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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Thursday Commentary
9:20 am
Mon October 9, 2006

Portraits of Beauty and Pain

Commentator Ede Baldridge recently visited a Wilmington art exhibit where beauty and pain come together in unforgettable faces.

Wilmington, NC – Ede Baldridge writes about memorable people and places in the southeast.

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Local Interest
8:05 am
Mon October 9, 2006

Protecting the Snowy Grouper

Wilmington, NC – The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council is considering a move to block commercial deepwater fishing from an area 60 miles southwest of Southport.


The 10-mile by 10-mile Marine Protected Area covers what's called the Snowy Wreck, a known habitat of the snowy grouper.


The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council's Carrie O'Malley says many commercial fishermen support the move.

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Thursday Commentary
4:23 pm
Sun October 8, 2006

Migration of the Monarch Butterfly

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Commentator Andy Wood was recently on the road traveling to and from a small rocky island off the coast of Maine when he witnessed monarch butterflies in the midst of their annual migration.

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

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Local Interest
8:06 am
Sun October 8, 2006

Stores Busted for Selling Smokes to Minors

Wilmington, NC – North Carolina Alcohol Law Enforcement agents cited 17 store clerks for selling tobacco to minors during a sweep through the region last month.


Agents targeted stores in Brunswick, Duplin and Onslow counties.


Stores with clerks cited for selling tobacco to minors include the Food Lion on Highway 133 in Southport, Kerr Drugs on North Sycamore in Rose Hill and the Shoreline Chill & Grill on Oak Island.

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