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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Local
3:28 pm
Mon March 26, 2012

7th Congressional GOP Candidates to Square Off in Debate

The three Republican candidates running in the May 8th primary for a shot at the North Carolina 7th Congressional District seat are gathering in Brunswick County Tuesday night for a debate.

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Local
1:38 pm
Mon March 26, 2012

NHCo. to Post School Lockdowns on Twitter

Residents can now receive notices about public school lockdowns in New Hanover County through Twitter.

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Local
10:41 am
Sat March 24, 2012

UNCW Hosts Poverty Conference

17 percent of North Carolinians meet the federal definition of living in poverty. Under that definition, a family of four will have an income of less than about $22,000.

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Local
3:49 pm
Thu March 22, 2012

UNCW Partnering with Art for the Masses

In the Cultural Arts building at UNCW, Chancellor Gary Miller announced that the university will now be housing the Wilmington event Art for the Masses.

UNCW will be the permanent home for a Wilmington tradition called Art for the Masses.

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Local
2:41 pm
Tue March 20, 2012

NC Verifies More Sterilization Victims

More than 100 victims of forced sterilization have been verified by the North Carolina Justice for Sterilization Victims Foundation.

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Local
4:50 pm
Fri March 16, 2012

NC Residents can Drop Off Old Meds

North Carolinians can get rid of their old prescription medications at more than 200 drop-off events across the state next week.

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Features
5:13 pm
Thu March 8, 2012

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

The memory care unit at Stonebridge has two roundabouts to help guide wandering Alzheimer's patients back to walking areas. Wandering is a dangerous phase of this terminal disease.

Right now, 1.2 million seniors age 65 and up live in North Carolina. That number could trump 2 million by 2030.

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Local
1:53 pm
Mon March 5, 2012

NC Maritime Strategy Up for Discussion

Port of Wilmington

Residents can voice their opinions on the draft report of the North Carolina Maritime Strategy study this week. 

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Local
5:07 pm
Fri March 2, 2012

Photo ID Now Required for Prescription Narcotics

The State Bureau of Investigation’s Donnie Varnell says that out-of-state drug dealers drive to North Carolina to get their fraudulent prescriptions filled. That’s because North Carolina hasn’t required them to show a photo ID.

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Midday Interviews
2:52 pm
Fri March 2, 2012

Connections Tour at the Cameron Art Museum

For WHQR’s Midday Interview, News Director Michelle Bliss talked to Georgia Mastroieni. She’s the curator of education for the Cameron Art Museum which offers the Connections Alzheimer’s tours. The program recently received a grant that will further its offerings to include hands-on art projects. Melannie Pate was also in the studio—she’s the office manager for the Wilmington branch of Alzheimer’s NC.  

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