Theatre
3:15 pm
Tue March 21, 2006

Arts Center Up For Grabs

The Community Arts Center
www.thalian.org

For the first time ever, there's competition to manage Wilmington's Community Arts Center, but the impact of who gets the contract could be felt far beyond the U-S-O building that houses it. WHQR's Megan Williams looked into it...

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Local Interest
4:45 am
Mon March 20, 2006

Spanking in North Carolina Schools

Wilmington, NC – North Carolina is among 21 states that allow paddling in schools, although many of the state's most populous counties have outlawed the practice.


The group spearheading a statewide ban, Parents and Teachers Against Violence in Education, has stepped up its online campaign and intends to present legislation next fall.


According to PTVAE's North Carolina Coordinator, Peggy Dean, the legislature voted on a bill to study the situation last year.

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Local Interest
4:41 am
Mon March 20, 2006

Monday's With Claude: New Year's in Rome

Claude Howell wearing the North Carolina Award medal he received in 1985 for fine arts.
Courtesy: New Hanover Public Library

Wilmington, NC – Our series Mondays with Claude pulls out of the archive some of Claude Howell's most beloved commentaries along with reflections from the people who knew him best.


Born in 1915, Claude Howell was a Wilmington resident who lived most of his life in room #44 of the historic Carolina Apartments.


A painter who captured on canvas the light and life of North Carolina, Claude Howell was widely considered the Dean of North Carolina painting.

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Classical
9:56 am
Thu March 16, 2006

Concert Hall Considerations

If Wilmington does eventually get a new large-scale performance hall, it will likely look very different from the original plans. A consulting company hired last year to determine the feasibility of the project presented its final report last month and WHQR's Megan Williams sat down with the firm's president to hear what he learned...

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Theatre
4:25 pm
Wed March 15, 2006

Small Towns Growing Theatres

Brunswick Little Theatre's production of Drood.

If you live in New Hanover county, a night out at the theatre usually means a quick drive to downtown Wilmington or UNCW. But increasingly, the residents of surrounding counties are finding the footlights shining in their own backyards. WHQR's Megan Williams has this report.

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Local Interest
3:57 am
Mon March 13, 2006

Mondays with Claude: Miss Addie and the Furniture

Claude in his apartment
Courtesy: Star-News

Wilmington, NC – Born in 1915, Claude Howell was a Wilmington resident who lived most of his life in room #44 of the historic Carolina Apartments.


A painter who captured on canvas the light and life of North Carolina, Claude Howell was widely considered the Dean of North Carolina painting.

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Monday Commentary
4:47 pm
Thu March 9, 2006

Spinning Clay into Meals

Vicky Smith's ceramic studio at UNCW

On Friday, March 17th, the Empty Bowls fundraiser will try to fight hunger, one locally-crafted bowl at a time. Organizers expect to hand out nearly 15-hundred bowls in the course of the lunch... an order which has kept local potters very busy. WHQR's Megan Williams recently visited UNCW ceramics professor Vicky Smith in her studio, to learn what goes into making a bowl...

Wilmington, NC, March 10, 2006 – Vicky Smith teaches ceramics at UNCW.

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Local Interest
1:20 am
Thu March 9, 2006

The Voice of the Whale

Wilmington, NC – For anyone who ever tried hiding army men in the family piano as a kid or figured out how to make ghost noises on the flute, the Chamber Music Society of Wilmington is playing your song.

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Local Interest
1:11 am
Thu March 9, 2006

FEMA Pushes for Hurricane Debris Protection

Wilmington, NC – Insurance Commissioner Jim Long says the state needs to adopt provisions requiring either plywood, shutters or impact resistant windows for new homes in coastal areas.


The Department of Insurance says the Federal Emergency Management Agency has warned that homes destroyed by flying debris could loose out on federal assistance unless the provisions are adopted.

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Classical
4:54 pm
Wed March 8, 2006

More From Composer George Crumb

Composer George Crumb

Extended excerpts from WHQR's interview with Pulitzer Prize composer George Crumb.

George Crumb talks about developing, and stealing, extended instrumental techniques. (3 minutes)

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