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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Local Interest
2:02 am
Fri October 27, 2006

Article Says Wilmington's A Good Investment

Wilmington, NC – CNN MONEY dot COM and Business 2.0 have named Wilmington the 7th best market for real estate appreciation.

The article says Wilmington real estate values will jump by 37% in five years, but warns that Wilmington has a high number of prospectors with non-resident investors making up more than a quarter of homeowners.

The article also warns about hurricanes but credits mild weather and great golf for reasons to invest in Wilmington.

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Thursday Commentary
12:14 pm
Thu October 26, 2006

Civil War Horses

Some might know that Ulysses Grant's war horse was named Cincinnati, or that Stonewall Jackson's mere was Little Sorrel. Commentator Nan Graham says every Civil War bugg knows that Traveller was Robert E. Lee's ride through the war years, but not his only horse.

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

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Local Interest
10:56 am
Thu October 26, 2006

Lawsuit Over Fishing Regulations

Wilmington, NC – The North Carolina Fisheries Association has filed a lawsuit against the federal government over new regulations that kicked in on Monday.


The new restrictions target the Snowy Grouper,Vermillion Snapper and other species found in waters off the southeastern U.S. coast.


President of the North Carolina Fisheries Association Sean McKeon says his group is suing over the science and the numbers on the economic impact the fishing industry.

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Local Interest
10:20 am
Thu October 26, 2006

Civil War Horses

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

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Local Interest
10:12 am
Thu October 26, 2006

18th House District Race: College Tuitions

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 18th District House race WHQR's Catherine Welch asks the candidates about the rising cost of a college education.


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
10:08 am
Thu October 26, 2006

17th House District Race: College Tuitions

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's Catherine Welch asks the candidates about the rising cost of a college education.


Allan Dameron


Democrat Allan Dameron is a North Carolina native who worked his way through Guilford College working for the North Carolina prison system.

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Theatre
4:42 pm
Wed October 25, 2006

Lumberton Civic Center in Limbo

Renovation of Lumberton's historic Civic Center was supposed to start in the next few weeks. But the city's worsening financial situation has the center's future on hold.

Lumberton, NC – Step into the old Carolina Theater, and you enter an echoingly large space. But for Executive Director Richard Sceiford, the building, which houses Lumberton's civic center, could be much bigger than just its several hundred seats. It could be something that helps define the town's future.

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