Michelle Bliss

After growing up in Woodbridge, Virginia, Michelle attended Virginia Tech before moving to Wilmington to complete her Master in Fine Arts from the University of North Carolina in Wilmington. Her reporting and nonfiction writing have been featured on NPR’s All Things Considered, within the pages of Wrightsville Beach Magazine, and in literary journals like River Teeth and Ninth Letter. Before moving to Wilmington, Michelle served as the general manager for WUVT, a community radio station in Blacksburg, Virginia. She lives with her husband Scott and their pups, Katie, Cooper, and Mosey.

Michelle left WHQR in April 2012 to pursue her writing career.

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5:58 pm
Thu April 12, 2012

The Golden Years: Aging in Our Region (Part Four)

Karen Daniels and Jeff Toth both work for UNCW's psychology department, studying the effects of mental stimulation and aerobic exercise on cognitive function.

Right now, 1 in 8 Americans aged 65 and older has Alzheimer’s, and the disease affects nearly half of all people who are 85 and up.

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5:46 pm
Thu April 12, 2012

The Golden Years: Aging in Our Region (Part Three)

Ann Deveny holds a photo of her husband Dan, an impromptu shot in a German poppy field. Dan now suffers from early-onset Alzheimer's.

The facts are staggering: 5.4 million Americans have Alzheimer’s Disease today; by 2050, that number could triple to up to 16 million; the disease is the sixth leading cause of death in America and will cost the nation $200 billion this year.

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1:00 pm
Tue April 10, 2012

NHCo. Candidates to Debate at Forum

Many of this year’s New Hanover County primary candidates are gathering Wednesday night to express their opinions on local issues before voters head to the polls.

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5:06 pm
Mon April 9, 2012

The Golden Years: Aging in Our Region (Part Two)

Annette Murphy embraces her mother Julia Devane while celebrating Devane's 100th birthday at the Elderhaus PACE facility in Wilmington.

Three times a week, Dr. Mark Williams visits half a dozen geriatric patients at The Davis Community, a nursing home and rehabilitation center in Porters Neck.

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11:30 am
Sun April 8, 2012

Brunswick Teaching Fellow up for Teacher of the Year

Melissa Warren is this year's Southeast Teacher of the Year. She's up for the state-wide honor to be announced in May. In this photo, she's holding a published copy of her students' memoir collection.

One of Melissa Warren’s ninth grade English students, Juan Morales at South Brunswick High School, says her class is like the Army—you must be on time, you must be prepared, and you must make every second count.

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5:51 pm
Wed April 4, 2012

Newt Gingrich Stops at UNCW

Newt Gingrich stopped in Wilmington Wednesday for a campaign rally at UNCW sponsored by the school’s College Republicans group.

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1:23 pm
Mon April 2, 2012

Poll Shows Growing Support for Same-Sex Marriage Rights

Six out of ten North Carolinians would oppose an amendment to the state constitution to prevent any same-sex marriages, domestic partnerships, or civil unions. That’s according to a poll last week out of Elon University.

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4:46 pm
Fri March 30, 2012

An Interview with NPR's Neal Conan on First Person: Seeing America

Ensemble Galilei with guests Neal Conan and Lily Knight
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Imagine a live show that combines dramatic performances, iconic photography, and traditional Scottish and Irish music performed by Ensemble Galilei.

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1:16 pm
Thu March 29, 2012

Carolina Beach Gets New Fire Chief, Search for Police Chief Continues

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Carolina Beach is getting a new fire chief while the hiring process for a new head of town police continues.

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10:34 am
Wed March 28, 2012

NHCo. Teacher Assistant Arrested for Indecent Liberties with Student

Mugshot of Dishon White, a former teacher assistant at Ashley High School in Wilmington.

A teacher assistant at Ashley High School has been arrested and charged for indecent liberties with a 17-year-old female student.

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