

The remains were found August 30th on McLamb Road near the state line in Brunswick County.

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Local Interest
6:21 am
Mon October 30, 2006

Police Arrest Two-Time Bank Robbery Suspect

Wilmington, NC – Wilmington police believe they've made the streets safer by seven men.

The police department Monday released the names and photos of seven men arrested in the past few days for several unrelated armed robberies, break-ins, and weapons possession charges.

Among those arrested was Demetrius Meares, accused of robbing the First Citizens bank on 17th street twice in the past month.

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Local Interest
3:38 am
Mon October 30, 2006

18th House District Race: Building Roads

Wilmington, NC – All this week WHQR is asking candidates in two state house races five questions on some of the most pressing issues facing North Carolina. Focusing on the 18th District House race, this hour WHQR asks the candidates about funding highway projects.


Frankie Roberts


Republican Frankie Roberts stepped into the race with less than one hundred days to campaign after his wife stepped out of the race for personal reasons.

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Local Interest
3:33 am
Mon October 30, 2006

17th House District Race: Building Roads

Wilmington, NC – WHQR this week is asking candidates in two state house races five questions on some of the most pressing issues facing North Carolina. Looking at the 17th District House race, WHQR asks the candidates about funding highway projects.


Allan Dameron


Democrat Allan Dameron is challenging Republican Bonner Stiller for the seat in the 17th District.


Dameron is a Brunswick County resident for the last 16 years and runs his own real estate company.

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