When a local developer set out to put houses on what used to be a city parking lot on the corner of Front and Church street, there was one unusual step: before they could start building up, they had to dig down. WHQR's Megan Williams visited the excavation
For more than twenty years, Wilmington's Covenant Moravian church has hosted their annual candle tea on the first Saturday in December. Moravians are world's oldest Protestant denomination -- they predate Luther and the Reformation -- but also, until recent years, one of its smallest. WHQR's Megan Williams went to Covenant to talk with Pastor Jon Peterson about the festival, and the church's future.
By Megan V. Williams
Wilmington, NC, December 9, 2005 – Reverend Jon Peterson is the pastor of Covenant Moravian Church.
This year, the North Carolina Dance Festival celebrates its fifteenth season bringing performances to communities around the state. WHQR's Megan Williams talked with two local choreographers participating in the festival about this unique genre of movement.
By Megan V. Williams
Wilmington, NC, December 7, 2005 – The Dance Cooperative is a non-profit organization dedicated to teaching and performing dance in the Wilmington area.
Tonight is the final Fourth Friday Gallery Night of the year in downtown Wilmington. Fourteen participating galleries will stay open late to introduce the public to their latest exhibitions. Watercolorist Robert Gera is among those featured artists. WHQR's Arts Reporter Megan Williams went to the Wilmington Gallery to ask Gera why he chooses to paint in black-and-white...
On Thanksgiving, families and friends gather to celebrate their blessings with the most basic of luxuries: a big meal. But in the state of North Carolina, 14 percent of the population is considered "food insecure." And at the same time, a large amount of the produce grown in our state never makes it to stores - odd-sized or blemished fruits and vegetables are often just left to rot. Connecting those two realities are gleaning networks: nonprofits which collect and distribute produce which would otherwise go to waste, a process which often starts out in the fields.
The new layout for the Cameron Art Museum's permanent collection has challenged expectations, and ruffled some feathers in Wilmington. The new design also means new tours, and new challenges to the museum's docents. WHQR's Megan Williams stopped by to see how they've prepared.