Thursday Commentary
4:22 pm
Mon October 16, 2006

Fall For Planting A Tree

When most people think of fall, they think of autumn leaves. But not commentator Barbara Sullivan, who thinks autumn is a perfect time to plant a tree.

The four she has in mid are: the winter blooming Camellia, Yoshino Cherry, Japanese Maple and the Dogwood.

Wilmington, NC – Barbara Sullivan lives and gardens in historic downtown Wilmington.

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Thursday Commentary
4:21 pm
Mon October 16, 2006

Bending Your Ear

We don't want to bend your ear, says commentator Nan Graham, we just want a couple of minutes to give you some tips on ear health.

Wilmington, NC – Nan Graham is our life-long southerner with a new website at www.nangraham.com.

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Local Interest
4:53 am
Mon October 16, 2006

Wilmington Police Looking for Red Money

Wilmington, NC – As money from the Wilmington First Citizens Bank robbery shows up in local circulation, police want citizens to keep an eye on the money they exchange.

Investigator Andy Korwatch of the Wilmington Police Department says during the course of the robbery two dye packs went off, leaving a portion of the money distinguishable by a red staining.

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Local Interest
4:14 am
Mon October 16, 2006

Operation Stop Arm

Wilmington, NC – In an attempt to enhance the safety of children on school buses, the state is holding its annual program Operation Stop Arm.


The program is designed to crack down on motorists, who choose to pass a stopped school bus while dropping off and picking up children.


Lt. Everett Clendenin of the North Carolina Highway Patrol says, each school day over 1,000 of these violations take place throughout the state.

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Local Interest
11:04 am
Sun October 15, 2006

New Sculptures Settle in Downtown

Wilmington, NC – Martin Tadlock still finds the Wilmington waterfront in everything he does.

The sculptor says memories of a childhood spent fishing on Wilmington's docks and boating on the Cape Fear infuse the massive sculptures he now welds in his Virginia studio.

So it's appropriate that Tadlock's first step onto his hometown art scene has the river as its backdrop.

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Local Interest
9:39 am
Thu October 12, 2006

The Conversation Continues With Judge John Carroll

Wilmington, NC – Last month Chief District Court Judge for Pender and New Hanover Counties, John Carroll III, returned home after serving nearly a year in Iraq.


Carroll sat down with WHQR's Catherine Welch to talk about what he did in Iraq and how his time there has marked him.

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Local Interest
5:44 am
Thu October 12, 2006

A Conversation with Judge John Carroll

Wilmington, NC – Last month Chief District Court Judge for Pender and New Hanover Counties, John Carroll III, returned home after serving nearly a year in Iraq.


Carroll sat down with WHQR's Catherine Welch to talk about what he did in Iraq and how his time there has marked him.

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Local Interest
10:19 am
Tue October 10, 2006

Aboard The Diligence VI

Wilmington, NC – For more than 200 years a Coast Guard cutter named "Diligence" has been moored in Wilmington.


Many people walk by the Diligence VI docked on the downtown riverwalk, but what exactly does the crew of the Diligence VI do?


WHQR's freelance military correspondent James Orzek hopped aboard the Diligence VI and found out.

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Local Interest
10:05 am
Tue October 10, 2006

Delair Beats Hearne

Wilmington, NC – Pat Delair beat J.C. Hearne in the special election for the Wilmington City Council seat.

Unofficial numbers Tuesday night gave Delair 61% of the vote, taking 27 out of 31 precints.

Delair says she's concerned about re-zoning in the city, but her first priority is to actively involve Wilmington in an attempt to block the proposed Hugo Neu landfill in Brunswick County.

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Local Interest
10:03 am
Tue October 10, 2006

Fire Destroys House on Bald Head Island

credit: Marvin Neuwirth

Wilmington, NC – A fire Monday night destroyed a home on Bald Head Island.

Fire Chief Chip Munna says the house was engulfed in flames by the time someone called 911 at around 7:50 p.m.

He says it took more than 50 firefighters an hour and a half to put out the blaze. He says nobody was home at the time. The fire caused an estimated $1.1 million in damages.

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