Thursday Commentary
9:49 am
Mon October 23, 2006

Here Come The Toads!

The sudden arrival of a very small amphibian around local small ponds can be traced back to Tropical Storm Ernesto and our wet autumn, says commentator Andy Wood.

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

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Local Interest
5:57 am
Mon October 23, 2006

The Health of Brunswick County

Wilmington, NC – The Centers for Disease Control is currently surveying residents of Brunswick County to get an idea of how healthy people are across the nation.

Brunswick County was randomly chosen by the national agency, as are the participants of the survey. CDC Study Manager, Sherwin Bates, says the data received is used to find out the health needs of Americans.

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Local Interest
2:26 am
Mon October 23, 2006

18th House District Race: Eminent Domain

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 we start this morning talking about eminent domain.


Frankie Roberts


Republican Frankie Roberts stepped into the race with less than 100 days to campaign after his wife stepped out of the race for personal reasons.

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Local Interest
2:21 am
Mon October 23, 2006

17th House District Race: Eminent Domain

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 17th District House race, we start this morning talking about eminent domain.


Allan Dameron


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

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Local Interest
2:16 am
Mon October 23, 2006

Here Come The Toads!

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

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Local Interest
11:21 am
Fri October 20, 2006

Possible Park Could Hamper Thalian's Fundraising

Wilmington, NC – Thalian Hall's Executive Director Tony Rivenbark says a city park proposed for the Thalian's current parking lot could hamper fundraising efforts for an addition to the historic performance hall.


Rivenbark says he's already hearing concerns from patrons he's hoping will fund the $8-million project.

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Local Interest
4:48 am
Fri October 20, 2006

Cape Fear Community College Gets An A+

Wilmington, NC – Cape Fear Community College has received a perfect accreditation report from Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.


Cape Fear Community College President Eric McKeithan says the flawless report is a rare feat for any institution and a first for CFCC.


He says the administration has been working long and hard to earn the perfect score.

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Local Interest
12:00 am
Thu October 19, 2006

Soles vs. Fairley -- the 8th District Senate Race

Southeastern NC – 8th District Senator RC Soles is an institution. Literally. The State Senate named Soles a North Carolina Institution last year for his nineteen terms in the general assembly. And like any good incumbent, when Soles talks about his district, it's in long lists of projects won and dollars doled out.

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Local Interest
8:26 am
Tue October 17, 2006

Boseman vs. Roseman

Wilmington, NC – On November 7th, incumbent democrat Julia Boseman faces republican challenger Al Roseman in the race for the 9th District State Senate seat.


WHQR's Catherine Welch caught up with the candidates and toured the district to talk with residents about issues facing the region.

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Local Interest
7:21 am
Tue October 17, 2006

Convention Center Contract Before Wilmington Council

Wilmington, NC – It's late on the agenda, but first in many minds - a revised contract with developer Armada Hoffler, committing 2.2 million dollars of city money to design and build the Convention Center, including an initial payment of 600,000 dollars to complete the design phase.

Tonight's vote takes place before the swearing in of one of the strongest voices of opposition to the convention center.

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