Commentaries

Thursday Commentary
3:08 pm
Wed January 17, 2007

Tom Thumb's Wedding

The wedding of the 19th Century was the extravaganza orchestrated by P.T. Barnum, entrepreneur, publicist, marketing mogul... and wedding planner, says Nan Graham. The wedding dress was even a knockoff of Queen Victoria's.

Nan Graham is WHQR's lifelong Southerner and author of several books of collected stories.

Visit Nan at her website: www.nangraham.com.

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Monday Commentary
10:21 am
Tue January 9, 2007

Art Exhibit Sold Out

North Carolina's Museum of Art is getting to say something normally reserved for rock concerts: Sold Out.

Procrastinating art lovers are out of luck.

The North Carolina Museum of Art's Monet in Normandy show is sold out, a week before closing its run.

The Museum's Jennifer Bahus says nearly two hundred thousand people have come for the exhibit.

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Thursday Commentary
12:45 pm
Thu December 7, 2006

Remembering Pearl Harbor

World events do affect little children ? even in the pre-tv days when we all listened to the radio. Commentator Nan graham remembers an unforgettable December afternoon.

Wilmington, NC – World events do affect little children ? even in the pre-tv days when we all listened to the radio. Commentator Nan graham remembers an unforgettable December afternoon.

Nan Graham's book "In A Magnolia Minute" a collection of WHQR commentaries on life in the south is available at bookstores.

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Thursday Commentary
6:42 am
Thu December 7, 2006

Remembering Pearl Harbor

Wilmington, NC – World events do affect little children even in the pre-tv days when we all listened to the radio. Commentator Nan graham remembers an unforgettable December afternoon.

Nan Graham's book In A Magnolia Minute a collection of WHQR commentaries on life in the south is available at bookstores.

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Thursday Commentary
12:59 pm
Tue December 5, 2006

Lebanese Hospitality

With a season of holiday gatherings and dinner parties looming just ahead, commentator Ede Baldridge remembers one particularly special meal she shared with her neighbors...

Ede Baldridge writes about memorable people and places in the Southeast.

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Monday Commentary
12:17 pm
Thu November 30, 2006

Arts Groups Pick Up Grants

A number of the region's artists and arts organizations will pick up some nice cheques this year through the North Carolina Arts Council's grassroots grant program.

Wilmington, NC – The $235,141 in grassroots grants distributed to Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus, New Hanover, and Pender Counties will fund 13 groups and a number of individual artists ? everything from a puppetry program in Columbus County schools to the Brunswick County Arts Council to UNCW Art Department chair Donald First.

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Monday Commentary
12:05 pm
Tue November 14, 2006

A Visit to the No Boundaries Art Colony

Bald Head Island is usually a place where people go to relax and unwind. But for the past week and a half, one set of cabins has been the scene of feverish activity, as the home of the No Boundaries International art colony. WHQR's Megan Williams joined the group for a day last week and brought back this snapshot...

View a photo essay of No Boundaries 2006

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Thursday Commentary
1:43 pm
Fri November 10, 2006

Sole Survivor

The taxidermied horse, Triger of Roy Rogers fame, has been on display in California since 1965. But commentator Nan Graham says the celebrity horse of the late 19th Century was the lone survivor of the most infamous battle of the west.

Wilmington, NC – Nan Graham's book In A Magnolia Minute, is a collection of WHQR commentaries on life in the south, and it is available in bookstores.

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Thursday Commentary
12:19 pm
Fri November 10, 2006

Bomber Beetles

Some curious little beetle climbed up near commentator Andy Wood recently, leaving him thinking about the little creature.

Wilmington, NC – Andy Wood is education director for Audubon North Carolina.

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Thursday Commentary
4:55 pm
Tue November 7, 2006

Domestic Violence Shelter's Holiday Card

As we head into the holiday greeting card season, commentator Ede Baldridge shares a story from her childhood that guides her to a particular card.

Wilmington, NC – Ede Baldridge writes about memorable people and places in the southeast.

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