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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Thursday Commentary
2:04 pm
Fri October 6, 2006

Filling In The Gaps

Just recently architects unveiled designs for new housing in Wilmington. This project lead commentator Charles Boney to remind us about the importance of architecture in a "neighborhood's smile."

Wilmington, NC – Charles Boney and his family are happy to live in the historic district of downtown Wilmington.

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Thursday Commentary
11:08 am
Fri October 6, 2006

Time to Compost

It's that time of year, not only for pumpkin carving, but as commentator Barbara Sullivan reminds us, it's time to make that compost pile.

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

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Monday Commentary
2:21 pm
Thu October 5, 2006

Cameron's New Chandelier Causing Controversy

Dixon Stedler's 'Annual'

A gynecologically-themed new purchase by the Cameron Art Museum is raising eyebrows among some of its members.

Wilmington, NC – Some art patrons think the Cameron?s latest work should have stayed in the doctor?s office, and they?re making their views known to the museum.

Museum director Deborah Velders? first purchase for the museum?s collection, a piece titled Annual, is a chandelier made in part from gynecological instruments.

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Monday Commentary
11:27 am
Thu October 5, 2006

Weaving Experience Into Art

Stedler and Brawley searching for scrap wire.

Earlier this year, the Cameron Art Museum offered two young Wilmington artists their first museum show. The result opens this Friday as part of the new exhibition Weave. WHQR's Megan Williams joined the artists earlier this summer, to follow the process of their creation...

Wilmington, NC – Supply shopping for Wilmington artists Dan Brawley and Dixon Stedler requires work gloves, wire cutters and an innocent smile.

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Local Interest
11:16 am
Thu October 5, 2006

Weaving Experience Into Art

Dixon Stedler working on the centerpiece of their exhibition.

Wilmington, NC – Supply shopping for Wilmington artists Dan Brawley and Dixon Stedler requires work gloves, wire cutters, and an innocent smile.

The smile belongs to Stedler, who uses it on the property owners who sometimes catch her popping out of their dumpsters.

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