Rachel Lewis Hilburn

News Director

Rachel Lewis Hilburn came to WHQR in the spring of 2011.  After serving as back-up host for Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and Classical Music for a year, she was named News Director in July of 2012. 

She moved to Wilmington in 2003 from Los Angeles, where she worked as a financial advisor for Morgan Stanley.  After joining the local ABC affiliate in Wilmington, she wrote and produced local TV newscasts, a 30-minute special program for the Cape Fear Museum showcasing its renovation and new exhibits, and independently wrote and produced a documentary on the lingering effects of the 1898 coup d'etat in Wilmington.   Before joining the staff, Rachel partnered with New York co-producer Linda Bianchi and produced Stories, Wine, and Cheese - a series of local, live storytelling events which aired on WHQR.  

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1:02 pm
Wed May 23, 2012

PPD names David Simmons as new Chairman, CEO

Pharmaceutical Product Development – better known as PPD in Wilmington – announced this morning that it’s Board of Directors has named a new chairman and CEO.

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Local
5:00 am
Wed May 23, 2012

Regulatory Reform Act of 2012 eases environmental permitting process for industry

The Regulatory Reform Act of 2012, which will likely be voted on during the General Assembly’s current short session, makes further changes to the way North Carolina creates and enforces environmental regulations.

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Local
5:00 am
Wed May 23, 2012

Eagles Island could be part of Wilmington riverfront strategic plan

The Cape Fear Economic Development Council hosted a community conversation in WHQR’s Gallery Space last night. 

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Local
5:00 am
Tue May 22, 2012

Leland Cultural Arts Center in design phase; set to open next year

A new cultural arts center is slated to open next year in Leland.

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Local
5:00 am
Tue May 15, 2012

Opponents of publicly-funded baseball stadium form new citizens' group

The City of Wilmington must pass its budget for the next fiscal year by the end of June.

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Local
5:00 am
Mon May 14, 2012

Brunswick County turns up surprising numbers of undiagnosed diabetics

Of the 26 million Americans who have diabetes, a quarter of them don’t know they have it.

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Local
5:00 am
Fri May 11, 2012

NRC presents Safety Evaluation of GE-Hitachi uranium enrichment plant

GE-Hitachi is working toward building a facility that would enrich uranium for utility companies to use as fuel in their nuclear power plants.

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Local
5:00 am
Fri May 11, 2012

Nuclear non-proliferation group demands risk assessment of GE-Hitachi uranium enrichment plant

Last night, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission held a public review of the final Environmental Impact Statement and Safety Evaluation Report for GE Hitachi’s proposed uranium enrichment facility. 

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Local
5:49 pm
Wed May 9, 2012

NHC Voters sharply divided over Gay Marriage Ban

While the nation’s eyes are turned on North Carolina as it becomes the 30th state to adopt a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage, New Hanover County delivered a strikingly high percentage of votes opposing the amendment.  WHQR’s Rachel Lewis Hilburn reports. 

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Local
3:06 am
Wed May 9, 2012

In GOP Primary for 7th District, Rouzer Defeats Pantano

In a surprising primary upset, State Senator David Rouzer beat Ilario Pantano by a four percent margin in the race for the 7th Congressional District.  

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