Commentaries

Monday Commentary
2:06 pm
Tue June 13, 2006

North Carolina Tidepools -- Life on the Rocks

The aquarium's Touch Tank - the destination for this afternoon's catch of anenomes, sea stars, and crabs.
(c) Aquarium at Fort Fisher

With school out and summer here, local beaches are filling up with relaxation-seekers. But many who come to take in the sand and waves miss one of the region's most unique geologic features. WHQR's Megan Williams visited the rocky outcrop at Carolina Beach, and brought back this audio postcard...

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Monday Commentary
4:12 pm
Tue June 6, 2006

Making a Living Making Art

Warhol wouldn't need this workshop.
(c) The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburg

Copyright law, grant writing skills, tax preparation -- even starving artists need some business sense these days. WHQR's Megan Williams recently visited a workshop in Wilmington which tried to add some left-brain skills to local artists' right-brain lifestyles.

Wilmington, NC – A more reader-friendly version of this script will be posted later today.

A ROOMFUL OF WILMINGTON?S ARTISTS? AND THE HOTTEST TOPIC OF THE DAY? IS HOW TO FILL OUT TAX FORMS?

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Thursday Commentary
1:36 pm
Tue June 6, 2006

Pondering the Lightening Bug

When a band of severe lightening storms passed through the area a few weeks back. Commentator Andy Wood found himself spellbound by the light show.

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

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Thursday Commentary
10:10 am
Tue June 6, 2006

Heart of the Order

Commentator Ede Baldridge says she's ready to play ball in a Robeson County town rich in baseball history

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

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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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