Local Interest
11:39 am
Thu June 29, 2006

Ilario Pantano on War & His Life After Iraq

Wilmington, NC – Former Marine and Wilmington resident Ilario Pantano was cleared of murder charges last year, after his high-profile Article 32 hearing at Camp LeJeune.


Now he is promoting his book about his life and the events that led to that hearing.


WHQR's Catherine Welch caught up with Pantano to talk about his book,Warlord: No Better Friend, No Worse Enemy, and life after the Marines.

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Monday Commentary
2:56 pm
Wed June 28, 2006

Cape Fear Rugby Shirts: Art in an Unexpected Place

(c) Cape Fear Rugby Club

The Cape Fear Rugby Club hosts their 32nd annual tournament this weekend. And while the action is all on the field at Ogden Park, one of the club's biggest traditions will be on display off to the side. WHQR's Megan Williams has more...

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Thursday Commentary
3:18 pm
Tue June 27, 2006

Tips for A Beach Garden

There is room in the beach lifestyle for a healthy and happy garden. Just ask commentator Barbara Sullivan.

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

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Local Interest
7:14 am
Mon June 26, 2006

Rough Surf

Wilmington, NC – Strong rip currents are keeping lifeguards at Wrightsville beach busy. And the National Weather Service has issued another warning about powerful rip currents for again today.

A large southeast swell, southeast onshore winds and a new moon are the ingredients for powerful rip tides.

In Wrightsville Beach, lifeguards have rescued more than 50 people since Thursday. Dave Baker is Director of Ocean Rescue at Wrightsville Beach.

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Local Interest
4:41 am
Sun June 25, 2006

Wilmington's Gangs

Wilmington, NC – If you're in the gang called The Bloods, red is your color. And around Wilmington's north side, the color red is easy to spot. It's on bandanas, t-shirts and the 6th street bridge, which up until recently was covered with Bloods graffiti.


The north side is my neighborhood. As a resident neighbor kids talk freely about gangs in the area, but a group of teens hanging around 6th and Nixon have nothing to say when I pull out a microphone.

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Monday Commentary
12:13 pm
Fri June 23, 2006

The Healing Force

(c) The Healing Force

Every winter, WHQR celebrates Kwanzaa with the program Season's Griot. This week, in honor of the summer solstice, Arts Reporter Megan Williams brings us another taste of African storytelling, with the group The Healing Force.

Hampstead, NC – The Healing Force is the creation of the Anderson family group out of Winston-Salem. For sixteen years they?ve sought out African stories to tell in their unique, musical fashion.

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Local Interest
10:50 am
Thu June 22, 2006

The Voice of Marva Mapson Robinson

Wilmington, NC – Marva Mapson Robinson has been thrilling audiences across the country with her soprano renditions of classical, spiritual and gospel classics. WHQR's Sam Burke caught up with her to talk about her life and music.

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Local Interest
5:34 am
Thu June 22, 2006

Renovating Central Baptist

Wilmington, NC – Wilmington's oldest black Baptist church is one step closer to preserving its historic sanctuary.

Members of Central Missionary Baptist Church will cut the ribbon Thursday night on its restored manse.

The plan is for Central Baptists' congregation to use rental income from the house to fund the restoration of their own 100-year-old building.

The church suffers from water and termite damage.

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Monday Commentary
1:18 pm
Wed June 21, 2006

The Gallery Business: Cultivating Collectors and Collecting Artists

Wine tasting at Bottega

The yellow pages have more than 40 listings for 'galleries' in Wilmington. But there's a lot of turnover on that roster. WHQR's Megan Williams looks at the tough business of selling art...

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Local Interest
3:02 am
Wed June 21, 2006

School Board Approves Redistricting Plan

Final redistricting map adopted by school board
www.nhcs.k12.nc.us

Wilmington, NC – The final map prioritizes student proximity to their schools, except in the case of two downtown elementaries. Snipes and Freeman would otherwise have become predominantly African American. Under the plan, they'll turn into magnet schools focusing on arts and foreign language, with only 40% of their students coming from surrounding neighborhoods.

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