Rachel Lewis Hilburn

News Director, Host of CoastLine

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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1:05 pm
Sun March 16, 2014

Candidate Profile: Wesley Casteen (L), 7th Congressional District

Wesley Casteen, (L-New Hanover County), Candidate for 7th Congressional District
casteen.org

Wesley Casteen talks with Rachel Lewis Hilburn.

Wesley Casteen grew up in nearby Duplin County and now lives in New Hanover.

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Local
12:53 pm
Tue March 11, 2014

Election Law Changes: Provisional Ballots No Longer Allowed Outside of Assigned Precinct

Smithsonian Institute

Listen to the story here.

The Primary Election is less than eight weeks away, and new rules will be in place at the polls this May. 

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Local
1:52 pm
Sun March 9, 2014

Candidate Profile: Chris Andrade (R), 7th Congressional District

Chris Andrade (R-Cumberland County); Candidate for NC District 7
Chris Andrade for Congress

7th Congressional District Candidate Chris Andrade talks with Rachel Lewis Hilburn.

Chris Andrade calls himself "a different kind of Republican".

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Local
5:27 pm
Tue March 4, 2014

Candidate Profile: Jonathan Barfield (D), 7th Congressional District

Jonathan Barfield (D-New Hanover County), Candidate for North Carolina's 7th Congressional District
New Hanover County

Jonathan Barfield talks with Rachel Lewis Hilburn.

The race to represent North Carolina’s 7th Congressional District is now more crowded than it was just a week ago. 

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Local
3:56 pm
Tue February 25, 2014

Candidate Profile: David Rouzer (R), 7th Congressional District

David Rouzer (R), Candidate for North Carolina's 7th Congressional District
David Rouzer

David Rouzer, a native of Johnston County and former State Senator, is battling Woody White, also a former State Senator and current county commission chair, for the Republican nomination in North Carolina’s 7th Congressional District. 

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Local
3:35 pm
Tue February 25, 2014

New Hanover County Seeks Public Participation for Comprehensive Plan Launch Thursday

Talk of regional branding, what to do about gang violence, how to re-write New Hanover County’s special use permit… it’s all part of the current public dialogue.
 

NHC Planning

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Local
11:14 am
Mon February 24, 2014

Election Law Changes: One Stop Voting

Smithsonian Institute

Voters heading to the polls to vote in the May primary are going to encounter some new procedures.  For example, the ability to register and vote on the same day has been eliminated. 

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Local
4:19 pm
Mon February 17, 2014

Election Law Changes: Photo ID Not Required this Year, But Poll Workers Will Ask the Question

Smithsonian Institute

Listen to the audio version here.

When voters go to the polls in the upcoming May primary, they will encounter a new process. 

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Local
1:49 pm
Tue February 11, 2014

Next Round of Winter Weather Moves into the Cape Fear Region; Hazardous Roads Expected Wednesday AM

Listen to the audio version here.

The winter weather sweeping through southeastern North Carolina over the next 24 hours is actually two distinct storm systems. 

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Local
5:02 pm
Wed February 5, 2014

Castle Hayne Residents Ask For More Public Discussion on Sand Mine Project

A sand mine in Castle Hayne could soon be a step closer to becoming a reality.

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