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Wilmington, NC – A North Carolina psychiatric hospital and a Myrtle Beach organization are sending homeless people to Wilmington on one-way bus tickets,leaving it up to law enforcement and local agencies to stem the flow and help these new arrivals. WHQR's Catherine Welch has more.

Wilmington, NC – Steve Taylor rolls out his list of the best films from 2005.

Wilmington, NC – Nan Graham is our life-long southerner, and Pat Conroy will be at Thalian Hall on Friday, January 20th.

Wilmington, NC – Support for local arts and cultural programming comes from WHQR members, and Landfall Foundation, an organization of residents who support projects enhancing health, education and the arts in New Hanover, Brunswick and Pender Counties.

Wilmington, NC – The goal for most parents is to deliver a perfect Christmas to their children. Good luck, says commentator David Hill.

Wilmington, NC – Support for local arts and cultural programming comes from WHQR members, and Landfall Foundation, an organization of residents who support projects enhancing health, education and the arts in New Hanover, Brunswick and Pender Counties.

Lumberton's Park Bonds

Wilmington, NC – Morning traffic hums on Elizabeth Town road as early autumn winds blow through acres of Pecan Trees.

The old dairy farm reduced to an aging barn and silo sits quietly as residents debate whether it will become part of a new 91-acre park,a place former head of Lumberton Parks and Recreation Wendell Statton envisions filled with ball fields and walking paths.

In Our Water, Heavy Metals

Wilmington, NC – Steve Srkabal studies chemistry of the oceans and coastal environments looking specifically at heavy metals in the environment. We start our conversation talking about where he goes to collect data on heavy metals in the area.

Wilmington, NC – Steve Srkabal studies chemistry of the oceans and coastal environments looking specifically at heavy metals in the environment. We start our conversation talking about where he goes to collect data on heavy metals in the area.

With its centuries of burials, Oakdale Cemetery is the final resting place for much of Wilmington's history, and a gallery of intriguing memorials. In honor of the Halloween season, WHQR's Megan Williams took a tour with the Cemetery's superintendent, Eric Kozen.

A Tour of Oakdale's Funereal Arts

Oct. 28, 2005, Wilmington, NC – Eric Cozen is the Superintendent of Oakdale Cemetery.

In Our Water, Marshes and Wetlands

Wilmington, NC – Brooks Avery looks at what happens when salt water moves up bodies of fresh water such as the Cape Fear River. We start our conversation talking about the breakdown of soils in wetland environments and what causes it.

In Our Water, Fish

Wilmington, NC – Fred Scharf monitors fish in their first few years of life,looking for factors and patterns that determine their survival. By identifying the challenges Scharf can get a better handle on populations information used to protect a variety of species that live in the water around us.

In Our Water, Rain Water and Hurricanes

Wilmington, NC – Joan Willey studies the chemistry of rainwater, specifically acid rain in Wilmington and what can be found in hurricane rain. Her research started 20 years ago when one of her students asked a seemly simple question.

In Our Water, Sewage Spills

Wilmington, NC – Dr. Larry Cahoon talks with WHQR's Catherine Welch about what sewage spills and runoff water leave behind.

Amateur Radio Operators

Wilmington, NC – After hurricane Katrina, amateur radio operators supplied vital communication to emergency management workers.

Growing Up in Garden City

Wilmington, NC – Wilmington resident Nancy Richardson grew up in Garden City, knew the Clutter family and watched Truman Capote turn one story from her town into an American classic.

Wilmington, NC – Returning troops are not only welcomed home by friends and family, but many are also reunited with the pets they left behind. Finding a place for their pets is not always an easy task. But as WHQR's Gwenyfar Rholer finds there are people in the region who are making it their life's work to help find a safe home for the pets of departing troops.

Judge Carroll's Call for Duty

Wilmington, NC – Carroll doesn't know where he'll be stationed or for how long. And he had just a little more than a week to pack his bags and say good-bye to his family. Before he left, Carroll sat down with WHQR's Catherine Welch to talk about the role ahead of him overseas and the family that waits for him in Wilmington.

The Art of Boat Building

Wilmington, NC – Cape Fear Community College held its 6th annual wooden boat show. Some of the boats on display are the creations of students enrolled in the college's boat making class. WHQR's Catherine Welch visited the boat building shop for this audio postcard.

Raleigh, NC – In our series Making Ends Meet reporters from across the state explore what it means to be poor in North Carolina. Laura Leslie kicks off our series with a look at who is poor, where do they live and what the changing demographics mean for North Carolina's future.

Southport Marina For Sale?

Wilmington, NC – The NC State Ports Authority Board is scheduled to hold a town hall meeting on July 27th centered on the fate of the Southport . Legislation making its way through Raleigh could clear the way for the state to sell it to a private owner. WHQR's Catherine Welch reports.

Wilmington, NC – A local engineer with a pet peeve about hurricane predictions gets a nod from a national newspaper. WHQR's Catherine Welch explains.

Wilmington, NC – Before the general assembly adjourns lawmakers will decide if they are going to put in place a statewide incentive plan for the film industry. Opponents call film incentives unfair to other industries operating in the state while supporters say the state could kiss its film industry good-bye if lawmakers fail to enact a plan. WHQR's Catherine Welch reports.

Pantano Waits for Recommendations

Camp Lejeune – The fate of 2nd Lt. Illario Pantano's court martial is now in the hands of an investigating officer who must decide whether he will recommend moving forward with a court martial. Pantano is accused of premeditated murder for killing two Iraqis. His Article 32 hearing ended Saturday after the defense spent all day quizzing Pantano's accuser.

Vatican City – Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger is now known to the world as Pope Benedict the 16th. Wilmingtonian and special WHQR correspondent Paul Wilkes was there when the white smoke rose followed by Pope Benedict the 16th s first public address.

Wilkes is writing a regular blog for beliefnet.com

Kids Making It

Wilmington, NC – The Kids Making It woodworking program puts at-risk kids to work building bookcases, patio furniture and go-carts. The program also builds self-esteem and a work ethic into the dozens of kids who go through the workshop each year. WHQR's Catherine Welch takes a look at the Kids Making It program as part of our series on area non-profits.

Service Dogs Helping People

Wilmington, NC – Seeing Eye dogs have helped lead the blind since World War I, when they were first used to guide blind soldiers. Today, dogs are being trained to help people with a disability do laundry and pay bills. These dogs are called service dogs. And in WHQR's series looking at area non-profits, Catherine Welch highlights a Wilmington organization that trains puppies to be the eyes and hands of their disabled partners.

Vatican City – Special WHQR correspondent and contributor to beliefnet.com, Paul Wilkes, says the air is thick with speculation about the next pope.

Wilmington, NC – The public is invited to deliver input on the proposed convention center for Wilmington on Thursday, April 7th from 5:30 - 7:00 pm.

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