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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2:57 am
Wed May 9, 2012

Davis and Swearingen to Compete for House District 19

In State House District 18, Democratic Incumbent Susi Hamilton trounced challenger James Knox by taking home 70 percent of the vote. And in the race for House District 19, WHQR’s Rachel Lewis Hilburn reports New Hanover County Commission Chair Ted Davis will face Democrat Emilie Swearingen in November.

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Local
2:55 am
Wed May 9, 2012

Dalton and McCrory Face off for Governor

Governor Bev Perdue insisted until shortly before the May Primary that she was going to run for re-election.  

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Local
2:46 am
Wed May 9, 2012

Gay Marriage Ban Passes by 61 Percent; squeaks by in NHC

It was the sole issue in the May primary that would be decided before November.  North Carolina’s constitutional amendment defining marriage as between one man and one woman spurred impressive primary turnout across the state.  And, as WHQR’s Rachel Lewis Hilburn reports, the amendment garnered 61 percent. 

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Local
5:00 pm
Tue May 8, 2012

Marriage Amendment spurs primary voter turnout

The Constitutional Amendment defining marriage as being between a man and a woman is the one issue that doesn’t have to wait until the November general election to be decided. 

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Local
5:00 am
Mon May 7, 2012

Amendment One opponents fear loss of domestic violence protections

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At the May 8th primary, voters will decide whether to approve Amendment One which defines marriage as between one man and one woman. 

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Local
5:00 am
Mon May 7, 2012

7th Congressional District Candidate Profiles: Ilario Pantano

Candidates' Forum - 7th Congressional District, April 17, 2012

In his second run at the 7th Congressional District seat, Ilario Pantano hopes to face Democratic Incumbent Mike McIntyre in November. 

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Local
5:00 am
Fri May 4, 2012

7th Congressional District Candidate Profiles: Randy Crow

Randy Crow hopes to face Democratic Incumbent Mike McIntyre this fall in the race for the 7th Congressional District.  But this is hardly his first run at political office.

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Local
5:00 am
Thu May 3, 2012

Greater consumer protections needed if fracking comes to North Carolina

By OIa.devicenteninja (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

As state lawmakers consider whether to allow drilling for natural gas – or fracking -- in North Carolina, Attorney General Roy Cooper has been looking into consumer protection issues surrounding the practice. 

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Local
3:31 pm
Tue May 1, 2012

Rabid fox attacks 3 people on Oak Island

A rabid fox attacked three people on Oak Island while they were at home last Sunday. 

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Local
5:00 am
Tue May 1, 2012

NHC Commissioner Candidate Profile: Beth Dawson

Beth Dawson is an 11th-generation North Carolinian who grew up in High Point, married a local boy, and moved here more than 26 years ago. 

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