Local Interest
9:33 am
Wed May 24, 2006

Thieves Getting Brazen For Copper

Local Interest
5:52 am
Wed May 24, 2006

The Ebb and Flow of Wilmington's Film Industry

EUE Screen Gems studios
from www.euescreengems.com

Wilmington, NC – As Wilmington's film industry was digesting news that NBC cancelled its Monday night show Surface, it learned that the CW network's One Tree Hill will return to shot its fourth season. These developments come as lawmakers in Raleigh scramble to fix a loophole in the state's brand new film incentives package.

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Local Interest
5:40 am
Tue May 23, 2006

Police Helicopter Lands in Wilmington

Wilmington, NC – The Wilmington airport is now home to an unused military helicopter that will be utilized by law enforcement agencies around the area. It's part of a federal program that turns over surplus helicopters to local law enforcement.

Wilmington, Pender and Leland law enforcement agencies will share the helicopter with the Wilmington Police Department providing the pilot.

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Thursday Commentary
10:19 am
Mon May 22, 2006

Brookgreen Gardens Turns 75

If you love gardens and sculpture, then commentator Ede Baldridge has the day trip for you.

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

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Theatre
11:47 am
Fri May 19, 2006

DREAMS of Violence and Redemption

DREAMS Center for Arts Education

This Saturday is DREAMS of Wilmington's end-of-semester showcase at the Community Arts Center. The centerpiece is a play performed, and partially written, by the DREAMS students. WHQR's Megan Williams has more.

May 19, 2006, Wilmington, NC – The DREAMS students' play starts out in a nightmare. Interweaving scenes tell stories of violence, loss... and eventually hope. These are their voices from a recent rehearsal...

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Local Interest
5:42 am
Wed May 17, 2006

GE Breaks Ground on New Building

Wilmington, NC – Top executives at GE broke ground in Wilmington on what will become home to hundreds of employees working on the latest technology for nuclear reactors.


GE is one of a dozen companies working with The Department of Energy's Nuclear Power 2010 program, a private-public partnership to develop nuclear technology and make a case for bringing at least one new, advanced nuclear power plant online.


The research and planning of that technology will be done in the new building.

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Local Interest
5:32 am
Wed May 17, 2006

State Gets Poor Grade on Water Access

Wilmington, NC – The North Carolina Beach Inlet and Waterway Association says while public access to beaches is improving, access to coastal waters is becoming a serious issue.


In its first report card for the North Carolina coast, the association handed out a D grade for public access to coastal waters.


Harry Simmons is the group's executive director and mayor of the southeastern coastal town of Caswell Beach.

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Local Interest
5:32 am
Wed May 17, 2006

State Gets Poor Grade on Water Access

Wilmington, NC – The North Carolina Beach Inlet and Waterway Association says while public access to beaches is improving, access to coastal waters is becoming a serious issue.


In its first report card for the North Carolina coast, the association handed out a D grade for public access to coastal waters.


Harry Simmons is the group's executive director and mayor of the southeastern coastal town of Caswell Beach.

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Thursday Commentary
12:59 pm
Tue May 16, 2006

Summer Annuals

Garden commentator Barbara Sullivan digs up delicious advice on what to plant to keep the garden in bloom all summer long.

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

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Local Interest
10:29 am
Tue May 16, 2006

Fresh Eyes for New Hanover County's Future

Wilmington, NC – The deadline has passed to apply for the New Hanover County Planning Director's job. Former director, Dexter Hayes, retired at the beginning of this month.


As the search committee sorts through the applications there are other vacancies in the area of planning that the county will have to fill as well. WHQR's Catherine Welch reports.

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