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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Local
5:00 am
Mon April 30, 2012

Tidal Creek Coop celebrates 30th Anniversary, prepares for opening of Whole Foods in Wilmington

courtesy: Tidal Creek Coop

As Tidal Creek Cooperative gears up to celebrate its 30th anniversary, the small organic food market in Wilmington must contend with the opening of a much larger food store chain that also offers organic products.

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Local
8:57 am
Fri April 27, 2012

NHC Commissioner Candidate Profile: Woody White

New Hanover County

Republican Candidate Woody White is a local attorney who says he’s running for a seat on the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners because of what he calls a crisis in leadership.

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Local
5:00 am
Thu April 26, 2012

NHC Commissioner Candidate Profile: Rob Zapple

Rob Zapple is one of four Democratic candidates running for a seat on the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners. 

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Local
4:00 pm
Wed April 25, 2012

Cape Fear Community College Hosts Free Dental Clinic

courtesy: CFCC

Cape Fear Community College is hosting a free Dental Clinic this Friday and Saturday, April 27th and 28th, at the Schwartz Center in downtown Wilmington.

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Local
5:00 am
Tue April 24, 2012

NHC Commissioner Candidate Profile: Jonathan Barfield

courtesy: New Hanover County

The Vice Chairman of the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners describes himself as a local boy and a second-generation county commissioner -- after his father. 

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Local
5:00 am
Mon April 23, 2012

NHC Commissioner Candidate Profile: Jason Thompson

courtesy: New Hanover County

Jason Thompson is one of two incumbents running for a seat on the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners.  The Republican candidate completes his first four-year term this year.  And as he told WHQR’s Rachel Lewis Hilburn, he believes in term limits – which means he’s running for what would be his second and final term.   

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Local
5:00 am
Fri April 20, 2012

UNCW Chancellor Gary Miller Formally Installed

courtesy: UNCW

UNCW made it official Friday.  As WHQR’s Rachel Lewis Hilburn reports, Chancellor Gary Miller took his oath of office at an installation ceremony last week – nearly one year after taking the position.

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Local
5:00 am
Fri April 20, 2012

NHC Commissioner Candidates Advised to Avoid a Public Position on Titan Cement

When candidates running for a seat on the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners appeared at a Candidates’ Forum last week, there was one question which elicited answers voters are still talking about. 

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Local
3:50 pm
Thu April 19, 2012

Cape Fear Memorial Bridge Painting Resumes

If you plan to use the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge between now and the end of May, state transportation officials would advise building in some extra travel time.

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Local
5:00 am
Wed April 18, 2012

Republican Candidates for 7th Congressional District talk issues during Wilmington Candidates' Forum

Inside the New Hanover County Courthouse

The three Republican candidates vying for the chance to face Representative Mike McIntyre in the November election spoke to a packed room inside the New Hanover County Courthouse Tuesday night.

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