Local Interest
10:40 am
Tue September 19, 2006

Hooded Seal Doing Great

Wilmington, NC – Researchers at the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher say the young hooded seal found stranded on Wrightsville Beach last Friday is doing well.


Police found the juvenile male seal by the Oceanic Pier early Friday morning. Bob Schoelkopf is founding director of the Marine Mammal Stranding Center in New Jersey.

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Local Interest
10:04 am
Tue September 19, 2006

New Laurels for Wilmington's Notable Trees

The ancient live oak at Tileston school.

Wilmington, NC – Under the Heritage Tree Program, the Wilmington Tree Commission will have the power to confer landmark status on the city's historic and noteworthy trees. Nominated trees will have to meet criteria for size, age, rarity, or historic value.

The program requires property-owner consent and has no power to prevent the removal of designated trees. However, Wilmington Environmental Planner Philip Preet, an ex officio member of the Tree Commission, says he hopes the program someday takes on a more binding role.

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Local Interest
10:00 am
Tue September 19, 2006

McIntyre Votes for Border Fence

Wilmington, NC – Congressman Mike McIntyre says while a lot more needs to be done on U.S., immigration policy he voted for a Mexican border fence to beef up border protection.


The House passed legislation Thursday that authorizes but does not fund 700 miles of fencing along the U-S Mexican border.


Nine other members of the North Carolina delegation joined McIntyre while three voted against the bill.

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Local Interest
9:57 am
Tue September 19, 2006

Congress In The Classroom

Wilmington, NC – Congressman Mike McIntyre will be making the rounds to some Wilmington elementary schools this week answering questions from school kids about what it's like to be in Congress.


While they're not the Washington Press Corps McIntyre says the school children have some pretty solid questions.

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Local Interest
9:51 am
Tue September 19, 2006

Truck Up To Code, says Leland Fire Chief

Wilmington, NC – The accident involving a Leland Fire Department fire engine and civilian vehicle resulted in no fatalities. That's the word from Leland Fire Chief John Grimes, who says one firefighter is expected to be released from the hospital Tuesday.

The Star-News reports that the firefighter driving the fire truck told police on the scene that his brakes gave out. But Chief Grimes says the truck was up to code.

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Local Interest
9:12 am
Tue September 19, 2006

Pender County Fires Manager

Burgaw, NC – County Commissioners voted 3-to-2 to terminate John Bauer's position without cause at the end of their meeting Monday.

This was Bauer's second stint as Pender County's manager. Commissioner voted him into the position on a 3-to-2 vote in February of 2005.

Although his performance was not on the meeting's agenda, Bauer said he was unsurprised by Monday's decision.

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Tuesday Commentary
2:34 am
Tue September 19, 2006

Planning Ahead

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

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Local Interest
1:39 am
Mon September 18, 2006

Sink or Swim!

Wilmington, NC – Dr. David Hill is a pediatrician who lives and writes in Wilmington.

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Thursday Commentary
11:06 am
Sun September 17, 2006

Sink or Swim!

As he strives to find the perfect balance in parenting, commentator David Hill discovers there are times when parents either sink or swim.

Wilmington, NC – Dr. David Hill is a pediatrician who lives and writes in Wilmington.

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Thursday Commentary
4:45 pm
Thu September 14, 2006

Nan's Eccentric Friend

Commentator Nan Graham has a quirky friend with a quirky dog.

Wilmington, NC – Nan Graham's book "In A Magnolia Minute", a collection of WHQR commentaries, is available in bookstores.

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