Commentaries

Monday Commentary
2:26 pm
Wed July 12, 2006

Music of the Seas - the Cape Fear Conch Band

Band practice

Island music is a staple of summer concerts around here, but one local band is taking more than their inspiration from the ocean; it's also the source of their instruments. WHQR's Megan Williams has more.

Wrightsville Beach, NC – For possibly thousands of years, the bellowing blast of the conch shell has traveled across warm ocean waters around the world, opening religious ceremonies and signaling fishermen returning home with their catch.

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Thursday Commentary
10:13 am
Mon July 10, 2006

The Venerable, and Varied, Palm Tree

Garden commentator Barbara Sullivan contemplates a tree familiar to coastal North Carolina... but with a much longer history.

Barbara Sullivan lives and gardens in historic downtown Wilmington.

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Thursday Commentary
9:38 am
Fri July 7, 2006

Latin Lovers

The dead language is not really dead. It's embedded in our everyday chatter, says commentator Nan Graham.

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
9:01 am
Fri July 7, 2006

Southern Silk

A mullberry tree outside Nan Graham's house got her thinking about southern silk.

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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Monday Commentary
2:56 pm
Wed June 28, 2006

Cape Fear Rugby Shirts: Art in an Unexpected Place

(c) Cape Fear Rugby Club

The Cape Fear Rugby Club hosts their 32nd annual tournament this weekend. And while the action is all on the field at Ogden Park, one of the club's biggest traditions will be on display off to the side. WHQR's Megan Williams has more...

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Thursday Commentary
3:18 pm
Tue June 27, 2006

Tips for A Beach Garden

There is room in the beach lifestyle for a healthy and happy garden. Just ask commentator Barbara Sullivan.

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

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Monday Commentary
12:13 pm
Fri June 23, 2006

The Healing Force

(c) The Healing Force

Every winter, WHQR celebrates Kwanzaa with the program Season's Griot. This week, in honor of the summer solstice, Arts Reporter Megan Williams brings us another taste of African storytelling, with the group The Healing Force.

Hampstead, NC – The Healing Force is the creation of the Anderson family group out of Winston-Salem. For sixteen years they?ve sought out African stories to tell in their unique, musical fashion.

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Monday Commentary
1:18 pm
Wed June 21, 2006

The Gallery Business: Cultivating Collectors and Collecting Artists

Wine tasting at Bottega

The yellow pages have more than 40 listings for 'galleries' in Wilmington. But there's a lot of turnover on that roster. WHQR's Megan Williams looks at the tough business of selling art...

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Thursday Commentary
1:33 pm
Tue June 20, 2006

The Boys and Girls of Lake Waccamaw

On the shore of Lake Waccamaw, commentator Ede Baldridge recently found the perfect reason for a party.

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

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Thursday Commentary
11:27 am
Mon June 19, 2006

Ants on the Beach

Commentator Andy Wood was on the beach last week following that period of unsettled weather, and discovered a world view while walking the beach's tidal strand line.

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

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