Commentaries

Monday Commentary
4:22 pm
Fri June 2, 2006

New Glimpse into the 1898 Riots

The newly-released final report on the 1898 riots has on its cover a photo of rioters pausing in front of a burning building. The picture, a rare glimpse into those chaotic days, is one of four recently donated to the New Hanover County Library. WHQR's Megan Williams looked through the photos with Special Collections librarian Beverly Tetterton...

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Thursday Commentary
11:04 am
Thu June 1, 2006

Its Pergola Season

With summer's heat comes the comfort of cool clothing and one of commentator Charles Boney's favorites: the pergola.

Wilmington, NC – Charles Boney and his family live in historic downtown Wilmington.

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Thursday Commentary
9:57 am
Thu June 1, 2006

The Weed of Garden Philosophy

In her commentary for this week, Barbara Sullivan talks about her least favorite garden quotation.

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

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Thursday Commentary
9:07 am
Thu June 1, 2006

The Weed of Garden Philosophy

In her commentary for this week, Barbara Sullivan talks about her least favorite garden quotation.

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

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Monday Commentary
3:51 pm
Wed May 31, 2006

The Human Equation: Fitting Donors to Fundraisers

Architect's drawing of UNCW's Herbert and Sylvia Fisher Student Center.
(c) McKim and Creed

From Thalian Hall to the University to its many museums, the Wilmington area has an abundance of cultural institutions. Which means it also has an abundance of fundraising campaigns, focused on keeping those organizations afloat. WHQR's Megan Williams looked into the human equation behind the bottom line...

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Thursday Commentary
2:53 pm
Thu May 25, 2006

Southern Silk

Much to the delight of commentator Nan Graham, a tree in her side yard comes with a rich history.

Wilmington, NC – Nan Graham is our lifelong southerner with a website at www.nangraham.com.

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Monday Commentary
10:28 am
Thu May 25, 2006

Archeology Under the Waves

Diver on the wreck of the Queen Anne's Revenge
QAR Project website

Nearly 400 years ago, the most famous pirate in history abandoned his flagship to sink in twenty feet of water off Atlantic Beach. The dreaded Captain Blackbeard marooned his excess crew on the island and sailed away, into the teeth of his final battle. The abandoned crewmen later accused Blackbeard of purposefully wrecking the ship in a sort of "pirate downsizing." The pirate captain might not have wanted his vessel any more, but for the past decade, research divers have put in hundreds of hours trying to save what's left. WHQR's Megan Williams visited the expedition to learn more...

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Monday Commentary
10:14 am
Wed May 24, 2006

The Science of Underwater Archeology

Location of the shipwreck in Beaufort Inlet.
courtesty of the QAR website

Researcher Nathan Henry describes the tools, techniques, and challenges of excavating the Queen Anne's Revenge.

Nathan Henry is an assistant state archeologist and conservator in the Underwater Archeology branch out of Fort Fisher. He works with Project Archeologist Chris Southerly on the Queen Anne's Revenge, aided this spring by students from Cape Fear Community College.

You can learn more about Henry's work on the Queen Anne's Revenge Project at the state's website.

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Thursday Commentary
10:19 am
Mon May 22, 2006

Brookgreen Gardens Turns 75

If you love gardens and sculpture, then commentator Ede Baldridge has the day trip for you.

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

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Thursday Commentary
12:59 pm
Tue May 16, 2006

Summer Annuals

Garden commentator Barbara Sullivan digs up delicious advice on what to plant to keep the garden in bloom all summer long.

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

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