Commentaries

Monday Commentary
12:13 pm
Wed July 26, 2006

Playful and Macabre at the Blue Velvet Festival

Susan Kraniac'a 'Sex and Violence box' titled "Frank's Dead."

One of Wilmington's hometown films turns 20 this year. David Lynch's cult classic Blue Velvet left a lingering aura of noir over the Port City, a relationship the Independent Art Company celebrates with the Blue Velvet Festival. WHQR's Megan Williams toured the installation and has more...

Wilmington, NC – LET ME START BY DIRECTING YOU TO PUT ON THAT PAIR OF HEADPHONES DRAPED OVER THE BLUE CHAIR IN THE CENTER OF THE GALLERY, AND LISTEN TO DENNIS HOPPER BREATH...

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Monday Commentary
2:01 pm
Mon July 24, 2006

A Life in Magic

Roger Jones helping a customer in his Gotcha Magic Shop

Birmingham, Alabama, may be the Magic City, but one wandering magician has found a home in Port City. WHQR's Megan Williams visited the region's only magic shop to learn some tricks of the trade...

Wilmington, NC – Roger Jones is the owner of Gotcha Magic Shop in Wilmington's Cotton Exchange and performs at the Fox and Hound Restaurant every other Wednesday.

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Thursday Commentary
11:56 am
Wed July 19, 2006

No Substitutes, Please

Like Pepsi? R.C. Cola? Coke? Loyal to the Cheer Wine? We all have our brand loyalties, says commentator Nan Graham.

Wilmington, NC – Check out Nan's website at www.nangraham.com

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Thursday Commentary
12:32 pm
Mon July 17, 2006

The Elizabeth Town Lich Gate

There's a church gate in Elizabeth Town that commentator Ede Baldridge says is worth the drive.

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

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Thursday Commentary
12:31 pm
Sun July 16, 2006

The Visiting Orchard Spider

About two weeks ago, commentator Andy Wood had a small yet very colorful spider take up residence right outside his front door.

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

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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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