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

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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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Monday Commentary
4:30 pm
Fri May 12, 2006

Wilmington's Latter Day Duelists

Courtesy of the Battleship North Carolina

Tonight the Fabulous Fantail Film Festival on the battleship North Carolina screens the swashbuckling classic, The Adventures of Robin Hood. As part of the festivities, fighters from the Cape Fear Fencing Association will be on hand to demonstrate the proper way to swing a sword. WHQR's Megan Williams stopped by the club earlier this week, to learn about the fastest blades on the Cape Fear.

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Thursday Commentary
10:33 am
Thu May 11, 2006

Self-Esteem for Mama

There are moms who will be thrilled receiving the latest gizmo for Mother's Day, and then there's Nan Graham.

Wilmington, NC – Nan Graham is our life-long southerner with a new website at

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Thursday Commentary
10:35 am
Tue May 9, 2006

A Special Child

A medical miracle eight years ago brought commentator Ede Baldridge to a lovely reunion with a delightful little girl.

Wilmington, NC – Ede Baldridge writes about memorable people and places in the southeastern part of North Carolina.

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Thursday Commentary
1:31 pm
Mon May 8, 2006

A Turtle in the Cooler

When WHQR commentator Andy Wood pulled into his driveway and parked, he was greeted with a surprise in the form of a very disconsolate reptile in a bucket.

Wilmington, NC – Andy Wood remains Education Director for Audubon North Carolina.

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Thursday Commentary
2:08 pm
Fri May 5, 2006

The Architecture of Global Warming

As the mercury rises, commentator Charles BOney ponders the link between architecture and global warming.

Wilmington, NC – Charles Boney and his family are happy to live in the historic district of downtown Wilmington.

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