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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5:04 pm
Wed February 29, 2012

Titan America Gets Air Permit after Four Years

The site of Titan America's proposed cement plant as viewed from the Cape Fear River. The area once housed the Ideal plant.

Titan America received its state air permit Wednesday after a nearly four-year application process. 

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4:45 pm
Wed February 29, 2012

NC Election Filing Ends with 13 Gubernatorial Hopefuls

Michael Dorausch

North Carolina’s election filing closed Wednesday at noon. Statewide, 13 contenders have entered the ring for a shot at the governor's post. 

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4:43 pm
Mon February 27, 2012

Scammers Collect Some NC Residents' Tax Refunds

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North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper is warning residents about identity thieves who are filing tax returns in order to claim another person’s refund. 

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3:48 pm
Tue February 21, 2012

Two Wrightsville Beach Officers Reprimanded while a third Resigns

Wrightsville Beach Police Chief Daniel House (left) and Town Manager Bob Simpson announcing the disciplinary action taken after an internal investigation of three officers last month.

Two members of the Wrightsville Beach Police Department have been reprimanded while a third resigned Tuesday morning.

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Local
5:16 pm
Mon February 20, 2012

NC Governor's School to Operate this Summer

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Even though the North Carolina Governor’s School program was cut from the state budget, alumni and other partners have banded together to raise more than $700,000.

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Local
5:55 pm
Mon February 13, 2012

Brunswick Students Take Pilot Courses for College Credit Program

 

While the cost of college tuition continues to rise, South Brunswick High School has launched a pilot program for the state’s Career and College Promise initiative to help high school students earn college credit early.

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Local
4:43 pm
Fri February 10, 2012

UNCW Tuition Jumps 9.2 Percent

Chancellor's Walk on the UNCW campus

The University of North Carolina Board of Governors voted Friday to increase tuition across the state system by an average of nearly 9 percent. WHQR’s Michelle Bliss reports that UNCW students will see a 9.2 percent hike in the fall.

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11:53 am
Fri February 10, 2012

Lockdown Lifted at three NHCo. School Buildings

 

Three school buildings in Wilmington were put on lockdown for about an hour this morning. New Hanover County Sheriff’s deputies secured Hoggard High School on Shipyard Boulevard, along with Roland-Grise Middle School and the learning center adjacent to Roland-Grise.

Sergeant Jerry Brewer says the lockdown was in response to a bomb threat at a nearby Liberty Healthcare building on South 41st Street. Once the police checked the area and cleared the threat, the three school buildings were reopened around noon. 

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5:53 pm
Thu February 9, 2012

Perdue Visits Wilmington to Tout Dropout Reduction Efforts

Governor Bev Perdue talks to New Hanover County principals and school counselors in Wilmington at the Board of Education.

Governor Bev Perdue joined a meeting of principals and school counselors in Wilmington Thursday to, as WHQR’s Michelle Bliss reports, discuss the county’s new strategies for lowering the dropout rate and helping kids flip that tassel.  

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6:00 am
Thu February 9, 2012

37 Miles of Roadway Getting a Facelift in Brunswick, NHCo.

More than 37 miles of primary and secondary roads in Brunswick and New Hanover Counties will soon be resurfaced.

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