Commentaries

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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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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