4:54 pm
Sun January 22, 2006

The Christmas Gerbil

Commentator David Hill tells of the Christmas present for his young daughter that became a leason about life and death.

Wilmington, NC – Dr. David Hill is a pediatrician who lives and writes in Wilmington.

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12:31 pm
Thu January 19, 2006

Lanuage Evolution

In a wistful Andy Rooney moment, commentator Nan Graham looks longingly at vanished words.

Wilmington, NC – Nan Graham is our life-long southerner with a website at www.nangraham.com.

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Local Interest
4:38 am
Sun January 15, 2006

A Conversation With E.B. Turner

Wilmington, NC – The Reverend E.B. Turner spent more than 40 years in the Robeson County political arena. Now retired, Turner talks with WHQR's Catherine Welch about creating racial harmony during the integration of Robeson County schools and working within the political system to bring better housing conditions for Lumberton's black residents.

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Pop
1:36 pm
Thu January 12, 2006

North Carolina Hip Hop Heating Up

Local hip hop promoter Louis T has spent the past eight years in Wilmington's hip hop scene, bringing in big acts, and working to connect rappers with producers. WHQR's Megan Williams spoke Louis T on the eve of his fourth Beat Battle.

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Local Interest
5:49 am
Wed January 11, 2006

New Design for Wilmington Convention Center

Wilmington, NC – The redesign includes a public park area along with other changes.


The new design expands the exhibit hall to 25,000 square feet and includes three meeting rooms.


Designers shrank the adjacent parking garage to make sure it doesn't tower over the center and chose to brick the garage's first floor so it blends with surrounding former railroad buildings.


New drawings show the convention center covered by an asymmetrical vaulted roof.

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4:03 pm
Tue January 10, 2006

Resolutions for the Garden

As 2006 settles in, commentator Barbara Sullivan makes a few New Year's resolutions focused on her gardening.

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

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Monday Commentary
11:38 am
Tue January 10, 2006

Digging for History Downtown

Torpedo Bottle

When a local developer set out to put houses on what used to be a city parking lot on the corner of Front and Church street, there was one unusual step: before they could start building up, they had to dig down. WHQR's Megan Williams visited the excavation

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Arts
2:11 pm
Mon January 9, 2006

Ailey Two Performs in Wilmington

The junior version of the legendary Ailey Dance Company - Ailey Two - gave a performance in Wilmington. WHQR's Megan Williams caught up with one of the group's young dancers in New York before the show.

Wilmington, NC, January 9, 2006 – Anika Scott-Garrel is in her first year with the company.

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Local Interest
1:47 am
Mon January 9, 2006

Helping the Homeless

Wilmington, NC – A North Carolina psychiatric hospital and a Myrtle Beach organization are sending homeless people to Wilmington on one-way bus tickets,leaving it up to law enforcement and local agencies to stem the flow and help these new arrivals. WHQR's Catherine Welch has more.

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Local Interest
1:47 am
Mon January 9, 2006

Helping the Homeless

Wilmington, NC – A North Carolina psychiatric hospital and a Myrtle Beach organization are sending homeless people to Wilmington on one-way bus tickets,leaving it up to law enforcement and local agencies to stem the flow and help these new arrivals. WHQR's Catherine Welch has more.

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