Commentaries

Monday Commentary
4:04 pm
Tue November 7, 2006

The Blues Rock On in Musical Challenge

If your candidate didn't come out on top in yesterday's elections, you might be feeling a little blue this morning. To match your mood, WHQR brings you the music of this year's Blues Challenge. The Cape Fear Blues Society held the contest this past Saturday, inviting local bands and solo acts to compete for a shot at the International Blues Festival in Memphis next February. WHQR's Megan Williams has a look at the challengers in the solo division...

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Monday Commentary
3:31 pm
Fri November 3, 2006

No Boundaries Opens an Island of Artists

For the next two weeks, local and international artists will bring their talents to several houses on Bald Head Island, taking part in the No Boundaries arts colony.

Kure Beach, NC – The ferry to Bald Head Island will bear an unusual load of creativity with it this Friday, as more than 20 artists set sail for the No Boundaries colony.

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Thursday Commentary
12:14 pm
Thu October 26, 2006

Civil War Horses

Some might know that Ulysses Grant's war horse was named Cincinnati, or that Stonewall Jackson's mere was Little Sorrel. Commentator Nan Graham says every Civil War bugg knows that Traveller was Robert E. Lee's ride through the war years, but not his only horse.

Wilmington, NC – 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
4:32 pm
Tue October 24, 2006

Trick or Treat

Halloween a minor holiday? Not at commentator David Hill's house.

Wilmington, NC – Dr. David Hill is a pediatrician who lives and writes in Wilmington.

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Thursday Commentary
9:49 am
Mon October 23, 2006

Here Come The Toads!

The sudden arrival of a very small amphibian around local small ponds can be traced back to Tropical Storm Ernesto and our wet autumn, says commentator Andy Wood.

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

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Thursday Commentary
4:22 pm
Mon October 16, 2006

Fall For Planting A Tree

When most people think of fall, they think of autumn leaves. But not commentator Barbara Sullivan, who thinks autumn is a perfect time to plant a tree.

The four she has in mid are: the winter blooming Camellia, Yoshino Cherry, Japanese Maple and the Dogwood.

Wilmington, NC – Barbara Sullivan lives and gardens in historic downtown Wilmington.

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Thursday Commentary
4:21 pm
Mon October 16, 2006

Bending Your Ear

We don't want to bend your ear, says commentator Nan Graham, we just want a couple of minutes to give you some tips on ear health.

Wilmington, NC – Nan Graham is our life-long southerner with a new website at www.nangraham.com.

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Thursday Commentary
9:20 am
Mon October 9, 2006

Portraits of Beauty and Pain

Commentator Ede Baldridge recently visited a Wilmington art exhibit where beauty and pain come together in unforgettable faces.

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

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Thursday Commentary
4:23 pm
Sun October 8, 2006

Migration of the Monarch Butterfly

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Commentator Andy Wood was recently on the road traveling to and from a small rocky island off the coast of Maine when he witnessed monarch butterflies in the midst of their annual migration.

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

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Thursday Commentary
2:04 pm
Fri October 6, 2006

Filling In The Gaps

Just recently architects unveiled designs for new housing in Wilmington. This project lead commentator Charles Boney to remind us about the importance of architecture in a "neighborhood's smile."

Wilmington, NC – Charles Boney and his family are happy to live in the historic district of downtown Wilmington.

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