Tuesday Commentary
11:39 am
Tue September 12, 2006

The Art of Organic Foods

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

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Tuesday Commentary
11:31 am
Tue September 12, 2006

Remembering 9/11

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

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Local Interest
10:17 am
Thu September 7, 2006

City Opens Water Taxi to Competition

The Captain Moffitt moored at the foot of Market Street.

Wilmington, NC – The new resolution creates a $500 annual fee for companies operating water taxis from docks along Water Street. Until now, the city had no formal licensing process for boat tours. Parks and Recreation director Gary Shell says he's had two recent inquiries from people interested in starting water taxi services.

Cape Fear Riverboats, which operates the Captain Moffitt and the Henrietta III, is the only company currently using Wilmington's floating docks.

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Thursday Commentary
12:13 pm
Wed September 6, 2006

Remembering Lumina Station

As summer comes to an end, architect and commentator Charles Boney recalls Wrightsville Beach's most famous landmark.

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

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Local Interest
9:29 am
Wed September 6, 2006

The Conversation Continues With Chancellor DePaolo

credit: UNCW

Wilmington, NC – The University of North Carolina, Wilmington is expanding programs across the campus and welcoming a record number of students. All while trying to maintain an intimate feel and compete to hold on to faculty.

WHQR's Catherine Welch sat down with UNCW Chancellor Rosemary DePaolo to talk about the university's future.

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Local Interest
5:42 am
Wed September 6, 2006

A Conversation With UNCW's Chancellor

credit: UNCW

Wilmington, NC – The University of North Carolina, Wilmington is expanding programs across the campus and welcoming a record number of students. All while trying to maintain an intimate feel and compete to hold on to faculty.

WHQR's Catherine Welch talked with UNCW Chancellor Rosemary DePaolo to talk about the university's future.

UNCW open its doors to a record number of students this fall, about 12,000 with a freshman class of under 2,000.

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Tuesday Commentary
11:28 am
Tue September 5, 2006

Planting the Winter/Fall Garden

Wilmington, NC – In her garden commentary, Barbara Sullivan talks about how to beat the heat by retreating inside to plan your winter and spring garden.

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Thursday Commentary
9:25 am
Tue September 5, 2006

Planting the Winter/Fall Garden

In her garden commentary, Barbara Sullivan talks about how to beat the heat by retreating inside to plan your winter and spring garden.

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

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Local Interest
6:23 am
Tue September 5, 2006

Predicted Rain Would Push Northeast Cape Fear Higher

Wilmington, NC – The Pender County Office of Emergency Management is beefing up staff as it waits to see whether more rain will push the Northeast Cape Fear River even higher over its banks.

Emergency Management Director Eddie King says he's staffing the 911 Center and putting two water rescue vessels on stand by through Thursday. That's when the National Weather Service predicts the river will rise to more than 17 feet, more than 7 feet over the flood stage.

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Local Interest
5:17 am
Mon September 4, 2006

River Crests Near Burgaw

Wildlife Officers, and news crews, prepare to tour flooding along Highway 53.

Burgaw, NC – The river crested near Burgaw at 16-1/2 feet, exceeding forecasters' predictions. The river isn't expected to recede below flood level until Saturday.


Overflow from the Northeast Cape Fear has closed a section of Highway 53 near I-40, flooding surrounding homes and driving out most residents. On duty at the edge of the water, North Carolina Wildlife Commission Sergeant David Jordan said his big concern on this holiday is recreational boaters.

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