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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3:21 pm
Fri January 27, 2012

CFCC's President to Retire

The president of Cape Fear Community College Eric McKeithan announced his retirement Thursday. WHQR’s Michelle Bliss reports that McKeithan’s retirement will go into effect on July 1st.

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4:25 pm
Thu January 26, 2012

UNCW Raises $66.4 Million, Finishes Campaign a Year Early

Chancellor Gary L. Miller, left, thanks Campaign Cabinet co-chairs Sandy McNeill, center, and Bob Warwick for their volunteer leadership in helping UNCW surpass its $65 million campaign goal 11 months ahead of schedule.

UNCW has ended its $65 million fundraising campaign ahead of schedule. 

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10:32 am
Wed January 25, 2012

Barnards Creek Sewer Spill Volume Could Exceed One Million Gallons

During a sewer spill yesterday along River Road in Wilmington, more than one million gallons of sewage may have flowed into Barnards Creek in Wilmington. 

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6:00 am
Wed January 25, 2012

Business Leaders, Owners Gathering in Wilmington for BizTech Conference

The BizTech annual conference and expo is in Wilmington tomorrow.

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12:29 pm
Tue January 24, 2012

Study Released on Titan America's Potential Health and Air Impacts

Three years after announcing its plans to operate a cement plant in Castle Hayne, Titan America is still waiting to hear a final decision regarding an air permit from the state Division of Air Quality.

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5:33 pm
Fri January 20, 2012

Annexation Lawsuit Heads to Court

Now that Wilmington and a handful of other cities have filed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of North Carolina’s new petition process for annexation, WHQR’s Michelle Bliss reports that the issue will begin to unfold in a Wake County courtroom on Monday.

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6:00 am
Fri January 20, 2012

Phillip L. Clay Speaks at UNCW's MLK Celebration

Phillip L. Clay
UNCW

Wilmington native Phillip L. Clay spoke at last night’s Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration at UNCW.

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2:37 pm
Wed January 18, 2012

Wilmington, Business Owners to Talk Signage

The City of Wilmington is holding a second meeting Thursday night to gather input from business owners regarding window sign regulations.

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4:22 pm
Fri January 13, 2012

StarNews Transitions to New Owner

Halifax Media, which recently bought 16 regional publications from the New York Times Company including the Star News of Wilmington, made national headlines this week when the company dropped its plans to have those new employees sign non-compete agreements. 

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6:14 pm
Wed January 11, 2012

NHCo. Teachers, Lawmakers Talk Shop

Teacher compensation, higher graduation rates, and increased school technology were hot topics at a meeting of lawmakers and New Hanover County school officials Wednesday.

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