Local Interest
10:45 am
Wed June 7, 2006

Wilmington City Council Tags J.C. Hearne

Wilmington, NC – The Wilmington City Council selected J.C. Hearne to fill Bill Saffo's seat, which will open up once Saffo takes over as mayor in July.


Mayor Pro-Tem Jim Quin nominated Wilmington lawyer J.C. Hearne, and mayor Spence Broadhurst second the nomination. Every council member but Earl Sheridan voted for Hearne.


Hearne sat on the council from '97 to 2001. His priorities reflect some of the biggest issues facing Wilmington.

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Local Interest
10:29 am
Wed June 7, 2006

State Board of Ethics Probes SoPo Marina Deal

Wilmington, NC – The State Board of Ethics Wednesday will review Governor Mike Easley's relationship with Wilmington developer Nick Garrett, and whether it played a role in turning over the Southport Marina to Garrett and other investors.


A letter from members of a Southport community group asking the board to review Easley's involvement sparked the investigation.


Garrett has made contributions to the governor's campaign and his company did work on Easley's home.

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Monday Commentary
4:12 pm
Tue June 6, 2006

Making a Living Making Art

Warhol wouldn't need this workshop.
(c) The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburg

Copyright law, grant writing skills, tax preparation -- even starving artists need some business sense these days. WHQR's Megan Williams recently visited a workshop in Wilmington which tried to add some left-brain skills to local artists' right-brain lifestyles.

Wilmington, NC – A more reader-friendly version of this script will be posted later today.

A ROOMFUL OF WILMINGTON?S ARTISTS? AND THE HOTTEST TOPIC OF THE DAY? IS HOW TO FILL OUT TAX FORMS?

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Thursday Commentary
1:36 pm
Tue June 6, 2006

Pondering the Lightening Bug

When a band of severe lightening storms passed through the area a few weeks back. Commentator Andy Wood found himself spellbound by the light show.

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

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Thursday Commentary
10:10 am
Tue June 6, 2006

Heart of the Order

Commentator Ede Baldridge says she's ready to play ball in a Robeson County town rich in baseball history

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

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Theatre
3:05 pm
Mon June 5, 2006

Simplicity on Stage: An Evening of Monologues

Theatre doesn't get much more basic than Theatre Exchange's current show at Thalian Hall - two actors, two monologues, and an evening of stories about misadventures in the American workplace. The production's stars recently came by WHQR's studios to talk with Arts Reporter Megan Williams

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Monday Commentary
4:22 pm
Fri June 2, 2006

New Glimpse into the 1898 Riots

The newly-released final report on the 1898 riots has on its cover a photo of rioters pausing in front of a burning building. The picture, a rare glimpse into those chaotic days, is one of four recently donated to the New Hanover County Library. WHQR's Megan Williams looked through the photos with Special Collections librarian Beverly Tetterton...

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Thursday Commentary
11:04 am
Thu June 1, 2006

Its Pergola Season

With summer's heat comes the comfort of cool clothing and one of commentator Charles Boney's favorites: the pergola.

Wilmington, NC – Charles Boney and his family live in historic downtown Wilmington.

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Thursday Commentary
9:57 am
Thu June 1, 2006

The Weed of Garden Philosophy

In her commentary for this week, Barbara Sullivan talks about her least favorite garden quotation.

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

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Thursday Commentary
9:07 am
Thu June 1, 2006

The Weed of Garden Philosophy

In her commentary for this week, Barbara Sullivan talks about her least favorite garden quotation.

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

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