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12:00 am
Thu October 19, 2006

Soles vs. Fairley -- the 8th District Senate Race

Southeastern NC – 8th District Senator RC Soles is an institution. Literally. The State Senate named Soles a North Carolina Institution last year for his nineteen terms in the general assembly. And like any good incumbent, when Soles talks about his district, it's in long lists of projects won and dollars doled out.

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Local Interest
8:26 am
Tue October 17, 2006

Boseman vs. Roseman

Wilmington, NC – On November 7th, incumbent democrat Julia Boseman faces republican challenger Al Roseman in the race for the 9th District State Senate seat.


WHQR's Catherine Welch caught up with the candidates and toured the district to talk with residents about issues facing the region.

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Local Interest
7:21 am
Tue October 17, 2006

Convention Center Contract Before Wilmington Council

Wilmington, NC – It's late on the agenda, but first in many minds - a revised contract with developer Armada Hoffler, committing 2.2 million dollars of city money to design and build the Convention Center, including an initial payment of 600,000 dollars to complete the design phase.

Tonight's vote takes place before the swearing in of one of the strongest voices of opposition to the convention center.

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Local Interest
4:53 am
Mon October 16, 2006

Wilmington Police Looking for Red Money

Wilmington, NC – As money from the Wilmington First Citizens Bank robbery shows up in local circulation, police want citizens to keep an eye on the money they exchange.

Investigator Andy Korwatch of the Wilmington Police Department says during the course of the robbery two dye packs went off, leaving a portion of the money distinguishable by a red staining.

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Local Interest
4:14 am
Mon October 16, 2006

Operation Stop Arm

Wilmington, NC – In an attempt to enhance the safety of children on school buses, the state is holding its annual program Operation Stop Arm.


The program is designed to crack down on motorists, who choose to pass a stopped school bus while dropping off and picking up children.


Lt. Everett Clendenin of the North Carolina Highway Patrol says, each school day over 1,000 of these violations take place throughout the state.

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Local Interest
11:04 am
Sun October 15, 2006

New Sculptures Settle in Downtown

Wilmington, NC – Martin Tadlock still finds the Wilmington waterfront in everything he does.

The sculptor says memories of a childhood spent fishing on Wilmington's docks and boating on the Cape Fear infuse the massive sculptures he now welds in his Virginia studio.

So it's appropriate that Tadlock's first step onto his hometown art scene has the river as its backdrop.

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Local Interest
9:39 am
Thu October 12, 2006

The Conversation Continues With Judge John Carroll

Wilmington, NC – Last month Chief District Court Judge for Pender and New Hanover Counties, John Carroll III, returned home after serving nearly a year in Iraq.


Carroll sat down with WHQR's Catherine Welch to talk about what he did in Iraq and how his time there has marked him.

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Local Interest
5:44 am
Thu October 12, 2006

A Conversation with Judge John Carroll

Wilmington, NC – Last month Chief District Court Judge for Pender and New Hanover Counties, John Carroll III, returned home after serving nearly a year in Iraq.


Carroll sat down with WHQR's Catherine Welch to talk about what he did in Iraq and how his time there has marked him.

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Local Interest
10:19 am
Tue October 10, 2006

Aboard The Diligence VI

Wilmington, NC – For more than 200 years a Coast Guard cutter named "Diligence" has been moored in Wilmington.


Many people walk by the Diligence VI docked on the downtown riverwalk, but what exactly does the crew of the Diligence VI do?


WHQR's freelance military correspondent James Orzek hopped aboard the Diligence VI and found out.

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Local Interest
10:05 am
Tue October 10, 2006

Delair Beats Hearne

Wilmington, NC – Pat Delair beat J.C. Hearne in the special election for the Wilmington City Council seat.

Unofficial numbers Tuesday night gave Delair 61% of the vote, taking 27 out of 31 precints.

Delair says she's concerned about re-zoning in the city, but her first priority is to actively involve Wilmington in an attempt to block the proposed Hugo Neu landfill in Brunswick County.

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