Commentaries

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.

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.

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...

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.

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.

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.

(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...

Southern Silk

May 25, 2006

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.

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...

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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