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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Local Interest
10:17 am
Tue May 16, 2006

Thalian Wins Arts Center Bid

The Community Arts Center
www.thalian.org

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Local Interest
10:20 am
Mon May 15, 2006

New Hanover County Parents Debate Redistricting

One of the proposed redistricting maps

Snipes Elementary School, Wilmington, NC – The tone was civil, but views were sharply divided at last night's school board forum. The meeting at Snipes Elementary was the first of three chances for the public to speak on the redistricting proposals for New Hanover County elementary schools.

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Monday Commentary
4:30 pm
Fri May 12, 2006

Wilmington's Latter Day Duelists

Courtesy of the Battleship North Carolina

Tonight the Fabulous Fantail Film Festival on the battleship North Carolina screens the swashbuckling classic, The Adventures of Robin Hood. As part of the festivities, fighters from the Cape Fear Fencing Association will be on hand to demonstrate the proper way to swing a sword. WHQR's Megan Williams stopped by the club earlier this week, to learn about the fastest blades on the Cape Fear.

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Local Interest
2:06 am
Fri May 12, 2006

Councilman Saffo Tapped for Mayor

Wilmington, NC – City Council member Bill Saffo is the new mayor of Wilmington. Without the presence of council member Laura Padgett, the city council tapped Saffo. It was a special meeting in council chambers that literally took minutes.


Less than ten minutes after calling the special meeting to order the City Council selected Bill Saffo to serve as the next mayor.

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Thursday Commentary
10:33 am
Thu May 11, 2006

Self-Esteem for Mama

There are moms who will be thrilled receiving the latest gizmo for Mother's Day, and then there's Nan Graham.

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

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Theatre
2:02 pm
Wed May 10, 2006

From the Pens of Babes -- Big Dawg's Youth Play Festival

Rehearsals for the one-act "Mouse."

It's not unusual to see kids and teenagers on Wilmington's stages. The region has a number of youth theatre companies. But it's only once a year that you can hear young people acting out their own words - at the Youth portion of Big Dawg Production's annual New Play Festival. WHQR's Megan Williams visited a rehearsal for the shows, and has more.

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