Monday Commentary
9:01 am
Tue March 28, 2006

Treasuring Trash Trees

Britt Slattery, USFWS

There's little left of the "weedy" South commentator Nan Graham remembers. But she's always on the lookout for vanishing specimens in today's landscape of carefully-tended trees and manicured hedges... she loves her landscape on the wild side.

Wilmington, NC – Nan Graham, our life-long Southerner, has her own website at www.nangraham.com.

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Columns
10:23 am
Mon March 27, 2006

Home to Dunn

Commentator Ede Baldridge sometimes gives the impression of having done everything... but this week she discovers a hidden jewel of the region, with the help of her maiden name...

Ede Baldridge brings us the people and places of Southeastern North Carolina every other Tuesday.

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Books
9:19 am
Thu March 23, 2006

Literary Journals -- Small Readership, Bigger Impact

UNCW's Creative Writing department has just released the second issue of its literary magazine, Ecotone, and celebrates with a launch party tonight. WHQR's Megan Williams sat down with the journal's editor to talk about what the journal means to his department and the writers it publishes.

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Local Interest
1:17 am
Wed March 22, 2006

North Carolinians Should Prepare for Flu Pandemic

Wilmington, NC – U-S Health and Human Services Secretary Mike Leavitt says North Carolina will receive $2.5 million in federal funds to boost plans for pandemic flu preparedness.


Leavitt made the announcement at the state's first pandemic flu summit today in Raleigh. He says preparation on a state and local level is key to surviving a pandemic that could last up to a year.

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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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