Thursday Commentary
10:19 am
Mon May 22, 2006

Brookgreen Gardens Turns 75

If you love gardens and sculpture, then commentator Ede Baldridge has the day trip for you.

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

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Theatre
11:47 am
Fri May 19, 2006

DREAMS of Violence and Redemption

DREAMS Center for Arts Education

This Saturday is DREAMS of Wilmington's end-of-semester showcase at the Community Arts Center. The centerpiece is a play performed, and partially written, by the DREAMS students. WHQR's Megan Williams has more.

May 19, 2006, Wilmington, NC – The DREAMS students' play starts out in a nightmare. Interweaving scenes tell stories of violence, loss... and eventually hope. These are their voices from a recent rehearsal...

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Local Interest
5:42 am
Wed May 17, 2006

GE Breaks Ground on New Building

Wilmington, NC – Top executives at GE broke ground in Wilmington on what will become home to hundreds of employees working on the latest technology for nuclear reactors.


GE is one of a dozen companies working with The Department of Energy's Nuclear Power 2010 program, a private-public partnership to develop nuclear technology and make a case for bringing at least one new, advanced nuclear power plant online.


The research and planning of that technology will be done in the new building.

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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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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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